The Master Switch is an audio website based in Seattle. Some of our links are affiliate links, meaning that we may receive a small commission on purchases. You can read more about us here.

We're all about sound here at TMS. But that doesn't mean we aren't aware of other elements of your home entertainment setup. Those include Blu-ray players, projectors, and projector screens, and although we think sound is the number one thing to take care of, getting those aspects right is important too. That's why we've put together a killer collection of gear roundups, giving you all the info you need to make the right decision. 

Best Blu-ray Players of 2018

Even in a world bursting with streaming content, Blu-ray discs are still going strong. Technology has exploded over the past few years, bringing better and better picture options to the table, along with a whole host of features...

Best Projectors of 2018

TVs are great, but if you want a real cinema-like experience in your home, a projector is the way to go. With a projector, the size of your viewing experience is only limited to the size of your wall.

Best Home Projector Screens of 2018

Even if your wall is a crisp, spotless white, any imperfection will be obvious when the Death Star looks more like a football than a moon. So. yeah, you need a screen, and there are a number of choices you'll need to make...

A/V Receiver Setup Explained

Setting up a home theater system can be daunting as hell. Not only do you have to contend with miles and miles of speaker wire, as well as figuring out where exactly you’re going to put the damn things and whether or not you need to drill holes in your...

10 Common Home Theater Problems

There’s no denying that home theater systems can be complicated. Actually, forget can be; they are complicated. When you’ve got a system with this many wires and settings, it’s surprisingly easy for things to go wrong.

5.1 vs. 7.1 Home Theater Explained

We get it. Home theater can be crazy confusing, especially if you’re just starting out. In one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is whether to go for a basic five-speaker system or a more powerful seven-speaker system.