Home Theater For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer Tech)) by Danny Briere, Hurley

By Danny Briere, Hurley

Beaten with sizeable reveal television and residential theater audio thoughts? What do you want to construct the correct domestic theater event? domestic Theater For Dummies, third version indicates you ways to devise a house theater process and select elements that suit your price range and your room.Beginning with the main easy details, this advisor is helping you decide what you wish and positioned all of it jointly. It explains DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV so that you can speak intelligently with salespeople on the electronics shop. You’ll learn about Blu-ray, discover HD and satellite tv for pc radio innovations, and notice how you can include a Wii, Xbox, or Playstation three into your set-up. research to:Choose between plasma, liquid crystal display, and projection TVsKnow the variation among electronic television and HDTVAssess and select an liquid crystal display television, a brand new 3D television, or an HD radioSet up your speakers and television for optimum performanceUse a Media heart or domestic Theater PCFine-tune your process and upload cool touches resembling having access to domestic theater content material out of your cellphone phoneExplore HD and satellite tv for pc radio recommendations, CD gamers, DVD-Audio disks, and innovations for previous cassettes and vinylSet up your approach with the right kind cables for every part, or research what it takes to move wirelessCalibrate your video with a calibration disk, an optical comparator, or a DVD containing THX OptimizerGet the fitting domestic theater adventure via following the professional suggestions and strategies provided in domestic Theater For Dummies, third variation. You’ll be observing video clips and hearing audio very quickly!

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This drives a speaker (or preferably two) situated right behind the viewers, in essence providing the same smooth flow in the back sound field that the center speaker enables in the front speaker group. 1 systems. 1. 1-channel sources just mentioned. 2, and so on. These are in the realm of the home theaterphile, and if you’re evaluating such gear, a home theater consultant is probably standing next to you, so just follow his or her recommendations. 1. Wow! Bass management Bass management is how your home theater manages low-frequency sounds.

Believe it or not, it’s not unusual for people to spend $1 million or more on a home theater. At that point, we think a lot of money is being paid for custom interior design, high-end projectors, and so on. Nothing is held back. To us, given more modest expectations, a $25,000 system is stunning in almost all senses of the word. Chapter 1: The Zen of Home Theater Getting Your Money’s Worth In deciding how much to spend overall, we can give you only this advice: Your home entertainment system is probably one of the most-used parts of your home.

If you are sitting in a well-tuned home theater, you should hear no differently. And as the bridge shakes, your subwoofers (and bass shakers, which we talk about in Chapter 22) provide you with the vibrations to make you feel like you’re actually there. Now we’re talking surround sound! To get you to this point, the encoders have to designate on the movie or TV program soundtrack the specific sounds that, at specific times, are to be sent to specific channels in your system. The speakers connected to those channels are given those signals by your surround-sound–equipped A/V receiver (see Chapter 11), which properly decodes those tracks from the DVD or other video source.

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