Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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What do you need for the perfect home theater experience? You need this book!

Overwhelmed with options? Annoyed by acronyms? Take charge with this friendly, easy-to-understand guide! It begins with the most basic information, helps you choose what you need and put it all together, and finally takes you through fine-tuning your system and cool touches such as accessing home theater content from your cell phone.

  • Just for you — learn how to plan a home theater system and choose components that fit your budget, your lifestyle, and your room

  • Alphabet soup — actually understand DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV, and be able to talk intelligently with salespeople at the electronics store

  • Game time — incorporate a Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3 into your setup

  • Don't be Blu — know about Blu-ray, why the VCR isn't quite dead yet, and the amazing abilities of the PVR

  • Sounds you like — explore HD and satellite radio options, CD players, DVD-Audio disks, and options for old cassettes and vinyl

  • Be the cable guy — set up your system with the proper cables for each component, or learn what it takes to go wireless

  • Tuning up — calibrate your video with a calibration disk, an optical comparator, or a DVD containing THX Optimizer

Open the book and find:

  • The ABCs of home theater audio

  • What the DTV transition is all about

  • How to use a Media Center or Home Theater PC

  • An update on MP3/digital music files

  • What you want in speakers

  • How to consolidate all those remotes

  • Tips for taking home theater wherever you go

    Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (November 17, 2008/ISBN-10: 0470411899/9780470411896

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