The times have changed, at least when it comes to how people entertain themselves. Due to technological advancements, such as smart phones and the internet, people spend a lot more time than ever before dealing with media of one form or another, whether it be television, video games or the internet. Though devices are portable, people are spending more and more of their entertainment time at home. Fewer people go to movies these days, and people are more likely to spend their free time at home than in the past. This is one reason why so many people are investing in top of the line home theater systems. Home theater technology if getting better and better, and the experience you can get in many home theater systems is as good or better than most movie theaters.
There are a couple of different ways to go about setting up a home theater system, and there is no right or wrong answer. One course of action is simply to build an entire theater in your home. This is good for the purists, who want the movie theater experience, complete with movie theater seating, lighting and projection. These home theaters are more expensive, usually, since they require so much additional work. They are great, though, if you plan on entertaining a fairly large group of people to watch a sporting event, film or concert. You can even play video games in your home theater, if you connect the consoles to the main projector. This will give you an amazing sound and video experience, to say the least. Of course, there are others who want their living room to be the theater, and for them, embedding the equipment in the room is the way to go. These types of home theaters are the ones that have speakers hidden in the floors and ceilings. This gives you surround sound, without having to see the speakers at all. If you have this type of home theater you may not want a projector at all, but rather just a very nice LCD or plasma television screen.
One of the really interesting things about home theater systems today is the fact that they can all be coordinated with one device or system. If you have one account, you can simply control everything from your phone or tablet. This makes it easy to turn off the lights from wherever you are. You are also able to adjust the temperature, turn music on and off, and perform a plethora of other functions. You can even turn appliances on and off, to wash and dry your clothes when you need, make coffee, or even turn a stove on and off. This can even prevent a fire, in the event you may have forgotten to turn the oven off. As for entertainment, home automation enables you to take your entertainment system with you wherever you go. Everything you have access to in one room, you can access in another, and the sound will follow.