There are so many options when deciding on how to set up a home theater system that many people just go with what their local salesman recommends. This is not always a bad thing but can lead to some decisions that do not work best for their needs. There are a few things that should be considered for a home theater system.
Surround SoundThis is a must have for any home theater system. Surround sound gives a more movie theater experience by having the action coming from multiple directions instead of a single direction. This is especially effective for action movies but has benefits for all types of movies.
A popular option for many home entertainment centers is the video projector. Video projectors take an image on the television and move them to a projection screen that turns a normal sized television screen into a much larger image that provides an even more theater-like experience. There are also televisions available that project an image onto a projection screen. A projection television costs far less than a television that has a screen of similar size to the image after it has been projected.
Stereo systems are hugely popular because they can easily be integrated into a surround sound system. This is a popular option among those that like to hold parties. It can be used in a home theater system to allow the use of a stereo and video at the same time for experiences such as syncing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to The Wizard of Oz.
One of the newest technologies for home theater systems is 3D technology. As more and more movies are made to be compatible with 3D technology, the need to have home systems that are compatible has grown. There now exist a number of 3D televisions and are even 3D projectors to give the ultimate movie experience. These do still require special glasses to be viewed properly but are especially great for action movies and any movie that is being watched by children.
Overall, there are a lot of options for a home theater system. The final authority on what is needed for those systems is up to the owner. But decisions should not be made on the fly. Instead everyone should go into a store knowing exactly what they need.