CHAPTER 3

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Media Systems: Incorporating the TV and the HiFi

The most visible part in any home environment is the media system. Ever since real fireplaces fell out of fashion, the TV or stereo system has become the focal point of most living rooms. The TV and stereo system are also the devices with which we spend the most time interacting. It is therefore essential that you understand the possibilities of these devices.

As with all consumer electronics, the feature sets and prices change on a daily basis. Therefore, I’ll concentrate primarily on the necessary features and inner workings of the machines without detailing specific makes and models ...

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