Monday, September 29, 2014

8 Products That Will Enhance Your Home Theatre Gaming Experience

Interested in having the best Home Theatre Gaming Set Up Possible? We’re at a great time in gaming at the moment with billions of dollars in the industry and amazing things happening in terms of graphics, game play and creative ideas. In Australia, more than 95% of household have at least one video game device and the average age of gamers is increasing every year. With more money in the industry, there are also more products that can be used to ensure your gaming experience is the best it can be. Read on and find out our tips.

Importance = 9/10

LCD, plasma or rear projector – which is the best option for your gaming needs? Often it’s the case that certain games need to be played on a quality screen or monitor in order to be enjoyed to their full potential, so make sure if you’re cutting back anywhere, it’s not on your display!
A mounted plasma is an option that is pretty hard to beat. JVC’s line of HD-ILA Rear Projection Televisions are on-point when it comes to picture quality, features and size – all the important things when it comes to gaming. Utilising the micro-display technology, this product provides one of the crispest high resolution images on the market. And at 61 inches, you’re unlikely to miss any of the action playing games on this television.

Sound System
Importance = 7/10

The sound system you have installed can make the action that much more realistic so shouldn’t be underrated. In sporting games, a good surround system will make you feel as if you are sitting there in the stadium. It will also make action and first person shooters all the more thrilling and exciting.

One of our personal favourites is the SBS A550 from Creative but there are plenty of sound system options for the gaming enthusiast.

Importance = 6/10


You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your chair or couch, so you want to ensure you have something that provides comfort and most importantly doesn’t do damage to your back/neck. You also have to think about what is needed for multiplayer action if you have a few mates that want to join you for some gaming. A couch can be handy in this regard, but nothing beats specialised gaming chairs that are available these day. The X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 for instance has built in radio wireless receiver and even has 2 speakers and a sub-woofer built in. The design is sleek and it’s also great for non-gaming activities.

Importance = 6/10


Trash talking is an important part of the game if you’re playing online, so a handset becomes a good addition. For single-play, unplugging the surround sound and getting those headphones out can be just as rewarding, depending on what kind of game you’re playing. The Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 allows for just that, with a bunch of features including the ability to adjust chat and game volume separately and able to be connected to basically every console.

Importance = 5/10

Clever cabling is crucial when it comes to setting up your gaming area. The cables you use need to support the equipment you have in place. Older cables may not be appropriate for use with your system – it may not support the level of surround sounds or graphics that you’re looking for.
A good option is IBRA’s 1.5m Pro Gold HDM Cable, which can be used on a variety of consoles including PS4, Nintendo Wii U and various others. It provides Full HD 1080p resolution and 7.1 Digital Surround Sound, not to mention it supports all TV’s with 1000Hz rates and higher.
Taking it a step further might mean getting a professional and there are a few home theatre installtion companies in gold coast. This ensures that it will not be visible and allows for a much cleaner home theatre gaming area. 

Importance = 4/10

Every avid gamer knows the horror of having a session cut short due to overheating. Depending on the game being played, it can mean having to replay certain missions or stages which is quite frustrating when you’ve already put the hours in. Nyko’s range of intercoolers can save you the trouble. The PS4 intercooler keeps things cool by blowing the hot air out of the system and keep things in check. It’s even designed to match the PS3!
One of the great things about the Xbox One is that it regulates its heat very well compared to the PS4, but there are intercoolers available for this console if needed.

Importance = 3/10

By no means a must, but specialised controllers be helpful to your game as they can be customised to your personal gaming habits. Perhaps you prefer something a little chunkier to hold on to, or something that is lighter for instance. Controllers come in various designs too!