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Get the home video & DVD information about setting up the right technology for you and your family here at HowStuffWorks. Read about Blu-ray technology, DVRs, TiVo, Netflix and more.

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Video Accessories Roundup

From VCRs to Blu-ray players, we'll teach you all about the technology behind various video accessories so that you can make the right choice for your home theater set up.


View the Incredible Winners of the Slow Motion Video Awards

Yes, that's a thing. And the videos are spectacular. See more »

The World Has Finally Made Its Very Last New VCR

Many of us assumed the VHS video cassette player was already a thing of the past. Now it’s officially being laid to rest. See more »

Are DVDs becoming obsolete?

You've been so busy watching movies and TV shows on demand or by streaming them online that you haven't given the lowly DVD a second thought. But this once-hot form of physical media isn't dead yet. See more »

How Chromecast Works

Chromecast is a tiny TV dongle that promises to bring you streaming media controlled via your mobile device. Can it compete with the rest of the streaming media market? See more »

How DVD Players Work

DVD players are exceptionally precise pieces of equipment. See how DVD players work, including information on DVD drives, outputs and more. See more »

How LCD Projectors Work

So you're having a rager and thought playing movies on the side of the house would be awesome. You're going to need an LCD projector. See more »

Your DVD disc got scratched and you want to know how to fix it. This article will tell you how to fix a scratched DVD disc. See more »

If you know how to expand your DVR size you'll be able to store more programs on it. This article will teach you how to expand your DVR size. See more »

You'd like to learn how to record videos in low lit areas. This article will give you tips about how to record videos in low lit areas. See more »

Learn how to connect a DVD player to your TV and view movies in the comfort of your own living room. Learn about how to connect a DVD player to a TV in this article. See more »