Home Theater books?

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  1. james e m

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    I am going on vacation to the beaches of South Carolina and I was looking for a good home theater book. I just bought "The Idiots Guide to Home Theater" to read while I'm drinking a Tom Collins on the beach, if anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!
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  3. Jim_C

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    The Complete Guide to High-End Audio by Robert Harley has been recommended here in the past.
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    Harley's book is fine if you want the conventional wisdom of audiophilia...too many blanket statements w/o evidence to back it up for me. Some useful tidbits though and a decent read.
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  5. james e m

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    Richard...I bought it at Borders Books. I wasn't looking for it or anything, just stumbled upon it. I havn't even opened it up yet, I'm saving it for vacaction.
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  6. Bob McElfresh

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    A good book to have is "DVD Demystified".
    Another standard reference in my library is "Home Theater for Everyone" by Robert Harley . About $21 at Amazon
    If you want to focus on your room learning about reflections, room modes, etc., "Sound Studio Construction on a Budget" by F. Alton Everest is quite good.
     

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