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10 Things You Need To Create The Ultimate Home Theater

As the price of going out to the movies rises, and streaming services amp up their production levels of quality content, more and more cinema lovers hunker down to enjoy their favorite movies at home. For those searching to achieve the full cinema-going experience of a dark theater with big surround sound and crystal clear picture quality, building the ultimate home theater is the answer with a wide range of products.

These days, thanks to voice activated home entertainment devices and touch screen technology, movie fans can access their favorite movies and television shows even more easily. They can also dim their lights on command, stream music, and turn their smartphone into a remote control. When paired with the best in audio and video technology, more than the sound bar gets raised!

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10 THE VIZIO SB3651-F6 36” 5.1 HOME THEATER SOUND BAR SYSTEM

GET IT NOW: $249.99

In the world of home theater, sound is king. With the VIZIO 5.1 sound system in your home theater, enjoy a hefty boost to your television’s audio with the three channel sound bar, fantastic bass with a wireless subwoofer, and two rear speakers that give you the true surround sound experience. DTS Virtual:x comes built in, giving you the feeling that sound is reverberating directly over you.

You can even stream the contents of your smartphone’s music library, or turn your smartphone into a remote by downloading the VIZIO Smart Cast mobile app. Connect with Google devices to even make it voice activated!

9 XBOX ONE X NBA 2K19 BUNDLE

GET IT NOW: $414.00 $397.00

For sports fans, the Xbox One X NBA 2K19 Bundle delivers all of the excitement of being fully immersed in the world of professional basketball. No home theater experience would be complete without feeling like you’re in the stands, or better yet, on the court!

Once you get the Xbox One console, download the NBA 2K19 game for free, and begin building a community of fans in the open-world “Neighborhood” section. Basketball is more than a game; it’s a lifestyle. With a 1 month Xbox Game Pass trail, enjoy over 100 games on Xbox's excellent gaming service. It also has 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray and video streaming.

8 FIRE TV STICK 4K ALEXA REMOTE

GET IT NOW: $49.99

“Alexa, find me 4K movies!” Designed for the 4K purist in mind, this streaming media player has a new Wi-Fi Antenna and an ultra-fast processor designed to optimize your 4K Ultra HD streaming experience. With the Alexa component, use the remote to watch all your favorite streaming services by voice activation.

You’ll get access to a library of over 500,000 titles, including the most popular movies and tv programs across Starz, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and CBS All Access. Even use it around your house to dim the lights, check the local weather report, or play games.

7 LOGITECH HARMONY ELITE REMOTE CONTROL

GET IT NOW: $279.90

A game changer in the field of voice activated remote controls (when paired with Alexa), command up to 15 home entertainment devices from the sanctum of your couch. Sporting a full color touchscreen, swipe and tap your way through thousands of movies and tv shows, even using One-Touch to watch movies and automatically switch devices and settings appropriately.

Use the Harmony app to turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control, and use the closed cabinet control to control devices hidden from view in cabinets or while you’re out of the house. It even comes with its own wireless power station.

6 ECHO SMART SPEAKER WITH ALEXA (2ND GEN)

GET IT NOW: $99.99 (Buy 2, Save $30)

Listening to music, the news, or your favorite podcast is just a voice command away with the Echo Alexa enabled smart speaker. Use it to play different music in different rooms with other Echo devices. Use it functionally to make calls, set alarms, make reminder alerts, and even set locks and put your lighting on a timer.

With powerful Dolby speakers that provide crystal clear audio, vocals and dialogue are sharp and bass is resonant. Use Alexa to even assist in your self improvement strategy by tracking fitness goals and playing mentally stimulating games.

5 NEXLUX LED SMART PHONE CONTROLLED STRIP LIGHTS

GET IT NOW: $29.99

Take your home theater to the “nex” level with Nexlux LED strip lights. Each Wi-Fi Wireless Strip Light Kit is compatible with both Android and iOS systems, and can be controlled using Alexa and Google Assistant. Its package includes a UL approved adapter, wifi controller, and 16.4 ft of 5050 LED lights.

By being voice controlled, you can easily set your lighting to reflect the perfect cinematic ambience by simply voicing a color. With the Magic Home Pro APP, change the mood from romantic to party mode, use the Music and Mic function to reflect musical choices, and even put lights on a timer.

4 VANKYO LEISURE 3 2400 LUX LED PORTABLE PROJECTOR

GET IT NOW: $89.99

For some, a home theater isn’t made with a big flat screen television, but a digital projector. The Vankyo Leisure 3 Portable Projector can relay a 4K picture from 32” to 176” from 4.9 to 16.4 feet away. Watch TV, movies, or play the latest video games with 40% more brightness than the average projector.

Enjoy 1920 x 1080 resolution, with a 2000:1 contrast ratio thanks to its Mstar Advanced Color Engine. It also boasts a noise suppression system that cuts ordinary projector fan sound by half, and a cooling mechanism and heat dispersion, ensuring that it will keep running smoothly and efficiently.

3 LG REGION FREE BLU-RAY PLAYER

GET IT NOW: $159.00

The dark ages of not being able to watch a cool movie or television show because it was from a different region are finally over. With the LG Region Free Blu-Ray Player, there are no regional restrictions, so enjoy Region A, B, C, and Regions 0-8 without hindrance.

Disc playback is in full HD 1080p and crystal clear sound, making the most of your Blu-ray collection and any old DVDs you have lying around (it will even make them look better). It’s Wi-Fi compatible, is compatible with 110-240 volts, and comes with a free 6ft HDMI cable and plug adapter.

2 LG OLED C8 55” 4K SMART TV

GET IT NOW: $1,699.00

Complete your home theater with the best OLED television in the world. The highly acclaimed LG OLED C8  television boasts one of the most powerful processors in the realm of competitive HD television; the alpha 9 Intelligent Processor, capable of generating a picture clarity and definition quality only possible through the power of AI.

It’s use of ThinQ technology has brighter panels and self-illuminating pixels for the most advanced picture experience possible, combined with supporting the latest formats in film technology like HDR Technicolor. Enjoy truly cinematic sound with Dolby Atmos, with the “surround sound” feel reverberating from around, overhead, and behind you.  

1 MARVEL STUDIOS PHASE 3 PART 1 BOX SET

GET IT NOW: $54.95

Get ready for all the larger-than-life action of Marvel Studios Phase 3 Part 2 with the complete Marvel Studios Phase 3 Part 1 DVD and Blu-Ray box set. Including titles like Captain America 3: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, it also has several bonus discs including behind the scene footage, commentaries by stars and directors, and deleted scenes.

Also included are mini posters and cards featuring all your favorite Marvel characters! Review all the collector materials while you watch your favorite films, and get ready for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4! Sidenote: it does not include digital copies.

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