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Build Your Own TV Lift Cabinet

Build Your Own TV Lift Cabinet

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Hey Bubbas, check this out: You've seen those expensive furniture cabinets where a nice sized flat screen TV lifts magically up through the countertop, often costing two or three thousand bucks. Now you can build your own TV lift cabinet for a fraction of that cost. Here's...

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Calculate Best Viewing Distance to Large Screen: Can Your Screen Be Too Big?

Calculate Best Viewing Distance to Large Screen: Can Your Screen Be Too Big?

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Hey Bubbas, Can you have too big a TV? Is there too much of a good thing? Part of your initial design process should be calculating the best viewing distance for a particular size screen, and this applies to both flat screen and projected images. With old tube televisions,...

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Can a Single Speaker Bar Deliver Surround Sound?

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For some bubbas, the task of wiring a full surround sound system for home theater seems daunting. Sometimes it's not a matter of technical expertise, it's the limitations of the environment. An apartment that prohibits a lot of in-the-wall wiring, a residence that will only be...

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How Big Does that Flat Screen Need to Be?

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Bubba says: get a big one. As with so many things in life, bigger is better. There was a time when there was actually a limit on what size of TV might work in a given room. This had to do with the size of the TV screen and the distance to the viewer. If the TV was too...

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5 Things to Do BEFORE You Build Your Home Theater

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Know what you want. Before you throw the credit card down on a wad of gear, think about what you really want to get out of your entertainment center. Yeah, sounds obvious. But you’re making an investment potentially costing a few thousand dollars on technology that all...

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