Quiz: Home Theater Lingo Quiz
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Home Theater Lingo Quiz
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HD, DVD, LCD. What do all of these acronyms stand for anyway? See if you're up on your home theater jargon in our home theater lingo quiz.

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This media format succeeded the VHS tape as the most popular format for distributing movies, but what does its name stand for?
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Speaking of VHS, the tape format was used for home video for years. But do you know what VHS means?
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Before VHS became standard, it battled with another tape format for dominance of the home video market. What was it called?
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Surround sound sure pumps out a lot of noise. How many channels of audio are there in Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround?
6
8
9
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How many subwoofers would there be in a 7.2 surround sound configuration?
2
5
7
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This sound certification is actually named after a movie written and directed by George Lucas before he made "Star Wars."
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Unlike DVD, Blu-ray isn't an acronym for anything. But do you know how it got its name?
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Blu-ray beat out this video disc format to become the DVD's true successor. What was it called?
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The short-lived HD-DVD was primarily pushed by Toshiba and Microsoft. What did its name stand for?
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Here's a classic format: Can you expand on the acronym CD?
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802.11 is a technology standard involving the Internet. Do you know what it relates to?
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Today's high definition televisions come in two resolutions: 720p and 1080p. But what does that "p" stand for?
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Full HD is another term for this resolution.
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Once the most popular interface for transferring video signals, this old analog standard will soon be phased out of the computer industry.
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HDMI is the current standard format for transferring high-definition signals between devices. But what does it mean?
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Unlike this other popular digital high definition interface, HDMI can transfer both audio and video.
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LCDs are the dominant displays in big-screen televisions. Do you know what an LCD is?
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Some LCD displays are lit up by OLEDs. OLED LCDs -- what are those?
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You'll need either cable Internet or DSL to stream video to your home. But what does the latter high-speed Internet acronym stand for?
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Cable and satellite boxes, as well as other media-playing home theater devices, are often called STBs, or:
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