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Thursday, 01 September 2005 ,  Written by Mike Levy
AV Education on RHT Understanding Video Terms Written by Mike Levy The world of audio and home theater is littered with often confusing terms that get tossed around freely by salespeople and writers. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the world of video. You may have seen some of these terms on the menus of your bigscreen TV, but rarely are they ever defined. As an ongoing feature, we plan to help shed some light on the dark world of video terms. As you will see, they aren’t too confusing after all. General Video Terms • Types of Video Displays • Advanced Terms Screens • Video Maladies
Monday, 01 August 2005 ,  Written by Brian Kahn
AV Education on RHT Building Your Dream Theater: Step 2 - Homeowner's Guide to Construction Contracts Written by Brian Kahn After you have selected the main players (installer, interior designer, calibrator, acoustician) for your construction team as described in Part One of this series of articles, you will need to negotiate the contracts that will govern their work for you. It is an understatement to say negotiating and drafting the contract documents is extremely important to the success of any home project be it an addition, a remodel or a dedicated home theater. The contracts will set forth the guidelines that outline everyone’s responsibilities and scope of work. In most cases with home theaters, the contracts come from an installer or retail firm and everything is, of course, negotiable. In the event that someone does not do what they are supposed to do, the written contract will provide guidance to the available remedies. Not that ...
Friday, 01 July 2005 ,  Written by Bryan Dailey and Jerry Del Colliano
AV Education on RHT Building The Basic Home Theater Part Two: Setting a Budget for Gear Written by Bryan Dailey and Jerry Del Colliano Welcome. In part one of our series on how to build a badass home theater, we talked about preparing your room, controlling ambient light, choosing furniture and, finally, how to convince your wife (or husband) how to let you install your dream home theater. In this feature, we are going to focus specifically on one of the biggest concerns that any of us have before we take the plunge into a major home theater: cost. The prices below for the systems we have assembled consist primarily of retail prices available at the time of the publication of this article. It is not meant as a definitive guide, but rather as a road map to building the budget for your own gear. Specific prices, tax and shipping will vary, based on when ...
Sunday, 01 May 2005 ,  Written by Brian Kahn
AV Education on RHT Building Your Dream Theater: Step 1 – Assembling Your Team Written by Brian Kahn Creating a topnotch home theater is a major undertaking. Getting your media room to look like the ones that grace the pages of Revolution Home Theater take many resources beyond money. Turning your dream system into a dreamy reality can involve designers and experts of all sorts. As a practicing attorney in California, I want to show you some of the best ways to protect your interests as the client when building a custom home theater. Hiring Top Professionals Whether you are installing your top of the line components in a custom house, a partial remodel/addition or “simply” going to convert an unused room to a home theater, you need to hire the right professionals to get the job done. Who to hire and how you check on them is critically important. The old adage “an ounce of prevention ...
Sunday, 01 May 2005 ,  Written by Bryan Dailey
AV Education on RHT Organizing Your Music On a Server Written by Bryan Dailey If you don’t yet have an iPod and are feeling a bit like an outsider, have no fear. Creating an archive of your CD collection and putting it on your computer and/or iPod can be very simple and could potentially save your collection of music in the event of a disaster. Another advantage in taking on the project of archiving your music is that by physically ripping all of your discs, you will find that you are reintroduce yourself to music you know and love but had forgotten you own. It is likely that you will even head out to the record store or iTunes to buy even more music to round out your collection. An Old Argument – Mac or PC Apple’s newfound dominance and ultra-easy-to-use interface gives them a head start as the best vehicle for archiving and managing ...
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