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

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Part 3. How Video Displays Work

How Video Displays Work

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The most important part of your home theater system is the video display. The better—and bigger—your video display, the more realistic your home theater experience.

Today’s state-of-the-art video displays are much different from the simple television sets of yesteryear. Not only are they bigger and shaped differently (wide-screen versus squarish), they’re also capable of reproducing the high-resolution pictures broadcast in the new HDTV format. If you’re purchasing a new home theater system, plan on allocating at least a quarter of your budget to the video display.

Also unlike the past, today you can choose ...

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