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Home Theatre for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

A low-tech way to understand a high-tech system!

Create the home entertainment center that fits your home and your tastes

Gadget fans, a home theater setup is the stuff your dreams are made of. This book keeps the dream from becoming a nightmare! Here's how to select, set up, and optimize a system, translate the salesperson's geek-speak, connect all the parts throughout your home, and even do cool stuff like accessing your system from your laptop computer.

Discover how to

  • Choose the right space for your system
  • Select and connect source devices
  • Understand speakers, TV types, and remotes
  • Create a whole-home network
  • Access your system away from home

Synopsis:

This title helps make sense of the many home theatre choices available when building or upgrading a system. The book covers selecting, purchasing, and hooking up a system with digital TV, recorder, sound, and a game system as well.

Synopsis:

Select the best equipment for your home theater

The fun and easy way™ to create the movie theater experience in your own home

Are you ready for HDTV? Checking out surround sound and DVRs? This value-priced guide clearly explains the latest advances in home entertainment electronics and makes sense out of all the available choices. It then helps you choose the right equipment and shows you how to put it all together to build the home theater system of your dreams!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Synopsis:

A low-tech way to understand a high-tech system!

Create the home entertainment center that fits your home and your tastes

Gadget fans, a home theater setup is the stuff your dreams are made of. This book keeps the dream from becoming a nightmare! Here's how to select, set up, and optimize a system, translate the salesperson's geek-speak, connect all the parts throughout your home, and even do cool stuff like accessing your system from your laptop computer.

Discover how to

  • Choose the right space for your system
  • Select and connect source devices
  • Understand speakers, TV types, and remotes
  • Create a whole-home network
  • Access your system away from home

About the Author

Danny Brierefounded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than 1,000 articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited 12 books, including HDTV For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies,and Smart Homes For Dummies. He is frequently quoted by leading telecommunications and technology publications and can often be seen on major TV networks providing analysis on the latest communications news and breakthroughs. Danny lives in Mansfield Center, Connecticut, with his wife, four children, and two dogs.

Pat Hurleyis head of research at TeleChoice, Inc., specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies. Pat currently concentrates on the field of consumer electronics and their impact on home and wireless networking. Pat is also TeleChoice’s IPTV industry analyst. Pat is the coauthor of seven books, including HDTV For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies,and Smart Homes For Dummies.He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the World of Home Theater.

Chapter 1: The Zen of Home Theater.

Chapter 2: Defining Your Home-Theatered Home.

Chapter 3: The ABCs of Home Theater Audio.

Chapter 4: The (ABC) DEFs of Home Theater.

Part II: What Are You Going to Watch?: Source Devices.

Chapter 5: Treating Your Ears to Music.

Chapter 6: Feeding Video into Your Theater.

Chapter 7: Feeding Your Home Theater from Outside Your Home.

Chapter 8: Introducing the Home Theater PC.

Chapter 9: Gaming Galore.

Part III: Watching and Listening: Display and Control Devices.

Chapter 10: The Heart of a Home Theater: The A/V Receiver.

Chapter 11: Strictly Speakering.

Chapter 12: Picking a Display.

Chapter 13: Projecting a Good Image.

Chapter 14: Remote Controlling Your Home Theater.

Part IV: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 15: Home Theater Cable Basics.

Chapter 16: Hooking Up Your A/V System.

Chapter 17: Plugging into a Whole-Home Network.

Part V: Let Your Home Theater Be All It Can Be.

Chapter 18: Tweaking Your A/V System.

Chapter 19: Customizing Your Home Theater Environment.

Chapter 20: Moving Up to the High End.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Accessories for Your Home Theater.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Enjoy Your Home Theater Everywhere.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Storing Your A/V Gear.

Chapter 24: Ten Great Sources for Getting More Information.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764518010
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
New York
Author:
Hurley, Pat
Author:
Hurley
Author:
Briere, Danny
Author:
Briere, Daniel D.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Consumer Guides
Subject:
Stereo & Audio Equipment
Subject:
Television - Reference
Subject:
Stereophonic sound systems
Subject:
Home video systems
Subject:
Home entertainment systems.
Subject:
Electronics - General
Subject:
Equipment, Appliances & Supplies
Subject:
Home Improvement
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
FS-019-03
Publication Date:
20060712
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.24x6.20x.73 in. .92 lbs.

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Home Theatre for Dummies (For Dummies)
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Product details 336 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780764518010 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This title helps make sense of the many home theatre choices available when building or upgrading a system. The book covers selecting, purchasing, and hooking up a system with digital TV, recorder, sound, and a game system as well.
"Synopsis" by , Select the best equipment for your home theater

The fun and easy way™ to create the movie theater experience in your own home

Are you ready for HDTV? Checking out surround sound and DVRs? This value-priced guide clearly explains the latest advances in home entertainment electronics and makes sense out of all the available choices. It then helps you choose the right equipment and shows you how to put it all together to build the home theater system of your dreams!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun
"Synopsis" by , A low-tech way to understand a high-tech system!

Create the home entertainment center that fits your home and your tastes

Gadget fans, a home theater setup is the stuff your dreams are made of. This book keeps the dream from becoming a nightmare! Here's how to select, set up, and optimize a system, translate the salesperson's geek-speak, connect all the parts throughout your home, and even do cool stuff like accessing your system from your laptop computer.

Discover how to

  • Choose the right space for your system
  • Select and connect source devices
  • Understand speakers, TV types, and remotes
  • Create a whole-home network
  • Access your system away from home

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