Immerse Yourself in Your Home Entertainment – The Best Home Theater Brands

You’ve got the best and newest television on the market! The screen is huge, the picture is crystal clear, but the sound, well, let’s just say it leaves something to be desired. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could hear your favourite movies and shows, the way you hear them at the movie theatre? You can do that if you complete your home entertainment system with a home theatre sound system. There are many different brands for you to choose from. This article is a guide for picking the best one for your needs. Let’s look at some of the terms you should know, and then go over the specific brands we think are some of the best on the market.

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Components of A Home Theater System

You can buy your home theatre system as a package deal, or buy each piece individually. For this article, we’re going to make recommendations based on package deals for specific brands. That being said, it’s still good to know what different components come within those packages. So here’s what you will typically get with your home theatre system:

Speakers: The number of speakers depends on the level of system you’re getting. The 7.1 systems have two more speakers than the 5.1 systems have. There will be two speakers that you can mount on walls, put on shelves, or stand on the floor. There will be a subwoofer and a central speaker. And there will be two rear speakers.

AV receiver: The receiver is, basically, the brain of your system. The audio and visual signals come through the receiver to be processed and then sent on to, either your speakers or your television. Also, some receivers serve as a Blu-ray or DVD players.

Soundbar: This isn’t something that comes with all home theatre systems, but is an option. It’s a long box with speakers within it. Its purpose is to produce a sound that gives the surround sound effect.

So, now let’s get to it. These are our picks for the best brands of home theatre systems.

Heos sound system

1. HEOS AVR  Package

First, and foremost, Denon is known for their very high-quality receivers. So there’s your first check mark for this system. Second to that, is this company falls into a tiny group of receiver manufacturers that make an entire, dedicated home theatre system.

This package is a 5.1- channel which means that the two front speakers have two speakers in each. The bottom speakers within the housing point forward, while the top speakers within the housing point upward. This is meant to produce a better all-around sound effect.

The Heos Home Theatre is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, has Bluetooth capability that allows sharing tunes from your smartphone to all your rooms. You’ll be able to stream what you like through the HEOS app and connect with any of your other devices. The receiver is Dolby Atmos compatible, a rarity in home theatre systems, thus far. There are seven HDMI inputs, and two HDMI outputs rated for 4K/60Hz. Heos also offers multiple set options for a truly wireless experience, and help turn your device into a remote for your home theatre system.

Bose Lifestyle Speakers

2. Bose Lifestyle 650 Home Entertainment System

If you’re looking for a home theatre system that provides quality surround sound, but also adds style to your home, looking like a sleek accessory, then Bose is an excellent choice for you. Bose produces great quality products, but they pay a lot of attention to the way the pieces look, as well.

The speakers consist of front wired speakers and wireless rear speakers that are designed to be discreet in the room. The surround speakers are called OmniJewel. These are satellite speakers that produce sound in a 360-degree manner. The central speaker is a soundbar. There’s a combination of five speakers within the 21-inch bar.

The Bose Lifestyle 650 is a 5.1 system. It has six HDMI inputs, five in the back and one in the front. The one HDMI output is in the back. All the HDMI ports are rated for 4K/60Hz.

Yamaha Speakers

3. Yamaha YHT-5920BL Home Theater System

Let’s talk money. Yamaha packaged this home theatre system as their higher quality range system. The price you can get this for, though, makes it good for people looking for a middle of the market value. You’ll get your money’s worth with this system.

The Yamaha YHT-5920BL is another 5.1 system. The speakers are relatively small and are a glossy black colour. Keep in mind that all of the speakers are wired for this system. If you’re working with a huge room, you may want to consider a system that offers wireless speakers, but your average sized room will be fine for this package.

This Yamaha has six HDMI inputs, with one HDMI output. One cool thing about this system is it works with MusiCast, the wireless multi-room audio system Yamaha has. This means you can get your audio to any of the MusiCast speakers you have throughout your house.

4. Samsung HT-J5500W 5.1 Ch 1000-Watt 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater System

Convenience is the strong suit for this Samsung 5.1 Blu-Ray Home Theater System. This package gives you everything you need to make your entertainment system complete. You get the surround sound you’re looking for, but also a built into the receiver. This system is Wi-Fi capable, and Bluetooth capable, so you can stream all the content you want from the internet and your other devices.

One thing to like about this system is it has the capability to take content that is not in HD, and convert it to almost HD quality. That’s a pretty cool feature. The price for this home theatre system is very reasonable. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one.

5. Enclave Audio CineHome HD Wireless Audio Home Theater System

Do you hate the look of wires? Well, it’s time to get excited. The Enclave Audio CineHome HD Wireless system could be perfect for you. The speakers for this home theatre system are entirely wireless. No wires to hide for connecting the speakers to the receiver.

The brain of this system is the central speaker. It’s called the CineHome HD Smart Center Channel speaker. You’ll find the three HDMI inputs here an optical audio input. The output is also here.

There are little convenience features that make this system pretty appealing. It has Bluetooth capability and works with Chromecast. Enclave also has an app so you can stream music from devices, through your surround sound.

Conclusion

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a home theatre system to fit your needs. The biggest thing is to find what’s most important to you. These five home theatre systems are made by some of the best in the industry. We’ve made our recommendations with the needs of a diverse audience in mind. Whether you’re looking for sleek and unobtrusive, or super-high quality with all the bells and whistles included, or a great value for your money, we’ve added something that could be the best for you.

Time to immerse yourself in your home entertainment! Get to it and happy shopping!

Australian Lawn Care: Easy to Follow Steps

Having a nice, well-put-together lawn can be an important status symbol. It can help you look well put-together, or simply shows off how caring you are. Winter is a very harsh time for a nice lawn, but there are ways to keep it still together. You can have your nice lawn back in Spring without much issue! In this article are some easy to follow steps on how you can still care for your lawn despite the harsher weather and dryness of the season.house with lawn

Australian Winters in A Nutshell

Winter in Australia is from around June to August, which is part of the dry season. The dry season can feature snow in some areas, plain dryness in others. It is typically cooler and can be quite harsh on lawns.

While this article is written for those enduring the harsh, or temperate, Australian winter, it can still apply to other places that experience a similar winter. Winter affects lawns no matter where it is, because of the climate change, whether it is drastic or not.

The Issue with Lawns in Winter

Winter means weather change and lack of growth. It freezes, or chills, the ground to ensure that the plants have no moisture. Along with the change in weather comes a multitude of bad weeds that make the soil even worse for planting and growing later on.

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Prepare in Advance! Why Autumn Care Is Important
It can be harder to take care of your lawn in winter, so it is important to prepare in advance. Autumn (Fall), is a great time to prepare for the change in weather. The weather starts to change during autumn, but it is a lot more gradual; making it easier to ease into the care routine needed.

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Before I get into the steps for, I’ll vaguely mention what they are and how they can help, along with other tips provided by one of the industry experts, Maintain Me. Ensure that you do not cut the grass too short so it can increase food intake, try not to water it too much when the air cools, fertilise properly, and, finally, be careful of weeds.

Steps to Follow:

1. Watch the height – Allow the lawn to grow a little! Or, keep the lawn mower a little bit higher than usual. If you mow the grass frequently and leave it short, then it lowers the amount of food the grass can get from photosynthesis. So, it is important to allow the grass to grow a little more than usual.

2. Lower how much you water as temperature changes – As the weather becomes drier it may make sense to increase how much you water your garden, but that is wrong! Overwatering can help ruin the ground and cause rotting. If you want to prevent the ground from becoming diseased, then you should decrease water as the temperature drops.

3. Get rid of winter grass – The reason why I put this step ahead of the other weeds is that winter grass should be treated in autumn, just before winter. How do you treat it when it hasn’t appeared yet? Use chemicals beforehand or wait and weed them by hand. Waiting for them to can be dangerous and risky, though, since they can start taking vitamins and nutrients out of the soil. If they cause enough damage, it can be hard to repair.

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4. Ensure you fertilise – Fertilising should continue all year round, even in the winter. There are specific winter fertilisers that can be used just before winter to help the Iron levels stay high. Iron is essential for the soil to stay healthy in winter.

5. Watch for winter weeds! – After you manage the winter grass, you are left with a variety of other weeds that grow in winter. Ensure that you take care of them before they can cause damage; don’t let them spread. Your lawn cannot fight against these weeds when the winter dryness damages it, so you have to be careful to stop it soon.

6. Plan ahead – As winter progresses, a multitude of weeds began to grow and suck the life out of roots and soil. Weeds take the nutrients out of the soil, which makes it nearly impossible for your plants and grass to grow back after winter is over.

Having a good lawn can improve the image of a house, so it makes sense that so many people want a nice lawn. Winter makes it harder to take care of your lawn, but it does not make it impossible. So, ensure that you are vigilant and continue to care for it throughout the season.