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Table of Contents

I. General Concepts

What is Hometheater anyway? by Mike Knapp
Home Theater Means Accuracy & Calibration by Jay Mitchosky
What the heck is a DVD? by Vince Maskeeper
Who Invented DVD? by Adam Barratt
What the heck is a Laserdisc? by Vince Maskeeper
HDTV Overview by Ray Melnik
What is a PVR- Personal Video Recorder? by Greg_R
Music Listening as Part of Your Home Theater by Mike Broadman
What are DVD-A and SACD? by Jagan Seshadri
What is a DAD disc? by Philip Hamm
DVD vs. CD, they look the same by Adam Barratt
DVD vs. VHS, why we need DVD by Nate Anderson
Why DVDs are letterboxed by Vince Maskeeper
Why Some DVDs aren't letterboxed by Adam Lenhardt
Common Film Aspect Ratios by Michael Reuben
What is Region Coding? by Adam Lenhardt



II. Software Concepts & Specifics

Anamorphic DVD by Michael Reuben
Dolby Digital Audio Format by Adam Barratt
DTS Audio Format by Dan Brecher
Dolby Prologic and Prologic II by Chris Tsutsui
Older Surround formats vs. modern 5.1 / 6.1 formats by Patrick Sun
A 7.1 surround sound format by Jeff Kleist
What is the difference between MATRIXED and DISCRETE audio channels? by Vince Maskeeper
THX - is this an audio format? by Dan Brecher
Layer Change Pause, Dual/Single Layered DVDs by Chuck Mayer
HD-DVD: High Definition DVD by Jeff Kleist
A complete guide to Laserdisc {GREAT INFO} by Rachael B
Why are some CDs so much louder than Other Cds? by Vince Maskeeper
The Criterion Collection, and its purpose by Paul Dalmaine
Ugly Fire Streaks in Saving Private Ryan? by Jeff Kleist
Getting the most out of your audio and video with a calibration DVD! by Vince Maskeeper
Great sounding DVDs to show off my system by Ash Williams
Great looking DVDs to show off my system by Jesse Leonard
Why won't this DVD play? by Jesse Leonard
Special Edition DVD vs. Bare Bones DVD by Nate Anderson
Easter Eggs on DVD by Keith_R
Why are DVDs released on Tuesdays? by Jeff Kleist


III. Hardware Concepts & Specifics

If I buy a 16x9 wide screen TV, will I get rid of the black bars forever? by Vince Maskeeper
16x9 vs. 4x3 - Which type of equipment setup should I select? by Neil Joseph & Cees Alons
Understanding Basic Hardware by Chris Matson
General Hookup Tips by Steve Berger
Different Video and Audio connection cables and types by Chella
Why receivers have video ins and outs by Neil Joseph
Options for Routing Audio & Video by Ted Lee
Digital Audio: Optical Connection vs. Coax connection by Neil Joseph
Purposes of 6 channel inputs and outputs on HT equipment by Vince Maskeeper
Not Able To Get DTS Audio? by John Garcia
Why is CD and TV so much louder than DVDs- Did I hook it up wrong? by Vince Maskeeper
DVD setup with 16:9 TVs by William K F
Amplifiers & Preamplifiers by Cees Alons
Why You Need So many Speakers by Ted Lee
Do I really need a subwoofer?? by Cees Alons
More on the purpose of Subwoofers and how to connect by Neil Joseph
Can I use bookshelf sized speakers for my HT? by Ted Lee
Where am I supposed to put all these speakers? by Ted Lee
Speaker Positioning and Aiming by Neil Joseph
Dipole Type Speakers by Andy W
Why is my subwoofer/speaker humming? by Greg_R
Line conditioners and surge protectors by Bill Kane
So where do I put all this stuff? by MarcVH
Color and Video Signals by Cees Alons
Displays: Color Decoder, Red Push, Grayscale by ThomasL
Front Projection - How do I select one for my needs? by Neil Joseph
Universal Remote Controls by Ted Lee
An Overview of Calibration and Reference Level by Vince Maskeeper
Universal and Hi-Rez (DVD-A and SACD) Player FAQ by Brian L

IV. Shopping, Buying, Choosing

Buying speakers from some guy in a white van by Vince Maskeeper
How to decide what to buy (best bang for the buck) by Max Knight
More advice on picking components by Greg R
Choosing the right Speaker Wire by Chris Tsutsui
Choosing Speakers by Jeffrey Forner
Isn't Bose the best? by Jeffrey Forner
The truth about Nuance Speakers by Michael Hein
Advice on Auditioning and Shopping by Robert Gaither
More Auditioning Tips by Jim DiJoseph
More Auditioning/Shopping Tips by Elbert Lee
More Shopping Tips- Discount vs. Audio Specialty Shops by George King
Budgeting for HT, what you need by Adam S
Specific Components Suggested by Robert Gaither


V. Advanced Concepts & DIY Topics

Using a computer in you home theater: An introduction to HTPC by Vince Maskeeper
What is a BFD and do I need one? by Brian Fellmeth
Bi-wiring & Bi-Amping Speakers by Vince Maskeeper
Speaker Wiring and Connections by Earl Simpson
What's an OHM? by Charles J P
Should I consider a Do It Yourself speaker or subwoofer project? by Brian Fellmeth
Speaker Designs and Methodology by Kerry Hackney
More Speaker Designs and Methodology by Earl Simpson
DIY Subs: Understanding Powerhandling by Rudy H
Amplifier Wattage and how it relates to speaker output by Dustin B
Crossovers: Basics and Advanced by Dustin B
How to Solder by Marc Rochkind
What is the Chroma Bug? by Cees Alons

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Twin Peaks on DVD, and proper viewing order by Greg Yurkovic
Evil Dead on DVD buyer guide {!GREAT INFO!} by Greg Yurkovic
 

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--Certain posts contain dated information/technology--need updating. VHS/VCRs. Budgeting #s. Displays.

--Need much more on HD formats & format war.

--Need some info on recordable DVD formats.

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Post #2: Contains dead "center" tags.

#4: All links (except "Avia") dead.

#10: Dead link to "DD-EX & DTS-ES encoded movies listing".

#11: $$$ figures still accurate?

#17: One bad link in center of post "HERE is a link to some under-$100 units posted from AUG '02."

#21: Most info on HDTV still seems valid, but some wording such as:


...is dated.

#23: Has an illegal parameter for a font size in the title.

#24: Nate Anderson's Why do we need DVD? Isn't VHS good enough?
seems too dated to be very informative anymore.

#29: Link to a specific page on The Digitial Bits is invalid. Link takes you to the Bits' homepage.

#34: Great list, but could probably use some newer additions.

#41: Has some old "List" parameters which now don't work.

#42: Do these still exist? Maybe move to a new section?

#50: Suffers from weird formatting...maybe because of those solid lines used to separate sections.

#56: References a .jpg which is missing and has outdated "center" tags.

#58: More weird formatting of a Neil Joseph thread. I believe the solid lines are the culprit. They force a "squeeze" of the left-hand column.

#60: Has a missing .jpg referenced with out-of-date "center" tags.

#62: Vince's Laserdisc post has six dead links. Five of the six refer to other articles within the Primer/FAQ (so could be easily fixed).

#66: It seems much of the information contained in this post about the various "special editions" offered by various studios is now out-of-date. The generic information about SEs vs. bare-bones is still valid, it is the info about Fox' "Five-Star" collection and InfiniFilm releases to which I am referring.

#70: Contains a dead link to RadioShack.com for their SPL meter.

#71: Are $$$ figures still valid?

#73: Vince cited a dozen HTF threads at the end of the post. All those links are now broken. The two Digital Bits links are still okay.

#75: Vince cited fifteen HTF links on white van speakers at the end of this post. All are dead. I believe the final three non-HTF links are still okay.

#76: Vince's HTPC post contains a dead link to the HTF HTPC Forum and several dead links to the AVS forum (only one--the first--is not broken). There is a clump of six dead AVS links at the end of the post. All other links to specific companies seem okay.

#79: Neil's link to a Dell article on DVI doesn't seem correct.

#81: Has a link to a BFD site which still works...but only with a couple of re-directs. Link should be updated.

#85: Adam's region Coding has a dead HTF link in the last paragraph.

#86: Has a dead HTF link near the end. Nuance link is okay.

#88: Info is fine, but poster's HTF name is "imported_Brian L".

#89: Contains numerous links. All are likely okay...except for FIVE HTF links which are sprinkled throughout: the very first link (which I think references another Primer post), DVE discussion thread, a post from Guy Kuo, and the last two links of the post (which also reference other Primer posts).

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THIS IS THE LINK to Radio Shack's current version of their SPL Meter.
 

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Missing from Vince's compilation, but included in the TOC:

(couldn't re-set links for these articles)

Anamorphic DVD by Michael Reuben Found!

HD-DVD: High Definition DVD by Jeff Kleist Found!

Twin Peaks on DVD: Proper Viewing Order by Greg Yurkovic

Evil Dead on DVD Buyer Guide by Greg Yurkovic

Isn't Bose the best? by Jeffrey Forner Found!

Specific Components Suggested by Robert Gaither Found!
 

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Everything should be there, but sometimes there are several topics in one post. E.g., my discussion of "anamorphic DVD" is in the same post as my "common aspect ratios" discussion. I initially wrote it as one topic, but Vince asked me to subdivide it.

M.
 

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Gotcha. But couldn't find the Greg Yurkovic post(s). In fact, couldn't find a Greg Yurkovic who is a member of the forum...unless he is "Greg Y".

Can you help with that one, Michael?

I've still got some tweaking to do. But you'll be hearing from me soon that the links are all fixed and with some ideas for further fix-up! :D
 

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New TOC imported. For archival purposes, here is the original Primer TOC:


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Table of Contents

I. General Concepts

What is Hometheater anyway? by Mike Knapp
Home Theater Means Accuracy & Calibration by Jay Mitchosky
What the heck is a DVD? by Vince Maskeeper
Who Invented DVD? by Adam Barratt
What the heck is a Laserdisc? by Vince Maskeeper
HDTV Overview by Ray Melnik
What is a PVR- Personal Video Recorder? by Greg_R
Music Listening as Part of Your Home Theater by Mike Broadman
What are DVD-A and SACD? by Jagan Seshadri
What is a DAD disc? by Philip Hamm
DVD vs. CD, they look the same by Adam Barratt
DVD vs. VHS, why we need DVD by Nate Anderson
Why DVDs are letterboxed by Vince Maskeeper
Why Some DVDs aren't letterboxed by Adam Lenhardt
Common Film Aspect Ratios by Michael Reuben
What is Region Coding? by Adam Lenhardt



II. Software Concepts & Specifics

Anamorphic DVD by Michael Reuben
Dolby Digital Audio Format by Adam Barratt
DTS Audio Format by Dan Brecher
Dolby Prologic and Prologic II by Chris Tsutsui
Older Surround formats vs. modern 5.1 / 6.1 formats by Patrick Sun
A 7.1 surround sound format by Jeff Kleist
What is the difference between MATRIXED and DISCRETE audio channels? by Vince Maskeeper
THX - is this an audio format? by Dan Brecher
Layer Change Pause, Dual/Single Layered DVDs by Chuck Mayer
HD-DVD: High Definition DVD by Jeff Kleist
A complete guide to Laserdisc {GREAT INFO} by Rachael B
Why are some CDs so much louder than Other Cds? by Vince Maskeeper
The Criterion Collection, and its purpose by Paul Dalmaine
Twin Peaks on DVD, and proper viewing order by Greg Yurkovic
Evil Dead on DVD buyer guide {!GREAT INFO!} by Greg Yurkovic
Ugly Fire Streaks in Saving Private Ryan? by Jeff Kleist
Getting the most out of your audio and video with a calibration DVD! by Vince Maskeeper
Great sounding DVDs to show off my system by Ash Williams
Great looking DVDs to show off my system by Jesse Leonard
Why won't this DVD play? by Jesse Leonard
Special Edition DVD vs. Bare Bones DVD by Nate Anderson
Easter Eggs on DVD by Keith_R
Why are DVDs released on Tuesdays? by Jeff Kleist


III. Hardware Concepts & Specifics

If I buy a 16x9 wide screen TV, will I get rid of the black bars forever? by Vince Maskeeper
16x9 vs. 4x3 - Which type of equipment setup should I select? by Neil Joseph & Cees Alons
Understanding Basic Hardware by Chris Matson
General Hookup Tips by Steve Berger
Different Video and Audio connection cables and types by Chella
Why receivers have video ins and outs by Neil Joseph
Options for Routing Audio & Video by Ted Lee
Digital Audio: Optical Connection vs. Coax connection by Neil Joseph
Purposes of 6 channel inputs and outputs on HT equipment by Vince Maskeeper
Not Able To Get DTS Audio? by John Garcia
Why is CD and TV so much louder than DVDs- Did I hook it up wrong? by Vince Maskeeper
DVD setup with 16:9 TVs by William K F
Amplifiers & Preamplifiers by Cees Alons
Why You Need So many Speakers by Ted Lee
Do I really need a subwoofer?? by Cees Alons
More on the purpose of Subwoofers and how to connect by Neil Joseph
Can I use bookshelf sized speakers for my HT? by Ted Lee
Where am I supposed to put all these speakers? by Ted Lee
Speaker Positioning and Aiming by Neil Joseph
Dipole Type Speakers by Andy W
Why is my subwoofer/speaker humming? by Greg_R
Line conditioners and surge protectors by Bill Kane
So where do I put all this stuff? by MarcVH
Color and Video Signals by Cees Alons
Displays: Color Decoder, Red Push, Grayscale by ThomasL
Front Projection - How do I select one for my needs? by Neil Joseph
Universal Remote Controls by Ted Lee
An Overview of Calibration and Reference Level by Vince Maskeeper
Universal and Hi-Rez (DVD-A and SACD) Player FAQ by Brian L

IV. Shopping, Buying, Choosing

Buying speakers from some guy in a white van by Vince Maskeeper
How to decide what to buy (best bang for the buck) by Max Knight
More advice on picking components by Greg R
Choosing the right Speaker Wire by Chris Tsutsui
Choosing Speakers by Jeffrey Forner
Isn't Bose the best? by Jeffrey Forner
The truth about Nuance Speakers by Michael Hein
Advice on Auditioning and Shopping by Robert Gaither
More Auditioning Tips by Jim DiJoseph
More Auditioning/Shopping Tips by Elbert Lee
More Shopping Tips- Discount vs. Audio Specialty Shops by George King
Budgeting for HT, what you need by Adam S
Specific Components Suggested by Robert Gaither


V. Advanced Concepts & DIY Topics

Using a computer in you home theater: An introduction to HTPC by Vince Maskeeper
What is a BFD and do I need one? by Brian Fellmeth
Bi-wiring & Bi-Amping Speakers by Vince Maskeeper
Speaker Wiring and Connections by Earl Simpson
What's an OHM? by Charles J P
Should I consider a Do It Yourself speaker or subwoofer project? by Brian Fellmeth
Speaker Designs and Methodology by Kerry Hackney
More Speaker Designs and Methodology by Earl Simpson
DIY Subs: Understanding Powerhandling by Rudy H
Amplifier Wattage and how it relates to speaker output by Dustin B
Crossovers: Basics and Advanced by Dustin B
How to Solder by Marc Rochkind
What is the Chroma Bug? by Cees Alons
 

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