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It might be the long lines at the theater, the $4.00 for a small bag of popcorn, or the cutting-edge technology that's now so readily available to the home market. Whatever the reason, the home theater market today is booming like the soundtrack to Star Wars! Want proof? A Google search for home theater reveals over three million results. Yikes!

It's simply undeniable: More and more people prefer watching their favorite movies, television shows, and videos from the comfort of their own sofas and couches. What's also undeniable is the inexperience of most people who choose to install or upgrade their home theaters.

Until now, the knowledge, technique, and experiences of those who've encountered similar conditions to yours could only be accessed through laborious web searches, stacks of magazines, and water cooler conversations. Home Theater Hacks from O'Reilly is the perfect remedy for this group.

A smart collection of insider tips and tricks, Home Theater Hacks covers home theater installation from start to finish, purchase to experience. Just imagine: no frustrating trial-and-error process and better yet, no expensive appointments with installation experts. Home Theater Hacks prevents both by imparting down-and-dirty technique not found anywhere else.

The book begins with a quick glossary of terms so you can speak the lingo when you go shopping, and then dives right into hush-hush, insider tricks. It's all covered where to find the right audio and video components, how to deal with speakers and wiring, understanding cable connectivity, mastering remote controls, how to fully grasp TiVo, and so much more. And to top it off, each of these insider tips is presented in a concise yet delightfully entertaining style. Bringing the Jurassic Park dinosaurs into your living room has never been so easy!

A seasoned veteran with numerous O'Reilly titles under his belt, author Brett McLaughlin leaves no stone unturned in helping you customize your home theater experience to your own personal environment.

About the Author

McLaughlin has been working in computers since the Logo days. He currently specializes in building application infrastructure using Java and Java-related technologies.

Table of Contents

CopyrightCreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Buying GearChapter 2: Video ComponentsChapter 3: Audio ComponentsChapter 4: High DefinitionChapter 5: Speakers and WiringChapter 6: SubwoofersChapter 7: ConnectivityChapter 8: CalibrationChapter 9: Do It YourselfChapter 10: Remote ControlsChapter 11: HTPCChapter 12: TiVoColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596007041
Subtitle:
Tools
Author:
Mclaughlin, Bret
Author:
McLaughlin, Brett
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Stereophonic sound systems
Subject:
Home video systems
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Home entertainment systems.
Subject:
Networking-Computer Security
Subject:
Brett McLaughlin;Hacks;Home Theater;Home Theater Hacks;audio;home wiring;speakers;video
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hacks
Publication Date:
20041202
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.24 lb

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