Fall is right around the corner and so is the new Fall TV Season! Some of the new must-see shows include Gotham, Gracepoint, and Marry Me; and then there is the next season of Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Suits. Sports fans have lots to watch with the start of both the NFL and NHL season, and the World Series. Is your Home Entertainment System ready to take full advantage of the Fall TV Season, or will some simple upgrades really improve your entertainment pleasure. Here are my top 5 Home Theatre products that can really beef up your fun.

LG 55” Ultra HD 4K TV

The two main things about this TV that will make your Fall TV Season really pop is the fact this is a 4K TV so the resolution is eye-poppingly clear, plus it is nice and big for a more immersive TV viewing experience. You no longer have to mortgage the house in order to get a 4K Utra HD TV, as prices have steadily come down and this excellent set is now very reasonably priced.

The LG (55UB8500) will convert HD and Standard Definition programs into near 4K standards so everything you watch will look so much better. If you haven’t seen the difference that 4K makes then you need to go have a look. It also has an IPS panel, which will provide the most durability and the best viewing angles of any technology. In addition to having an incredible picture in a large TV, this set is fully loaded with every feature you would want in a TV. It is a 3D Smart TV with built-in WiFi and for gamers has “dual play,” which provides a full-screen two-player mode.

The 3D capability really shines because the 4K ultra HD resolution really makes the 3D picture that much clearer. In addition, this set can upconvert any 2D show or movie into 3D so if you want you can watch any of the new Fall Season programs in 3D. This set will really upgrade your Fall Season viewing with mind-blowing high resolution picture, 3D whenever you want it, a nice very big IPS screen, and Smart TV for streaming your favorite shows from other sources like Netflix.

Epson Home Cinema 3D Home Theatre Projector

The other way to really upgrade your viewing pleasure is to go a lot bigger with the HD picture. So imagine watching your favourtie Hockey team, or the latest episode of Game of Thrones with a 10-foot picture (or more)! A projector is the only way to do this in a very economical fashion. The Epson 3D HT Projector delivers a very crisp and clear high-definition picture in a huge format so you can’t help but feel like you are part of the scene or game.

This Epson HD projector is very quiet so you won’t hear it, and the immersive experience is second to none. The picture is impressive for such a big format, and like the LG 4K TV it will do 2D to 3D conversion so you can watch virtually anything in 3D that you want to. So this Fall Season, imagine watching the next season of Game of Thrones in 3D on a 10 or 12 foot screen in your family room. Football and hockey are also that much better on the big screen. You will feel like you are part of the action. It can make watching your favorite shows this Fall Season like going to the movie theatre, but without having to leave home.

Denon 5.1 Home Theatre System

Having surround sound is the next best way to improve your entertainment pleasure.  Hearing the crowd behind you in a football or hockey game, or hearing the horses gallop across the room as they cross the screen is pretty amazing. The Denon 5.1 Home Theatre System is a simple way to up the ante with your home theatre experience. It comes fully equipped with a receiver, 5 speakers, a subwoofer, and a remote control.

The system has 650 watts of power so there is lots of power for whatever scene you are watching. The speakers are made by Boston Acoustics and are paired up perfectly with the Denon receiver.  When not being used with your TV, it has an iPod connection to play your best playlists, plus an FM radio to find your favorite station. It has 4 HDMI inputs and one HDMI output so you can use your receiver as the hub of your entertainment system. It also comes with a headphone jack so you can watch late-night TV without waking up your family.

If you don’t have surround sound today, you shouldn’t go another season without it. The improvement in the whole TV experience is so good that you will never go back to regular TV sound. Sports events are that much more fun as you hear the crowd noise or the slap shot go zinging across the room. Movies and TV shows really come to life when you go from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional sound experience.

Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theatre Speaker System

If you don’t have the space for a surround sound system or just don’t want to deal with all the wires involved, the Bose CineMate 1 SR Theatre System is a great solution. It is an impressive sound bar that connects directly to your TV and doesn’t need a separate receiver. The subwoofer is wireless so it can conveniently be placed anywhere in the room. The combination of these two speakers is truly impressive.

Bose are experts in creating a rich sound experience with small space-saving speakers. This Bose speaker system has an innovative audio calibration capability that automatically adjusts the speakers to get the best out of your room’s acoustics. Although a sound bar won’t give you true surround sound, this Bose sound bar with its Acoustimas module (fancy word for subwoofer) is the next best thing. It will deliver a sound experience that will really enhance your viewing pleasure. After all, the speakers in your flat panel TV are so small and thin that they just can’t sound all that good. This Bose system, in comparison, can have a huge impact.

Roku 3

To get some of the best shows of the Fall Season, you need either a smart TV like the LG 4K TV mentioned above, or a media-streaming device. Shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Suits, to name a few, are only available via media-streaming. Streaming has a lot to offer with on-demand current movies, specialty channels in many languages, games, etc. and all at an extremely low cost.

There are lots of great ways to stream to your TV, but I think that the . It’s very inexpensive, it’s fast, it has an excellent remote control that even has a private headphone jack, plus a free app that also acts as a remote. It has one of the best user interfaces, but the best feature of the Roku3 is that it likely has more content than any other streaming device. Roku has 100’s of channels to choose from and they are adding more every day to ensure that they stay in the lead.

This Fall Season is looking like a great viewing season so don’t short-change yourself. I guarantee you will enjoy it a lot more using one or more of these home theatre products. You probably spend a lot of time watching TV; you might as well get the most out of it!

Tom Brauser
I love to try new technologies and I have a practical approach to techie stuff - it has to be easy to use and make my life better. I have my house fully wired, with a surround sound system in my family room for music and TV viewing, but also drive music throughout the house as well as outdoors. I Internet stream content on all my devices at home, which provides a huge variety of entertainment to enjoy.