Before you buy: Home theater Video
Brian Cooley demonstrates how to select the right components for your ultimate home-theater system.
Enjoy a movie theater experience in your own home with HDTV and a 5.1 sound system.
This year, it's all about Windows 7 and all-in-one computer systems. CNET's Natali Del Conte and Rich Brown offer some advice for choosing the best home PC.
Panasonic's SC-BT300 is a 7.1 home theater system with built-in Blu-ray and its tall-boy speakers help deliver very good sound quality, but it doesn't have the Netflix streaming found on some of its similarly priced competitors.
There's more to setting up your home theater than plugging your HDTV into the wall. Brian Cooley shows you how to calibrate and adjust the settings for an ideal viewing experience.
When it comes to giving an HDTV as a gift, bigger isn't necessarily better. From home-theater centerpieces to budget bedroom models, Rich DeMuro and David Katzmaier offer up CNET's best choices for that lucky someone.
With a big price tag and generous extras, HP's feature-packed z555 can be the centerpiece of your high-tech home theater.
The Samsung HT-C6500 combines outstanding sound quality, Blu-ray playback, and tons of features into an excellent home theater system, with only some design quirks holding it back.
Find out which surround-sound system is best for your home theater.
The AV receiver is the control tower of your home-theater system; discover what to look for before you buy.