Designing and building a home theater system is one of the most enjoyable home improvement projects. Adding home theater elements to your living room, media room, or game room or building a formal home theater room in your house will undoubtedly increase your enjoyment of movies in the home. As technology for home theater use increases, your options for a home theater system do as well. The wide range of home theater options can make the task a bit daunting, but with a little research and a consideration of your needs, finding the right home theater equipment is a snap.
Home theater technology is always improving so you can find well-functioning home theater equipment at relatively low prices. Gone are the days of shelling out thousands of dollars for good home theater equipment, although it definitely is possible to spend that much. You can get a very good home theater set up for under $1,000, and even less if you bargain shop for your equipment. The basics of any home theater system are the television or viewing screen, the DVD player, and the sound system.
Many people choose to use a standard television for their home theater system. While there is nothing wrong with this, if you are going to create a movie-like home theater experience, you can get no closer than using a DVD projector and home theater projection screen. These screens come in various sizes, and allow you to see your favorite movies in grand scale. Most DVD projectors are relatively easy to set up and work just like a standard DVD player. The sound system for a home theater is also an important consideration. Even if you are just setting up a home theater area in your living room, you’ll want to re-create movie quality sound. Current technology has made home theater sound systems easy to use, and you can often find all of the speakers you’ll need in one easy home theater speaker system kit.