Home Audio & Video Systems

Home audio and video setups are as individual as the people who own them. At its most basic, a home theater includes a TV, some speakers and an audio/video source. Find out about the newest home theater components, and how they work together to give you a superior entertainment experience.

Get educated on the basics associated with home audio & video systems. Explore the technology behind things like CDs, amplifiers and rewriteable discs.

Get the home video & DVD information about setting up the right technology for you and your family here at HowStuffWorks. Read about Blu-ray technology, DVRs, TiVo, Netflix and more.

There is always something new to learn about TV technology. Learn about different types of televisions and the technology that makes TV possible.

Curious about HDTV and all of the available options? Learn about HD technology, HD upconverters, plasma displays, HDMI and more.

Need to research how to get optimal sound from your home audio speakers? Learn about speakers, surround sound, media chairs and more.

Want to learn all there is know about home theater systems? See how the technology works, peruse our list of Hot Home Theaters, learn how media-center PCs work and more.