Add a Mac to Your Home Theater on the…Well…Kinda Cheap

On November 6, 2007, in How-To, by Larry Grinnell

This article is a work in progress, as is my home theater installation. I also intend for this article to spawn several product reviews as I go along. Be warned.

I’ve been playing with HDTV, ever since I got a really nice bonus from work a few years ago. I mean a REALLY NICE BONUS. Being the foot loose and fancy free single guy that I am (and not having a “finance committee” to control my expenditures), I had no intention of doing practical things like paying bills with that money–noooo, it was time to build a home theater with a big screen high definition TV!

Basically defined, a home theater integrates various electronic components to provide an experience not unlike what you might have at a movie theater, but without all the negatives. Please refer to the block diagram below (licensed through Creative Commons, source: teques.com):

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Battery Technology
A Brief Discussion

On August 4, 2004, in Nemo Memo, Opinion, by John Nemerovski

I’m surprised at the difficulty and expense of replacing iPod batteries. Not yet owning an iPod, I have been learning how individual models of iPod require different batteries and replacement techniques. Why should they cost so much and be so hard to swap?

In my work as a private music teacher and computer tutor, a CD-Walkman style of player is more appropriate than an iPod, so far. Swapping discs is what I need to do throughout the day, so I’ll save my $$$ for an iPod to be purchased when the time is right.

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