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Home Theater Furniture 101

Home Theater Furniture 101

Today's home theater is nothing like it used to be. There was a time that your hi-tech entertainment system was simply a TV in a corner. Now you toss in a DVD player, surround sound system, digital video recorder, and the like, and your home theater has grown to proportions your parents would have never dreamed of.

Today's home theater is nothing like it used to be. There was a time that your hi-tech entertainment system was simply a TV in a corner. Now you toss in a DVD player, surround sound system, digital

Dave Adams — August 25, 2004 20:00 in How to Shop

DVD/CD Players Buying Guide

DVD/CD Players Buying Guide

Choosing the right DVD player is not a trivial matter in a market flooded with products from various hardware vendors. There are more than several players to choose from in each price category and the notion of spending more money will buy you better performance does not always apply here, especially when DVD players are concerned.

Choosing the right DVD player is not a trivial matter in a market flooded with products from various hardware vendors. There are more than several players to choose from in each price category and

— August 25, 2004 20:00 in How to Shop

AV Receivers Buying Guide

AV Receivers Buying Guide

The purpose of this guideline is to educate the consumer about Home Theater A/V Receivers to assist them in purchasing the best product for their money when buying time is evident. Decide based on power, # of speakers you're connecting, streaming features, and AV connection, support. What factors are most important to you when choosing a new AV receiver?

AV Receiver Buying Guide: Power, How many speakers, audio streaming, AV connections and processing requirements. These are all important considerations when shopping receivers.

— August 25, 2004 19:00 in How to Shop

Loudspeakers Buying Guide

Loudspeakers Buying Guide

A loudspeaker is an electromechanical transducer that converts electrical energy into mechanical vibrations. One would think this process is trivial enough to produce similar results in all loudspeakers. In an ideal world this may be possible. However, we do not live in an ideal world.

In this practical buying guide to loudspeakers, we explain various types from 2-way to 3-way, ported to bass reflex, and what all of the audio terms mean to help you make better purchasing decisions.

— October 19, 2002 19:00 in How to Shop