So, you just bought a brand spanking new 3DTV, but the picture doesn’t look as good as the commercials promised. What’s wrong? Is it the TV, the 3D glasses, your room? This week at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, THX is introducing a number of tips for the CEDIA community to get the most out of 3D projection systems and flat panel TVs. This includes guidelines for screen size, home viewing angles and room layouts.
Your subwoofer is a critical element in your home theater system. The low frequency from the subwoofer is what puts the boom in an explosion, the rumble in a spaceship and the thud in a gunshot. However, even the biggest and baddest subs may not meet your expectations if they aren’t placed and set up properly
Choosing the appropriate size TV size for your home comes down to seating distance—how far you sit from the screen. If you buy a massive TV and sit three feet away, you’re going to be staring at pixels and lines. If you buy one that’s too small, you won’t get an immersive visual experience in your living room.
It seems like every time you turn on a cable channel, some design expert wearing leather pants and purple rimmed glasses is hanging a beautiful new flat panel TV high on a wall above a fireplace. While this might be aesthetically pleasing to an interior designer, it is not always the best advice for maximizing your viewing experience.
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