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02 Sep: 5 Tips To Kick Up Your Home Theater Sound System

Say goodbye to the days when you could get by without having some sort of sound system for your television. As pictures have improved with 4K/UHD, the audio components haven’t quite kept pace.

To get the full immersive audio-visual experience, you’ve got to throw some audio equipment into the mix.

Assembling a sound system can be tough, but Best Buy is here to help get your audio game on point with these tips.

1. Ditch the wires

Wireless sound systems are quickly becoming the standard for home theater.

Isaac Spread

10 Feb: Play Cupid with These Gifts of Love from Best Buy

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this year Americans will spend more on gifts than ever before — $19 billion, claims the National Retail Federation.

And no shocker here: men will spend nearly twice as much on gifts as women – close to $200 on average.

So gentlemen, don’t settle on flowers and chocolates from the closest drug store. Best Buy has a great selection of classy, cupid-inspired gifts to choose instead.

Designer Inspired Accessories

Make your fashionista feel special with an exclusive Isaac Mizrahi tablet or phone case from this popular designer’s brand new Valentine’s Day collection.

Big Game Speakers

23 Jan: Make it the Best Big Game Experience by Hearing All the Action

Everyone’s going to watch the Big Game on Feb. 1 (Don’t forget that 108 million people worldwide were glued to the screen last year).

Question is – will you have the right home theater audio set-up so that your party actually sounds like you’re inside the University of Phoenix stadium?

You certainly can … if you select the right system to pair with your TV.

There are plenty of options to choose from – ranging from fantastic surround sound, to next-level immersive Dolby Atmos sound, to quality sound bars starting at just $199.

Dolby Atmos

24 Oct: Only at Magnolia: Go Immerse Yourself in Dolby Atmos Sound

You’re watching The Hunger Games and the arrow that just misses Katniss’ head involuntarily makes you flinch and sink even deeper into your couch.

That’s because the hiss from your ceiling speakers made you feel as if you were Miss Everdeen herself, dodging imminent death in the jungle.

It’s Dolby Atmos‘ immersive new world of sound that you can test drive beginning Sunday exclusively at 400 Magnolia locations inside Best Buy stores.

The same way that HDTV has grown up into a 4K Ultra High Definition for your viewing pleasure, audio is now evolving into the next-level experience that only Dolby Atmos can offer – a captivating, multi-dimensional sound that fills your room and flows all around you.

Magnolia Jason Chaney

29 Aug: Meet the Magnolia Designer Who Creates $60,000 Man Caves  

Jason Chaney makes Man Cave dreams come true.

He’s spearheaded home theater creations as pricey as $60,000 as a Magnolia Designer and now leads the home theater department at Best Buy’s Mission Valley store in San Diego.

Maybe you’ve seen #MagnoliaMondays on Best Buy PR’s Instagram? That’s the work of Chaney and his peers.

So, want to know the hottest trend in home theater?

Wondering what’s the biggest no-no in manufacturing a Man Cave?

Chaney, a 32-year-old home theater veteran, answers all and shares his entertainment expertise.

Geek Squad Facts

30 May: Geek Squad Academy is (Probably) Coming to a City Near You

Geek Squad FactsRobotics. 3D printing. Audio and video production.

From now through September, more than 2,500 teens across the country will learn these essential 21st-century skills, thanks to Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy summer camps.

In its eighth year, Geek Squad Academy will reach students ages 10 to 18 in 26 cities nationwide, providing fun, interactive classes and activities to equip them for future careers.

Like Best Buy, the White House is also focusing on teens in tech as the President has called technology innovators to work together to ensure all youth – especially those from underrepresented communities – have the chance to study science, technology, engineering and math.

Brittani Uribe Headshot

29 May: Why I’m On the Road This Summer Teaching Tech to Teens

Brittani Uribe HeadshotBy Geek Squad Agent Brittani Uribe

My mom always wanted us to be well-rounded and to try different things.

So that’s why, years ago, I signed up for the Geek Squad Academy camp in Houston. Having an uncle who worked for Geek Squad helped, too.

I enjoyed the entire experience and learned that technology was something I could understand and love. Before that camp, I hadn’t seen a woman as an agent. That’s when it hit home that there are great career paths for women in technology.

Geek Squad Crew

19 May: Geek Squad Autotech Quartet First to Install New Apple CarPlay Experience Powered by Pioneer

Geek Squad Autotechs help millions – yes, millions – of customers each year out of nearly every Best Buy store nationwide by installing mobile electronics to connect their favorite four wheels to the latest after-market tech.

But this past week in San Francisco, four Geek Squad standouts went above-and-beyond the call of duty, installing Apple CarPlay®-enabled Pioneer receivers into three demo vehicles for an industry media event.

Not only is it trendy, it’s trending.

Justin Ferroni, Brij Madaan and Todd Myers were among the chosen Geek Squad captains for the event, joined by Geek Squad Services Manager Chris Blanchette.