Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Perfect Home Theater System

As with everything else, the requirements in a home theatre vary from person to person. However, all of us have something in common, that is, we want the perfect home theatre, suited to our own tastes. We want every item perfect, right from the equipment to proper placing of them which would ensure proper balance and quality of sound. We want to watch movies the way it was meant to be. Is the ultimate home theatre contained in owning a Cinema 1 True 5.1 Digital Wireless 2.4GHz headphone system? Or is a home theatre incomplete without a nice flat panel TV like a Sony KDF-E50A10 50 in. HDTV LCD Television? Then there comes the question of choosing whether to use DVD or VHS. This is almost readily decided for people who buy or rent their DVDs; they will do fine with a DVD player alone. But for people who still have tons of tapes with their favorite movies on them will definitely have to go for systems which allows VHS playback and preferably allows them to be converted over to DVDs. There might also be another factor to consider, that is, sometimes, the combo units are better performers than their solo counterparts. One such unit is the LG LRY-517 Super-Multi DVD Recorder/VCR Combo. This unit would be suited for anyone into home theatre but only if one has the money would he consider buying it.

Almost often, performance of the units is measured against their price. With the internet, this has become very easy as dedicated websites like “Price-watch” and “Ubid” dot com allows the user to make comparative price choices, and sometimes auction sites lower the prices even further. In a recent comparison, the top performing DVDs chosen were - JVC DR-MX1S DVD/VCR/Hard Drive Recorder Combo, LG LRY-517 Super-Multi DVD Recorder/VCR Combo, Panasonic DMR-ES40VS DVD Recorder - VCR Combination, Pioneer DVR-RT500 DVD Recorder/VHS VCR Combination, Panasonic PV-DR2714 DVD Recorder/VCR/TV Combo, Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder VCR Combination, and Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR Combination. All of these units were chosen considering their price to performance ratio. This indicates that service and professional quality alone aren’t the only considerations in buying a good home theatre.

While considering the television situation, it is important to note that high definition is not the only advanced technology. Though still new, plasma based displays have already taken over others in terms of performance and convenience. They work with virtually any type of input source, including computers. This makes them feasible for movies as well as gaming use. The top models available are Panasonic TH-42PHD7UY Plasma Television, LG Electronics 42PX5D 42-Inch Plasma Television, Pioneer PDP-5060HD Plasma Television, Samsung SP-R4232 42-inch Plasma TV, Hitachi Ultravision 42HDF52 42-Inch Plasma Television, Panasonic TH-37PX50U Plasma Television, Panasonic TH-50PX500 50-Inch Plasma Television; and again price was a factor of consideration. Even plasma TVs should be selected based on the price to performance ratio.

The whole emphasis is laid on the fact that buyers should be conscious of what they are buying. It is very important that the product fits the buyer, its price fits the buyer, but what is more important is that the buyer should know what he is buying, and what is that he wants. Once the buyer purchases it, it is owned by him fully. In today’s online market, two very important considerations are price at delivery, because shipping costs extra, and warranty- what is the warranty policy, on- site or carry in? 1 month or 1 year, etc. Buyers beware.

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