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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Chapter 2. Understanding Audio/Video Formats and Connectivity Issues

  • Get an overview of audio formats

  • Get an overview of video formats

  • Learn all about connectivity

  • Learn about standard home entertainment components

IF YOU HAVE ever been stumped when reading or listening to information about audio and video formats, you’re not alone. It’s a pretty highbrow technical subject that seems like a foreign language. However, it’s not really that difficult to understand if you look at it logically and think of it in the simplest terms of using audio and video formats (AV formats) in your own home.

AV formats are a bit like languages: Separate AV formats relay information to one another in a common language that both can speak. So, just like you might speak ...

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