Ladies! Isn’t it great having a quality home theater system? Endless popcorn, drink, and a cozy cinema experience. You don’t need to love action or war films to enjoy the perks of a home theater system. A colorful chick flick after you tuck the kids in bed, a full family fun or any other genre you are into will be best on a home cinema.
Getting a thrilling cinematic experience requires that you have the right equipment in the right places. In this article, I will talk about how to choose your home cinema system. What to look out for and what to avoid.
The first thing I’ll urge you to do though is to create a space in your home for your home theater system. It could be your sitting room, a vacant room besides your sitting room, or a new wing you decide to add to your home. Just dedicate that space to your home theater system and take note of its size as its size would be very instrumental in your choice of home theater systems.
After you have decided on the place make sure there are precautions for small children and pets. These could be fixing equipment on the floor, placing them behind furniture and out of reach.
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What to Look Out For In a Home Theater System?
A Surround Sound Speaker System
The majority of film enthusiasts I know appreciate the video and sound quality over every other feature. As such, your sound system should produce sounds as you would hear them in real life. Choose a system that makes you feel the cry of a baby as you would in real life, the grief of war, the blasting sound of a bomb, the gentle sound of the breeze along the beach, the background music associated with pain, action, joy, relief, and even fear.
What kind of speaker system should it be? What should it be made of? Well, it should be one that delivers a cinematic experience. To optimize audio sounds, you need to discover what each speaker does and how they should be placed. A sound system of 5 speakers and a subwoofer is perfect. The 5.1 speaker system is what is commonly used. The Onkyo HT-55800 5.1 surround sound speakers are sure to give you a phenomenal cinematic effect.
How to Set It Up?
- First of all, note your central sitting point
- Place each speaker at different angles, all directed towards your sitting point (at least no one sees a movie while walking around). Your speakers should include a center-channeled speaker especially as you would be using them for movies.
- Clear all objects in the path of the speakers so that nothing obstructs the sound coming from them.
- Keep the speakers at your ear level so that they give the needed effect.
- Make adjustments to the position of your sound speakers until you get the right fit, the best position that gives you the optimum sound.
- I mentioned earlier that the size of your room is important. A large room would need amplifiers and full-range speakers. A small room, on the other hand, doesn’t need such.
- You might as well want to consider a processor as it not only helps in giving the most but in losing the least sound.
If you are on a budget, you might want to read this review on the best home theater system for you.
Best Home Theater Systems for Film Enthusiasts
Here are some of the best home theater systems, they are tested and trusted and are sure to give you that amazing film viewing experience. You might want to check out this detailed review of home theater systems for your every budget.
Sony 5.1 Channel
Sony 5.1 channel is really dependable, and it comes at a really great price. Not only is it great for movie enthusiasts, it’s also a great option for those of you who are on a shoestring budget. It offers an integrated Blu-ray player that supports 1080p video playback, 5 satellite speakers and a stereo tuner that makes listening to the radio a breeze.
This sound system gives you access to Sony entertainment network, it weighs 29.6 pounds and it includes 3D active shutter glasses.
This home theater system is sure to give your ordinary movies that cinematic touch, and it comes at a price that’s pretty reasonable. It can upconvert your DVDs to full high-definition video, and you can seamlessly connect it to your television by using the single HDMI cable it sports.
It has a selectable speaker layout, it supports USB and HDD playback, weighing 19.5 pounds. One of the downsides of this home theater system is that the remote isn’t really easy to use.
Coming with a smart Blu-ray technology and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, this home theater system can easily turn your living room into a cinema hall. It gives the room it occupies and the television a relatively modern feel, and its 3D video support and 5.1 channel surround sound all add up to make using this home theater system a bomb.
It sports a DVD up-conversion function, you’d have access to opera TV store apps, and you’d be enjoying the usage of the soft rear speakers.
Bose SoundTouch 135
I wouldn’t write this list without, at least touching this home theater system, because it’s one of those I have personally tested, and over time, I have grown fond of it, and I can say I now trust what it offers you film enthusiasts.
I mentioned earlier that the size of your room has a lot to do with the effectiveness of your home theater system, and I encouraged (in a sense) that the smaller the room, the easier to use and set up a sound system. Well, Bose SoundTouch 135 is designed for your man cave and large rooms.
It comes 100% equipped with an advanced control console that has been designed to support about 6 of your high-definition entertainment components. The 37-inch soundbar offers you crystal clear audio that comes in every direction you can imagine.
It comes with a really easy and intuitive setup, it offers you 6 precisely-positioned drivers and the bass output is simply topnotch. Compared to many of the home theater systems we looked at here, Bose SoundTouch 135 is pretty weighty, seems like the price you pay for something more efficient.
Picture quality and sound effects are among the major reasons why we go to the cinema. Great sounds, bright, highly defined pictures and that darkness that comes with a cozy feeling. You can have this and more in your home if you take the above into consideration and choose the best-fit equipment. Recreating the cinema in your home is a possibility now. You might want to check out my blog for guides that will help you, not only to choose great home theater systems, but also to select great televisions, cameras, and even music and movie production equipment.
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