Home entertainment technology is constantly changing with updates, upgrades and new equipment. So whether you’re shopping for a holiday gift, or simply gifting yourself, the latest and greatest in home theatre gadgets is always available.
Here are our top 5 gadget picks for an easy update to make the most of your home theatre.
1. Streaming Video Box
A streaming video box can make getting content, like movies, to your TV simpler than struggling with discs, cords or computers. There are several brands offering streaming video capabilities, and most are very similar, so just opt for the brand of your personal preference.
2. Sound Bar
A sound bar is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to upgrade the sound quality of your TV. To function properly, you’ll disable your TV’s speakers and receive sound only through the sound bar. You should notice a marked difference from the TV speakers, without the hefty price tag of surround sound.
Move over HD, the latest and greatest in picture quality is 4K, otherwise known as Ultra High Definition. 4K resolution offers 4 times the total number of pixels of a 1080p screen, producing sharper picture quality. Although this technology is still very new, several 4K televisions are on the market and the availability of 4K content is increasing every day.
4. Wireless Headphones
Sharing is caring, but not everyone wants to see or hear what you’re watching. The best solution for that is wireless headphones. The wearer will get excellent sound quality, while the rest of the house will get peace and quiet. With a number of wireless headphones on the market, finding a pair to suit your needs and budget is relatively easy.
5. Universal Remote
Gone are the days when your coffee table was crowded with remotes. Now, one remote can handle all of your electronics. A television, DVD player, streaming box, even lighting and more can be controlled with one mastermind remote. Hello universal remote, bye-bye clutter! With varying capacities and designs from touchscreen to traditional, there is a universal remote on the market for everyone’s needs.
Whether you’re looking for a total home-entertainment overhaul, or just a refresh, any of these gadgets will up the ante on your home theatre.