Basic Home Theater: The Complete Guide to Buying, Installing and Maintaining Home Theater Systems

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MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE: NEW : Published 4th EDITION 1998: DESCRIPTION: 140 Pages: Prompt (DPI - 8/01); 1 edition (July 1, 1998) : Serves as a guide to help in creating a movie ... theater environment in the home. It discusses all aspects of the audio/video revolution from TV sets, DVD players, and satellite systems down to the speakers, wires, and connectors needed to make the home theater work. In today's electronic age, it is quite possible to have the experience of a movie theater right in your own home. Everything from surround-sound stereo and digital sound tracks to large-screen television sets have helped bring Hollywood to living rooms, family rooms and even specially designed home theater dens everywhere. This book will provide you everything you need to know to plan, design, install and maintain your very own home theater. Wiring Your Home Theater. Includes illustrations on how to feed wires and cables through walls, attic or basement to create a professional-looking installation. TV: The Silver Screen of Home Theater. Includes the latest advances in TVs, both large-screen tube and projection sets, and discusses the future of digital TV. Also covers aspects ratios, comb filters and more. Sound: The Other Half of Home Theater. Discusses the latest advances in surround sound, from Dolby Pro-Logic to Dolby Digital 5.1 and THX, the types of speakers and the proper placement to achieve the perfect surround-sound environment. Hooking Up the Home Theater System. Includes detailed diagrams of the proper way to connect the components to make using your home theater easy. Satellite Dish & "Off-the-Air" Hookups. Demonstrates how to install your own satellite receiver and new TV antenna to receive local broadcasts. leshooting Common Problems. Includes helpful troubleshooting charts to help you resolve problems ranging from no sound to interference. Read more Show Less

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Serves as a guide to help in creating a movie theater environment in the home. It discusses all aspects of the audio/video revolution from TV sets, DVD players, and satellite systems down to the speakers, wires, and connectors needed to make the home theater work.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780790611549
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Chapter 1 What is Home Theater? 1
Chapter 2 Program Sources 1
Chapter 3 The TV: Silver Screen of Home Theater 1
Chapter 4 Sound--The Other Half of Home Theater 1
Chapter 5 Hooking Up the Home Theater System 1
Chapter 6 Satellite Dish & "Off-the-Air" Antenna Hookups 1
Chapter 7 Wiring Your Home Theater System 1
Chapter 8 Room Design and Ergonomics 1
Chapter 9 Home Theater Maintenance 1
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Common Problems 1
Glossary 1
Index 1
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