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Introduction to Audio / Video

 How to hookup a camcorder to a TV
 What is High Definition TV?
 What is home theater all about?
 Should I buy a digital camera?
 What new technologies are coming?
 What is a MiniDisc?
 How can I record TV shows to DVD?
 What is MP3?
 iPod Music Players
 What is Surround Sound?

We live in a very exciting and innovative time for audio and video. High-definition television is becoming an established fact and is likely to replace analog television. Television screens are getting larger and wider, while the sets themselves get thinner and thinner, all of which may spell the ultimate demise of the cathode ray tube (CRT)-based TV set.

The adoption of HDTV means that HD-DVD, both for playback and recording, is inevitable. In fact, all video recording mediums, DVD, tape and hard-disk PVR-based are becoming HD-compatible. Digital connections such as DVI, HDMI and FireWire are replacing the 50-year-old RCA connectors.

Consumers have adopted the concept of home theater with multi-channel sound.

Our biggest lifestyle shift may be to a world without wires. Wireless Bluetooth connections slowly are becoming common between PCs and accessories and PDAs, between cell phones and headsets, and even between camcorders and the internet. That spaghetti tangle of audio and video interconnects behind your home equipment stack may soon disappear as well. And satellites ringing our planet provide all manner of wireless audio and video communications services.

While the music industry grapples with piracy, the suddenly cumbersome store-bought jewel-cased CD may well be replaced by streaming audio and downloads and solid state storage and playback devices. New hard disk-based home audio servers can store and distribute entire music collections in multiple streams to multiple locations around the house or, via the Internet, the world. The pocket-sized portable MP3 player quickly is replacing portable CD and tape cassette players.

Hard disk storage space, battery life and capacity, and microprocessor speeds double every year. Flat screens are growing bigger and brighter, wireless networks getting faster and more robust, digital audio and video progressing more each year.

This information is only for the purpose of education and research.




  Digital Cameras

  o Best Pick - Digital Camera

  o Digital Camera Guide


  o Which camcorder should I buy?

  o Camcorder DVD SONY
  o Camcorder DVD SONY Feature comparisons
  o HDV High-Definition Camcorders

  o Camcorder Operation Guide
  o Camcorder Control
  o Camcorder Buyers Guide
  o Camcorder Technical aspects

  o Camcorder Formats
  o Camcorder Media
  o Camcorder Models
  o Camcorder Features

How to choose a camcorder and Analog Camcorders
Digital Camcorders - Digital8
Digital Camcorders - MiniDV
MicroMV, solid state memory cards
Digital Camcorders - DVD
High-Definition Camcorders
Digital Camcorders - Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Camcorder Connections and Accessories
Media Capacity
How do I hookup camcorder to TV?


  o 2009 - digital TV converter box
  o HDMI Versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
  o HDTV Buying GUIDE for Consumers
  o Cables 75ohm Coaxial
  o USB Cable
  o DVD VCR TV hookup diagrams
  o Video switch box
  o Laptop to TV hookup
  o Cable DVI HDTV connections
  o HDTV SHARP LCD 37 inch
  o SONY Plasma 50 inch and LCD 32, 40, 42 inch TV Feature Comparison
  o HDTV Cable Connections and Hookup Diagrams
  o Digital cable TV hookup
  o Video and TV connection diagrams
  o Cable connections video
  o HDTV Cable connections
  o Basic TV connections
Links on Googlepages
Wiring Diagrams Index on Googlepages
Cable Diagrams for HDTV hookup

  o HDTV FAQ - frequently asked questions
  o The end of analog TV - will your old TV go blank when digital TV arrives?
o Cablecard
  o Cable Hookup diagrams Index

  o Hookup Xbox 360 to TV/HDTV & 5.1 surround receiver
  o Hookup DVD, VCR, TV
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  o HDTV setup
  o TV PIP picture in picture hookup

  o Wall Mount your HDTV
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  o Flat Panel TV wall and ceiling mounts

  o Converter set-top-box for free digital TV on old TV set
  o Satellite TV and Cable TV compare costs, channels


  o Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Players
  o HD-DVD and Blu-ray Guide
  o Toshiba HD-DVD HD-A1 Player
  o Blu-ray Players - Sony
  o Blu-ray Players - Samsung
  o Blu-ray Players - Panasonic
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  o Portable DVD Players Buyers Guide

  o Copy videotape - VHS
  o VCR Operation
  o VCR and satellite TV
  o VCR Operation Guide
  o DVD Recorder Operation
  o Copy VHS tape to DVD
  o Using VCR Plus+
  o VCR Recording
  o Create a personal tribute on DVD
     use your digital camera and music source to record a video tribute on DVD

  o DVD Sound
  o DVD Player Audio
  o DVD Player Cyberhome
  o DVD Players
  o DVD Player- how to connect

  o How to connect DVD player to TV in 10 easy steps
  o DVD VCR hookup to TV - A/B switches
  o DVD Player- what to look for
  o RF modulator connection diagrams

  o DVD Video standard
  o DVD Video glossary
  o DVD Player Buying Guide
  o DVD Recorder Basics
  o DVD formats compatibility
  o DVD Recorder Copy Protection
  o DVD VCR connection

  o Macrovision
  o DVD connection - RF modulator
  o DVD Recorder Buying Guide
  o DVD Recorder hard disk drive
  o DVD Recorder Panasonic
  o DVD recorders- Sony
  o DVD Recorder - Sony hard disk drive

  o DualDisc


  Home theater connections
  Home theater connections guide
  Home theater subwoofer guide
  Home theater RECEIVER Guide
  Home theater in a box guide
  Speaker wire and cable

  o Minidisc user guide


  Satellite TV Basics
  Satellite TV - buying guide
  Satellite TV - basic information
  Satellite TV - installation
  Satellite TV - DirecTV
  Satellite TV - Dish Network
  Satellite TV - Gear: receivers, dish antenna
  Satellite TV receiver Dishnetwork 811

  Satellite TV and HDTV tuners/receivers
  Satellite TV - Reception
  Satellite TV - Glossary
  Diagram DBS satellite connection dual LNB, multiswitch, diplexer, receiver, TV
  Diagram hookup satellite dual 2 LNB to receiver and TV
  Satellite TV Glossary
  Programming for Dishnetwork and DirecTV

  Satellite TV comparison - DirecTV vs. Dish Network
  Satellite TV dish alignment

  Satellite TV receivers
  TV satisfaction
  Dish Network Receivers
  DVR - digital video recorder
  Converter set-top-box for free digital TV on old TV set


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  HDTV setup
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  • PC to stereo hookup
  • PC to stereo connection
  • Windows Sound Recorder
  • PC to HDTV Connection
  • Audio Video Connection Types
  • Hookup Diagram Blu-ray HDTV
  • Hookup Diagram Blu-ray HDTV AV receiver
  • Blu-ray disc and Surround Sound