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Chapter 9. The Ultimate Home Theater Ent... > HOW TO BECOME THE ULTIMATE HOME THEA...

HOW TO BECOME THE ULTIMATE HOME THEATER ENTHUSIAST

When you're assembling a $10,000 or $20,000 home theater system, it's tough to think of all these expensive components as “gadgets,” yet gadgets they are—just very expensive ones. To my mind, there's nothing more gadgety than home theater components, with all their fancy inputs and outputs, knobs and pushbuttons, and lights and displays. And then there's the most fun gadget of all, the remote control unit. Hey, a home theater system is a gadget lover's dream!

It All Starts with the (Big) Screen

Putting together the ultimate home theater system starts with the big thing right in the middle of your front wall—the video display. Let's face it, there's nothing more important than a big television screen to impress your friends and family. (Don't bother trying to impress your spouse; a giant TV will only become a point of conflict, so you might as well prepare yourself for it.) The better—and bigger—your video display, the more realistic your home theater experience.


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