Home Theater Systems For Sports
Watching a sporting event is possibly one of the best uses you can get out of your home theater system. Sport is the ultimate reality TV. If you are watching an event live then you want it to look and sound as close to real life as possible. This will allow you to get caught up in the action and feel like you are in the stadium or cheering on the cross court match point winner. Consequently, if you take your sport seriously you want some serious equipment.
First up, you need a good television set. You will want to have a television that is fairly large, to give you the best possible view of the action. Think about getting a high definition TV as this will be the medium that most televisions will be transmitting in shortly. HD television is so much better than ordinary TV in terms of clarity and contrast. It will really bring the action to life and the players into your living room.
A plasma TV is another option you might want to consider as it will save space and will be less harmful for your eyes.
The next part of your home theater system that is vital to enjoy a sporting event is the sound system. Without doubt you need a surround sound system that features good quality speakers. For me, although the a good picture is a given, there is nothing that can make you feel a part of the action than a good surround sound system. This really becomes apparent at a tennis match when you are hearing the grunts and groans of the players and the thwack of the tennis ball coming from one side of your head to the other.
Surround sound is created by five to seven external speakers placed in locations throughout the room that make the sound effects sound best. You will have to play around with these locations until you are happy. Unfortunately you'll have to watch lots of sport to perfect this..at least that's what you can tell your friends.
The surround sound system will consist of one big bass speaker or sub woofer. This will give the sound it's depth. The other speakers will probably be placed around the seating areas or in the corners of the room.
Surrounding yourself with sound allows you to immerse yourself in the sporting event you are watching. When quality sound is coupled with an excellent picture, you create a surprisingly realistic sports viewing experience.
The final component of a home theater system is the control center. This is some type of hub where all the components of your home theater system are connected. In most systems, the control center is a receiver and amplifier unit. The hub is one place where you can save some money if your budget is tight, because there are many affordable receiver and amplifier options on the market that perform well.
If you have an interest in sport but can't always make it to the live game there is nothing better than a home theater system to get you in on the action. You can even get your friends round and create an atmosphere all of your own.