Now more than ever people are turning their TV rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms into home theaters. A couple years ago creating a setup was fairly expensive, but now a great system can be setup easily for cheap with a ton of great features included.
A standard home theater system should consist of five speakers, a subwoofer and a center piece, which is usually a DVD player, Blu-ray player or a receiver. A Blu-ray player is great because not only does it play Blu-rays but also plays DVD's, while the receiver is effective cause it allows to connect multiple devices via HDMI and often have more features like USB inputs and FM tuners.
So which is the best for me? It all depends on what center piece works best for you, the power your looking for, the features you need and the overall look of the system.
Here's the best home theater systems for under $300 dollars.
Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1 Channel
The HT-S3500 from Onkyo is a well designed and popular product for small to medium or even large rooms. This system doesn't come with a DVD or Blu-ray player but instead utilizes a more powerful receiver as a center piece. The receiver has four HDMI inputs for connecting devices like Blu-ray players, satellite tuners and gaming consoles for maximum sound and resolution. It also has a front USB panel that allows you to easily connect MP3 players and iPods/iPhones for great music playback at any time.
The total output power is 550 watts through five individual speakers not including the subwoofer. The on screen display menus allow you to easily change settings without exiting to the main menu. The system is extremely easy to setup right out of the box and comes with a limited two year warranty.
Amazon Price: $671.00 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 8, 2016)
Panasonic SC-BTT190 5.1 Channel 3D
This sleek system from Panasonic makes a great starter system to any home theater. It comes with five speakers and one subwoofer that pumps out a total of 1000 watts of power. The center piece of the system is a great 3D Blu-ray player that includes 3D Blu-ray playback, wireless LAN ready for easy internet connection and a digital music connection for iPods and iPhones.
This system will also play DVD's, supports 3D cinema sound and can easily connect to external hard drives for easy media playback. The SC-BTT190 offers extremely good value and provides outstanding sound for under $300 dollars.
Amazon Price: $699.99 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 8, 2016)
Sony HTSS380 3D 5.1 Channel
The unique wireless subwoofer is great because you can place it anywhere in the room for strong bass, although like most subwoofers it does require a power outlet. For under $300 dollars, this one offers outstanding value, an easy setup and a great overall experience to upgrade any room.