Gone are the days when gaming and the home theater stayed in separate rooms. Many families have merged the two and the result has only provided them with improved entertainment. Nowadays, gaming and home theater are interwoven. High resolution TVs are perfect to see the real graphic potential of the top games in the market. Gaming consoles come with integrated Smart Hubs that streamline home-theater content delivery. Many are also using 3D televisions in their setup for an immersive gaming experience.
If you want to really complete your home theater experience, then don’t restrict your home theatre system to a combination of DVD player, speakers and a TV screen. Go ahead and integrate a gaming system as well.
Many gaming lovers arrange for game nights with a group of friends who get together to play against each other.
Alternatively you can always have a gaming console and a small tv and play by yourself but the effect of a bigger screen and the sound diversity in a home theatre makes these gaming sessions more fun. The visuals itself make you so involved in the game that you feel like you are actually living the game itself.
Now you can hook up any number of machines to your home entertainment system (recent models are ready to plug and play). This has reduced the set-up issues considerably and you can now enjoy your movies, music or games and even switch between them with relative ease.
Gaming Console or PC in your Home Theater?
Purpose-built gaming consoles make the most sense for most people in a home theater. They’re ready to go out of the box; with Plug-and-Play, they’re simple to connect, set up, and play. This is what you should opt for, unless you’re a geek.
Most PCs, on the other hand, require you to do some serious tweaking to it, so that it can be used for gaming in a home theater environment (using the surround sound system and television/monitor of your home theater). So bear that in mind when integrating gaming in your home entertainment setup.
What you want in your home theater depends on what you want to include in it. In other words, it is a matter of your preferences. But if it never occurred to you that you can have a gaming console/system as part of your home theater setup, you need to correct yourself. Many families are doing it for better overall entertainment.