Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

23 gifts to make dad smile Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the dads in our lives. This year, we’ve curated a list of 18 gifts that are sure to bring a smile to his face, from tech gadgets to everyday essentials. Here are our top picks for 2024:   Dash […]

How do I know which HDMI cable to buy?

At Livewire, we’ve assisted hundredes families in Richmond and Central Virginia with cutting-edge audio-video and smart technology solutions. Our expertise ranges from crafting custom home theater projects to establishing comprehensive A/V systems for both homes and businesses. In the realm of A/V, a frequently asked question from our clients is, “How do I know which […]

Product Review: Beale Street Outdoor Audio System

I love music. Everywhere I go, there’s usually a soundtrack playing in the background. This is especially true when I’m spending time at home outdoors. I have speakers everywhere. My backyard, deck, and patio are all routinely bathed in killer outdoor audio sound. The only bummer comes when I hang out in the front yard. […]

Should I pre-wire my smart home?

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Whether building a new home from scratch or remodeling your old house, here’s how pre-wiring your home for speakers and networking is a smart move that can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.   What is pre-wiring? Pre-wiring is the process of running speaker wires, networking cables, Cat6 Ethernet cables, and […]

Product Review: Bluesound Node X Music Streamer Packs a Punch

For those looking to add a little oomph to their old stereo rigs without having to get rid of otherwise perfectly good gear, Bluesound created its latest music streamer, the Node X, to mark 10 years of its multiroom high resolution audio streaming platform. The little box packs a punch, with an ESS Sabre HiFi DAC […]

How to Fix Common Home Theater Problems

There are few better ways to enjoy premium entertainment than from the comforts of your very own home theater system. When done right, they’re known for high-quality sound, immersive experiences, and stunning visuals. However, like any other technology system, they can face some issues from time to time. Here are the steps your take when […]

Apple TV Problems and How to Solve Them

In an era when so many are cutting cable, Apple TV is a popular alternative. The device offers a great way to stream movies, watch TV, listen to music, and even play games! However, nothing stays perfect forever and over time you may face problems that impact your entertainment experience. In this article, we’ll cover […]

Sony’s Cognitive Intelligence is a Television Game Changer

Image processing has always been at the heart of Sony’s TV designs. Now, they’re doubling down on that reputation with the Cognitive Processor XR for their lineup of Bravia XR televisions. The new image processor will focus on bringing “cognitive intelligence” to the picture. This means it will cross-analyze color, contrast, and details simultaneously and […]