To get started with a home theatre system does not need to cost a lot. A home cinema can be very basic costing less than $100 or it can be hugely expensive designed and installed by specialist engineers. Here are a few different approaches.
The very least you need to do is get a set of surround sound speakers and run your televisions audio through them. You may be surprised at just how effective this can be. Audio is the main area we can easily recreate that home cinema feel.
You have the speakers now sort out the visual side of things. A large screen TV, High Definition is preferred, or perhaps a digital projector system could follow. What do you want to view on your system? For movies – a Blu-ray player is a great choice in terms of quality. Perhaps you want to link in your games platform and enjoy your latest game in HD with surround sound.
If you have come this far you really should be spending any extra money on upgrading the audio. Multi channel surround sound with a dedicated amplifier is a good progression. Consider using a wireless surround sound system for ease of fitting and to make surround sound speaker placement much more flexible. Once you go wireless you will never have to fight with a multitude of cables.
Setting up a room solely for your home theatre is a reality that can be achieved without spending a fortune and it will greatly add to the overall effect. You no longer need to be a celebrity to afford your own home cinema.
Of course at the extreme end of the market the price of equipment can be astounding. People spend small fortunes on the latest digital home cinema gear but the truth is – you can get a great set-up for a lot less than ever before in today’s market.