buying a home theater

Tips for buying a home theater

Electronics are by far delicate items to buy, and without a clue of what is the best product in the market, you may end up blowing your money away on a fake product.

Whether it is a new addition to the existing system or a complete home theater install in Houston.

Always remember that a home theater is comprised of a display unit which can be a TV or a projector, and the audio and video system.

Here is the complete home theater buying guide with fantastic tips that can help you choose the best audio & video system.

TVs and projectors

From the existing variety of LED, OLED, LCD, and plasma technology, it is upon you to choose the best technology depending on the room environment and light intensity.

Plasma TVs seem to be subdued in a brighter room when compared to LED and LCD ones.

For the best immersive experience, the large screen size is better. Go for those above 50″ for the best surround experience.

Many media rooms need a much bigger size for an outstanding experience and visual impact for sports and movies.

A versatile TV that works exceptionally well in any condition must have the best resolution.

4K Ultra HD is the ultimate quality you need for detailed and stunning images.

Although you can also get these sharp images in 1080p full HD and 720p TVs, the experience wouldn’t be similar to 2160p/4K UHD.


For real-time sporting, cinematic, and gaming modes, a projector will do quite a job without losing picture quality.

Light output is the hallmark of a projector installation.

The lumens factor denotes this feature, always check the number of lumens while buying, since the more lumens, the higher the performance in bright rooms.

The right projector should also have an optimum reflection from a high-quality screen enhanced by specialized technology and materials.

Video players

There is a wide variety of video players, from Blu-ray players to standalone streaming players.

Blu-ray players offer advanced capabilities that will create exhilarating videos.

The player offers the highest resolution and can convert regular DVDs to high-quality standards.

With the player, you can stream videos from the internet and play CDs.

Always ensure that you buy the player with an in-built Wi-Fi system for connectivity.

Standalone streaming players like AppleTV and Google Cast, are great options for watching your shows.

Such players will give you access to media streaming services like Pandora and Netflix.

Sound system

Soundbars are the most convenient for the surround sound experience.

The speakers can be placed right below a TV wall mount or pinned to the wall. You can either choose a wired or wireless subwoofer for the full-impact bass sound.