A home theater is a room or space designed to recreate the experience of watching a movie in a commercial cinema. Home theaters, media rooms and home theater systems come in many varieties and prices, but all include a surround sound system, large display (such as a flat panel TV or home theater projector) and high-quality source components (such as a 3D Blu-ray player or high-definition video server).

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Get Ready for Summer with an Outdoor Home Theater

EH Staff
outdoor home theater

A big-screen home theater makes for wonderful movie-watching experiences, but what if you want to invite a lot of friends over to share the movie? Few people have the room in their home theater to seat a crowd, but a backyard outdoor home theater is a different story. This article in the new issue of

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Vivitek Qumi Q5 Portable 3D Projector Goes Anywhere

vivitek 3d projector

Projectors having been growing in popularity for a number of years for a lot of reasons. For one, these products can offer a better value when combined with a screen as a cost per square-inch video solution. Projectors, especially portable models like this Vivitek pico 3D projector, have also become increasingly affordable as technologies have

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Best Home Theater Projector for Under $1,000 or A Little More

Grant Clauser
best home theater projector

Home theater projectors, like cars, boats and college educations, range from entry-level (or cheap) to outrageous. You can find projectors from $500 to several hundred thousands of dollars. If you want a big cinema screen experience in your home (or backyard) but don’t want to risk your kids’ college funds on the project, there

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5 Best Home Theater Receivers Under $500

Grant Clauser
home theater receivers under $500

Despite the growth of powered soundbars and sound bases (or stand speakers—whatever you want to call them) that have been replacing traditional surround sound speaker systems, the home theater receiver is still the master of the media room.

Home theater receivers, or AV receivers, range in price from under $200 all the way up to $2,000,

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