Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems

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Quiet River Press LLC, Sep 1, 2004 - Music - 256 pages
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Home theater is the union of big-screen television and surround sound. But how can an average person navigate the maze of audio/video technologies that go into a home theater system? For answers, turn to Mark Fleischmann's Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems, now in its fourth edition, thoroughly revised and updated for 2005. The book weighs the pros and cons of new HDTV technologies including DLP, LCD, plasma, and tube-based sets. It explains the differences between Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and other surround formats. And it covers all formats under the sun including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, HDCD, MP3 -- and the thorny subject of copy protection. The book also explores often ignored topics such as buying a DTV antenna, power-line accessories, and cables. A richly detailed connections chapter tells how to hook up every component and how to solve common problems. By knowledgably guiding readers through the briar patch of video and audio technology, Practical Home Theater has become the standard reference work for home theater buffs. Future annual editions will continue to track changes in home theater technology.

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Television
1
Surround Sound
56
Picture Sound Sources
97
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