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So, chances are you’re here to learn more about home theaters. Perhaps the concept is a mystery to you, or you’re just plain intimidated by the technology surrounding home theater discussions. Relax—we’ve got answers and solutions to your home theater questions. Read and click through our Home Theater Learning Center and we’ll explain every facet of the wonderful world of home theater.

Essentially, home theaters combine the clarity of flat panel HDTV with the quality of digital surround sound, sometimes making you forget that you’re not sitting in a theater—rather, you’re sitting in your own home!

This discussion will guide you through the components of a home theater. We’ll cover the basics: the TV, audio systems, video playback devices and other content sources. We’ll also touch on subjects you may already be familiar with, such as seating and window treatments, but shed new light on them as we talk about how they will affect the theater you wish to create in your home.



Roll over any component to explore a typical home theater.
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Is it time to upgrade your home theater experience? We’ll show you how.


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Think about how you want to use your home theater, then choose the right HDTV for you. Get the biggest HDTV your space and budget can handle, and make it the focus of the room.
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Upgrading to surround sound really transforms your space from just another room with a big TV to a great home theater. The right Audio/Video receiver has inputs for all your HDTV content sources, as many speakers as you want, and the power to handle big movie sound.

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Now that you know a bit more about what components will help make your home theater special, it’s time to learn more about the components themselves. In the pages that follow, we’ll explore what kind of television is right for your space, and which sound system will be right for that television.

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