You don’t have to be a rich billionaire to setup home theater. If you have a house with a living room and a TV, that is enough to start creating a home theatre. If you have the money, you can buy a complete home theater system with speakers and everything. But these things usually cost a lot of money. It’s best to buy gadgets individually and setup your own budget home theater if you are strapped for cash. Accessories like speaker would be cheaper if buy them separately to setup home theater. So, here is a list of gadgets that will bring you the home theater experience of your dreams:
Five Budget Home Theater Gadgets
1. Blu Ray Player
You may have a DVD player, but no home theater system is complete without a Blu Ray player as well. These devices can play high-def video, unlike regular DVD players. Blu Ray players nowadays don’t cost a lot of money either. The advantage is that with a Blu Ray player you will be able to play DVDs, HD DVD, and CDs as well. Some have writing capabilities too. If you want to watch IMAX theater quality videos from home, try getting one of these.
2. Sound Bars
Sound bars are a cheaper but equally high-quality alternative for buying a set of speakers. Sound bars, like the name suggests, is a small bar-like audio generator that you can place on top or bottom of your TV set. The sound bar can generate audio just as good as a speaker system (except for booming bass). It’s also highly space efficient. If the room you have for the home theatre system is rather small, you can use a sound bar to save space for the equipment. You can easily buy a sound bar for cheap online. Even a branded one won’t cost much.
3. Bass Speakers
If you want to listen to booming bass on your home theater system just like in an actual theater, then you will need to buy a speaker. Now, any speaker won’t do. You will have to specifically look for a booming bass speaker that generates vibrant sound. If you can’t afford a full speaker system, you can pair a sound bar with a bass speaker for theater like sound effects. Booming bass speakers are great for listening to music as well as enjoying various sound effects in movies fully.
4. HDMI Outlet Extender
If your TV has only one HDMI outlet, you can extend the number of ports with a multi converter. These specialized devices allow for additional ports for HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet connections. You can buy one of these online on Amazon or eBay. Prices will vary depending on the size you choose. Don’t forget to double check the voltage before you buy.
5. Universal Remote Controller
The remote controller that comes with your TV set will only allow you to control the TV set. Buy a universal remote controller to control the TV, the Blu Ray player, speakers and everything else without having to locate multiple remotes.
With the above gadgets, you will be able to create the perfect home theater system without overspending.
Eduardo Bridges is a tech blogger who can’t enough of the latest gadgets. He writes about low-cost technology products on bestcheaptech.com.