With a home cinema system you can recreate the sound of the cinema. Hear helicopters circling in the sky and thunder echoing throughout the room. A rich cinema sound adds depth and feeling to your screen. It gives your horror films that extra edge and sports action another level of tension.
Home Cinema Buying Guide
Here are the top 5 things you need to know when it comes to choosing your brand new home cinema system.
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Number of Speakers
For a true surround sound experience you’ll need to go for a 5.1 system. This gives you 5 speakers and a separate subwoofer, which provides deep rumbling bass. For the perfect set-up, you’ll place 3 speakers around your TV – one to the left, one to the right and one in the centre. This centre speaker handles all the dialogue, ensuring you can still hear the actors speak whilst all the action is going on! The rear speakers should be placed behind you, one to the left and one on the right. These give you that full surround sound feeling.
Home Cinema kits are generally simple to set up. You’ll need a spare HDMI slot on your TV and a few extra plug sockets for the speakers. You can also get a home cinema set-up, which offers a wireless connection between the speakers at the front of your room and the back. This prevents you having to trail wires across the whole length of your living room.
It’s not just TVs that have Smart technology, you can also enjoy catch-up services including BBC iPlayer with a home cinema kit. This is a great option if you’re happy with your existing TV. You’ll be able to seriously upgrade your sound and get access to a wealth of Smart entertainment including social media apps and music streaming services like Spotify.
With or without Blu-ray?
Home Cinema systems from ao.com offer the complete kit with surround sound speakers and a home entertainment unit. This box may have Smart tech and a Blu-ray player. This gives you an all-in-one package so you won’t have loads of extra boxes stacked under your TV.
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