Because technology is constantly changing, updating, and evolving, it can be overwhelming to try and choose the right electronics for your home. There are always new terms to learn and new gadgets to admire that make your day-to-day life more enjoyable and day-to-day tasks more convenient. Let’s break things down and build you the perfect home entertainment setup!
When it comes to televisions, the biggest and best offerings on the market right now are 4K & LED. 4K televisions, like the LG Electronics 75" 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV, are the latest technology, offering 4000 pixels and higher clarity than ever before! LED likewise offers fantastic quality, though a different experience. LED, like the Samsung Electronics 43" 1080p HD LED TV, uses an LCD screen lit from behind via light-emitting diodes and typically use active or local dimming to best represent the darker and lighter portions of the screen.
If a regular television just isn’t quite enough experience for you, you could always go the route of a front projector like the Sony 4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector, so the size of your screen would only be limited to the size of the surface onto with you’re projecting. When choosing one, though, you’ll want to match up with the native resolution of your source material for the best quality. For example, if you’re using a Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360 to feed into your projector, they each have an output of 1080p, so you’ll want to choose a projector with at least an 1080p output and so on.
Now that you have your choices in place for visuals, you’ll need to consider your options for audio. Great sound is an extremely important part of any media experience, and due to the newer TV’s being so thin, their speakers often lack proper power and so outside help is needed to achieve that rich sound the media deserves. One quick and easy solution is to purchase a pre-packaged surround sound system, but if you’d rather pick and choose your pieces, there are some options you’ll want to keep in mind.
For more customization, consider putting together a proper home theatre system yourself. You’ll start out by choosing a center channel speaker, then adding in a set of front speakers. You could choose bookshelf speakers or floor-standing speakers, and you’ll round out your system by adding in one or two powered subwoofers.