Monday, June 15, 2009

Building A Great Home Theater

. Monday, June 15, 2009

You can easily spend a fortune on creating a home theater of your choice and you might be very contented with your investment, provided your family watches the homes theatre very often. On the other hand, you can also build an excellent set at a cheaper rate provided you are ready to spare some time and put in some effort to explore the market and surf on the web to get hold of the appropriate product at an appropriate price. Ultimately, the key factor that influences the building of any type of home theatre is the availability of resources.

Frankly speaking, majority of us can spend only up to ten thousand dollars to make a home theatre of our desire. A large number of us have to cut down the expenses and save so that we can spend a few thousand dollars on our dream home theatre. But, surprisingly, you can get an excellent home theatre of your choice with a couple of thousands of dollar, provided you do a market study about the components and the price and spend the money judiciously on the gadget.
It is advisable that you build a home theatre over a period of time, by buying one part at a time. By building up your system slowly but constantly you can spend your budget in installments.
This helps you spend more time to garner the monetary fund that is needed to buy the best component available for your system. On the other hand, if you make a hasty purchase you will either end up buying everything or buying nothing. Remember, when you buy the parts separately be caution, because each part should be in tune with the system. Especially, this is true about the speakers, so I would strongly recommend that you buy the speaker with the set itself.
The first purchase that you should make is that of the television, because it is the most central factor around which revolves the functions of other components. Nowadays, television with high definition is becoming quite prevalent, and their performance is much better compared to that of the common varieties that are available in the market today. If your funds allow then I would advise you to buy this high quality televisions. And, when you have made this key purchase you can start hunting for the other components to build up your system.
Your second purchase, I would suggest should be an amplifier or a receiver. It is the one unifying piece that coordinates the functions of all the components. It is practically unthinkable to have a home theatre without a first-rate receiver. The receiver functions as a director and controller of the sounds and pictures on the home theatre. You should spend lavishly on an amplifier because this is the most essential part which gives the theatre effect to the system. Another inescapable component is the speaker. The effective sound system is one of the most attractive experiences in a theatre. Without an excellent speaker you cannot completely enjoy the theatre effect at home. A superb sound system will guarantee you the 'movie quality' sound that is so important for an excited movie goer, at the same you will become the talk of the neighborhood, envied for owning such an excellent surround sound system. I would suggest that you buy speakers as a set so that they go well together with one another.
And at last, you purchase comes to an end with a DVD player. It is left to you to decide whether you need a high quality DVD player or a cheaper one. Preferably, you should go for high definition disks only if you have a high resolution Television. Buy a high quality disk player only when your set is upgraded with the latest technology, so that your surround sound system goes in tune with the costly DVD player. The advantage of buying the parts separately is that you can keep on upgrading the system so that you can always own the most high-tech home theatre available in the market.
Selecting The Right Speakers Almost all home theater systems and sound surround speakers include the following types:
* Front left and right speakers
* Center channel speaker
* Surround speakers
* Subwoofer
These speakers work together to create the surround sound experience of a movie theater in your living room. While there are many brands and models that do a great job reproducing sound, you will want to be sure that the various speakers in your home theater system work well together as a cohesive unit. Check out what each speaker's job is, and some of the things to consider before buying.
These speakers work to deliver spectacular directional effects, like a locomotive rushing by, or a bullet zinging past. They really help put you smack dab in the center of the action. Although a 5.1-channel surround sound system, with only one pair of surround sound speakers, is the most common setup, most newer home theater receivers can power more than a single pair of surround speakers - and there are surround sound formats to match. Today, many people buy one or two additional speakers to use as "back surrounds" in a 6.1- or 7.1-channel system.
The best Specifications to look for:
* Speaker type. Ideally, your surround sound speakers should have the same performance capability as your front left and right speakers, but that's not always realistic when you consider room size and space. Most people use either bookshelf or satellite speakers (when the system also has a subwoofer) for their surrounds. Both bookshelf and satellite speakers may require stand placement or wall mounting.
* Dipole/bipole capability. Some higher-end surround sound speakers offer a dipole/bipole switch (sometimes referred to as a "Solid/Diffuse" switch). These speakers feature two high-frequency drivers that either fire in phase (bipole) or out of phase (dipole). Dipole/bipole speakers take advantage of reflected sound to create a wide sound field, and they provide greater speaker placement flexibility.
* Placement. Correct surround sound speaker placement results in a very realistic three-dimensional sound field; incorrect surround speaker placement can leave people asking, "Are our surrounds even on?" Check our speaker placement guide and consider where you'll put your surrounds and whether they'll need to be stand-mounted, wall-mounted, or even in-wall or in-ceiling models.
* Voice-matching. Again, for the most realistic listening experience, it helps if your surround speakers are from the same "family" or series as your main and center channel speakers, and have similar tonal characteristics.
Powered subwoofer
If you are assembling a home theater, plan on including a powered subwoofer. Many Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks provide a dedicated channel of deep bass (sometimes known as low frequency effects, or LFE). This bass is what makes the entire soundtrack feel larger, fuller, and more lifelike - and gives special effects like thunder or explosions their window-rattling punch.
Since most speakers can't deliver that level of bass on their own, a subwoofer is needed to ensure that your home theater system delivers crucial low-frequency impact. A subwoofer is also a wonderful way to enrich music listening - it can round out all types of music, from classical to jazz to rock to R&B.
What to look for:
* Power. If you have a large room (or if you just crave that serious bass content) then you should look for a sub with more watts in the built-in amp. Plus, as a general rule, the larger the driver, the deeper the bass - so go for a sub with a big 10" or 12" woofer cone (or a multi-woofer sub) for serious bass response.
* Placement. Low-frequency sound waves are omni-directional, so you have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to subwoofer placement. If you have a spot in your room picked out, consider the dimensions of the sub's cabinet to make sure it will fit. And remember that placing your sub near a wall, or, even better, in a corner, can increase bass impact noticeably.
*Video-shielding. If you are planning to place your subwoofer anywhere near a tube TV, be certain to get a video-shielded sub.
These above guides should help you decide what pair of sound surround speaker are good for your home theater system when you finally decide to join the big league of home theater owners.

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Basic Components For A Home Theater


A lot of people shy away form the idea of buying a home theater because while purchasing the components they are unable to decide on the right product. Most people are in doubt about the different parts of a Home theater or they are not sure about what components are required to make an electrifying and effective home theatre. Because of these reasons people either do not waster their time looking into the various varieties and version of this fantastic product or altogether they give up the idea of purchasing a Home Theatre.
You may belong to this confused

lot who are not competent in selecting the individual parts of a home theatre, because you are unaware of the parts and their operations. It is hoped that by the time you complete reading this article, you would have better comprehensions about the components. The most basic thing is that there are different grades of Home Theaters. The components that are mentioned in the following paragraphs are the most basic ones, which give brilliant performance. However, they are not the only components that go into the making of a home theater.
When you put up a home Theater for your family, the most fundamental thing that you need is Television. It might sound like I am going too much into the basics, but you know until now I have not found a Home theater which includes a Television. This is largely because, the most personal decision that one has to make while choosing a Home Theater is the type and size of the screen. Chiefly, there are three types of televisions available in the market today: The front projector, the rear projector and the plasma. And, within each type there are various models
with small differences in the make and ranged between fairly priced to very expensive. Most owner's of a Home Theater spend a great amount of their time making this crucial decision, and eventually this decision influences the choice of other components which effects features like clarity, sharpness, distinctness etc.
Another principal component is the receiver. Probably, you have some kind of recorders or DVD players as an essential constituent of the system. You might also have a Tivo, a cable box, a satellite and mostly some kind of speakers for the system. All these devices are plugged into a receiver- to put it in simple words, the receiver can be said to be the coordinator which regulates the devices. I would advice that you spend the best part of your budget on this principal Home theater component.
Speaker Sound flows through the speaker. I think one of the most important advantage of a home theater is that you virtually get a theater effect at you home, where you can do things you are not able to do in a theater (like lying under a blanket or sitting with feet's up on your couch).
There are different types of speakers available. For some buying a speaker is a very personal affair while others are ready to buy anything available in the market. To make it easier to select, the speaker can also be purchase as part of the kit.
Recorder/DVD player To end with, you have to decide on a recorder or DVD player. If you are very particular about clarity, there are a variety of choices. If the most modern high performing DVD is not compatible with your television, you can go for a cheaper, old version of the DVD player, till you come across an advanced version. The above mentioned devices are wonderful to begin with.
Later, you can build on it using the most modern products. Keep on upgrading the product and enjoy the state-of-the-art theater effect without leaving the comforts of your home.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Are You Ready For Surround Sound?

. Sunday, June 14, 2009

Would you like to have surround sound in your homes?
Watching movie in a theater might be enjoyable, but may be costly. And the experience might also be irritating, if the crowd that you are sitting with is unruly and boisterous. When you go to a theatre you spend quite a good amount of money, to relax, and to be at peace. But, the whole fun is spoiled

when people sitting behind talks or their mobile phone starts ringing. To my mind, when one goes to a cinema either the cell phone must be switched off or put on silent mode or, one should better watch the movies when it is available on cassette.
Why there should be a surround system in the house?
Thanks to surround sound technology, today people prefer to watch cinema at home without leaving the comforts of the house, and completely at peace with oneself. Instead of wasting their precious time and hard earned money by going to a theater, people turn their homes into theater. Surround sound serves two purposes, it makes movie watching a happier experience and if you are not an avid movie watcher, it amplifies the experience of watching television.
Where to get the know-how about of the surround sound?
There is every chance that you will like the first kit that you bump into. But hurry causes worry; take your own time to make the purchase. Buy at leisure giving more time before taking the decision. You can do some ground research before doing the shopping. Remember, it is an electronic good which is purchased for a life time and not a Fast moving consumable good.
Expert opinion is very important. In today's world you can get a whole lot of information on surround sound from the internet. Besides, you can even make a purchase from online Shoppe's.
Money should not be the limiting factor when you make such a valuable purchase. First, get hold of the surround sound system of your dreams and then find the means to fulfill your dreams.

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