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Learning About TVs and Home Entertainment

TVs, projectors, media players, and speakers are components that make up a home entertainment system. Whether you like to watch movies and television shows, listen to music, or play games, these electronics offer various features designed to give you the best video and audio experience. Depending on your needs, your setup may only involve a television and Blu-ray or DVD player. If you have children, or are all about having a complete entertainment center, you might also want a streaming media player or gaming console. Understanding the basics of home video and home audio systems makes it easier to decide which components best serve your needs.

How to Buy a TV

There are a lot of options and features to think about when purchasing a TV, with the most important being style, screen size, screen resolution, and ports. When choosing a television, think carefully about where and how you'll use it, to determine the most appropriate model. If you're looking for a television for the living room, where family and friends often congregate, you might pick a stunning OLED screen measuring 60 inches or larger. You'll also want to ensure the TV has enough connections to support your DVD player, Blu-ray player, streaming device, gaming console, and other devices. On the other hand, a smaller, 32-inch, no-frills TV might be the best option for a child's bedroom.

What Are the Different Types of Projector Screens?

When setting up TVs and amp entertainment systems, it's worth noting that multimedia projector screens come in two basic types: fixed-frame and retractable models. The fixed type works well if you have enough wall space and a dedicated video room. It's a great time-saver if you're a TV or movie buff; all you need to do is switch on the streaming media player connected to the projector to enjoy your favorite shows.

The retractable projector screen, on the other hand, offers more mobility and options. You can use it for business and entertainment in any location you want. It requires a good amount of time to assemble, but having the ability to watch films in HD wherever you go is definitely worth the effort.

What Are the Different Types of Speakers?

To enjoy the crisp sound available from televisions and amp entertainment systems, you need top-notch speakers. Traditional wired speakers offer high-quality audio in virtually any environment, and you can customize them for large spaces and outdoor venues. You also have more flexibility in terms of speaker placement, since you don't have to worry about signal interference, as exists with wireless speakers.

Consider wireless speakers if you're planning to have a home theater system. They're easier to use, and give you that clean, minimalist look. You can hide them behind bookshelves and cabinets while making the room come alive with fantastic sound.

Whether you're starting to set up your dream home theater system or looking to upgrade your TV and entertainment center with a smart TV or LED TV, check out B&H Photo and Video's collection of high-quality video and audio equipment to get more information and expert help.