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Preface > Why Home Theater Hacks?

Why Home Theater Hacks?

The term hacking has a bad reputation in the press. They use it to refer to someone who breaks into systems or wreaks havoc with computers as their weapon. Among people who write code, though, the term hack refers to a “quick-and-dirty” solution to a problem, or a clever way to get something done. And the term hacker is taken very much as a compliment, referring to someone as being creative, having the technical chops to get things done. The Hacks series is an attempt to reclaim the word, document the good ways people are hacking, and pass the hacker ethic of creative participation on to the uninitiated. Seeing how others approach systems and problems is often the quickest way to learn about a new technology.

There is hardly an area where this is truer than in home theater. For years, there have been two options: spend a little money for a mediocre system at your local chain store, or pay a professional tens of thousands of dollars to do things you can’t even pronounce, let alone understand. As long as there have been home theaters, though, there have been those few who have cracked open their TVs, pulled apart power cables, and been determined to figure things out. Finally, the best advice and wisdom have been brought together in one place, and only a Hacks book can get that information to you without all the mumbo jumbo that created this problem in the first place.


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