How to assemble a complete high definition home entertainment system, from beginning to end. By Anika Hillery.

So much of what we hear about high definition concentrates on the visual, but HD is much more than just a big, high resolution screen. The plasma, LCD or projector you’ve just bought or are planning to buy is just one part of a chain of equipment that, together, delivers the complete HD sound and picture experience. In the following pages, we provide a basic outline of all the elements for building a complete HD home theatre system, with our picks of the best gear in each category to help you on your way.