If you are considering building a home theater, be aware that, without careful planning you can spend ten thousand dollars or more before your ultimate home theater is complete. By spending some time studying what is available and refining just what you want in a home theater, you can save a lot of money and end up with a system for a lot less that is perfectly suited to your needs. For most of us, setting aside just a couple thousand dollars is difficult enough, so you want to make sure you don’t waste a penny on a component you don’t need. The good news is that, if you do your homework and invest wisely in the right components, you can create a truly phenomenal home theater for a few thousand dollars.
The first recommendation when building a good quality home theater is to plan on buying just one piece at a time, rather than buying everything all at once. This allows you to upgrade your system steadily and take advantage of sales you find on individual items. It also allows you the time to save up for the purchase of better quality components of your system. Remember to make sure, before you buy any component, that it is compatible with what you have so far and with the pieces you still intend to buy.
The first item you should purchase when building your home theater system is the television, as the entire home theater system will center on this piece. High definition televisions are much cheaper now than they were just a few months ago. The new LED screens are the latest technology but, as they get cheaper, earlier plain LCD sets are absolute bargains! Make sure that, whatever television you buy that it is capable of 1080p HD resolution and can be connected to other components with an HDMI cable.
The second component to your home theater should be the receiver or amplifier. This piece brings all other components together and without a decent receiver, it is virtually impossible to have a good home theater. This is a piece of equipment that you do not skimp on when it comes to quality, as you will completely miss an important part of the ‘theater’ experience without it.
Once you have the receiver/amplifier your next purchase should be the speakers. Speakers are also very important to the ‘theater’ experience of your home theater, especially if you can afford a surround sound system. Surround sound comes from using smaller speakers that sit behind you and are controlled by the amplifier. If you can also add a subwoofer you will take a big step up in sound quality. By doing some studying and shopping around, you may find a high quality complete sound system with amplifier and matched speakers at a good price. Many of these systems are appearing with wireless transmitters that send the sound to wireless rear speakers. This makes the installation of surround sound systems much simpler.
Finally, the DVD player (or Blu Ray Player) completes your system. The prices on Blu Ray players have dropped so much that it makes no sense to buy a regular DVD player. The increase in picture quality between a DVD and Blu Ray on a 1080p TV with an HDMI connection is MORE than the difference between a DVD and an old VHS tape! Even if you have no Blu Ray discs now, you can still play regular DVD discs and still have the capability to start playing Blu Rays any time you want. Many video rental outlets have Blu Ray sections that are growing larger very quickly, so it makes sense to add this capability to your system.
There are 3D sets coming on the market, but you will always pay a premium for being an early adopter of new technologies like this. Instead, let the newest technology drive the price down on the previous generation of equipment, and you can snap up the bargains as these excellent pieces of equipment are put on sale! Fine Pitch LED Display