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

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Part 4. How Audio Works

How Audio Works

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To many consumers, the phrase home theater system really means widescreen television. While a big TV (with HDTV capability) is certainly the visual centerpiece of a home theater, the full theater experience depends as much on sound as it does on picture. To that end, it’s important to pay as much attention to the audio components in your system as to the video display.

Home audio systems have been around a lot longer than home video systems. The original home audio system was a simple single-speaker AM radio; today’s home audio systems are more likely to include multiple audio sources and multiple speakers. (And, ...

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