Considering Price and Quality For Your Home Entertainment System

The onset of the latest recession means that across the board, consumers are looking for the best bargains and discounts on different purchases, and this also includes the purchases of speakers to add to their home entertainment systems. There are options available when choosing the best speaker to enhance your entertainment system, and it is possible to find one at a lower price that still functions efficiently. Let’s look at the different places you could investigate for speaker purchases that you can afford and that will save your sanity in the process.

Always Consider Online Purchases

If you’re looking for the greatest selection, start off by surfing online because all the main retailers and many more now have online shop fronts. A bonus to shopping this way, you will find, is the availability of reviews for the systems you are interested in, as this is now a standard occurrence included in all online stores, and you can also view the opinions and comments of other people who have bought the same product. In the end, shopping online is an economical option, yet the products will match the quality of products at your local shop. Not only will you save on costs shopping online, but you can compare best prices from different online stores at the same time, allowing you to make the best decision for your budget, and still come away with the best possible speaker for your entertainment system.

Your Local Retail Chain

Of course, there are specific stores now that cater entirely to home entertainment products, and even the larger department stores will usually stock quite a range of products and probably have their own electronics department in store for you to visit and see the products they are selling. Normally, these kinds of products are found next to the televisions or other electronic appliances and gadgets on sale, and possibly situated out of the way, at the rear of the shop. Be aware, though, that you choice of options will be restricted because generally, home theater products are not a large division in these kinds of stores.

Depending on the size of speaker you aim to purchase, if you buy one from the bigger retail chain stores, the quality may be lacking, particularly larger speakers to fit the now substantial television sizes being sold. The kind of speakers stocked in these stores range from basic function up to medium quality to match average television sizes and likely are imported from other countries. The benefit is they will be attractively priced allowing you some financial room to later upgrade to a more impressive home entertainment system and accessories when you are ready.

Home Entertainment System – The Advantages

If you have not gotten into the bandwagon yet, then you must have already found yourself wondering what exactly makes a home entertainment system so in demand right now. After all, if people really want a movie theater experience, shouldn’t they be going to an actual theater? Aren’t these mini-theaters little more than flashy but rather trivial upgrades to the regular TV and DVD players using a fancy audio video receiver when you could just be using a digital to analog TV converter box?

There are, in fact, a number of advantages in having your very own home theater. On a more technical level, the system does provide you with two of the things that have previously made the movie house superior in some respects to your living room. First of all, there is the sound system. Both theaters and a home entertainment system use surround sound, which literally refers to having the sound come from all around you-from your left, your right, and even from behind you. This provides an immersive experience that allows you to hear the soundtrack even more clearly, while also giving the sound effects some much needed directionality.

Naturally, the second technical advantage is the screen. Because both movie and home theaters provide a larger screen, you are not as easily distracted from the film, as you would have been if you were watching it in your 19-inch TV. Additionally, the pictures are also clearer and crisper, making the visuals more stunning.

Then again, why buy an entire home theater system when you could have all these features in the movie house?

The answer lies in two words: choice and privacy. Having your own mini-theater at home gives you the option of having a theater-quality movie experience exactly when you want it. Plus, the choice of what film to see also depends entirely on you. There are so many movie channels with a huge choice of great films in all different genres from old time classics to virtually up-to-the-minute blockbusters. The freedom to choose is not exactly an asset of your local theater, with its tightly scheduled screening of only the most recent flicks. Additionally, in your own home theater, you are not even limited to seeing only films. Ever considered seeing that championship game in high definition? With all those many different TV channels these days specializing in all the various categories of sports, news, documentaries, drama, movies and more there is always bound to be a program you can find to enjoy watching in the comfort of your home.

Privacy is one of the biggest advantages as well. Whether you are entertaining guests, enjoying a date with someone special, or simply treating yourself to an epic action movie, you can be assured that you will not be receiving any interruptions from the rude and noisy patrons from across the aisle.

While a home entertainment system may initially seem to be expensive, rest assured that you are going to make a good investment, whether or not you consider yourself a film buff.

Onkyo HT-S5100 7.1 Channel Home Entertainment System

The Onkyo HT-S5100 7.1 Channel Home Entertainment System is one of the latest revolutions in home theater technology. It comes with several features including 1,200 watts of power, a center channel speaker and a subwoofer alongside 4 satellite speakers and two front speakers. It also comes with an AV tuner and an in-built docking station for iPods.. This device has a tweeter with a maximum input power of 130 watts and magnetically shielded speakers.

The Onkyo HT-S5100 7.1 Channel Home Entertainment System also comes with technological features including; Dolby Digital and DTS sound modes for high-definition discs, color coded speaker terminals, a massive high powered transformer (192 kHz/24-bit), a SKW-560 bass reflex powered subwoofer and many more.

The sound quality on the HTS5100 was just amazing. It was louder and clearer than any other sound systems I have owned producing crisp audio from DVDs, CDs and video games. When playing some of my old DVDs, I was hearing sounds that I didn’t know were there before!

Setting up this home theater system was a breeze. All the wires were conveniently color-coded. The manual was also very concise and helpful. One of the deficiencies of the Onkyo HT-S5100 7.1 Channel Entertainment system is that its inputs are only compatible with formats with 2 channels or more. Also its receiver cannot process HDMI audio of any format. Overall, the S5100 is a pretty good buy. The whole range of features that you receive for the price you pay is just unbeatable! I would highly recommend this model to anyone who is looking for a home theater system with great value.