In the previous article, we discussed some of the components of building a home theater that would need a huge consideration for the space available and the technical capabilities of the person who is building the home theater. In this article, we shall be discussing the brains of the home theater and other components that would help your viewing experience for the better and create a better movie feel the atmosphere.

What is considered the brain of a home theater?

The home theater electronic, as the name already suggests is the brain of the equipment, it receives all the audio and video information from the source, they will be the one to ensure the distribution to the other output equipment, the projector, and the sound surround system. There are however some of those who would also suggest the source is directly connected to the projector and only have the audio connected to the electronics.

These components have two types that you could start using, one is the AV receiver and the other one is the separators. The AV receiver as the name suggests receives all the data, and collate it and relays the data in sync with all your viewing experience. While the other one works for those who have a technical know-how on tweaking specific data for better viewing experience, as it separates the information it receives and allows the tweaking to be done.

When buying the electronic one should make sure that you will be buying enough for all the components you already have in your home, also try buying a new one that has an HDMI connector as these are the newer counterparts of the VGA that can’t transfer audio. This is also the connector used in the odyssey cinema concepts Projectors which are cheap and high-class projectors for your home theater.

What are the home theater sources?

The main source of any home theater system is a movie player, either as a DVD player or Blu ray player.  The most common DVD player, a cheaper alternative with offers up to 480p resolution and still have a digital surround system, while the other one is the Blu-ray format with offers up to 1080p of resolution picture and high specs audio sound such as Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD, which will probably boost the performance of your 5.1 surround system.

Another source could be in digital format, especially if you have an extensive collection of movies, an external hard drive will work perfectly for it. Many home theater system electronics can be fitted with an external hard drive with a USB slot. You just have to make sure your electronics are new to support an NTFS system not only a FAT32, or else only smaller USB could be used in this electronic.


With this, you can now understand how to build your home theater system. Remember to check whether your components fit together and will work, these can be asked to the salesperson while buying, they would gladly help you so don’t be afraid to ask. With that, I hope you have a happy viewing.