Home Theater Handbook
Why are decoders and multiple amplifiers found in modern home entertainment systems?
What caused buyer hesitation in purchasing a multichannel system?
What are some of the multichannel audio formats?
What effect did the arrival of stereo VCRs have on home entertainment?
Which was the first home audio surround system?
How was Dolby Pro Logic superior to Dolby Surround?
How many channel of Audio are reproduced by Dolby Digital 5.1? What is their frequency range?
What is DTS?
How did the completion between Dolby Digital and DTS affect the market?
What were the capabilities of Dolby Surround?
What is the Matrix coding technique?
What does the Matrix decoder do during the decoding of the Dolby Surround signal?
How many speakers does the Dolby Surround System use? What frequencies must they reproduce?
What is the main difference between Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Surround? What decoding technique does Dolby Pro Logic use?
How many and what type of audio channels are reproduced by Dolby Pro Logic?
What are the usual program sources for Dolby Pro Logic?
When was Dolby Digital 5.1 introduced? Why is it so important?
Why is the sound quality of Dolby Digital 5.1 so high?
Why is data compression necessary for digital multichannel audio formats?
Which compression algorithm is used by Dolby Digital 5.1 and what are its specifications?
What are the functional advantages of Dolby Digital 5.1?
Who supported DTS and when was it introduced?
What are the similarities of DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1?
Which compression algorithm is used by DTS and what is the average data reduction?
What are the predetermined roles of the speakers used in a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS system?
What is the role of the Subwoofer in a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS system?
What is the role of the surround speakers?
What is the solution to improving the perception of rear surround sound?
How did DTS respond to the Dolby-EX introduction?
"5.1" and "6.1" systems are compatible. How is this possible?
How does DD Surround EX differ from DD 5.1?
Is the backward compatibility of the system ensured?
What advantages derive from the addition of the rear center surround channel?
How do DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix and DTS- ES 6.1 Discrete systems differ?
How is the backward compatibility of the system ensured?
What led to the introduction of DPL 11 and DTS Neo 6 decoders?
What is the difference between Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby ProLogic II?
What are the two modes of operation of Dolby ProLogic II?
Why is Dolby Pro Logic 11 superior to Dolby Pro Logic?
Why should be Dolby Pro Logic 11 be part of every home entertainment system?
What is DTS NEO:6?
What is the difference of today's multichannel sound formats from the Quad system of the 70s?
My A/V amplifier has a Dolby Digital decoder. Why do I need a Dolby Pro Logic II decoder?
Can I use the "A" speaker outputs of my amplifier to drive surround speakers?
What kind of speakers are suitable for surround use? Do I need special speakers?
Can I use my TV's speakers instead of a center speaker?
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