- Home Theater Basics
What you need to establish a home theater.
- What to Look For When Buying a Receiver
Stereo only, or Dolby Digital or 5.1-channel surround sound too?
- Spotlight on: Home Theater Buying Tips
Questions to think about before you buy a home theater.
- Chasing the Big Picture: Seven Tips to Getting a Big Screen TV
Handy guide to the latest screen technologies.
7 Ways to Improve your TV Sound System - and Video - Experience
Disappointed with the sound on your new flat screen display? We have the solution!
- Buying a DVD Player
What's out there and what do you need?
An article for advanced DVD users.
- Do I Need Two Subs?
For larger rooms, one sub may not be enough.
- What's in a Cable?
An explanation of the various cables you need to set up a home theater.
- Cable Quandary: Composite, S-Video, Component Video,
DVI, and HDMI Connectors
Advanced cables choices.
- Choosing A Home Theater: Ten Mistakes to Avoid
- Why Wall Units are the Enemy of Loudspeakers
The high school physics lesson you may have forgotten.
- Going the Separates Route
Advice on whether to get an all-in-one receiver or separate pieces.
- Beginners' Guide to Home Theater
Common Facts and Fallacies About Home Theater, Stereo and Video
- Budgeting and Building a Dedicated Home Theater Room
Information on budgeting, building, and return-on-investment.
- Five Steps to Buying a Great HDTV
A common sense guide to HDTV display technologies.
- Ten Things You Need to Know About 1080p
Guidelines to help you navigate the claims and counter claims of 1080p
- Stereo Devotees - You Might Just Prefer Music In 5.1!
More channels have always improved the musical experience - try listening in 5.1.
- Blu-ray Settled: Sorting Out the SoundtrackOptions
The high-quality audio soundtrack options that Blu-ray discs and players output.
- AV Surround Sound Receiver Buying Guide
Important considerations when finding an AV receiver to meet your needs and budget.
- Getting Set for Blu Ray
Q and A on Blu-ray, HDMI and AV receiver compatibility.
- LCD or Plasma?
More A/V Facts, Fallacies and Myths
Featured Articles by Alan Lofft, former editor-in-chief of Sound & Vision (Canada) and senior editor of Audio (New York) Magazines.
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