Monthly Archives: January 2012

Building your 5.1 Surround Sound System

Are you researching surround sound speakers? Is your head swimming yet?

It’s okay. We’re here to help you cut through the abundance of information out there. Let’s review the basics first, because once you have a grasp on the basic components, customization is easy. Continue reading

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AV Receivers 101: Everything you need to know before buying

Let’s talk AV Receivers. They may not catch your eye like a sleek set of speakers will, but without an AV receiver, those speakers just don’t live up to their potential.

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Home Theater In a Box (HTIB)

Buying surround sound speakers can be daunting, but it doesn”t need to be. With the right information, you”ll be prepared to shop. In this post, we”ll cover Home Theater in a Box (HTIB) options.

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Soundbar Speakers: The Basics

Soundbars, or sound bars, are a relatively new technology. Let”s start with a definition from Wikipedia: A special loudspeaker enclosure which creates a reasonable stereo or surround sound effect from a single cabinet. They are much wider than they are … Continue reading

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CES 2012: Connectivity and “Smart” Electronics

CES 2012 (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas wrapped up last week. Over 140,000 attendees got to check out over 20,000 new gadgets. And the the big news in home theater this year? One word: Smart.

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Subwoofer Basics: What is it & do I need them?

No home theater is complete without the proper sound system. Surround sound used to require a complicated – and often space-eating – set up of speakers and wires. Today”s options are sleeker and simpler. In general, surround sound is achieved … Continue reading

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Movie Watching: At Home or in the Theater?

Does having a home theater system mean you”ll spend less time at the movie theater? Maybe. According to The Numbers, 2011 saw the lowest number of moviegoers since 1995. Revenues were down from $10.46 billion in 2010 to $10.06 billion … Continue reading

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TV Type: Front & Rear Projection

If you”re looking for a true theater-like experience – and you have a large media space – then a projector TV may be right for you. There are two types of projectors on the market – front and rear. Both are perfect … Continue reading

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TV Types: Plasma vs. LCD

Visit any retailer and you”re assaulted with acronyms and descriptions –LCD, Plasma, LED, front-projection, rear-projection. And we”re not even talking about features yet; we”re just talking basic TV types.

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Choosing the Ideal TV Size and Placement for your TV

Happy New Year from Home Theater Solutions! When the lists were made and checked once, then twice, we hope you were on the very best one: the list of people who found a new television under the tree. Or, perhaps 2011’s hard … Continue reading

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