We discuss the benefits of home theatre systems, including the functions of the AV receiver. A High Definition LCD, LED LCD or plasma TV with Blu-ray player delivers brilliant pictures, but vision is only half the HD equation. Surround sound brings to life your favourite movies, sporting events and music. We discuss formats like Dolby Digital, and the difference between multi-channel configurations such as 5.1 and 7.1.

    • Buying Guide: Surround Sound

      Buying Guide: Surround Sound

      Surround sound adds another dimension to your favourite movies, sports and music, bringing them to life and immersing you in the action. We explain the basics of surround sound and what to consider when shopping for home theatre systems.