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Home Theater Systems Explained

  Home Theater Systems  A home theater system is designed to reproduce and transmit a cinema quality video picture and crystal clear audio sound. 3D-HDTV, LCD TV, HDTV, projectors and surround sound systems are the next generation of the theater experience being brought into the home as prices continue to drop and quality improves.

  The goal of recreating a movie theater is quite simple. Place a movie screen across the wall, with a projector placed at the back of a room or put a HDTV with a receiver on an entertainment stand and place speakers around a room with furnishings like upholstered seats and couches. This is all a person really needs to get started. For a standard home theater system, the video display unit should be at least 40 inches, and the surround sound system itself should consist of at least five speakers.

Features and Benefits of Home Theater Systems

  A flat screen provides a much sharper image than a typical (CRT) tube type television screen. CRT Television screens have fewer lines which means a lower resolution and the ability to provide the realism observed on a movie screen. Home theater systems are designed to take care of that problem and provide a worthwhile re-creation of the movie theater itself.

  Home theater components can comprise of something as simple as a DVD player fed through a receiver and a large screen television. Or it can be an elaborate arrangement where an entire room is professionally wired involving a blu-ray player, multiple speakers and a projector set up with a large projection screen. A person is only limited by their imagination and budget to get the ultimate home theater experience.

  A home theater room housing the home theater system is usually a windowless room with curtains covering the walls, just like a movie theater. Custom made rooms usually tend to be more sophisticated and found in higher end homes. A home theater system installation gives a touch of class, a uniqueness and taste to the room with the functionality of a movie theater. It also helps to increase the resale value of a home.

  You might be looking at a home theater system for your home and want to settle for nothing less than the best home theater room money can buy. Be sure to hire certified professional installers who will custom design the entire movie viewing room and gear it towards delivering a personalized cinema experience. Be prepared to spend a substantial amount of money though, or you can do-it-yourself for less but with the same results.

Wireless Home Theater Network Systems

  The next step to a professional home theater system involves getting rid of the cumbersome wiring and replacing it with a wireless home theater network. This is needed to connect the multiple speakers placed at various locations as well as other equipment to send and receive signals to each other. Even though these wireless networks are more expensive, they often prove to be worth their value by being free from the numerous electrical and speaker wires while hiding them from view.

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