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Sep 7, 2007
A home theater, to put it very simply, is arranging a variety of electronic components in order to make you feel that you are really watching a movie in a movie theater. Watching a movie on a home theater system is not at all like watching it on an ordinary television.

In order to build a home theater properly you will need to try to recreate the same type of elements that you would find in a movie theater. To have a good home theater system, you will have to have the following essentials (and this is a bare minimum):

1. You will need to have a television that measures at least 27 inches diagonally. You should also make sure that it delivers a clear picture.
2. You should have a minimum of four speakers.
3. You will need equipment that is able to split up the surround-sound signal and send it to the speakers.
4. You will need a component that is able to broadcast or play movies in surround sound and something that will give you a clear picture as well.

You will definitely needs a room in your house that will be suitable for arranging all of the home theater equipment.

There are many ways of meeting the above mentioned criteria. Basically, the kind of home theater you will have will depend largely on your budget. You must also rank in importance the different areas of performance and which means the most to you.

If you do not have all that much money to spend but it has been your dream to have a home theater system, then take another look at your television and your stereo system. Perhaps your TV is large enough that you would not have to consider getting a bigger television.

Your home entertainment system could be upgraded into a simple home theater system just by adding some extra speakers as well as some other rather inexpensive components. If your budget only allows for the basics, you just may get away with spending only about $500. This will probably get you a new DVD player as well as a basic surround-sound system.

Of course, if you are looking to have a more advanced home theater that has a much larger TV and a more advanced sound system, then you may be looking at spending about $8,000. If money is no object and you really want to have that true movie experience at home, then for about $30,000 you could set up your own theater inside of your home that is equipped with real theater seats, a projection TV and built-in speakers.

Here are also several reasons why you might want to consider a home theater system:

1. In your own home theater system, you can ask people to be quiet without any qualms of being beat up.
2. You can take off your shoes and feel comfortable when you are at home with your own home theater.
3. In your own home theater system you can rewind the movie if you did not get something the first time, did not understand something or if you just want to see the scene again.
4. You don't have to put up with screaming children when you view something on your own home theater system.

These are just some of the benefits of having your own home theater system. You will find that in the long run, it will probably save you money as well as the inconvenience of having to go out all of the time to see a movie!
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Alex Olson is a specialist in computer engineering with interests in various diverse areas, particularly in home theatre systems . She enjoys sharing her knowledge and insights on this topic through her highly popular articles.
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