How to Improve Your Home Entertainment Possibilities on a Budget
May 13, 2015 12:45
Home entertainment doesn’t have to come at sky high prices. Here’s how to improve your home entertainment possibilities on a budget.
Combine TV, Internet and Phone Bills
There’s no economic sense in paying for separate television, internet, and phone services. In fact, you can end up paying twice as much in bills compared to if you combined all three services into one package.
Don’t forget, nowadays, you get a lot of your home entertainment through the internet. That’s why your television needs to be hooked up to the internet, and the best way to do that is by combining your services. Don’t be tempted to buy a Smart TV, they’re a waste of money in most cases.
You don’t need to go on a big spending spree to get great home entertainment systems. Too many people forget to use what they already have and instead try to spend a lot of money to improve the situation. For example, you shouldn’t upgrade your television more than once every few years. Technology advances at a rapid rate, so the longer you leave between each upgrade, the bigger each upgrade will be.
One thing I’d recommend avoiding when you’re creating a home viewing system is an expensive sound system. For me, they’re the biggest rip off around at the moment. If you’re using a television, a cheap sound bar will do the job. And if you’re using a projector, a set of inexpensive speakers will be more than good enough.
Install a Projector
The one piece of high tech equipment you should invest in is a projector. This is especially important if you watch a lot of movies at home. Watching films on a TV is fine, but it’s nowhere near as good as projecting a movie onto a screen. It doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think to set up either.
All you need is a small, inexpensive projector and then attach it to your living room ceiling. You can get very modest ones nowadays that get the job done. It won’t dominate your room. And the same goes for the screen. All you need is a white pull down screen that can also be attached to the ceiling by the back wall of the room.
Go for Retro Games
We all know how expensive games consoles and games are nowadays if you buy the newest and latest ones. For a lot of us, it’s something we simply can’t afford. And are they necessarily more entertaining than the old ones anyway? To be honest, I don’t think they are. Yes, the graphics might be more advanced, but the gameplay of retro games can be just as fun!
An old Sega Mega Drive or an original Playstation can be bought for next to nothing. And the games can be found at even lower prices. Just hook it up to your television and you can have hours of fun playing all those classic games with friends. What could be more fun?