In case you are planning to buy a home theater, you might want to know about the latest home theaters that are available in the market. Home theaters have become very popular because of their ability to generate theater like mood, experience and environment by using the various video and audio equipment.
Let us have a look at the 10 home theater systems for complete family entertainment:
1. Panasonic SC-PT660
The good thing about this one is that it comes with a 5.1-channel home theater and allows DVD up scaling to 1080p. It also has an integrated iPod dock and can show the full iPod menu on TV so that you can navigate through the albums easily.
The drawback is that it doesn’t support iPod video playback.
2. Bose Lifestyle 48 Home Entertainment System
It is HDMI compatible and provides a high quality video experience. It can organize and store 340 hours of music. A DVD/CD player and Jewel Cube speakers are included in the system. The best thing is the ADAPTiQ system which customizes the audio to the acoustics of your room.
3. Bose 3-2-1 Series II
The Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II is equipped with two satellite speakers and sub-woofers which deliver the incredible surround-sound effect.
It has an integrated progressive-scan DVD player and an AM/FM tuner to boost as well. It also offers wonderful surround sound effects with just two satellites but it is overpriced.
4. Harmon/Kardon HS 300
The Harman/Kardon HS 300 is a sleek looking DVD-Audio/Video device offering HDMI and USB connectivity which has five two way satellites.
Its downside is in the quirky remote and the on-screen navigation interface, and has no automatic speaker calibration as well.
5. Samsung HT-BD2
A stylish and sleek main unit, a sub-woofer, seven satellite speakers with a horizontal center, two compact rears and four stalk like floor standers make up the Samsung HT-BD2. And all this for less than £800. Moreover, there’s 1080p support and you can also play Blu ray discs. 5.1 effects are present to make full use of the speakers. Samsung has surely come up with one of the best home theaters.
6. ZVOX 425 Speaker System
It is the world’s first full range, wall mountable, single cabinet home theater. It only has one connecting cord and comes with in-built sub-woofers. If you are looking for installing the home theater in a small room, then this shall serve your purpose. Otherwise, it doesn’t offer as good audio and video experience as the other leading home theaters do.
7. Onkyo HT-S990THX
It combines a 230 watt, 12-inch sub-woofer, multi driver speakers and a full size Audio/Video receiver. But the biggest disappointment is that it doesn’t come with a DVD player. Also the speakers are bulky and not at all attractive. However, the quality of the sound is very good.
8. Sony DAV-X1
This is a disappointment from Sony. The DTS and Dolby formats create sounds like stereo. Often dialogues are collapsed in the middle of two speakers which provide an unpleasant sound effect. It is seriously let down by the speaker package. At £900, you are sure to get much better performance.
9. Klipsch CS-500 2.1 Home Theater System w/DVD
Small, sleek and simple, is what defines the Klipsch CS-500 2.1 home theater system with DVD player. It delivers very good sound quality with the help of just two speakers and a sub-woofer. Dolby Virtual Speaker technology is also present alongside AM/FM tuner, DVD/CD player and 3 auxiliary inputs.
10. Sony BDV-IT1000ES
It epitomizes style and performance with a Full HD 1080p resolution. It also provides excellent sound quality with Class 5.1 channel Surround System. Also, with the infrared (IR) input /output and HDMI inputs, you can control and connect compatible HD devices. This system also support wireless surround speakers by making use of the S-AIR digital wireless technology. This is surely the home theater one would like to go for.