Home theatre systems can be a lot of fun but they can also be quite complex things and most cost a reasonable amount of money, so it's in your best interest to buy the right product from the start.
Getting the purchase right involves thinking about a few important issues though.
Firstly, you must think about the room you want to place the system into. This is because its size, shape and construction all influence how well the system is going to work - if at all. The other thing you must think about is what level of performance you want. Some folks will be happy as long as they can make out the dialogue on their favourite DVDs, while others will want better than commercial cinema performance.
Today the market place is in two broad camps – Home Theatre In a Box (HTIB) and separate components . Let's take a look at how to buy either type of system and clarify the strengths and weakness of each.
Whether you end up with a HTIB or components, you must think about your own situation and needs and listen to a variety of systems before spending your hard earned cash. Like anything else, the more homework you do the less likely you are going to end up with an inappropriate product