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.

The Curved Screen TV: Fun or Flop?

The curved screen TV, after some tentative introductions, officially entered the home theater arena in 2014, with multiple curved screens showing up at trade...

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...

Using Your HDTV Contrast For Better Color

You've arrived home with your gorgeous new HDTV and you can't wait to start enjoying the cinematic viewing experience of a movie theater right in...

What You Need to Know About HDTV and Video Upscaling

You're likely to have many questions before investing in a high-definition television (HDTV). And many people are wondering, "Just exactly what is video upscaling?"...

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...

Wireless Audio’s Big Entrance: Time to Ditch the Wires

For many years, home audio has been a strictly wired scene. Computer, radio and entertainment system speakers could be placed around the house and...

Beginner’s Guide to HDTV (High-Definition Television)

With so many advertisements out there for HDTV sets and services, you're probably wondering where to start. You may be asking, "What's all the...

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...

TV Buying Guide: LED or Plasma?

It's time to consider which is better, LED or plasma televisions> At the dawn of the HD TV era, consumers had a plethora of...