High definition really does bring an extra level of quality to your home cinema experience, and if you’re looking to upgrade your current system, or looking to get your first, then a Blu-ray based surround sound system is really the best way to go.
As well as being able to play all your existing DVD’s, and upscale them to near HD quality, you’ll also get the full benefits of the Blu-ray format such as extra content, lossless sound quality and pin sharp visuals.
Over the past few years we’ve found manufacturers making fewer of the traditional DVD based system, and concentrating their efforts on Blu-ray so as well as getting the full high-definition experience, you’ll also end up with a much more feature packed system too.
What to consider before you buy a Blu-ray Home Cinema System
The main difference between DVD and Blu-ray is still the initial cost. Entry level Blu-ray systems can cost as much as double the price of a decent DVD based system, and with disk prices also slightly higher, it is a more costly option. You’ll also need an HD television to get the full benefit.
Why you should buy a Blu-ray Home Cinema System
We’re all used to high-definition gaming and TV programmes now, so it makes sense that we get the best from our disc based films too. Standard definition DVD is a format in decline so if you’re serious about getting the best home cinema experience you can, and really making the most of your high-definition television, then you should carefully consider going for a Blu-ray system. As well as being feature packed, many are also able to stream movies from your computer and on-line movie services such as LoveFilm and NetFlix.