home theater in a box


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home theater in a box

A packaged audio system for a home theater. A home theater in a box (HTIB), also called a "home theater system" (HTS), includes the A/V receiver and at least five speakers and a subwoofer. A DVD player may be optional or included, or for lower-end HTIBs, built into the receiver. The receiver and speakers are expected to be matched for wattage and quality, thus eliminating the confusion of choosing from myriad product offerings. After purchasing a TV, only one HTIB package is required to complete the home theater system. See home theater, soundbar and in a box.


A Denon Home Theater in a Box
This quality HTIB combines a Denon 90-watt per channel A/V receiver with five matched speakers and subwoofer from Boston Acoustics. (Image courtesy of Denon Electronics LLC, www.usa.denon.com)
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Bose, for example, announced its Lifestyle 8 home theater system -- its lowest-priced home theater in a box. The Lifestyle 8 is expected to ship this fall and sell for less than $1,500.
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Looking for ways to capitalize on the home theater trend, audio divisions at such companies as JVC, Pioneer, RCA, Sanyo Fisher, and Emerson are focusing on home theater in a box. The companies have designed boxes and special displays to draw consumer attention.
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Robert Garcia, vice president, audio product management for Thomson Consumer Electronics, manufacturer of RCA and GE branded A-V products, said its two RCA home theater in a box systems feature RCA's mascots, Nipper and Chipper, watching a TV that has a space ship shooting out from the screen.
Emerson, which refreshed its home theater in a box line in the spring, is planning a major expansion in 1997 with at least five new SKUs.