A home theater system is a great way to get more enjoyment out of your home. While the initial investment may be expensive, this is an investment that will save you money over time. Instead of heading to the movies, you can kick back with a Blu-Ray and a bowl of popcorn. The following are just seven items every home theater system must have.
1080p HD TV
It’s important to buy a TV with the best resolution and that means a 1080p HD LCD or plasma TV. Many experts also recommend a TV that is LED backlit and has quatron technology, which means the TV uses four colors instead of three. If you enjoy 3D movies or video games, you should also consider a TV that has this technology built in.
Surround Sound System
One of the reasons people love going to the movies is the quality of the sound. A sound system with a subwoofer and at least four speakers should be part of your home theater system. This is something you do not want to skimp on. Spend the extra money and time shopping for the best system. Visit the electronics store and listen to several brands before making your final decision.
If you love movies, you need a Blu-Ray player that handles 1080p HD resolution. It’s also a nice feature to purchase a player that will upconvert DVD to movies to a better resolution. You also have the option to purchase a player that will allow you to watch Netflix movies.
TV and Subscription Viewing Devices
Obviously, you want access to great television. Because of the latest advances, satellite is usually the best option. For example, Dish Network allows you to get a DVR that will record up to 6 shows at once and the company also offers Blockbuster @ Home service. If you didn’t purchase a Blu-Ray player than handle Netflix and other subscription services, you may want to purchase a Roku player or even a gaming console that will allow you to use these services.
It doesn’t do you any good to invest in a great Blu-Ray player or satellite service if you don’t have HDMI cables. Without the proper cables, you won’t get HD reception.
Just like you protect your computer, you want a surge protector to protect your home theater equipment. A surge protector also makes it much easier to unhook your equipment when a storm rolls in.
Last, but not least, invest in a universal remote to make it easier to control your multiple devices. You don’t want to spend hundreds on a universal remote, but you need to make sure it handles the number of devices you have and has room to add additional devices in the future.
A home theater can save you a lot of money on going out for entertainment. Follow the tips above and you’ll have a system that you and your family will love.
About the Author: Despina Wampole is an advertising executive by day and entertainment buff by night. She loves helping her clients creat sms advertising campaigns and then relaxes at night with her family and a good movie.