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Updated On: 2nd July 2016
Home Theaters Price List in India
A home theater is a sound system that recreates the movie watching experience one would get in a movie theater at home with a set of strategically placed speakers and woofers for specific sounds. The most basic system is the channel 5.1 speaker system which consists of speakers at the front left, right and center, 2 surround channels, and a subwoofer. The front center channel is for movie dialogues, the left and right channels for the movie soundtrack, the rear channels for ambient sounds and motion effects while the subwoofer is to boost the bass. These are best used in small or average sized rooms and most DVDs, Blu-ray media, TVs and audio CDs stream sound in this format. Sony, Philips, Onkyo are some popular brands that make 5.1 systems. These include wired or Bluetooth speakers. The next best system would be the channel 7.1 system that has all that a 5.1 system has to offer, the only difference being the rear surround channels are split into two, with two on either side of and two behind the listener for ambient sounds. The 7.1 system adds depth to the sound and is suitable for larger rooms. Most Blu-ray media relay sound in the 7.1 format while working fine in a 5.1 setting. Harman Kardon, Philips, Mitashi, Yamaha, Creative, LG, and Sony make 7.1 systems. With a home theater system, you can watch movies, play games and listen to music. To make sure you get yourself a suitable set for your needs, try out speakers at a brick and mortar store. Test your speakers with a CD of music rather than a portable music player which compresses files resulting in a lot of detail being left out of the music. Make sure to include music include one with strong bass, one with a lot of vocals, a quiet song and one with string instruments. Also, check for video connections types like HDMI, S-video or component. HDMI offer the best video quality.