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Want movie theater power without having to shush someone else's kid or pay $6 for stale popcorn? It's surprisingly achievable. Many electronics stores sell "home theater in a box" systems, which are sound systems designed to hook up to your HDTV and DVD player, as well as audio sources (whether they're CD players or iPods).
If you care a lot about audio quality and like to mess around with wires, you may want to consider assembling and installing your own home theater system.
Some companies specialize in designing and installing home theater systems and if you have money and not the time, you may be better off going with one of these. Experts can set up systems that spread well-calibrated sound throughout your house, allow access to saved video from different rooms, and provide stunning video-game experiences.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|