Put the Theater Back in HDTV

ExtremeTech goes high level on setting yourself up with a home theater. Pretty good if you're new to this whole thing, as they even cover some of the more common acronyms. Of course, if you're in the process of setting up a home theater, you better come brag about it in our forums!

Before we dive in, we should stress that we're going to talk about current standards and gear. This isn't a historical discussion about how this all came to be, but more of a practical guide to enhancing your HDTV viewing through good audio. We're also not going to discuss the physical connections, but if you want to read more about how to connect up the hardware, check out our handy guide on connecting a home theater. We will talk about budgetary constraints, as well as the all-important "spousal acceptance factor."

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