Home Theatre

Surround sound is everywhere. The only thing that’s annoying about it is that it’s a bit of a pain to set up. That’s why you should get a wireless surround sound system. Don’t be misled by the term wireless here. Wireless just means that the rear speakers will definitely be wireless. The subwoofer might be wireless (but will need a power source) and the front speakers can be wireless depending on the system. Some “wireless surround sound systems” only have the rear speakers wireless, so watch out for that.

First, you need to choose how many speakers you want. The simplest one is the 5.1 wireless surround sound system. Any setup with less speakers is not considered surround sound. There are several ways you can go about choosing a wireless surround sound system.

The first way is to narrow down your search by only looking at certain brands. Depending on how knowledgeable you are in this area, you should have some favourite audio brands. Some good brands include Sony, Logitech, Creative Labs, Samsung, Panasonic, Vizio, Philips, LG, Creative, and any other brands you can think of.

Whether or not you’ve narrowed down your search to specific brands, you’ll still want to be at the stage where you will look at specific features. All surround sound systems should have Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Digital Surround technologies. The better ones will also have Dolby TrueHD. Dolby Digital and DTS are the basic surround sound technologies, whereas Pro Logic is for converting stereo sound into surround sound.

TrueHD is for lossless HD audio. Besides the technologies, you can look at remote control settings, multiple inputs, easy connections, big speakers, or vertical speakers. When I say vertical speakers, I mean the ones that look like mini skyscrapers. Those speakers are the best if you’re going for amazing quality. Otherwise, you can buy speakers that are smaller.

If you’re not satisfied with just a 5.1 system, you can get a 6.1 or 7.1 wireless surround sound system. This would only really be necessary for a large room. Even if you have quite a large room, you can still go for a high quality 5.1 channel one.

The best wireless surround sound system for you could be any system if you’re not an overly technological person. If the whole process scares you a bit, just go for a mid-range 5.1 surround sound system by a reputable brand. You really can’t go wrong, unless you want something more powerful. All surround sound systems deliver excellent quality. But some deliver mind-blowingly amazing quality. It’s your choice.

Check out some of our favorite wireless surround sound systems:

The best home theatre setup has a quality, but not excessively expensive, surround sound system. Samsung surround sound systems are ideal in this area. We’ll find out what kind of regular features you may want, and also look at the specific sound technologies behind surround sound systems. You should definitely be familiar with terms such as “Dolby Digital”, which tells you what kind of surround sound technology is behind the system. We’ll also look at some specific Samsung models.

The simplest, cheap Samsung surround sound systems actually still have high quality sound and connection. These may lack remote control settings, multiple inputs, easy connection or long cords for your speakers, depending on the sound system you’re buying.

Better Samsung surround sound systems 5.1, or even 7.1 channels, should have all of these features though. But, if you can manage having simple features with a cheap price, go for the simple 5.1 channel surround sound system with small speakers. A perfect example of this is the Samsung HT-Z310T 5.1-Channel Home Theater Surround Sound System.

The cheaper sound systems will have simple Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Digital Surround technologies, whereas the more expensive ones will have higher sound quality with technologies such as Dolby TrueHD. To be honest, a surround sound system is a surround system. Although you shouldn’t compromise on quality, there isn’t much you can compromise on unless you have a large room. If you have a large room, you will want larger speakers, and more speakers.

A 7.1 channel surround sound system will be more appropriate than a 5.1 channel one, in that case. But be wary that you can’t just upgrade a 5.1 system to a 7.1 system with the same subwoofer, because the subwoofer will only have plugs for the system it was designed for. Some systems come with vertical speakers and are ideal for the richest experience, such as the Samsung 7.1 Channel Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System.

The last option you can look at is going wireless. Samsung wireless surround sound home theater systems are great if you want to have speakers that are not tethered by wires. It’s pretty hard to hide cords in a clean space, especially with the rear speakers, so you’ll probably want to consider going for a rear wireless system. It’ll allow your rear speakers to be wireless, but not the rest of the speakers.

If you’re still undecided, check below to browse some Samsung surround sound systems:

If you still have a lot of old home movies on VHS tapes, then you have probably been wondering what you can do to get rid of them. They take up a lot of space and, since they are on magnetic tape they wear out over time due to factors such as heat and moisture. So, how will you transform the old tapes to digital? How can you get rid of the junk?

Well, you can buy a dual machine that will not only play those old great home movies but also convert them to DVD so that you will be able to clear away some of the old relics to make more room. And it does not have to be hard at all. In fact, it can be as easy as pushing two simple buttons on the machine. Follow these steps.

  1. You need to realize that there are some VHS DVD combo players that will only play DVDs and not record them. So to convert the VHS to DVD you need a machine that will be able to play the old VHS videos and then record them to DVD as well.
  2. You need to buy something with some value – not just anything. If you have very, very old videos, then they are probably already showing some signs of deterioration. This means you will need to handle them with care. The experts say that these combo recorders are at the top of the list.
    • Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK ($240)
    • Sony RDR-VX560 ($180)
    • Toshiba DVR670 ($250)
  3. The last thing to do is to find a good price for the model you want. I suggest that you buy your a refurbished model which was repaired by a technician for resale. These are always the best price for the best value.

Well, that is how easy it could if you were to do a VHS to DVD transfer. Good luck!


The satellite speakers for your home theatre carry sound in the range of mid-bass on up in a system consisting of three speakers.  The other speaker carries the bass only and is commonly known as a sub-woofer.  It is recommended that, for the best sound possible, all three speakers match in a system.

So, if there is a reason that you are looking only for the satellite speakers, you should try matching them exactly to the sub-woofer.  You can do this by finding the make and model number of your sub-woofer and getting on a website that carries that product.  There, you should be able to find a list of speakers for sale and, if you didn’t buy the system too long ago, match the satellite speakers to your sub-woofer.  This way you can get the best satellite speakers for your theatre system.

While you are in the mood to search for satellite speakers for your home theatre system, you might want to consider purchasing wireless satellite speakers along with a wireless sub-woofer.  This will clear up on all the cords and provide you with a great wireless surround sound system. Among the best wireless sub-woofers, you should look for products from Klipsch, Sony, Yamaha, and Polk.  These manufacturers also make some of the best satellite speakers as well, wireless or not.  The same rule applies in wireless as in direct-wired satellite speakers and sub-woofers, look for sets of three or match the speakers to a set of three.

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The satellite speakers and sub-woofer in your home theatre system are separate but equal components of the same three.  The combination of sound from all three speakers is what gives your home theatre its complete range.  That is why it is so important to pick speakers that match and were set up from the factory as three components in a total system.

Total system sound is what you are attempting to achieve with a sound system composed of satellite speakers and a sub-woofer.  You can find very similar systems for home theatre and for car audio.  In the car audio system, the sub-woofer is usually located in the trunk of the vehicle.  Not only does this help to hide such a large speaker and keep it from taking up the seating space, but it also helps to make the bass even richer and deeper than it would be if it were located in another part of the car. For home application you can use satellite speaker stands

Just remember that your number one priority in purchasing home theater satellite speakers is that they match the sub-woofer.