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Home Theater

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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3D Audio Installation Tips

integra dolby atmos receiver

The big buzz in home theater audio is a relatively new type of “objected-oriented” system that enables sound effects from a movie to move seamlessly throughout the space—even overhead–to create a more realistic, engaging listening experience. During a scene that features a rainstorm, for example, the audio seemingly “rains” down from above. The extra height

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5 More Favorite Football-Themed Home Theaters

Rachel Cericola

Recently, we were talking up football—or more specifically, football-inspired theme theaters.

All of those rooms may look a little different, but each homeowner has a love for the game that’s very similar. And yes, there are others out there. It seems that our original five super-fans are not alone in their passion for the pigskin. Not even close.

We found another

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Is The Home Theater Receiver Dead?


A couple of years ago I visited the Sonos headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, for a sneak peek at the company’s new PlayBar, a networked soundbar speaker that can be part of a wireless whole-house audio system. It’s very cool product, and you can read more about it here and in my PLAYBAR review. While

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Great Basement Home Theaters

by Innerspace Electronics

For people who live in a part of the country where basements are prevalent, below-ground rooms are still the dominant place for dedicated home theaters. A basement is a nearly perfect location for a theater or media room for lots of reasons. The sidewalls aren’t usually shared with other rooms; if there are windows, they’re

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What To Look For When Selecting Home Theater Loudspeakers

home theater loudspeakers

When you think of the term “home theater,” what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s probably the bright, vivid, larger-than-life video screen. While this component is certainly essential, having a top-notch audio system is just as important to the overall home theater experience.

By audio, we mean a surround-sound system. Made up

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7 Blu-rays Worth the Upgrade to Dolby Atmos

Rachel Cericola
Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: Mad Max Fury Road

This was the year of Dolby Atmos. It’s not just because we’ve seen more Dolby Atmos-enabled products than ever before, but we’re actually getting the type of content that could make the extra equipment a worthy purchase.

In case you haven’t been following, Dolby Atmos is a sound format that can add a new dimension to

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5 Home Theater Design Trends

Home Theater Design

When it comes to home theater, trends can be a bit of a slippery slope. The time period and the technology typically call the shots. However, these things can pass as quickly as the pet rock fad. To keep your home theater from becoming outdated before the end of your coming attractions reel, you should

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