Buyers Guide for Home Theater Audio and Video Components
I truly beleive that many people are confused by the words used in home theater equipment such as AC3,Aspect Ratio,Bridging and many others.Almost all of the terminology regarding home theater audio and video components is confusing for most people and is primarily intended for technical reasons.Therefore do not be intimidated by the language used to name and describe home theater audio and video components.Utilize our Home Theater dictionary to learn the meaning of the words used to describe the electronics of home theater systems.
The two most important thing in your home theater is to know what viewing quality you want and what sound you desire. By visiting your local Electronics store you can get a good idea from viewing the equipment up close for picture and sound quality and most sales people have the knowledge of there equipment that can convey to you in laymen terms. Once you have decided on a practical system you can buy from the Electronic store, or go online where the best deals are made. The components described below are most important and are what should be focused upon when buying a home theater system.
Video Selection #1 in Level Of Importance 1. Choose a TV at least 27 inches, preferably the bigger the better that will fit in your home theater area with plenty of room left over for comfort and a screen size that you do not have to strain to view. Most larger TVs are as cheap as the smaller TVs today…so get what you want the first time around. The components described below are most important and are what should be focused upon when buying a home theater system. 2. Flat screen TVs are the most common for good non glare viewing and are LCD (liquid crystal display) and have optional Plasma screens which is a display technology that you may not notice unless you have the two side by side. 3. Some TVs have built in DVD/VCR and we recommend purchasing a DVD/VCR as a separate component in case of failure. 4. Rear projection TVs are available in TVs with larger screen size of 42 inch and above and is not a advantage in viewing quality. 5. DLP (Digital Light Processing) projection system bring more light from lamp to screen. It also features better color uniformity over time–no burn-in, screen aging or color-shifting possible and is recommended feature for crisp, clear picture viewing. 6. HDTV (High Definition TV) is on the way is and will be the future of TV and is recommended as a must have. 7. HD TV (High Definition Television) are televisions that can process high definition signals thru the use of a separate set box. 8. AVR Receivers(see audio section)for TVs relate more to audio, but do play a role in the refresh rate of the screen, provide video input for games, other devices and synchronizes the sound to the picture. Other type receivers are satellite and HDTV. 9. DVD player/recorder/VCR play and or, record from DVD disks and can be separate components, or all in one unit called combo units. Some DVDs support Windows media such as CD/CD-RW for playing music and, or showing your stored pictures and music. tv mount