Quiz: Digital Entertainment Systems Tips and Tricks
These days everyone wants a digital entertainment system in their homes. Most people will tell you that bigger is better, but is it really that simple? Take our quiz to learn a few tips and tricks to help you assemble the right system for you.
What is the standard aspect ratio of a widescreen television?
How do you calculate how far from your television you should be sitting?
subtract the width of the TV from 6 feet (1.8 meters)
1.5 times the width of the TV
just far away enough to avoid eye strain
What will likely happen of you sit too close to the TV screen?
The sound will not be balanced.
The remote control won't work.
The picture quality will appear poor.
At what height should you hang your television?
wherever your line of vision is drawn to
5 feet from the floor
5 feet from the ceiling
Which of these techniques will help determine where your line of sight lands?
Sit down, raise your arms to shoulder height and have a friend mark a spot on the wall just above that height.
Stand in front of a chair, walk directly toward the wall and mark the spot on the wall.
Sit in your seat, throw a dart at the wall, and nail the first hook into the resulting hole.
What is the benefit of labeling your system cables?
Which of these is the safest type of cable to hide within a wall?
copper wire cables
Which of these problems might you face if you run your high-voltage cables near your audio cables?
When choosing a color for your entertainment room, which of these is best?
What sort of paint finish should you use for your media room?
What is the benefit of a CD/DVD combo unit?
faster internet service
DivX systems are used to perform which of these functions?
to download and view movies
to surf the web
to connect your system to a DVD player
At what height should you set your speakers?
in the corners of the ceiling
as close to the television as possible
What can you use to determine the placement of each speaker in a multi-speaker system?
Where should you place the center speaker of your sound system?
above or below the TV
on the ceiling above where you sit
to the left of the TV
Where is the best place for the subwoofers?
12 and 6 o'clock
3 and 9 o'clock
above and below the TV
What is the annual cost to consumers from unused electricity?
Why should you NOT throw away electronic devices?
They have toxic ingredients.
They could be recycled.
both of the above
Which of these does the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOT recommend doing with your unwanted electronic devices?
melt them down
What is a good reason to use an online backup site?
Some states require you to back up your electronic data.