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Complete The The Look With The Home Theater Accessory

Aug 17, 2007
Setting up a home theater is a little like building a house. In my experience, when I built my first house I didn't factor in several important accesories that came with it such as landscaping, fences and even a pergola! So how does this compare with setting up a home theater? Well, the essential components such as the television and DVD are one thing; then you've got to consider the home theater accesory which if you don't, could lead you to think that price wasn't such a big issue after all.

Know your Bottom Line

The end cost of that first house ballooned out of proportion to the initial pricing for the basic construction cost and I was so excited at the time I completely forgot that there were several additions that needed to go with it before it was complete. And if you are anything like I am, then you won't be happy with "just the cake, you'll want the icing too!"

A home theater is like that. If you want a true theater environment then you'll need to consider items such as cinema style seating, decor, posters and poster frames, wall art and yes, even a popcorn machine. Is this all a little over the top? Well, in some eyes it may well be, but I am an accesories kind of guy and a true cinema lover so it only made sense that I wanted to be surrounded by the right kind of cinema environment when Captain Kirk and his crew went on another mission to save planet earth!

Finding The Right Home Theater Accessory

There was really only one place to search for my accessories and that was online. I quick search gave me quite a number of options to consider and while most of what I purchased had to be shipped, this proved to be no barrier at all. However, being a prudent shopper, I did some necessary due diligence on who I was buying from and when I was happy, I bought. Taking it one step further, it may very well be that something like a home theater chair could be available in your area so check the classifieds of your local newspaper and if you come up empty handed, then you may want to consider placing a small ad in the wanted columns. But shopping online is usually your best bet and in most instances, you'll find what you are looking for.

Home theater accessories can be, and usually are, built up over a period of time by most enthusiasts and it is rare that your cinema set up will happen overnight. Cost is the biggest consideration for most people so be patient. For example, I held off buying several posters I was keen to have simply because I had a hard time finding them. However, during a business trip interstate, I couldn't resist visiting one particular store which bought and sold antique and second hand products. Shoved in the corner were a number of posters which caught my eye and when I checked, there she was... Rita Hayworth! This was the very same edition that I looked at everyday for five years during high school in my home classroom and I fell in love with it. It was one cinema poster I decided would adourn my home theater wall. And best of all, it didn't cost me much at all.

It will take most of us some time to complete our home theater rooms and in a lot of instances, some will be happy just with the basics. But for others, it won't be finished without the right decor... the cinema chairs, bar accessories, the popcorn machine, the wall art, posters, and yes, even the right sound. But take it from me, if you treat it like a project and are patient visiting your local cinema may very well be a thing of the past!
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Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Read the latest reviews on home theater and home theater accessories including related information at: http://www.hometheaterinfoline.com
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