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Water Street Stereo: AV and Home Theater Glossary

AV and Home Theater Glossary

A/V or AV is an acronym used when referring to both Audio and Video
Component Video
Description Pending
Composite Video
Description Pending
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
High Definition interface that provides digital connectivity for both audio and video information over a single cable
Home Theater
A Home theater is a home entertainment system that includes both electronic video and audio equipment. Some systems may incorporate surround sound, gaming consoles, media center computers and multi room control systems.
Acronym for Light Emitting Diode. Used for backlighting in LCD televisions
Acronym for Liquid Crystal Display
Plasma Television
Definition Pending
Description Pending
When applied to sound, it refers to 2-channel audio in which one channel is dedicated to the left and the other channel to the right
Structured Wiring
A planned cabling system in which video, audio, voice and data information can be managed for home theaters, computers, multi-room video, phone and other telecommunication devices.
Surround Sound
Audio system that generally includes 5 speakers (L,R, Center, LF, LR) and a subwoofer (5.1 surround sound) but may be made up of other speaker configurations such as 7.1 or more. The audio signal for surround sound systems must be made up of at least 6 discrete channels of sound. Usually accompanies a video system.