Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Theater System
The price of televisions seems to be coming down as the options increase. There are great offers on large flat screen TV’s in retail stores, discount stores, and major savings chains like Sam’s and Costco. The picture quality is incredible and the expectations of the consumer have been girded by intense advertising. The problem is in the expectations. The picture quality and the visual experience are truly amazing. The problem comes when the consumer has the same expectations for the sound quality. Customers are looking to be immersed into a home theater experience and this generally requires an additional purchase of a sound system that is compliant with your newly acquired television. How does one go about finding the perfect match for a true home theater system?
First, decide what kind of system you want. There are 3 major types of home theater systems. The first and perhaps the purest system is a 5.1 system This system consists of a dedicated sub-woofer with side and rear speakers that are hard-wired. The second is a 2.1 system. This system uses a sub-woofer and side speakers and uses software to create the illusion of true surround sound. Finally, there is the sound bar style. This system uses software to simulate the surround sound experience.
The next step is to decide on the power. Take into consideration the size of the room you will use and the quality you demand. Make sure you can connect to all the pertinent accoutrements. Planning is a must to take into consideration ipods, ipads, DVD players, game players like X-box or any video attachments wanted.
In some respects, home theater systems are like a good golf club. You have to like the way it looks before you can bond with it. Don’t underestimate the importance of looks and style. You will be living with this system so you might as well enjoy the aesthetics.
Finding the right home theater system is involved, but not difficult if you consider each of these components in a step by step process. The internet allows one to shop a wide variety of outlets in just minutes. Finding a knowledgeable sales associate can be a major plus in helping to make a wise decision.