5.0 out of 5 stars
A Bargain at Twice the Price, Feb. 2 2003
When I went shopping for a home theater system I had many questions; Do you get more when you pay more for equipment?, Do I need the big wire (Monster Cables), What do all those letters like THX, DSS, HDTV, MPEG, really mean?
This book answers all those questions and a lot more. It should be titled, "All you really need to know about home theater." I figure that I have scrounged together a $15,000 system for about 1/2 that amount. When you know what you're looking for, you can get closeouts, discontinued models, etc and not get ripped off. I found that the information I had received in stores was sometimes close but sometimes dead wrong. When you finish this book you will not be at the mercy of uninformed sales people!
The book does get fairly technical but this is essentially a technical subject. Harley does a nice job of making it very understandable. The book is also very thorough as it covers every aspect of a home theater system.
I wished he had made more product recommendations but I can imagine that they would change frequently. I checked out his website and found that I could purchase up-to-date product reviews and recommendations for a few bucks; well worth it if you are about to spend from 3,000 on up on a home theater system.
This book is, as they say, a bargain at twice the price!