You must have a budget set in your mind, before you make up your mind buying some home theater equipment for your home theater system. Setting up a system requires a number of electronic components. It is better that you have the information of each of the constituent before you get to the market. Just after setting up the budget, you need to start selecting your desirable items. What I think, a television screen is the most appropriate consumer electronics item to start with. There are two main types of television screens easily available in the market, LCD and Plasma. LCD screens work better in brighter environments. However, Plasma screens are for the people who don’t want to compromise picture quality!
The size of the screen is adjudicated by the area of the place where the system is going to be installed. Say, for smaller place, you will need a smaller television screen! What is important here is that you choose a high definition television screen. A DVD player is the second most important constituent of that system. Go for the brand name, as they have repute! For a high definition television screen, of course you cannot install an inferior quality DVD player? One thing that you need to verify is that the player is multi region and plays all the popular formats like AVI, MPEG, MP3, CD and Karaoke CD.
Conventional surround sound systems are provided with a number of high quality speakers. These speakers are placed in different areas of the room to produce an amazingly detailed and immersive experience. More number of speakers means, a bigger and amplified audio output! An amplifier is an audio device that is used to strengthen the audio signals and is installed keeping the area of your room in mind! Amplifiers not only hyperbolize the output, but they also refine the quality of sound. Just a piece of advice... using amplifier with the home theater systems that are not Dolby surrounds, is a must. The reason behind this is the deteriorated sound quality!
If your place is already equipped with a satellite system, then to integrate it with your home theater system, you will without doubt need a decoder, a receiver, and a satellite dish. They all should be connected in accordance to make the system work perfectly fine. As far as the audio cables are concerned, cross-sectional area of the cable is important. Thicker cables not only improve quality, but they also last for a longer period of time. According to a rule of thumb, the thicker the cable, the better is the quality. Traditionally, copper is used for that purpose, but for better results, gold and silver cables are recommended by the experts.
Lastly, even though not compulsory, there is another component which brings class to your home theater system and that is known as “bass shaker”. This seemingly peculiar sound device will reproduce at the base of your furniture and vibrates with the bass feel to a video that is very effectual.