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Get educated on the basics associated with home audio & video systems. Explore the technology behind things like CDs, amplifiers and rewriteable discs.

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How Apple AirPlay Works

Apple's AirPlay technology allows you to wirelessly stream media from one device to your entire home network. Is it the next big thing or just a high-tech toy?


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How Apple AirPlay Works

Apple AirPlay streams music and video to AirPlay-enabled devices on your home network. See how Airplay works and how to use Airplay. See more »

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Do you know how to connect an audio-visual source using a component video cable? learn how to connect an AV source in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

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