Living Room Tech: 4 Signs it is Time to Upgrade Your Home Entertainment System

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Living Room Tech: 4 Signs it is Time to Upgrade Your Home Entertainment System


A quality home entertainment system is a great investment of your money. While going out to a movie at a theater can easily cost $30 for the tickets alone, you can invest that money in quality equipment for your home and watch all the movies, shows and games you like.

Consider these four signs that it is time to replace your old entertainment system with new equipment.

Poor Performance

Some home entertainment products, particularly televisions, start to exhibit a poor performance after about seven years of use. In most cases, televisions cost as much or even more to repair than to replace. Some systems wear out even sooner, such as heavily-used DVD and Blu-ray players. If you are constantly having to reset or troubleshoot any of your home entertainment system's components, it is time to consider replacing your equipment.
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If you want to buy a new game or accessory, it may not be compatible with the parts of your existing system. You may even find that there is no longer any customer support for the older parts of your home entertainment system. Once a manufacturer has gone on and made newer versions of a product, they stop supporting the old product. This leaves you out of luck when you have a problem or need to replace a cord, controller or game. Replacing your equipment ensures that all of the parts will be compatible with each other.

Worn Cords

Over years of use, the power cables and cords that connect your home entertainment system can become worn. Frayed and damaged cords present a serious risk for overheating and fires. Companies such as Americord produce dependable replacement and specialty cords that can be used to connect new and vintage electronics to your computer and speakers.

Too Many Remote Controls

If you have a remote for the TV, Blu-ray, DVD, Xbox, PlayStation and all of your other home entertainment systems, you may feel overwhelmed. Keeping track of all of the remotes and supplying them with batteries can be a challenging task. When remote controls are taking over your family room and littering your couch, it is time to upgrade your home entertainment system. Today's newest systems can make use of a single, universal remote for added convenience.

Replacing your home entertainment system allows you to make the most of your leisure time. A new system can make for quality entertainment for your whole family. Upgrading your equipment will enhance your entertainment experience.

By  Lizzie WeakleyEmbed

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. If you are looking at getting a STEM related education, Lizzie suggests that you consider an electrical engineering master’s degree from the University of Ohio.


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