Monthly Archives: September 2016

Building a Home Theater on a Budget

Americans tend to spend a lot of time in front of our television sets. Whether we are movie junkies with multiple memberships to Internet movie rental companies or are serious addicts to all things reality on television we are addicted to our entertainment. Since we spend so much time watching our televisions it makes sense that we make a sizeable investment in our home theater in order to get the best possible quality picture and sound from our systems. We do not, however live in a one […]

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Basic Components for a Home Theater

Many people never bother looking into purchasing a home theater through sheer fear of the decisions that may need to be made in the process. Many among these aren’t even sure of exactly which components are included in a home theater or which ones are needed in order to create an effective and entertaining home theater. For this reason, many people simply do not bother going through the process of looking at their options when it comes to these wonderful systems on the market today much less […]

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Making The Connection

Putting together a home theater is in many ways a bit like playing with Lego bricks. You start with some bits and pieces, and can add them together, and add to them, in such a way as to make something else. For many people, this is something that constitutes a hobby. Getting the best from your home entertainment system is a subjective matter – what you want from your home theater may be different from what other people would want, so it’s not just about the “best […]

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Plug and Play or Mix and Match?

It is undoubtedly true that people who buy home theater equipment have different needs and different levels of knowledge for the products that they are buying. As with many other things, you can pay for a package deal which only requires you to put the finishing touches in place, or you can go for component parts and put them together yourself. It’s like buying ready made lasagne or the pasta sheets, ground beef, tomatoes, cheese and sauce ingredients. You may be paying for convenience, but what are […]

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Do Old Movies Look Right On New Technology?

Spending a lot of money on installing a home theater is a way of experiencing new films in the way the director intended them to be enjoyed, but not everybody likes new movies. For the classicist, is there a danger that investing in new technology will take some of the spirit of the older movies they like? Certainly there has been some debate over the remastering of older movies for broadcast on newer technology, and whether this strips away the authenticity of the show – but is […]

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A Matter of Arrangement

Creating or purchasing a home theater is inevitably an exciting moment for a person with the funds to do it properly. However, there is no question that some people make the mistake of thinking about what they are going to buy but forgetting all about where they are going to put it. This can easily lead to the kind of situation where you have a great home entertainment system but lack the means to really make it work as it should. A key element of this decision […]

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Home Theaters For The Sports Fan

Much of the discussion about home theaters centers on how good they are for watching films, but they are greatly adaptable. This, after all, is one of their major selling points. Even if you aren’t much into films, a home theater can be a very good investment for other reasons – for example, if you are a sports buff. Although for most sports fans, there is nothing to compare with actually being at the game, there is definitely an advantage to being able to watch them in […]

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The Multi Room Home Theater

The more you spend on a home theater, the more you can do with it. Of course, this does mean that some people can put together more impressive packages than others, but this is a simple fact of life. But it is true that the more you have to put into a home theater package, the more enjoyment you can get from it. In some cases, it is possible to have the system run different entertainment in different rooms, making for the perfect entertainment package. The more […]

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Starting With A Small Step

Putting together a home theater is something that can be done in stages, or all in one go. People with enough money, or the time to dream about what they would do if they did, may well sit and put together a plan for their perfect home entertainment system, but for others it may be something that happens bit by bit. If you want the perfect home entertainment system but do not have the money to immediately make it a reality, then you may find that starting […]

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How 3D TV Fits In A Home Theater

The world has been advancing technologically since before most of us were born but it may seem like the concept of advancing technology is a recent thing. The reason for this seems to be the rate of progress. We are scarcely digesting the magic of big-screen high-definition TV and all of a sudden the next big thing is arriving. For fans of technological wizardry the big talking point in the middle of 2014 is the magic of 3D TV. It may seem like a kitschy throwback to […]

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