How to Choose and Install a Home Entertainment System

The TV and home entertainment sector is huge, especially with more and more people investing in high quality products to enhance their audio and visual experiences. Thanks to the advancements in technology, people can now feel as though they’re right there in a football stadium, an arena watching a band or in the cinema without leaving the comfort of their living rooms.

It used to be that the bigger the television the better the performance, but today it’s about way more than that. Home entertainment systems have been designed to work as part of a team to provide all-round quality in terms of the pictures and sound available.

Samsung 49" 6 Series Smart Ultra HD 4K LED TV
Samsung 49″ 6 Series Smart Ultra HD 4K LED TV – shop.bt.com

When you get it right you can turn your living room into a private cinema with a Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV working with a wireless sound bar, auxiliary speakers located around the room and a Blu-Ray player; and this guide will explain just how you can do it.

What makes home entertainment systems so popular?

You tend to only notice the differences between your existing home entertainment systems and those available to you when you’ve been out to the cinema or when you’ve been over to someone else’s house. Parties are a prime example, where music is being played all over the house without a single device being plugged in – serious tech envy!

Home entertainment systems, comprising of everything from the television itself to speakers and even projectors and pull-down screens in some cases; can completely transform the way you watch or listen.

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL 1920x1080 Full HD 3200 Lumens Projector
ViewSonic PJD7828HDL 1920×1080 Full HD 3200 Lumens Projector – shop.bt.com

Sometimes you might not actually utilise the full system (it’s unlikely you’d watch the news with surround sound and a projector screen), but having the option to use the system for the match or when you’re watching the latest blockbuster on DVD is one that is very appealing indeed.

How do I choose the right system?

The thing about home entertainment systems is that you can tailor the package to your own needs.

Your next, and arguably most important consideration, is over the price. You should never spend more than you can afford on such luxuries, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for.

Here at BT Shop we regularly review our product range to give customers advice on the best items available in terms of quality and value for money, and we’d be happy to advise you on the most suitable product for you and your budget.

Samsung HW-J355 Sound Bar 2.1 - Black
Samsung HW-J355 Sound Bar 2.1 – Black – shop.bt.com

It’s also vital that you think about exactly what you’re looking to achieve by purchasing a home entertainment system. Surround sound is great for the cinema and for watching the biggest blockbusters from the comfort of your living room sofa, but you can get great sound quality from a few auxiliary speakers and the TV itself if you’re only watching the soaps and reality shows.

If you’re after the latest in home entertainment technology then Dolby Atmos is the way to go. Atmos is the latest in home cinema sound technology. The technology delivers sound in a three-dimensional space, including overhead! If you’re really looking to build the ultimate home entertainment system, then Dolby Atmos is the way to go, learn more here.

How do I install a new home entertainment system?

There are two main types of installation when it comes to home entertainment packages – wired and wireless. In the case of wired installations it is actually relatively straightforward to install the various components as it’s often just a simple plug into the back or side of your chosen television.

With wireless systems it’s a little bit more complicated as they all come with their own connections depending on the brand and product, however they all work through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and you just need to ensure that the TV and components (such as the wireless speakers) are switched on and connected.

Browse BT Shop today and find all you need for the highest quality output from your television or stereo systems. We’ve got everything you need to turn your living room into a sports stadium, arena or cinema to make you feel as though you’re right there.

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