Welcome to ZDNet's new Home Theater blog

Welcome to ZDNet's new Home Theater blog

Summary: I'm happy to introduce our new Home Theater blog, the latest to join the ZDNet blog lineup. I'm pulling double duty here, as I already handle the SOHO networking blog—and there's more and more overlap between the two categories these days.

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I'm happy to introduce our new Home Theater blog, the latest to join the ZDNet blog lineup. I'm pulling double duty here, as I already handle the SOHO networking blog—and there's more and more overlap between the two categories these days. With HDTVs and home theater products becoming a greater part of our daily lives, we figured it was high time to cover all the digital entertainment products that hope to invade the living room.

Let's jump right into some of the hot topics to get things rolling. Feel free to share your opinions on the following questions in our Talkback section:

Have LCDs caught up to plasmas in picture quality?

Is it really worth spending extra money on a 1080p HDTV today?

When will Blu-ray overtake standard-def DVDs in popularity?

Cable, satellite, or fiber optic?

Those should get the discussion rolling. I look forward to bringing you all the latest news from the home theater market, and hearing your views on the latest trends and controversies.

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  • Installation, installation, installation

    Come on... you all know as well as me that HT installation
    fees can easily cost just as much, if not more than double the
    amount of equip. purchased. Please add this section (e.g.
    professional vs. DIY)
    dascha1
  • RE: Welcome to ZDNet's new Home Theater blog

    Welcome! :)
    zwhittaker
  • A few answers to get things rolling.

    While Plasma has superior color when compared to LCD it also has pixel shape distortion, (rectangular versus square) and must be used in a room with out front lighting. They also are thicker, heavier and consume more power.

    1080P is worth it if the TV is above 47 inches.

    BluRay will not overtake standard DVD until the players break the $149.99 price point.

    Definitely satellite! Cable still carries to many analog channels and fiber optic is in too few markets.
    ShadeTree
  • RE: Welcome to ZDNet's new Home Theater blog

    OK....so we're all broke...No ski trip this Winter and no European vacation next Summer. The question is what the heck are we going to do to entertain ourselves until this economic nightmare ends?

    My suggestion......convert a room in your house into a Home Theater! I AM NOT CRAZY It's not as expensive as you think! You can buy a HDTV projector for $1,000, a screen for @250 add a HDMI cable and you have a Home Theater in your house.

    www.BuildYourOwnTheater.com
    Swanny101