Making A Home Theater Purchase
The home theater has many components to make it a complete system. Each component works with another to help create the best sound and picture quality that you desire for your home theater system. Included here is a list of the basic components and their function within the home theater system. This article should help you in making a home theater purchase.
The receiver is a very vital part to your true home theater system. Through this receiver you may get your satellite or cable signal, you will get your AM and FM radio transmissions, and you will likely run every separate component through this one unit. You will want to choose a receiver that has the option for many different auxiliary inputs and if you are interested in piping music to your entire home, you will want one that has options for turning on and off certain speaker channels. Your receiver is one that you will want to be comfortable handling and want to keep for several years. These days, you want to get a receiver with no less than 7.1 Dolby surround sound which will give you seven speakers and a subwoofer. The newest receivers have input areas for XM or Sirius satellite radio, the newest thing and probably the future of radio.
The television is another obviously vital part of any home theater. Without a television, you can’t exactly refer to the system as a theater. In most cases, the television will be the biggest expense in the purchase of the home theater system. There are many types of televisions on the market today from CRT (the standard older model), to flat screen, LCD, plasma, and projection just to name a few. The size and shape of your room has a lot to do with the type of television you will want to buy. Of course, your budget will have the biggest bearing on that choice, I am sure. To determine the size screen necessary for your viewing pleasure, you will need to measure the distance from the furthest point in your home theater and go to the electronics stores and stand approximately that far away. Being able to see all of the different television sets in one store will help you determine which one is right for you.
The CD/DVD player is another important part of your home theater. The DVD player normally has the ability to play CDs as well. By connecting everything through the receiver, you are able to play CDs through stereo surround sound and the music will be great! When purchasing the DVD player, don’t get the cheapest one that you can find, try to find one that supports DivX which is the format of shows and movies downloaded from the internet. This will save you the money of having to buy another DVD player in a couple of years when this accessory is more important to you.
Speakers are the component that get the least credit, but they deserve much more. The speakers are what truly gives the feeling of being in a theater. The sound coming from all around you in several different corners of the room, coupled with the larger screen television, gives you the feel of being back in the movie theater.
The process of buying a home theater does not have to be a grueling one, but you need to make sure that plenty of research is done before any purchases are made.