Nowadays watching a movie on the big screen will cost you a fortune, from the cinema tickets to the food and drinks you will bring inside, and then there’s transportation or parking fee, not to mention the hassle of finding a parking space or hailing a cab. Having your own home entertainment system is very important specially if you want to save money. I happen to have one set up in our house, I got this idea from my brother in-law, Kuya Jojo, who had this set up in our flat in Dubai. I made a mental note to have the same type of setup in my house.
Let me share with you my setup and hopefully you’ll have an idea on how to have one yourself. To start with I have a Onkyo HT R391 Home theater receiver which gives me a pretty decent experience when watching a movie or listening to music. It is a 5.1 component with Onkyos WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology). The AVR decodes Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and is ready for 3D games and movies.
For a small to medium size room it gives you value for your money. It is affordable and well-balanced according to most reviews. It has 4 in 1 out HDMI port that allows you to connect your HD/BR player, game console and cable. It has a USB port in front for easy access when you want to play music from your Iphone or Ipad. You can also purchase a USB Bluetooth receiver. On my case it came with the component as a promotion but I used the USB outlet more to connect my laptop cooler to help the component not to over heat specially with the weather in the Philippines.
For the the screen, I have a Sony Bravia 40 inch TV. You can never go wrong with Sony for your TV. It gives high quality picture that enhances your viewing experience.