Many home theater in a box audio systems today come with a built-in DVD or Blu-ray player. This simplifies things if you don’t already own one of these players, but what are some other benefits or perks to this feature?
- With Blu-ray players, even DVD content is “upconverted” to near HD quality, 1080p.
- It simplifies the setup.
- There is less wire and cable clutter.
- It keeps your electronics uniform and streamlined.
- It’s not essential and becomes extraneous if you already have a Blu-ray player or game console that plays these discs.
- You may become stuck with a particular Blu-ray/DVD player brand, when you may prefer having more options.
- It’s typically more expensive.
If the home theater in a box you select doesn’t have an integrated Blu-ray or DVD player, it’s not the end of the world. Simply make sure that the system’s inputs/outputs allow you to hook up whatever player you already have.
|Steve Holdgren is an engineer by trade and has worked for some of the largest energy related engineering firms in the world with his latest stint in Switzerland. He holds a degree is mechanical engineering… See more about Steve
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