Buying a home theater system
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Finding the best home audio theater systems will need some general knowledge of this technology itself. With quite expensive home theater systems available these days, you need to find the right one which suits your needs and will give value for your money. And one thing to consider on find the right one is to be knowledgeable about the basics of the technology of home theater systems.
Before buying one, read the whole article first.
A home theater system is often called theater in a box because of its size relative to the "real" theater. It is a smorgasbord of different systems rolled into one technological marvel. No matter how many features are built into it, some basic elements are still commonly shared by all high-quality home audio theater systems.
Of course, widely recognizable are the five-channel audio speakers built into it. The audio system consists of two front speakers, two surround-sound speakers and one center speaker. Mostly, each speaker has each own amplifier to strengthen its respective sound. One important aspect of the theater system is the control center which connects all parts of the entire system such as the digital video recorder, television and DVD player. Control centers provide the functionality of orchestrating the different outputs of the system parts. You can easily connect the video recorder output into the TV screen for example, and shift to watching your favorite DVD movie at the touch of a control button, for example.
Choose an audio system which is of high quality, poor surround sound will definitely affect your user experience. Audio systems have different surround-sound formats that offer different degrees of realism and listening experience. These various audio formats decode the sound inputs and release them through the speakers. Sound formats like Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital and Dolby True HD are some of the best surround-sound formats of an audio system.
One more thing, in order to maximize the quality use of the speakers, it is important to choose amplifiers which will complement the surround-sound of the speakers. There's a need to correctly pair speakers with the right amplifiers. Low quality speakers need amplifiers of high power, while sensitive speakers don't need much tweaking the amplifiers' volume capacity.
After all, it all comes down to the price of the best home audio theater systems. The system may be priced at more than a few thousand dollars or a cheaper few hundred bucks. Of course, you can get a hint with regards to the quality of the home theater system by simply looking at their respective price tags. It pays to know.