If you're ready to buy a home theater audio system here are some tips to help you find the right system for you.
Spend a little time in the room where you are planning to put your new audio system. Whether you know it or not the room is a large component in your home theater system. Consider whether or not this room will be used solely for the system or will also be used for other family activities. This will also help you decide if there any considerations with regard to the size of the components and speakers you plan to buy.
You might want to draw a map of the room where you plan to install the audio system which includes all the furniture as well as the components and speakers. Measure the room and make a list of all of the inputs that you currently have and will need to use. Also make a list of the inputs you intend to add for the new audio system. Write down which components will need cables and wires. All this should be worked out prior to going to the store to purchase a new audio system.
Think about how you will arrange a room for the best picture and sound by reducing screen glare and hard surface reflections. It's very difficult to see the TV picture when light is reflecting off the screen. Furthermore, audio does not sound very good when it reflects off of bare walls and windows.
Sit down on your couch and spend a few minutes thinking about the experience your are looking for when you set down with your partner and a big bowl popcorn. Do you want the experience of the theater with surround sound? Will you be watching mostly movies?
Spend some time during research to get as much information as possible about home theater audio systems before you buy anything. You can find out information from friends, family, trading consumer magazines as well as home theater system forms.
Go back and take a look at the drawing room once you have your research. Now you should be in a position to determine exactly what you want and need.
There are some good deals out there but the trick is to become an expert on home theater audio systems. Large electronic department stores offer promotions but online manufacturers can offer lower mark up than retailers.
Consider the size of your room and the size of your TV. You want to have balance. If your TV is too large you only see details of the screen and not the image. If it is too small you might feel like you're sitting in a nosebleed section.
Take your time and do your research and you'll find the perfect home theater audio system to meet your needs.