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How to Choose a Home Theater DVD Player

With all the new developments in audio-visual equipment in the market, it is difficult to keep up with them all. However, there are some basic things you should consider when looking for a DVD player for your home theater system.

You should educate yourself on what kind of DVD player you need for your home theater. The following will give an outline of what to look for when you’re going to choose a home theater DVD player.

The first thing to look at when choosing a home theater DVD player is the audio output connections of the DVD player. If you have surround speakers, like “Dolby Digital”, then you have to choose a DVD player that has a multi-channel audio output connection for compatibility.

If your speakers are, for example, “6.1 speakers”, the DVD player should have connections for similar output. That is why it is sometimes better to buy a home theater package, where the DVD player comes with compatible surround speakers. Remember to also test the speakers for sound quality, if you’re going to buy one of those packages.

Another thing to look at is the video output connections. Like the audio, make sure the DVD player has same type of video connections with your television set or home theater projector (whichever you use). Otherwise they are naturally incompatible.

Home theater DVD player has several video output connections include composite video connections, s-video and component video connectors. The one most commonly found is composite output. Most of the televisions and AV receiver available today have composite input and are therefore compatible with such a player.

However, if you are looking for a better video quality, be sure to look for a television set and DVD player that has S-Video or HDMI connection. If you’re already have a player with S-video, be sure to use this connection.

Remember that the DVD player is often an important part of home theater system, which is responsible for both audio and video connections. Choose it carefully and always make sure the parts of your system is compatible with every other part. It is also a good idea to read products reviews for different models of home theater DVD player before you buy, to see which brand and model are most suitable to your need.

If you are unsure about buying a DVD player for your home theater, buying a home theater package where the DVD player comes with speakers, so there is nothing to worry about compatibility issues.

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