How Home Theater and HDTV Work

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Home theater and HDTV are hot, but most consumers know little or nothing about these technologies. You no longer have to rely on sales people to direct you to underpowered and overpriced equipment that doesn't meet your needs and is quickly outdated. Take matters into your own hands with How HDTV and Home Theater Works. Armed with this book, you will not only understand what you want, but why you want it and how to hook it all up. This book covers topics and most likely interest...

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Overview

Home theater and HDTV are hot, but most consumers know little or nothing about these technologies. You no longer have to rely on sales people to direct you to underpowered and overpriced equipment that doesn't meet your needs and is quickly outdated. Take matters into your own hands with How HDTV and Home Theater Works. Armed with this book, you will not only understand what you want, but why you want it and how to hook it all up. This book covers topics and most likely interest and confuse you, including:

  • Broadcast vs. cable vs. satellite television
  • Standard defintion vs. high definition TV
  • Surround sound
  • DVD and TiVo recorders
With all of this great information, presented to you in a highly-visual, four-color format, How HDTV and Home Theater Work is the only home theater book that you'll need to not only show you how to hook up your system, but how to maximize its performance.
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Just when people finally started to figure out their computers, here comes home theater and high-def TV. More technology to digest, more new acronyms to learn, more utter bewilderment. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone demystified all this stuff, with easy, non-technical explanations -- and plenty of pictures?

Someone has. And you’ll be glad to hear it’s the same folks who put together books like How Computers Work. The big, open, full-color approach used by these books is perfect for explaining complicated technology. (No wonder this series is so well loved by libraries and schools!)

Michael Miller and Michael Troller explain the technology underlying every aspect of today’s sophisticated audio and video systems: speakers and surround sound; broadcast, cable, and satellite television; HDTV technologies; screen aspect ratios; rear and front projection sets; LCD flat screens; digital camcorders, TiVo and other DVRs...you name it.

Along the way, Miller and Troller answer an amazing array of questions: Is all digital TV “high-definition”? What’s the difference between HDTV and EDTV? What the heck is progressive scanning, anyhow? What’s so great about fiber optics? What’s the deal with letterboxing? What happens behind the scenes when I order a pay-per-view movie: Is some guy at the cable company running around, swapping DVDs?

Once you understand the technology, there’s extensive coverage of choosing the right equipment for your needs -- and figuring out the cabling, connections, and remotes, so everything will work together the first time. (Well, OK, maybe the second!) Bill Camarda, from the January 2006 Read Only)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789734457
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/3/2005
  • Series: How It Works Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller has authored more than 50 best-selling books over the past 15 years, including Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, as well as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Home Theater Systems. Mr. Miller has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. More information can be found at the author's Web site, located at www.molehillgroup.com. He can be contacted via e-mail at mmiller@molehillgroup.com.
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