Home Theater Systems

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.

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How Holographic Versatile Discs Work

Holographic memory systems offer more storage capacity and faster transfer rates than CDs and DVDs, but they've also been too expensive and complex to mass produce. Learn how HVD has improved upon previous methods.


Top 10 Digital Home Tips

These digital home tips will help you create a home theater for your family. Learn about top 10 digital home tips at HowStuffWorks.

Home Theatre Projects

Let these home theatre projects inspire you to create a digital entertainment system in your home. Learn about home theatre projects at HowStuffWorks.

Digital Entertainment Tricks and Tips

Digital entertainment tricks and tips will help you create a home theater. Learn about digital entertainment tricks and tips at HowStuffWorks.

How FlatWire Works

Home theater systems look great in ads, but where are all the wires? If you want that look in your home, you'll have to fish all the wires through the wall, or you can use FlatWire.

Home Theater Pictures

Home theaters come in all shapes and sizes. Check out these pictures to get ideas for building or updating your very own home theater!

How Switched Digital Video Works

Switched digital video is one solution to the increasing demand for bandwidth. How does it affect your video on demand, and phone and Internet connections?

How Satellite HD Works

Satellite HD offers crisp, clear visual displays and immersive 3-D sound. How is it different from cable and satellite TV?

How LCoS Works

If you want a big screen, a flat panel or a widescreen TV, LCoS (Liquid Crystal over Silicon) may be the right option for you. Learn about the technology behind LCoS.

How Holographic Versatile Discs Work

Holographic memory systems offer more storage capacity and faster transfer rates than CDs and DVDs, but they've also been too expensive and complex to mass produce. Learn how HVD has improved upon previous methods.

How Home Theater Works

When you're watching a movie at home, surround sound can make all the difference. Learn about the components of a home theater and how to create a system that is right for you.