Your home theatre is your getaway from the busy outside world. As the colder months approach, now is a better time than ever to get together your ideal home theatre space and cozy up on the couch. Whether you want to put together an entirely new set-up, or just need a few new devices to amp up what you already have going on, has you covered for all your home theatre needs. 

4K technology

Sony 65" 4K UHD HDR LED Android Smart TVA nice big television is the staple and centrepiece of any home theatre. Television technology has only gotten better as the years have gone on. 4K TVs are the proof in the pudding. You have a wide range of choices to browse through, but the Sony 65″ 4K UHD HDR LED Android Smart TV is one of the latest and greatest 4K TV models available right now. With 65 inches of crisp visuals, you’ll feel like you’re looking into real life. Plus, it comes with built in Smart TV technology, making it completely effortless to set up your streaming accounts. It has blur-free motion, vivid colours, and a wonderfully dynamic range. With both Google Assistant and Android TV accessibility, the viewing possibilities really are endless, and easy. 

Upgrade to 8K TV technology

Samsung 82" 8K UHD HDR QLED Tizen Smart TVIf you want to step it up even higher, you can go with 33 million pixels instead. With breathtaking visuals and stunning display, the Samsung 82″ 8K UHD HDR QLED Tizen Smart TV is certain to bring a whole new level of life into your home. Your home theatre will thank you, and so will all your friends and family who are sure to make your house the go-to for all big sporting and entertainment events.

This Samsung model has QLED display, which presents brilliant colours and lively details, so you will feel like you’re living in the action. Plus, its Smart TV interface powered by Tizen will have all the essential apps like Netflix, YouTube and more right at your fingertips. (Home Theatre editor Erin Lawrence recently reviewed this TV in her home and had lots to say about the quality and the technology. Read it here.)

Amp up the volume with a wireless soundbar 

Polk Audio True Surround II Wireless 5.1 Channel Home Theatre SystemThe second most important element of your home theatre is the audio system. You can stick to the sound that’s built into your television… or you can take things up a notch with a soundbar that will make every voice, noise, and music note sound like it’s happening in real time.

Dolby Atmos Sound bars

The newest technology is Dolby Atmos and while it’s been mainly found in surround sound systems until now, today it’s possible to get this technology in a sound bar. This Samsung Harman Kardon sound bar (another one our HT editor Erin has reviewed, read it here) lets you get 3D sound thanks to overhead-firing speakers that create a 360 degree soundscape. Want a primer on Dolby Atmos to see if it’s for you? Read all about Dolby Atmos here.

Not ready for full Atmos yet? The Polk Audio True Surround II Wireless 5.1 Channel Home Theatre System is a great starter soundbar, it’s got a full-range system paired with wireless rear surround speakers and a subwoofer for the full 360-degree sound experience. It’s totally wireless, so you don’t need to worry about the hassle of plugs and hiding chords. 

Bose Soundbar 700The Bose Soundbar 700 is  on the sleeker side, but still gives you an incredibly immersive listening experience despite its convenient size and style. It has built-in voice control from both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can take charge of it at any moment. It can easily connect to your television, but since it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility, you can wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or laptop as well. 

Should I get a 4K projector?

BenQ 4K UHD Home Theatre ProjectorSometimes big just ain’t big enough, and you want your entire wall to be covered for your viewing pleasure. This is possible with a projector, which serves as a great alternative when inviting big groups of people over to enjoy a show or event, or when you just want to feel like you’re at the drive-in again. The BenQ 4K UHD Home Theatre Projector will have your whole wall covered in 4K ultra high-definition. With 8.3 million distinct pixels for 4K Ultra High Definition, the views will be vibrant and stunning. It also has 2 HDMI connection ports and a PC VGA input, offering a nice variety of playback options. 

Control it all with a harmony remote 

Logitech Harmony Elite RemoteThe most fought after device in your home: the remote control. The remote controls of today are not like the ones of yore, they come equipped with technology to easily manage your entire home theatre system. So, in other words, these controllers give you something to really fight for.

The Logitech Harmony Elite Remote is made to serve you in every way it can, pairing with up to 15 home theatre and connected home devices. It’s compatible with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa, so you can actually put an end to the remote-wrestling and just use your voice instead.

It’s made user-friendly with a wide range that allows you to control devices from behind walls or closed doors. Additionally, you can control your devices when you’re not at home using it’s iOs or Android mobile app. All that to say, it’s basically the holy grail of remote controls. For more information on this controller, check out a review from the Best Buy Blog.

Now is a better time than ever to look into all the newly available tech that has in store for you. Setting up your home theatre system will make staying at home feel like a vacation, and get you through the cold upcoming months. After you’ve decided what you need to get your home theatre together, all you’ll have left to get is some popcorn, a blanket, and a new show to binge. 

Shadi Bozorg
Originally a Vancouverite, Shadi is a freelance writer and social media coordinator now surviving the winters of Toronto. She spends her free time reading, doing creative writing, and trying to make her Fitbit proud. Shadi can also be found in the kitchen as she trains for the next round of Masterchef tryouts.


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