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How Home Theater and HDTV Work by Michael Troller, Michael Miller

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Part 1. How Television Works

How Television Works

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The centerpiece of any home theater system is the television set. Television technology has been around for more than 75 years, evolving from black and white to color, from tube-type construction to solid state design, from analog transmission to digital transmission, and from fuzzy standard definition signals to crystal clear high definition broadcasts. Television has come a long way from the 10” monochrome sets of the 1950s to the 60”HDTV sets of today.

Most of us can’t remember a time without television. From the cartoons of our youth to the miniseries and movies that make up today ’s broadcast schedule, television ...

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