Home Theaters

Home Theaters

Watching a great action movie in your own home theater, with a great TV and awesome sound, turns a regular movie-watching experience into an event. But there are many facets to creating your own home theater, from hardware to furnishings, from set-top boxes to streaming apps. Having a great home theater these days means more than just a big TV and a comfy couch.

HDTV Installation Checklist

To enjoy HDTV, you need more than a new TV set. You need other equipment for the HDTV installation, as well, and HD service...

The Best Surround Sound Speakers for Your Home Theater

The Best Surround Sound Speakers for Your Home Theater Surround sound speakers come in various sizes and levels of quality, depending on your needs and your budget. You can go wild and spend a few thousand dollars on a set of speakers, or you can spend...

The Best HDTV Sets for Around $500

The Best HDTV Sets for Under $500 The list of the best HDTV sets changes every couple of years as technology improves. What might have made the list last year is probably going to be on this list somewhere, since the manufacturers and retailers will...

Build the Ideal Home Theater System

Ideal home theater system specifics will vary from person to person. What's seen as perfect for one person may be disappointing for another. What is pretty

Shopping for HDTV: The Basics

If you walk into your local electronics store to look at HDTVs, you'll likely be overwhelmed by the dozens of options you have.  LCD,...

Evaluating Surround Sound Receivers

Evaluating Surround Sound Receivers Surround sound receivers round out your home theater system. A good one will deliver the punch your movies require...

Ahead of the Curved TV: Samsung, LG

Samsung and LG showed curved TVs to attendees of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Show attendees got an eyeful and earful...

5 New Entrants in Wireless Audio Tech

As the wireless audio world heats up, more players are entering and some fascinating new tech has emerged. Take a look at the latest products and see if you're ready for new wireless audio tech. Sharp High Res Audio: Sharp has announced the SD-W1000H...

Basic Home Theater Setup Made Easy

When it comes to getting a basic home theater setup that will entertain your family and keep everyone happy, people need three basic ingredients: A DVD...

Choosing the Right HDTV Cables

Your brand new HDTV has arrived! It's sitting in your living room, waiting for you to hook it up and start enjoying the fabulous...