Buying the best sound bar for your home entertainment center
I recently bought a new HDTV and I want the audio to sound as good as the picture looks. What is the best sound bar for music and TV?
Sound bars are a huge a hit with HDTV owners because they look great and cut down on clutter. You don’t have to run speaker wires from one side of the room to the other! As with all speakers, you get what you pay for, but remember that the technology's always improving and, for most big-name brands, basic models today were the pricey ones just a few years ago. If money is no object, go to a high-end outlet and bring along as much as $2,000. For modest budgets, the Sony HT-CT150 ($200) is a good bet. Its slender cabinet houses three 50-watt speakers. The system includes a separate wired subwoofer. Three HDMI inputs let you plug in your TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player and a gaming console.
5 sites to explore fascinating history
I'm a big history buff. I love looking into the past and learning about events and people who helped to shape the world into what it is today. These five sites are great learning resources for glimpses into the past.