Purchasing your first home theater system can be exciting but can get a little confusing when you don’t know much about the product. Your best bet is to learn about home theater systems before you hit the stores or you may end up with an over priced system that is not suited to your needs. Do a little online research, read some reviews of certain equipment like the new wireless home theater systems, compare brands and prices and read all that can about any systems that you may consider purchasing. This is a large investment and you will want to know as much about the product as possible.
Many people will tell you that the chief component of any home media theater is the sound system. The thrill of hearing the sound traveling around the theater can be duplicated with one of the many home theater surround sound systems available. Look for a system that is within your budget, a set of seven speakers can cost you anywhere from $200.00 to $1,000.00 (USD). Ask sales associates if the system you’re considering can be hooked up at the store so you can listen to the sound yourself before you buy it.
The second chief component is the theater screen. In this instance, bigger is truly better. Always remember that you’re trying to recreate that in theater look and feel and really, one of the main reasons we go to view films at the theater is that giant movie screen. You will want to create that same larger than life feel at home so look for a screen that takes up as much viewing space as possible and make sure that the picture is sharp and clear and well detailed. Prices range from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 for good screens.
After you set up your system you may want to redecorate your new media room. There’s a variety of special theater carpeting and home media theater lighting available that will give your room a cool movie theater appearance. You might find that you’ll want to invest in some of the stylish home theater chairs to add an even more authentic feel to your room.
Once your room is done and the equipment is installed, your room will become all about home theater entertaining, allowing you and your family and friends to spend many hours enjoying films in the comfort and privacy of your own home!