Many will bypass this step. They’ll purchase the first home cinema receiver that’s in their price range and regret it almost immediately when they find out that their receiver is either inadequately equipped for everything they need or that it is better suited for different types of entertainment. By following my suggestions your planning phase will result in the absolutely perfect home cinema receiver for your theater.
There are a ton of things to consider when planning which home cinema receiver to purchase. Firstly you want to think about what you’ll be doing most in your home theater. Personally I don’t want T.V. so my home cinema is tuned and set up for listening to music and watching movies and watching them loudly. This may not be the case for many of you however wherein you may be more interested in building a home cinema that is focused on watching sports or playing video games or just watching T.V. In that case you would want a different type of home cinema receiver.
Ask yourself what your primary uses for your home theater will be then you can decide upon a home cinema receiver. Will you want wireless music streaming? Will you have a bunch of peripherals plugged in at once? Will this be a media station for pumping loud music throughout the house? Will you just be watching T.V.? All these questions are critical to ask because every home cinema receiver is built differently and finding the correct receiver is key to building an excellent theater!
Plan ahead what you’ll be doing in the room. Will you be wanting to play loud music? Will you not be worried as much about music but more about dialogue (i.e. T.V) or will you want bass rumbling action movies to be the focal point of your home theater? Also consider what type of audio and video inputs you’ll need. Are you hooking up a HDTV or Projector? If so then you’ll obviously need a home cinema receiver with an HDMI port. What about component cables, will you need them? If so ensure you’re going to be getting a receiver that has inputs for them.
Other things to keep in mind are the al in one options. Many people will opt for a home cinema receiver that has everything, from all the standard inputs/outputs to a 6 disk dvd player and an ipod hookup with amplifier to power 7.1 surround. While yes these do have everything you need, they don’t do what you need them to do as good as a pieced out home theater does. If you have a powerful home cinema receiver with a Blu Ray player plugged in external as well as an amplifier and everything else separate, the device can usually do what is critically important best, which is deliver high quality audio and video.
Knowing what you’ll need is critically important and before we move on I want you to plan out what you’ll predominately be doing in your home theater to help you gauge which home cinema receiver is best for you. After careful deliberation continue reading on the site to learn more about features, pricing and brands to go after! Good luck and enjoy!