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Home Theatre: Facts and Fallacies

HT facts and fallaciesYou’ve read so many things about what it requires to have that home theatre that you had been planning to have installed right at your own home. Still, you have questions as well as clarifications about how the whole thing works together and how each of the components could be best utilized for maximum satisfaction. There are a number of options you can choose from. Testing each of these alternatives would be time consuming. Not to mention the extra expenses that you might need to consider should there be any oversight in the alterations that you would make. Sometimes, the correct information for a challenging issue regarding a recent upgrade you made with one of the devices for your home theatre that have to be resolved right away, seems nowhere to be found. Or perhaps, you just need to see things in a different light, so you turn to the web for some insights.

Some of your concerns may be related to your speaker system (would you rather have a larger floorstanding speaker rather than have a separate subwoofer, or make use of some ceiling speakers or just the surround speakers). What about the length of the cables for both the speakers? Should they be of the same length? Is there any specific type of high definition TV that home theatre specialist recommends? And, so on.

If that is the case, then you have reached the right page where you will learn more than just basic facts about home theatre.

First, we have Alan Lofft, who was Editor in Chief of Sound & Vision, Canada’s largest and also most respected audio/video magazine, for 13 long years. He was Editor in Chief for Sound & Vision (Canada) until 1996, when he relocated from Toronto to New York to become Senior Editor at Audio magazine.

Lofft has been writing about hi-fi as well as video systems professionally for more than 20 years, since his first syndicated newspaper column titled, “Sound Advice”, began showing weekly in The Toronto Star, Canada’s then largest-circulation daily newspaper. During the late 70s, he became a contributing editor, columnist, and also equipment reviewer at AudioScene Canada, the leading national consumer electronics magazine during those times. He also had worked for both radio and TV, other platforms which would later provide him better perceptiveness regarding technologies that has to do with home theatre, most specifically the audio and sound system.

To read about his insights to client queries related to home theatre, you can proceed to this page: Home Theater Questions.

Another good link to find some nuggets of wisdom related to home theatre is Mark Astendig’s Fact’s and Fallacies page. Learn about green cast issues, line doublers, confining limits of image size, and much more. You can also find links to interesting topics such as distinguishing informational from experiential understanding and a lot more. Take advantage of this information which you could access for free.



Anstendig, Mark B. “Home Theater: Facts and Fallacies” Accessed on 12 August 2013 via

Lofft, Alan. “Beginners Guide to Home Theater: Common Facts and Fallacies About Home Theater, Stereo and Video.” Accessed on 12 August 2013 via

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Alphonso Soosay, an accomplished musician and sound recording specialist has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In this blog Alphonso shares all his experiences and knowledge in the recording and home theatre industry. Alphonso Soosay's Blog

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