Home Theater Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Here are some of our holiday gift recommendation for the person in your life who enjoys the luxury of a great home theater system:

Televisions

Sony XBR-55X850B 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TV: While this TV might not be the cheapest option, it will certainly deliver the quality and performance you want in a home theater. The 55-inch LED-Edge Lit LCD screen uses Sony’s Triluminous color-enhancement technology and X-reality Pro video upscaling and processing engine. Additionally, with the use of the Passive System, this TV will give you a much enhanced 3D experience, (glasses included) or an alternate viewing experience with SimulView (glasses required). The TV comes with Ethernet and Wifi connections as well as MHL connectivity, HDMI 2.0 connections, and HEVC decoders, so all of your streaming needs are taken care of. Lastly, although there is a subwoofer output, we suggest utilizing an external home audio system.

Samsung UN55H6350 55-inch 1080p LED/LCD Smart TV: If you’re looking for something a little more affordable while still delivering excellent quality, this may be your option. This 1080p 55-inch, LED edge lit screen also has a matte surface which helps reduce glare. Here, you will also find Ethernet and Wifi connectivity along with four HDMI inputs and a USB input.

LG 55EC9300 OLED TV: This pencil-thin TV has a curved screen and uses state-of-the-art OLED display technology. And while it is a 55-inch 1080p set, and not a 4K Ultra HD TV, the OLED technology gives you better black level performance than any LED/LCD TV can and is more comparable to a Plasma TV. In addition, this TV uses LG Cinema 3D technology for 2D and 3D compatibility. It also uses real time 3D conversion for 2D sources and even 3D to 2D conversion. Lastly, using LG’s WebOS, this TV will give you all the Smart TV features you need. It has Ethernet, Wifi, and WiDi connections, MHL compatibility, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 shared Component/Composite video input, 3 USB ports, and a digital optical audio output for connection to an external audio system.

Sound Systems

EMP Tek Cinema 7 Home Theater Speaker System: This is a great system for both movies and music, with a little subtleness at the highest frequencies. The systems includes a compact center (E3c) and satellite (E3b) bookshelf speakers paired with a 10-inch powered subwoofer (E10s). You will find that this system is affordable yet still delivers the punch you’re looking for.

Onkyo HT-S5600 Home-Theater-in-a-Box System: While we might normally suggest you steer clear of “all in one” type systems, this one actually delivers. The HT-S5600 consists of a 7.1-channel home theater receiver/speaker package which includes a home theater receiver, compact 2-way bass reflex designed center and front speakers, acoustic suspension designed surround, and surround back speakers, combined with a 10-inch bass reflex down-firing subwoofer. There are four HDMI inputs, a USB port, and 3D pass-through and audio return channel capability.

Sony HT-ST7 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer System: If you want to go a different route with your sound and eliminate the clutter of a multi-speaker system, this could be the option for you. The HT-ST7 consists of a stylish sound bar with seven independently amplified speakers and an additional wireless powered subwoofer. The sound bar can utilize both HDMI and standard analog and digital optical/coaxial audio inputs, and can either sit on a shelf or be mounted on the wall.

Additional items

Here are a few other home theater gift items you might want to check out:

Vizio S2121w-DO Sound Stand: similar to a sound bar but also functions as a TV stand.

Denon AVR-X2100W Home Theater Receiver: this all-encompassing receiver offers up to a 7.2 channel configuration and rates at 95 watts-per-channel.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 Projector: this 1080p native pixel resolution projector with a 3LCD chip and 3D capability is surprisingly affordable!

Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player: along with its wide array of playback options, this Blu-ray player also comes with a multitude of steaming capabilities.

Whether you’re shopping for a someone special this holiday season or for yourself, these ideas are just the tip of the iceberg of all the great home theater items that are out there. To learn more about getting started or upgrading your home theater, please visit us at http://ModernHomeSystems.com or give us a call at (858) 554-0404.

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