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
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.