For many years the expansion of entertainment in the home has been influenced by the big cinema screen. Today it is possible to enjoy a full cinema experience in the home thanks to the latest technology making it possible. The initial costs of high quality television screens, surround sound audio systems and advances in video games has become affordable for anyone to create their very own perfect home theatre setup.
The revolution in television sets has come a long way since the early years. Now it is possible to watch high definition television with crystal clear images, free from ghosting and interference, giving you the full immersive experience. CRTVs had their time in the history of television technology and have now made way for television sets that employ Plasma, LCD, LED, and OLED screens that improve on image quality and power consumption.
LED, OLED, 3D and 4K
The move to high definition television has been around for the past ten years and improvements on this technology have made true 3D television now possible. For a truly immersive experience, why not choose a 3D HDTV screen to compliment your home theatre setup and give your family the ultimate in cinematic viewing.
The latest technology in television to come to the market has been with 4K television and curved screens. 4KTV employs a marked improvement on the resolution of your television set, increasing the number of pixels on ther same size screen which creates a truly life-like image. The new curved screen sets allow the screen to be bent and curved to give you a higher level of immersive viewing.
Surround sound with heritage
As with any good home cinema setup, audio plays a key role in giving you that added dimension to your viewing. Advancement in technology in recent years means that now you can pick up a decent 5.1 surround sound system for cheaper than ever. Improvements in audio technology in the home now mean that you can get a full 7.1 dynamic home theatre surround sound system that incorporates Dolby digital audio, as well as being able to find cinematic audio quality with the likes of THX certified systems.
Gaming plays a big role in your home theatre setup these days thanks to the cinematic quality and advanced graphics of high end gaming systems. Consoles like the brand new Xbox One and the PS4 offer a truly immersive experience that is as close to an interactive movie as you can get. These console systems also employ Blu-Ray drives so you can enjoy all of your existing high definition movies at any time.
Interactivity, on-demand and the web
Many modern home theatre setups now include some form of internet access to provide a little interactivity to your home cinema system. the internet has quickly become one of the most popular mediums for entertainment viewing over the past couple of years. sites like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon, as well as iTunes and Google Play now offer streaming movies, music and gaming apps direct to devices such as game consoles and televisions.
This new way of experiencing your entertainment has proved popular due to its on-demand features, interactivity, programming guides and recording. Even newer technology such as Chrome Key by Google make it possible to simply insert a HDMI dongle into your television set to enjoy the best entertainment the internet has to offer.
Once you have built the home theatre system of your dreams, the last thing you need to do is find a suitable position for all of your devices. Good positioning of your television screen will allow all of the family to enjoy the best seat in the house, as well as experience the surround sound from your setup. With the additional purchase of remote control lighting, a popcorn machine and a row of comfy chairs you too can enjoy your very own home cinema all to yourself.
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