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High Definition Television (HDTV)

A digital television signal that uses increased video resolution to provide a more realistic picture. HDTV signals also use Dolby Digital surround sound to obtain pure digital sound. 1080i is the most common HDTV signal. 720p is another comparable signal. HDTV uses a wide-screen aspect ratio of 16x9 (1.78:1).



Home Theater or Home Theater System

A term describing a theater-like experience in the home by the use of a video and surround sound. A typical home theater system consists of a television monitor, DVD player, home theater receiver, and a speaker system. Some home theaters also use a VCR, DBS satellite system, or an HDTV tuner.




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