Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems

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Mark Fleischmann has been a technology writer and expert on home theater for more than 20 years. He has served as founding editor-in-chief of etown.com, senior editor of Video Magazine, a columnist for Audio Video Interiors, Premiere and The Village Voice, and audio critic of Rolling Stone. His writing has appeared in Bloomberg Personal, Details, E-Gear, Entertainment Weekly, Home Theater, The Men's Journal, Newsday, Spin, The Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, ...

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About the Author

Mark Fleischmann has been a technology writer and expert on home theater for more than 20 years. He has served as founding editor-in-chief of etown.com, senior editor of Video Magazine, a columnist for Audio Video Interiors, Premiere and The Village Voice, and audio critic of Rolling Stone. His writing has appeared in Bloomberg Personal, Details, E-Gear, Entertainment Weekly, Home Theater, The Men's Journal, Newsday, Spin, The Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, The Washington Post, and many other publications.

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Editorial Reviews

Brian C. Fenton
If you've been looking to have all your home theater questions answered in one place, this book will do it.
Sound & Vision
Jonathan Takiff
Seasoned journalist Mark Fleischmann ... loves the subject and glories in its highest possibilities. But he also knows mere mortals are not tech experts and can't afford to spend more for their TV set than their car.
Philadelphia Daily News
Kevin Hunt
Practical Home Theater ... succeeds as both a primer on existing technology and a preview of emerging technology like digital television.... For less than the cost of a DVD, it'll remove the power of intimidation from your home theater.
The Hartford Courant
Lawrence B. Johnson
... A sweeping guide... Affords much useful information in an accessible tone. Just as any shopper would need to do, he breaks down home theater into the manageable topics of television, surround sound, picture and sound sources, accessories and connections.
The Detroit News/USA Today
Paul Best
His somewhat avuncular tone ... will appeal to those who are completely raw to the inputs and outputs of home theatre but appreciate the advantage of some intelligence. If nothing else, you may get to show up the mass-market retailer peddling home theatre, or perhaps hold your own against the specialist retailer.
The Age (Australia)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932732092
  • Publisher: Quiet River Press LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Home Theater in a Box.

    I bought it to understand the best & easiest way to hook up and integrate my new HDTV, VCR/DVD recorder, cable DVR and stereo receiver and home theater speakers. It provided all the information that I was looking for along with a lot of other information that I didn't consider. Definitely worth the price to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    Really Useful Stuff!!

    This book is a must have reference guide for anyone getting into home theater. And as home entertainment converges with computer technologies, you may find this useful as well, prticularly on confusing yet essential technologies that support both worlds. Consider the elusive topic of 'power conditioners' for one example: Just recently, I've been looking around the Net and scouring magazines for information on this topic finding very little. Then I realized Mark's book (which I started reading a couple months ago) had a chapter on it. And in about 2 pages he explained this better, more concisely and informatively than anything I've read elsewhere. Keep this book on your quick reference shelf as you'll come back to it time and time again.

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