Below you wil find a wide range of Home Cinema Systems available so please browse our selection before choosing. If you need assistance then please contact us so that one of our friendly team can help you. Simply Electricals' retail outlets are easy to find and located on Halliwell Road in Bolton, Greater Manchester and Bank Street in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. We are sure that we have something to suit everyone's home giving you the best electrical experience. To make it even easier, refine your search again by using the options on the left by price, manufacturer, sizes and colour.
Home Cinema Systems are now more affordable than ever. In the past, it was a costly experience to purchase all the separate components required but nowadays you can buy everything you need at once for a great value price.
There are several main components needed to get started off. You need a sound source such as a DVD player, a freeview box or a set top box. Your system will include a surround sound processor to decode the source's sound and some speakers along with a subwoofer to provide the cinema-style bass.
Your system will need five speakers to get the full effect of the sound as most systems use five channels of sound. How you position these speakers is crucial and your manual will guide you through this. Generally, you will have two speakers either side of your screen, a central speaker near the screen and two rear speakers behind the seats on either side. A subwoofer will make all the difference to the sound and is highly recommended for watching action films.
The surround sound processor, or AV receiver, is used to decode the audio signal from your systems sound source which in turn is sent to the relevant channel and speaker. The processor creates surround sound from a variety of audio signals. One of these is a traditional stereo output which uses Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Pro Logic II to create the surround sound. Better audio results are achieved with the latest digital surround sound formats which use the original surround sound signals used by the film studios.
So with the various components of a Home Cinema System, how will you need to arrange it in your home for the full Home Cinema experience? Where you locate the equipment is as important as the equipment itself. Your room size and number of windows will have an effect on the quality. Big windows along with laminate or wooden flooring will be detrimental to your viewing by causing glare. Thick, dark curtains will reduce this and laying carpet will improve the audio factors.