Everyone loves going to the cinema especially as a family but have you ever thought about bringing the cinema experience home? With Blu-ray players it is now easier than ever to have that high definition experience you would get at the cinema but without the big screen it just isn’t complete. In order to get that immersive cinematic experience, many people are now installing their own surround sound home cinema systems in their living room. But, what makes a good home cinema system? Most people don’t know where to start so here we detail everything you need to know about getting started.
There are three main areas that are important when looking at your home cinema system. The first area is sound quality in that you will want a system that delivers the best audio quality possible, using surround sound to ensure the immersive and clear experience. The next is how easy it is to use as nobody wants a complex home cinema system that looks amazing but they feel they need to hire a cinema screen operator to use. A system with simple and easy control and remote is something you should definitely be looking for. The final area is how easy it will be for you to set up in your living room. You need you consider every aspect of the set up; this includes any cabling involved, placement of speakers- are they wireless or not, setting up speaker levels properly etc. You don’t want to get home with your system and be completely lost with what to do or have a system that is not everything you paid for due to incorrect installation.
The next question you will be asking yourself is what type of home cinema system you should buy. There are a number of different systems for you to consider but the most commonly purchased is the all in one systems. As the name would suggest, these systems come with everything you need, speakers, cables, amplifiers, set up guides etc. and depending on the system you may also get a DVD or Blu-ray player. These types of packages are available in different systems ranging from2.1 up to 7.1. These numbers are representative of how many speakers/subwoofers they contain. The first number represents the number of speakers and the second the number of subwoofers.
The next most common option is for people to buy separate parts for their home cinema system. Often people will already have parts at home they want to use to create a home cinema system so may only need to buy certain parts such as amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers. This may appeal more to individuals wanting to create their perfect bespoke home cinema set up and makes it much easier in the long term if you want to upgrade different parts. It should however be noted that more often than not this can be a more expensive option.
If you are looking into buying your first home cinema system you may want to consider visiting a specialist technology company. They will not only be able to help advise you on which home cinema system is best for your budget and for your home but more often than not have services in place to help install these systems for you.