Prepare Your Home Theater for Summer Blockbusters
The summer blockbuster season is always a spectacular time to enjoy everything Hollywood has to offer. But getting the silver screen experience isn’t limited to shelling out big bucks at your local theater. With a few easy additions, you can make your living room blockbuster ready.
Soundbars are an easy way to add high-quality audio to any modern television, without the fuss or complicated wiring of a traditional surround sound system. The soundbar sits under your television, plugs into power and connects to your TV with one simple cable. Switch on the wireless subwoofer, which can go anywhere in your living room, and you’re on your way to achieving louder, high-quality audio. This model from Sony also features Bluetooth, letting you use your smartphone to stream your favorite songs.
Roku Streaming Box
While every serious home theater should have a Blu-Ray disc player, streaming media offers a level of convenience that just cannot be beat. While today’s modern TV’s do offer some streaming apps, they are no match for the Roku. Roku loads faster, is easier to use, and offers more content options then any other device on the market. With a simple remote and streamlined menus, you can bring all the best streaming video to your living room without needing a degree in computer science.
Logitech Harmony Universal Remote
If you’ve already accumulated a few devices in your home theater – sound system, disc player, streaming box, DVR – then you surely have the collection of remotes. One for volume, one for channels, one to turn the TV on… and they’re all getting lost in the couch cushions. Throw them all in a drawer somewhere and setup this Harmony universal remote. Programming is easy and covers a wide array of devices. The color screen and activity programs let you fire up your whole system and switch to your favorite channel with just one button.
Amazon Echo Dot
Has your family met Alexa? Amazon’s Echo Dot brings the voice-activated assistant to your home stereo system. Echo’s audio streaming, smart home control, and app library turns your home theater into a voice activated computer straight out a science fiction movie. The Echo Dot looks a little like a hockey puck that lights up when you casually speak the name “Alexa”. You can ask Alexa to play a classic rock radio station, turn off your smart lights, or check on your latest Amazon order – all without ever looking at a screen or fumbling with a remote control.