Thursday, January 31, 2008

Home Theater In A Box

Home Theater in a Box: (HTIB)

A lot of companies have what we call HTIB's, Sony, Panasonic and the most common Bose. These are great products if you want sound, cd/dvd and radio in one. One thing we must remember with HTIB's is the actual speakers, which are not the most aesthetic pieces out there.

These HTIB's do hit price points, other than Bose which is price protected so don't look for any discount. If your looking for a real cheap surround sound system HTIB's are great. But one recommendation that I have is look into getting a separate receiver, which has more options than a Home Theater in a Box. For the speakers look into in wall or in ceiling speakers, something to produce great sound that won't take the eye away from the TV like a cube speaker would.

DVD players are extremely cheap and now Blueray is the way of the A/V future. For a little more money I think its worth getting everything separate, rather than in a bundle like the HTIB. Now lets not take this as if I am putting HTIB's down, I'm not. Actually HTIB's are great for apartment and condo situations where there is no attic access, and your not in any position to cut holes in the ceiling or walls for speakers. A Home Theater in a Box will produce a decent sound and are extremely easy to install. Before purchasing your surround sound for your home, look at what you want aesthetically and what you can afford financially.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

High Definition Home Theater

With the way the economy is today, the last thing people are thinking about purchasing are Home Theater products. We all understand that this little home project can become very expensive. With all of this being said, let me just give you all a little piece of my mind. No matter what situation your are confronted with you will always get what you pay for. So if by chance its a Saturday or Sunday and we're walking around Walmart or BJ's or Costco and we see these beautiful Plasma and LCD TV's everywhere for so cheap let's step outside of the box and ask ourselves what's the difference between this TV here and a TV at Best Buy or another Home A/V company?

Well most of the time these televisions don't have the FULL HD capabilities such as 1080P or a HDMI port on the back. These are two very important features. 1080P is what true high definition pictures are televised through. A HDMI port is an input for an HDMI cable that passes both audio and video signals. Also the HDMI cable passes 1080P as well as a digital signal for surround sound. So take a step back and think about your next purchase. Don't be afraid to do some research about the High Definition (HD) world.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Home Theater Audio Video Engineer

I'd like to introduce myself as a Home Theater Audio Video Engineer, I've been working with a nationwide company for 2 years as an installer. I work with a vast array of products as well as Universal Remote Controls.

Basically each of my posting will be about my day to day adventures and the obstacles that I overcome. Some of these blogs I will recommend a product or in some cases not. I try not to go into too much A/V detail for those who just like to keep it in Lamens terms. I hope you all enjoy this new website!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Welcome To My Home Theater Blog

Thank you for visiting my home theater blog!

Please check back often, I will be post tips and articles on home theater installation, home theater reviews as well as any new home audio video equipment!