Published at Thursday, February 14th, 2019 - 23:07:01 PM. Dream Home. By .
Your Dream Home Theater System - How to Choose the Right Components : Going out to the movies is becoming a very expensive activity. Not only have ticket prices gone up in the last few years, it seems that drinks, popcorn and candy have all had price increases. Couple this with the drop in prices on high end electronics and recent advances such as Blu-ray, and it is no wonder that ticket sales and continuously been dropping off as more and more people are opting to set up Home Theaters. Todays dream home theater consists of three things. First a television or projector, a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system and media playing device, normally a DVD player but more recently Blu-Ray players. This is a simplification of the home theater setup, there are a multitude of options and decisions to make in creating your dream home theater. This article will help you grasp a simple of understanding of the major components Television or Projector - There are plenty of options here. When considering a television, you must decide on whether you want a plasma screen, and LCD, DLP, or rear projection television. CRT or Cathode Ray Tube televisions are almost obsolete in todays home theater systems. Each of the aforementioned types has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you want a screen with great flexibility in placement, high quality picture and the price is not a major factor - then a plasma screen is your best option. If space is not a major factor and price is, you can find great prices on high quality rear projection television sets. In either case you need to purchase a high definition television, they are almost standard in larger screen televisions today. High definition is defined by a pixel count of 720 dot per inch (DPI) or higher. In order to take advantage of Blu-Ray quality, your TV should have a pixel count of 1080 dpi. Among 1080dpi sets you have a choice between 1080i and 1080p. The i stands for interlaced, and the p stands for progressive scan. These terms refer to how and how often the pixels on the screen are refreshed. 1080p televisions provide a higher quality picture, and will of course cost extra. The extra cost is well worth the cost in my opinion. The most recent advance in high definition televisions is 120 Hz sets, these new sets are supposed to better handle motion, especially in regards to watching sports. Whether its worth the extra cost is up to you to see for yourself. I imagine that given a couple of years 120 Hz will become the standard. At a minimum, I would recommend a 1080p television for your dream home theater. Sound System - This is potentially the most complex portion of your dream home theater setup. I say potentially because you can purchase a high quality home theater in a box and end up with a respectable sound system for your home theater with minimal fuss, or if you want to extract the maximum quality sound out of your system and are willing to pay what it takes; then building your own system from quality components is definitely the way to go. HTIBs or Home Theaters in Box are sometimes maligned by audiophiles as not being serious home theater sound systems, but a little research will show you that in recent years these pre-packaged systems now have components worthy of being part of a dream home theater system. If you want to build your own system the options and decisions youll be faced with are numerous. But the homework and research is well worth the final reward. Having a high quality picture certainly makes watching a film more enjoyable, but a great sound system takes you out of the confines of your living room and puts you in the middle of action. An audiophile quality sound system can whisk you away to the deep jungles of the Amazon, or put you in passenger seat of a heart pounding car chase through the streets of Los Angeles. A high-powered subwoofer will provide that heart thumping, seat shaking experience with each crash or explosion. Many will skimp on the sound system at the expense of a high quality picture, but they are truly missing half the experience of a dream home theater. Media Player - Normally this is a DVD player or more recently Blu-Ray players. When buying a DVD player, you should choose one with a video signal upconversion to 1080p. Ask your salesperson if the player uses Faroudja Video Processing, this is considered the best upconverting technology. Most Blu-Ray players will upconvert DVDs. If you are willing to pay between $200-$500, then a Blu-Ray player is definitely worth considering. The format war between HDTV a Blu-Ray is over, so a Blu-Ray is a safe bet. Blu-Ray is also capable of providing highest quality lossless audio (True-HD or DTA-HD Master Audio), allowing your dream home theater sound system to really shine. Eventually Blu-Ray will become the standard home video standard, but the good news is that they will play all your old DVDs as well. But if you are like me, once youve gotten used to Blu-Ray quality, its hard to go back plain old DVDs. This is just a quick overview of the major components. There are several other things to consider when building your dream home theater, such as cabling, speaker wire gauge, dipole /bipolar speakers vs. direct radiating just for starters. My recommendation is that if you research and make a well thought out decisions on the major components mentioned here, then many of the choices on the ancillary equipment and parts will begin to fall into place, and creating your dream home theater will be that much easier.
1 Simple Way to De-Clutter Your Home and Prepare For Your Dream Home : Spring cleaning is always a difficult task. What to keep, what to get rid of, and how to determine the difference is a difficult task because there are memories of purchasing the items, the knowledge of how much everything cost, and the fact that not everything you have originally came from you. It is challenging. It takes courage to go through your home with the goal of making the house cleaner and look better while making it easier to maintain all the stuff. Here is how to simplify the process: There is one question to ask yourself while looking at each item in your house and that is would I have this item in my dream home? Some follow up questions might be: Does it fit in with the vision of my dream house? Would I use it in my dream home if I have all the money in the world? Does this fit in with how I want my dream home to look? Is it beautiful? We typically clean house in the present moment, but we are thinking about the past. The time you purchased the lamp or the day your mom passed along the end table that she used as a little girl all enter your head. You have become accustom to taking care of this item. It has lived with you. You have cleaned it for weeks, months, years. It is a habit to have that item in your life. Here is the question though. Would I have this item in my dream home? There are some things you cannot get rid of. All the lamps in your house may not be what you would have in your dream home, but do not get rid of them all just yet. You need to have light and it is smart to save the lamp that you do not like than going out and buying a brand new lamp that you love because you have not found your dream house yet or else you would be making plans on purchasing and moving into it. This is a great tip to remember when you are going shopping. Each thing that you want to purchase something for your current house, ask yourself, Would I have this item in my dream home? Chances are a majority of the time you are shopping you will at least rethink something you might want to buy, putting you one step closer to living in your dream home. Save your money to buy the house of your dreams where you have handpicked each and every items that lives in it. Start living your beautiful life today with a clean house filled with items that you love and a few that you hope to get rid of in the near future. Focus on surrounding yourself with beautiful things that you love. It makes all the difference.
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