Types & Classes of Home Video
CRT (Tube)… Classic, large, bright Cathode-Ray Tube Television.
Projection… Standard “Big Screen” TV, front or rear projection in one unit.
LCD Flat Panel… Thin liquid crystal diode screens, good color but often have poor viewing angles.
Gas-Plasma Flat Panel… Thin-film-transistor technology, best color and brightness for a flat panel screen, and can be made very large.
HDTV… High-Definition, refers to the screen’s resolution in pixels, which is more than four times the clarity of standard TV.
Types & Classes of Home Audio
Virtual Surround: Cheap and simple, some units have “surround” EQ’s to fake directional audio.
5.1 Surround: Right, Left, Center, Rear Right & Left, and Subwoofer (the “.1”).
THX / Dolby Pro Logic: Industry-standard surround setups, for speaker configuration and power.
7.1 / Dolby Digital: Seven separate audio channels, 1 subwoofer, digital output and input. Cleanest, best sound available.