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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The 10 Toughest Man Caves and Their AV Systems

Rachel Cericola
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Some guys love power tools. Some love cars. Some are happy with a comfy chair, a remote and something to nosh on. Then there are those who need to go above and beyond—to create a space that most men only dream about. So what’s a man cave anyway?

Today, we call these spaces “man caves.” In

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Onkyo USA Prices Dolby Atmos Receiver Under $600

Rachel Cericola
Onkyo USA Prices Dolby Atmos Receiver Under $600

Dolby Atmos is a 3D-style sound format, which makes it possible to experience sound from every angle—including overhead. However, if you want to have immersive sound, you’re going to need the proper equipment.

A Dolby Atmos-capable theater needs extra speakers to accommodate those extra channels, as well as a good receiver. Onkyo USA is giving us

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Boring Family Room Turned to Home Theater and Golf Simulator

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IMAGINE DRIVING BALLS on some of the most famous courses in the world or comparing your swing to masters like Tiger Woods, all without ever leaving home. That’s what this homeowner does nearly every day, marrying his love of golf with music and movies via a complete basement remodel that transformed an unwelcoming space into

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Surrounded by Sound in Over-the-Top Winning Home Theater

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AUDIO OFTEN TAKES A BACK SEAT to video during the design of a home theater. Considering all the hype over 3D and high-res 4K video, it’s difficult not to focus most of your energy on integrating a super-huge screen and state-of-the-art projector. While this award-winning theater’s video setup is nothing to sneeze at, it’s the

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