From simple systems that incorporate television or movies with surround sound to high-end “theater rooms” built specifically for

entertainment, the home theater is becoming an increasingly important element of the wired home. With the rollover to mandatory HDTV on all television sets, a “buying boom” is underway, and high-quality HDTVs can be found at great prices.

In this section we will help you make informed choices about buying and installing various types of HDTVs and give you advice on incorporating surround sound to create the best home entertainment experience for your needs.

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About Don Vandervort
Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years as a remodeler and builder, Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996. Read more about Don Vandervort