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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220-inch Outdoor Home Theater Screen Entertains Entire Community

Rachel Cericola
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Some people build an outdoor home theater to entertain friends and family on warm summer nights. However, this homeowner really built his space for the masses.

This Southern California homeowner doesn’t just have an outdoor home theater. It’s a nearly-commercial level amphitheater with a custom-built 220-inch motorized projection screen, 20 speakers, fully automated landscape lighting,

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Why You May Want a Dark Home Theater Screen

Grant Clauser
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Home theater screens are supposed to be white, right? So why are so many of them gray? That’s a common question I hear from people looking into their first home theater screen. The truth is that white, gray and even black home theater screens all have their uses, and which one is right for you

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9 Top Home Theater Receivers for Under $1,000

Rachel Cericola
best home theater receivers

The AV receiver (also known as the AVR or home theater receiver) isn’t the prettiest piece of a home theater system, but it’s certainly the most important. It’s a magical place where all of the audio meets all of the video and sends music and soundtracks to your home theater speakers.

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Elite Screens Launches PowerMax Sonic 4K Home Theater Screen

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Elite Screens, a popular manufacturer of home theater screens for both custom home theater installations and DIY home theater projects, launched its PowerMax Sonic screen, designed for professionally-installed home theater and multipurpose media rooms.

“The new PowerMax Sonic continues in the tradition of our award-winning A4K acoustically transparent materials, which set a new industry benchmark for

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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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