A home theater system is composed of two main components that each output audio and video. With some good planning and digging around, you can find these components for a low price and get a cheap home theater system.
The amount of money that you spend on a home theater system mostly depends on the amount of speakers, screen size and visual quality. The brand of any of the components is another factor that influences the price of a home theater system.
The audio component of a home theater system can be anything from two to seven speakers. Acquiring a lower number of speakers will significantly reduce the price. In a home theater system, the speakers are most likely to be in a surround sound assembly which refers to a specific arrangement of the speakers to immerse the person in their TV show or movie. A surround sound arrangement needs at least three speakers to create the effect. This would be the cheapest option.
The image quality of a home theater television also has a direct impact on the price of the video component. Screen resolution can be anything from 720p up to 1080p full HD on a plasma, LCD or LED television. A Plasma TV with a resolution of 720p would be the cheapest option and it would offer almost the same video quality in comparison to its competitors with the same resolution.
A solid alternative for video output can be using a projector. They are easy to adapt to a desired screen size and all that is really necessary is a flat, white surface, although each projector has an optimal screen size depending on its quality. This optimal screen size refers to a projection size that does not suffer image distortion. Projectors tend to be the cheaper option because they generally cost less than televisions and the bulbs last a considerable amount of time. They do, however, offer lesser image quality than most TV’s unless they are HD projectors.
Refraining from buying home theater system components from top manufacturers will definitely save you some money. If cost is a concern, you should avoid top brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Bose and Yamaha for audio and Sony, Samsung, LG, and Toshiba for video. You run the risk that if you buy components from a less renowned brand, it can either die out sooner or have altered video or audio quality. Buying a refurbished home theater system will also save you some money, but you face the same risk as before.
When you buy a television, any number of speakers and any other video components as a set, in other words a complete home theater system, certain stores will give you a customer discount. BestBuy is an example of a store that offers this kind of discounts.
Investigating and comparing on several internet sites and shops will be the best way to find a cheap home theater system. It might also entail that you will have to make some sacrifices in terms of quality..
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