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One-box Wonders: All-in-one Home Theater Quiz
by Staff
While buying an all-in-one home theater (also known as home theater-in-a-box, or HTIAB) simplifies a lot of your decisions about components, there's still a lot to learn about home entertainment technology. Think you know the ins and outs of home theater systems?

When reading up on speaker systems, what does the number after the decimal point mean?

  • transmission strength of the overall signal
  • the development generation of the speaker system
  • the number of subwoofers

The subwoofer channel transmits bass sounds. What's the frequency range for those signals, in hertz?

  • the 20 to 200-Hz range
  • the 40 to 400-Hz range
  • the 100 to 400-Hz range

What color is the laser used in a Blu-ray player?

  • red, as with any other disc reader
  • blue, obviously
  • The Blu-ray laser is not visible.

When you press a button on your remote control, what's coming out of it?

  • sonic waves
  • infrared light
  • ultraviolet light

To what connection system in your home does the 802.11 standard refer?

  • the wireless network
  • the digital cable connection
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Which is better, a WiFi signal in 802.11n or 802.11g?

  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • There is no difference.

What does "HDMI" actually stand for?

  • High Definition Media Interface
  • High-definition Digital Memory Interface
  • High-speed Digital Media Input

What's the name of the three-color cables we still use on some older systems?

  • Cyan-Yellow-Magenta (CYM)
  • Visual-Graphic-Antenna (VGA)
  • Video Graphics Array (VGA)

How large is an image transmitted at 1080p?

  • 1920 by 1080 pixels
  • 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) wide or larger
  • less than 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) wide

Which TV type uses liquid crystals to display the image?

  • LCD
  • LED
  • both