Everyone is talking about home theaters. They are, perhaps, the hottest area of the consumer electronics market, as people clamor for a way to duplicate the big screen experience within the confines of their own home. Every day, home theaters are advancing in quality and decreasing in price, leading more and more people to make an investment in a home theater system.
However, a home theater may not be a good idea for everyone. In fact, for some people home theater ownership is a downright horrible idea. Who should avoid home theaters? Look at some of these characteristics and you will begin to understand why some may not want to buy a home theater. If you fall into any of these categories, you may want to think twice before buying a home theater system.
First, those who enjoy wasting money should probably give up on the idea of a home theater completely. Instead of spending a small fortune for a ticket, a small soda and some stale popcorn, one can watch an awesome movie at home on the cheap with a home theater system. Those who would prefer to squander their resources at the theaters repeatedly should probably keep trudging back to the cinema instead of enjoying high quality video and sound at home.
Second, those with a masochistic streak should probably stick with old school movie watching and resist the urge to enter the home theater market. At home, there are no long lines just to get into the living room and generally, one can get to and from the refrigerator for refreshment within a matter of moments. Home theaters do not force one to test the limits of their bladder, either. Instead of having to wait and wait so as not to miss a moment of the action, the home theater user can simply pause the film. Those who appreciate the punishments of the cinema experience are probably not going to be interested in a home theater.
Third, those who do not actually enjoy watching and listening to movies should also avoid home theaters. Instead, they can hit the movie house, and experience a new release right next to the guy who will not stop talking on his cell phone and right in front of the arguing couple. Mr. Loudmouth will be in the back, offering his commentary and there will be at least one former NBA superstar blocking a significant portion of the screen. Those who prefer their movies chock-full of annoyances should really avoid a home theater investment.
Finally, anyone who would not like something fun to do with friends and family can give up on the notion of a home theater. If you prefer a dull home life and do not want to surround yourself with some truly interesting entertaining options, you should avoid investing in a home theater system. They provide a great movie or television watching experience along with an amazing sound system. That just might not be what some people want.
OK, all of that may have been a little tongue-in-cheek, but it makes a good point or two. There are many reasons why most of us would absolutely relish ownership of a great home theater system. We all love the movies, and we all recognize just how frustrating the movie going experience can be. The home theater system provides a way of seizing all of that entertainment value while allowing us to avoid the increasingly annoying downside we experience at our local multiplex.
There are some people for whom a home theater system may not make much sense, but those folks really are few and far between. The bulk of us would love to add an entertaining centerpiece to our home lives, and home theater systems provide a way of doing just that. With the prices of systems plummeting and great new products in the home theater system area entering the market all of the time, now is a great moment to seize the opportunity, too
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