If you want a system with good looks, and requires a minimum of fuss to set up, then an all in one home cinema system could be just what you need.
Modern all in one systems are designed to go together perfectly, both acoustically, and aesthetically. This has the advantage that not only will they look good in your lounge or bedroom, but you will have a great sounding home cinema system without the extra hassle of trying to select the right speakers, or amplifiers.
All in one home cinema systems include everything you need to get started: a DVD or Blu-ray Player, speakers, speaker cables, and simple instructions.
Some systems are available without the DVD and Blu-ray player and just include the speakers and amplifier which is useful if you are already happy with your existing player.
You may also need an HDMI cable to connect the player to your television - some systems are supplied with them, some aren't (read our HDMI cable buyers guide for more.
You could go for a separates system, but here are our top 5 reasons why buying an all in one system is a good choice:
5 reasons to buy a home cinema system:
If you've now decided that an all in one system is the right choice for you, there a few things you need to consider to help you narrow down your choices from the bewildering number available.
These range from simple practical decisions about where you can position the speakers and the budget you have available, to more personal choices of style and brand. The list on the right should help you make sure you have covered off the important points.
Whichever system you choose, you'll enjoy your films and gaming a great deal more and really appreciate the benefits of your own home cinema!
Our Home Cinema System reviews will help you choose the best system for your needs, and also help you find the best prices too.
What to consider
Now you've ruled out a few options and favoured some others, it should make the final decision of deciding that little bit easier.
We've grouped the systems together into 5 simple categories (see the panel on the right), so all you need to do is decide which of these best suits your requirements, and choose your system!
Choose your system
Deciding to get your own system is the easy part - selecting exactly which one is a little more difficult!
In terms of price and features, we think these 10 systems are currently the best on the market, and offer just about the right level of performance and value for money: