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Introduction to Home Theater & TV Sound

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Today's HDTVs can produce stunning pictures, with lifelike color and detail. But they tend to fall down on the job when it comes to big, convincing sound. That's why many people rely on a separate sound system to provide realistic, engaging audio effects that can match the quality of their picture.

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You've got plenty of options for getting good sound, from simple one-speaker systems to full multi-speaker home theater systems. In the guides below, we've answered many commonly asked questions about these popular TV sound setups. We've also got more detailed explanations to help you understand topics like surround sound and HDTV. Most important, we'll help you get an idea of what system is right for your room, and what's going to be involved when hooking it up.

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