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How Home Theater and HDTV Work by Michael Troller, Michael Miller

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Chapter 20. How Video Cables Work

How Video Cables Work

Before there was home theater and all these fancy components, you only had to deal with a flat antenna wire or coax cable to your TV, plugging a right/left audio cable between your turntable and your receiver (remember turntables?), and running speaker wire to all two of your speakers. There weren’t a ton of extra components to worry about, nor was there any connection between your TV and your stereo system. Life was simpler then.

Now, even the least expensive home theater system forces you to deal with six or more speakers, a variety of audio and video components, and a number of different connection options. Life ...

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