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CTA: Overview Of Consumer Electronics
Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), provides information about the features of specific consumer electronic products. It explains the technologies that make them work, and it offers help in buying, connecting and maintaining them.

HGTV Remodels: 10 Unique Home Theater Themes
HGTV Remodels describes 10 unique designs for home theatres.

HGTV Remodels: 18 Pro Theater Designs
HGTV Remodels online slide show describes some incredible home theaters to inspire your own project.

HGTV Remodels: Designer Home Theaters & Media Rooms
HGTV Remodels provides pictures of inspirational home theater and media room designs.

HGTV Remodels: High-End Home Theater Designs
HGTV Remodels online slideshow offers examples of high-end home theatre designs.
Information Sources

Electronic House: Resource Site On Home Theaters
Electronic House magazine provides information and resources on home theaters.

Electronic Products and Technology: Magazine For Electronics Industry
Electronic Products and Technology magazine for the electronics industry covers industry news, application stories, feature articles, product announcements, service developments and more.

Sound & Vision: Magazine On Home Theater & Audio
Sound and Vision Magazine provides tests and reviews of home theater equipment such as HDTVs, surround sound speakers, home theater systems, Blu-ray and HD DVD players, LCD and Plasma TVs, amps and preamps, speakers and subwoofers and more.
Issues & Performance

CTA: List Of Standards For Communications & Electronics
Consumer Technology Association developes industry standards to enable interoperability between new products and existing devices. They list standards for audio systems; video systems; television data; DTV interface; intelligent mobility; health, fitness & wellness; consumer electronics networking; modular communications interface for energy management; residential systems; augmented & virtual reality; artificial intelligence.

NRCan: Canadian Consumer Electronics Participants In ENERGY STAR
Natural REsources Canada provides a list of participants in it's ENERGY STAR program in Canada, with links to their web-sites.

HGTV Remodels: Home Theater Planning Guide
HGTV Remodels provides information and resources on home theaters including the basics, how to set goals, inspiration and design ideas, choosing the right audio and visual equipment, wiring, and furnishings.

JLC: Builder Considerations For Installing Home Theaters
Journal of Light Construction article by an owner of a home automation company explains what general contractors need to know to coordinate the installation of home theater systems.

Remodeling: Tips For Installing A TV Over A Fireplace
Remodeling magazine says in many living and family room designs, it might seem like the best place to install the flat screen television is above the fireplace. But before you do that, the Chimney Safety Institute of America advises you to take a few precautions.
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