Who doesn’t dream of having a home theater? It’s a great addition to any home but the many decisions to be made in installing it can confuse anyone. But fret not. This article will help you understand the basic components of a home theater to help you get started.

The first component is a television. For many, choosing the television is the most personal aspect of selecting a home theater and its selection affects the types of components that are picked out later. There are essentially three choices in today’s television market: front projector, rear projector, and plasma. There are variations within each of these and the prices fall anywhere from modest to quite costly.

The receiver is the second component. You will probably have a DVD player ora recorder of some sort as part of your system. Or you may also have a Tivo and cable box or satellite and speakers. The receiver is the box you plug them all into-it receives all of this inputs and correlates it. Since this is the ultimate traffic director when it comes to your home theater, you should make sure the receiver is of good quality.

The third component are the speakers. One of the best things to me about a home theater is the ability to experience surround. Speakers come in all shapes and sizes and are also quite personal for some consumers while give and take for others. You can purchase these are part of a kit in order to make the selection process easier.

Finally, you have your DVD player or recorder. If high definition is important to you, you now have that option. If your television isn’t HD ready or capable, an older (less expensive) model of DVD player until something more up-to-date is called for.

These are all the components you need to get started on your home theater. You can upgrade them over time. So get started and build your home theater so you can enjoy a movie in the comforts of your home!