Recently I watched Avatar in a 50 TV "friends with thousands of dollars of surround sound technology.
I was quite blown away and started wondering how much it had spent on and what had been involved in the creation of everything.
When I picked up from the floor (it had cost him almost $ 5000 freeroll and involved removing the footers to run cabling) I decided to do some research on what other options may be available to improve the sound from my TV system without the huge cost. Quick guide below shows some of what I discovered!
Flat screen televisions and LCD with advances and have given us high definition image quality breathtaking. Unfortunately a flat screen TV just cannot generate the kind of sounds to really match the screen.
One option is to configure an amplifier and surround sound speakers. This will surely give you great sound, but its usually expensive and will involve rearranging your living room, pulling up carpet (or footers!) to place cables and deal with the confusion of five or six speakers and amplifier.
If this sounds like too much hassle a sound bar may be just what you have been looking for!
A sound bar looks like a speaker wide shallow, usually chosen to roughly match the width of the TV. He can sit at their booth just below your TV screen or be fixed on the wall.
Depends on how much money you want to spend you can get up to 5.1 surround sound in a single Cabinet!
A sound bar is easy to configure, that normally require a power supply plug and sound in/outputs any gadgets, you need to connect.
Soundbars many still come with an automated setup that uses a built-in microphone to tune the system for your environment.
To get the right sound for your home make sure you have enough entries and that match your equipment (maybe you need a HDMI input for your xbox for example).
Also some systems (such as BlueRay) almost always require HDMI.
Also verify that the drive you will fit into your fantasy TV booth!
Most of the big names in audio to produce one or more models of sound bar so shop around and find one that meets your needs and budget. If you want a recommendation that we can tell you that generally we find that Yamaha soundbars receive glowing reviews!
Copyright © 2011 Richard Kennard
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