game.jpgGame/movie night will never be the same again once you install the Home Theatre essentials I’m discussing today! There’s a projector, a portable projector screen, a sound bar, a Blu-ray player, and a universal remote control (as well as links to additional home theatre products and accessories). See below for the full list and all the relevant details.


Outdoor Home Theatre Essentials

The first item on my list today is a top notch theatre projector. It’s the Epson Home Cinema 1450 1080p 3LCD Home Theatre Projector, and it’s a beauty! Among its key features are its full HD 1080p image quality (1920 x 1200), a 16:10 aspect ratio, 4200 lumens colour brightness, and a split screen feature whereby you can view content from two separate inputs on the same screen at once.The Epson Home Theatre Projector also features 2 HDMI ports (for easy connectivity to your HD sources), can project onto practically any flat surface (up to 260 inches in size), and supports MHL-enabled devices. This thing projects in crisp, clear, and absolutely beautiful detail as well, so there’s not a movie or sporting event on the planet that you won’t simply love watching on it!

If you’d like to use the above projector to watch your favourite games and movies, you’re going to need something to project them onto! Some people use a blank wall, which is fine. But if you want something a little more to the purpose, allow me to suggest the Grandview 100″ Portable Projector Screen, which provides a viewing area of 80 x 60 inches. This gives you a 4:3 aspect ratio and a diagonal measurement of 100 inches, which is big enough for any movie or major sporting event.

Also featured here is the patented Scissor Lift Technology—an easy to use system that ensures you’ll have your screen up and running almost instantly. Imagine projecting a truly MASSIVE film on this thing, like one of the major MCU movies. You’ll be the envy of your block!

Now, let’s discuss speakers. After all, you’ll want to have the best possible sound quality emanating from your new home theatre system. For this reason, you may want to pick up a Samsung HW-R650/ZC 340-Watt 3.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer.

This bar has a number of great features, including 340W of power, glorious surround sound, Bluetooth connectivity (so you can wirelessly stream your favourite tunes directly from your smart device or MP3 player), and even app based control of several key functions via the Samsung Audio Remote App (on your Android smart device), just to name a few. For full details of all the Samsung HW-R650 Sound Bar’s many useful features, take a quick look at its Best Buy product page (linked above).

Always popular as well (in any home theatre) are Blu-ray & DVD players. One excellent example of the former is the Sony 4K UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player.

Among the key features of this player are its crisp, 4K resolution and the ability to play media in almost any disk and file format (including Cds, Blu-ray, and DVD discs). It also offers Dolby Atmos technology (with multidimensional sound) for a truly cinematic experience, both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, and loads of other high-end features that make this player a can’t miss prospect.

I’ll also provide this link to all of Best Buy’s Blu-ray & DVD Players for anyone who has not yet made the leap from DVD to Blu-ray.

Finally, let’s not forget about the many Home Theatre Accessories that are also currently available. With gadgets like TV Antennas, Surge Protectors, and the excellent Logitech Harmony Elite Remote, you can easily create an amazing home theatre experience!

As for the Logitech Harmony Remote Control itself, this user-friendly device is truly a modern marvel! Not only is it both Alexa and Google Home compatible (meaning you can actually control your entire home theatre system with just your voice), but it’s also capable of controlling up to 15 different devices—and I’m not just talking about your home theatre essentials either. This thing can control other smart home (i.e., “connected”) devices and gadgets as well. In fact, this remote control has so many features that there’s simply too many to list, so I recommend visiting its Best Buy product page where you can see them all listed conveniently in point form.

As a parting thought, I just want to say that the products discussed here are but a small fraction of what Best Buy has to offer in the Home Theatre category. If one of my selections is the type of product you need but not the model you want, simply peruse the Best Buy website to see what else is available. They’re sure to have all of the home theatre essentials you’re looking for!


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