Top 5 home theater essentials

Sure, you sold your car to buy the best HDTV on earth, but what do you connect to it? This stuff.

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This is the golden era of new ways to watch TV. From online to Blu-ray to streaming games and more, it's a great time to be a television--or watch one. This is the best stuff to connect to your HDTV.

CNET's latest home theater essentials list is always a great road map to killer viewing.

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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