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Overwhelmed with big screen TV and home theater audio options? What do you need to build the perfect home theater experience? Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to plan a home theater system and choose components that fit your budget and your room.

Beginning with the most basic information, this guide helps you choose what you need and put it all together. It explains DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV so you can talk intelligently with salespeople at the ...

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Overwhelmed with big screen TV and home theater audio options? What do you need to build the perfect home theater experience? Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to plan a home theater system and choose components that fit your budget and your room.

Beginning with the most basic information, this guide helps you choose what you need and put it all together. It explains DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV so you can talk intelligently with salespeople at the electronics store. You’ll find out about Blu-ray, explore HD and satellite radio options, and see how to incorporate a Wii, Xbox, or Playstation 3 into your set-up. Learn to:



  • Choose among plasma, LCD, and projection TVs

  • Know the difference between digital TV and HDTV

  • Assess and choose an LCD TV, a new 3D TV, or an HD radio

  • Set up your audio system and TV for maximum performance

  • Use a Media Center or Home Theater PC

  • Fine-tune your system and add cool touches such as accessing home theater content from your cell phone

  • Explore HD and satellite radio options, CD players, DVD-Audio disks, and options for old cassettes and vinyl

  • Set up your system with the proper cables for each component, or learn what it takes to go wireless

  • Calibrate your video with a calibration disk, an optical comparator, or a DVD containing THX Optimizer

Get the perfect home theater experience by following the expert tips and techniques presented in Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You’ll be watching movies and listening to audio in no time!

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"...exhaustive and uncomplicated..." (Camcorder User, August 2003)

"...clear and concise...a good read throughout..." (DVD Monthly, July 2003)

"...superb at demystifying the murky and often bewildering world of home cinema...written in plain English...worth the investment..." (Hi Fi Choice, July 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471783251
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Danny Briere is founder and CEO of TeleChoice, Inc. and CEO of mBlast. He's a respected analyst on communications news and breakthroughs.Pat Hurley is Director of Research with TeleChoice, specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies. They are also coauthors of all editions of Smart Homes For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Welcome to the World of Home Theater
Chapter 1: The Zen of Home Theater
Chapter 2: Defining Your Home-Theatered Home
Chapter 3: The ABCs of Home Theater Audio
Chapter 4: The (ABC) DEFs of Home Theater
Part II: What Are You Going to Watch?: Source Devices
Chapter 5: Treating Your Ears to Music
Chapter 6: Feeding Video into Your Theater
Chapter 7: Feeding Your Home Theater from Outside Your Home
Chapter 8: Introducing the Home Theater PC
Chapter 9: Gaming Galore
Part III: Watching and Listening: Display and Control Devices
Chapter 10: The Heart of a Home Theater: The A/V Receiver
Chapter 11: Strictly Speakering
Chapter 12: Picking a Display
Chapter 13: Projecting a Good Image
Chapter 14: Remote Controlling Your Home Theater
Part IV: Putting It All Together
Chapter 15: Home Theater Cable Basics
Chapter 16: Hooking Up Your A/V System
Chapter 17: Plugging into a Whole-Home Network
Part V: Let Your Home Theater Be All It Can Be
Chapter 18: Tweaking Your A/V System
Chapter 19: Customizing Your Home Theater Environment
Chapter 20: Moving Up to the High End
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Accessories for Your Home Theater
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Enjoy Your Home Theater Everywhere
Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Storing Your A/V Gear
Chapter 24: Ten Great Sources for Getting More Information
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    This, yes, is...

    super fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    A good book to teach the 'newbie'

    I am glad that I purchased this book. It gives lots of details and information to help a person to be able to setup a wide variety of home theaters. It also has good information to get the best useage from your home theater. The book is worth the cost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2005

    You Rock

    When I read this book, I just when straight to my camara,and just made a movie.

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