Choosing The Right Screen
Home theaters are widely enjoyed by the whole family. Everyone likes to have their favorite programs brought to life with great video and outstanding audio. Though everyone can agree that they love home theater systems, however, there is a difference of opinion that can be a source of frustration.
On a Sunday afternoon, mom and dad may be interested in putting one of their favorite classic films into the DVD player and enjoying a great movie on an otherwise quiet day. Meanwhile, however, the children are likely to be clamoring for the latest animated release! Although the taste for a home theater may stretch across generations, so often taste in programming does not.
This has led many to consider constructing a second home theater system for the kids. That way, when a family debate brews over what to watch and when to watch it, there is a way to keep everyone satisfied.
The idea of a second home theater system may seem excessive to some, but with prices falling for good components, it can actually be a very reasonable investment. The rewards of having a second unit in operation are obvious, and the cost issue can be managed very successfully. By shopping carefully, recycling other equipment and remembering not to attempt to build a fully featured secondary unit, one can create an additional home theater system that will help to keep everyone happy without spending a fortune in the process. A kids’ system may seem outlandish at first glace, but a closer examination reveals it to be a fairly compelling home theater investment.
The first thing to remember in constructing a secondary system is that it does not necessarily have to compete with the primary system in terms of quality. Although you want to provide a great entertainment experience, second systems generally will occupy less space and demand a little less technological advancement to do their jobs successfully.
This allows someone searching for a second system to do so with economy in mind. Instead of worrying about quality over all other concerns, price considerations can hold a primary role in the shopping process. There are some very nice systems well suited for smaller spaces that can be purchased for a relatively low price. One of these solutions may be just what one needs when expanding the number of home theater options.
Additionally, one can "feed" the new system with the old. As time passes and one develops a desire to upgrade the primary home theater system, the components formerly used as part of that system can be transferred to the secondary unit. In the end, the children’s unit will end up having all of the technological power the parents once had for the primary system. This has the added advantage of making use of already purchased goods. Having a second system where older components can be used is a great way of maximizing the return on one’s original investment.
One need not over-invest in a second system. There is no need to provide it with a plasma television or an earth-shattering subwoofer. Think economy. Consider a nice twenty-seven inch conventional television and purchase a speaker system adequate to fill a small space. There is no need for stadium-style seating, high-end DVD players or other extra equipment you might be tempted to use for a high-grade system. The idea is to construct a secondary viewing and listening option--not to replicate the primary system in every regard.
Adding a second home theater system can be a great decision. It can increase household harmony and give everyone an opportunity to enjoy their favorite programming when they want enjoy it. The cost issues can be easily surmounted by a combination of component "recycling" and bargain shopping.
In the end, everyone is happy. The adults can huddle on the couch and enjoy a film classic while the children gather ’round for a raucous cartoon. Adding a second home theater system provides a tremendous way to please all members of the household in an affordable manner