The key to recreating the perfect cinematic experience in your home is to invest in some good quality home entertainment equipment. When it comes to home entertainment equipment, there should be a few essential items on your list, starting with a decent television screen or projector. One the list you should also have a Blu-ray disc player or a DVD player, an AV home cinema receiver, and some good quality speakers. Cables and speaker cables are incredibly important for transmitting signals, with experts recommending you spend around 15% of the value of the systems on them..
First things first, let’s get the visual aspects of home entertainment sorted. The visual experience of a home entertainment is the most important, and you should consider every option available. Shopping at www.sounandvision.co.uk you will find a wide selection of the best LED, LCD and plasma televisions on the market, from brands like Sony Philips, Panasonic and LG. If you want to achieve the ultimate home entertainment experience and you have a dedicated home cinema room, then you should go all out with a full size, projector and projector screen. When it comes to purchasing a TV from Sound and Vision, you should look out for the features that will improve your home cinema the most. Some of these features will include 200Hz, 400Hz and 600Hz technology, built in Freeview-HD digital tuners, Freesat-HD tuners, and Full HD 1080p panels, THX certification a high contrast ratio and networking capabilities such as Wi-Fi and DLNA certification. It is important you have a television that is full HD 1080p as you will be able to experience a far superior picture quality and enjoy the benefits of high definition, such as sharp detail vibrant colours and impressive contrast.
Once you have the screen sorted you can look to start adding other pieces of AV equipment to your home entertainment system, starting with a disc player. For ultimate high definition you should buy a Blu-ray disc player or Bluray recorded, or you could just stick with a standard DVD player. Bluray discs are the latest disc format, delivering a far superior picture quality compared to standard DVD. You can also consider a standard DVD player or recorder but the picture quality will not be the same as the Blu-ray.
Once the visual aspects of your home entertainment system are sorted you need to look towards the audio.
To make sue that all aspects of the home entertainment system are working seamlessly together, it is important that you have a high performing AV receiver or amplifier. The Av receiver or amplifier acts as the brain for your home cinema system, sending messages and signals to the individual home entertainment components. The more inputs the better, important ones to make sure you AV receiver has include, USB, Ethernet, HDMI, Component, and Composite. Another feature to look out on a receiver is the number of speaker terminals it has, whether it is a 5.1ch AV receiver, a 7.1ch, 9.2ch, or 11.2ch. The number of speaker terminals determines the number of speakers you are able to have.
Speakers are important to every home entertainments system as it is down to them to deliver the overall surround sound effect. There are lots of different types of speakers to choose from, including floor standing speakers, bookshelf loudspeakers, compact satellite speakers, centre speakers and subwoofers. Placement of your speakers is essential. The centre speaker carries about 60% of the dialogue so it needs to be placed above or below the television screen. On either side of the screen are where the front speakers should be found and the rear speakers should sit behind the viewer. As for the subwoofer, this should be located to the left of the screen between the front and rear speakers.
For the people out there who just want a simple solution to home entertainment should consider buying an all-in-one home cinema surround speaker system. You have the choice of buying an AV home cinema kit, that includes speakers and an AV receiver, or you can buy a surround sound speaker system that has a Bluray or DVD receiver, which is a DVD or Blu-ray player with a built in amplifier for equal sound distribution. At the Home entertainment show in Manchester this weekend you will see a great range of home entertainment equipment, which should fill your head with ideas on the right type of home entertainment for you. Once you have the idea, the budget and space visit www.soundandvision.co.uk or call in to one of the stores for the best prices on home entertainment. Sound and Vision have been around for about 15 years, and in that time they have become true home entertainment specialists with a superior product knowledge and experience in AV. The sales team are AV enthusiasts, and are probably the best people to advice and assist you in making the right purchase decision.