Setting up a new home theater system may include more components than you originally imagined. However, if you want to create an amazing home theater in our house, you need the right components. Essential items, such as speakers, big screen TV, connections, sources, receiver/controllers and more should be incorporated into your new system.
If you want an all-inclusive home theater system, it should include the following:
- Sources – CD player, turntable, AM/FM tuner, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, VCR, camcorder, video server, gaming console and home theater PC.
- Receiver/Controllers – A/V receiver, power amplifier and controller/decoder
- Speakers – Two front speakers, one front center speaker, two or four rear speakers, a subwoofer and two side speakers.
- Display – A flat-panel TV, rear-projection or front-projection system.
These are just the basic components that can be found in most home theater systems. Along with the necessities for your all-inclusive system, you will need connectors. These can include satellite, cable, Internet, home network or over-the-air antenna. You may also require a few accessories, including universal remotes, touchpads, home media servers or digital media adaptors.
What’s the most important component?
When you start to think about getting a full home theater system, you may be working with some budget constraints. If this is the case, understanding what each part of an all-inclusive system does can help you obtain the most important components for your needs.
- Sources – This is the part of the system that provides content for listening and watching.
- Receivers/Controllers – The most important part of your system, the receivers/controllers feed the content to your speakers and displays.
- Speakers – This is what provides the sound for your listening pleasure.
- Displays – The unit or units providing the actual picture.
- Connections – This part of the system gives you the signal from outside your home and brings it inside.
- Accessories – Makes your system much easier to work with by eliminating multiple remotes and controls.
Each part of an all-inclusive system is quite important. If you’re unsure what you need for the room you want to house your home theater system, hiring a professional will help. They can come in and make recommendations to fit your budget and your specific space and can assist with all of your home theater installation needs.