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

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Part 6. How Home Theater Systems Work

How Home Theater Systems Work

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Home theater means different things to different people. To some, hooking up a DVD player to a 26” stereo TV creates a home theater. To others, home theater is a complete system that includes a projection TV and surround–sound audio system. To still others, a home theater system consists of a dedicated room with theater–style seating, a huge front projection screen, and a popcorn machine in the lobby.

The reality is, home theater is whatever you want it to be—as long as it helps achieve one basic goal. That goal is to reproduce in your home, as accurately as possible, the experience of watching a film ...

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