2021 Top Gifts For The
Whether you're upgrading a dedicated home theater or wanting to improve the sound in your living room or bedroom, our selection of home theater gifts are sure to make those classic holiday movies or great sporting events around the New Year a lot more fun to watch and enjoy.
Home Theater Enthusiasts
The Revolution is not your typical seat with a flat bottom & back. It has sculpted sides on both the seat & back that cup your body, much like the seats in a luxury automobile. You can purchase a single chair or group several together to build a custom row with a variety of configurations. You might even just gift this chair to yourself, so the whole family can recline, relax & snack without worries. The "crumb catcher" between the bottom & back of the chair has your back for the easiest cleaning.
Upgrade Your Cinematic Experience
For those of you stepping up to a full widescreen experience, the VPL-VW715ES gets you all the great new Sony technology for HDR, coupled with their other processing and lens memory for widescreen. This projector is a great value for what it offers.
The JVC DLA-NZ7 is going to check off a lot of boxes for someone looking for a great home theater system. At 2,200 lumens with a beautiful and long-lasting laser image, that already puts it ahead of most. When you add to that JVC’s Frame Adapt HDR system, 8K e-shift, an all-glass lens, HDR10+ support, and industry-first high-speed HDMI inputs, it is just an astounding value.
If you have a DIY enthusiast on your list looking to power a new home theater build – this could be it. The Epson Home Cinema 5050UB 4K PRO-UHD projector will deliver an amazing 4K home theater experience with 2,600 lumens of incredible brightness, color accuracy & image detail that will faithfully display all their favorite content the way it was meant to be seen.
Anthem’s latest home theater surround sound processors have a wealth of features along with great audio to take your theater to the next level. You’ll get 15 channels plus subwoofer processing onboard, audiophile-level DACs, 30 virtual inputs, a MM phono input, and more.
The RX-A4A is a great new entry for home theater receivers. The 7.2-channel A4A delivers realistic, immersive sound that will put you right at the center of the action. With Yamaha's Surround:AI™, 64-bit processing, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & future-ready HDMI inputs, the Yamaha A4A makes a great gift for the home theater, music, or gaming enthusiast.
Drive exquisitely detailed home cinema with the 9.2 channel 8K UHD AV receiver. Delight in the most musical sound for any source — from home theater, to vinyl, to digital streaming. Whether you’re watching classic film noir or hosting dinner with friends, it’s the perfect sonic accoutrement.
If you are building a full-blown Dolby Atmos home theater with 11 or more main speakers, the MRX 1140 is a fantastic upgrade. We love that you can rearrange 10 of the 11 channels & add a big separate amp for the fronts & get 15 plus 2 sub-channels of great object-based surround.
We have never seen a better interface for finding movies than the Kaleidescape movie store, and once you have a collection built up, the on-screen interface is a joy to use.
Give the real theater experience with this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, while Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X deliver authentic surround sound with any Atmos-enabled home theater system or soundbar. For the money, this Blu-ray player is the perfect gift for your movie buff.
Enhance Your Sound
Any home theater enthusiast will tell you how important a good center channel speaker is, & Paradigm's Premier 500C is one of the best! If you're looking to really step up your home theater for a fantastic price, this speaker definitely deserves your attention. Paradigm's Premier Series is the perfect high-performance upgrade that doesn't break the bank.
The SB-1000 Pro sealed subwoofer is a fantastic upgrade for a home theater room or a living room — and at these prices, you may want to consider gifting two! The SB-1000 Pro features SVS’s new 12-inch woofer & weighs just slightly over 26 pounds. A key advantage is its power, & the compact design means it will fit in just about any room.
Most rooms we see have too many reflective surfaces, which makes it harder for our brains to pick out the small details in the sounds. Upgrading to Vicoustic acoustic panels will not only help your music lover or movie buff tame the reflections, these will help them understand the dialog & hear the softer details that draw them deeper into the experience.
Media Room Upgrades
If space is limited, Sony's HT-A5000 should be at the top of your list. The A5000 will cover your movie buff in a true 5.1.2 “bubble” of Dolby Atmos sound completely from the bar & nothing else. You could expand this to 7.1.2 channels of Atmos if you add any of Sony's subwoofer choices plus the SA-RS3S wireless surround speakers, but for the money, the A5000 provides good bass & value as a standalone bar with room to grow when needed.
If you know a video purist who appreciates having those perfect inky blacks only OLED panels will deliver, plus Sony's innovative tech, then the 77-inch Sony Bravia XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TV is about as good as it gets for the money. This uses Sony’s new XR OLED Contrast engine for great clarity & contrast, and we like that it has a stand that allows room for a soundbar.
Everyone likes having a system they can grow into or add onto as needed. The Sony A7000 is just that. It delivers a true 7.1.2 surround sound experience from just the bar & nothing else, but being able to expand this to 9.1.2 channels of Atmos when you add the optional wireless speakers is really cool! Some people acquire more room later to accommodate the extra boost in performance — so, it is really cool Sony made the A7000 so expandable.
If you have a family member who is always asking to raise the volume of the movie so they can hear the dialog, the Sonos Beam (GEN 2) is the best gift you can give to them. The ability to understand dialog is critical for the enjoyment of TV & movies. With room-filling Dolby Atmos effects & the best reproduction of dialog we have heard in this price range, the Beam Gen 2 stands at the top of its class.
The Sonos Arc has set the bar in terms of immersive Dolby Atmos sound for the smart-soundbar category. With 11 speakers inside, the Arc is capable of filling a room with premium Dolby Atmos surround sound. Plus, with Sonos's special Speech Enhancement tech, Trueplay room calibration & multi-room connectivity, the Arc will let music lovers dip their toes into Dolby Atmos with whole-house music coverage that will expand the holiday cheer throughout the home.
If you know someone who likes keeping things clean & simple without compromising the high-end audio experience, then Sennheiser’s AMBEO is the best Dolby Atmos soundbar you can buy for your movie buff, or even for yourself. The AMBEO provides a minimalistic setup with 5.1.4 channels of Dolby Atmos & deep 30Hz bass for immersive impact — even without a sub!
This complete Dolby Atmos package will come very close to the surround sound of the movie theater with 2 detachable battery-powered surround speakers & a wireless sub. 4 up-firing speakers will bounce sound up to the ceiling back down to you for a thrilling 3D experience. Plus, with 820 watts of total power, you & your family will enjoy Oscar-winning performances with crystal clear audio from JBL.
The retro beautiful Fives will satisfy even the most demanding music & movie lover. Their sound is big & full, yet they remain clear even at low volumes. We love the retro look of the big knobs & the grills that pay homage to Klipsch speakers from decades ago. But they have all the latest tech for any system. Connect them to a turntable, a TV, a computer, or use Bluetooth & fill the room with Klipsch sound.
Klipsch Cinema 1200 stands out as a complete surround sound package the whole family will enjoy in the living room, together. You get 5.1.4 channels of Dolby Atmos, a premium soundbar, a 12-inch down-firing sub & rear speakers made exclusively for the bar. Plus, Klipsch doubled down on performance by using horn-loaded tweeters called the Tractrix® Horn — also found in Klipsch’s most expensive speakers!
If you have a music lover who craves deep bass, strongly consider Devialet's wireless Phantom II 98dB. Phantoms look as cool as they sound, & they will get people's attention. The dual high excursion woofers are as exhilarating to watch as they are to hear. For those wanting a little extra spatial coverage in a medium-sized room, 2 Phantoms in a stereo pair is a fantastic way to enhance music & movie watching — two-channel music, too!
EPSON EpiqVision Ultra LS500 Laser Projection TV
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The LS500 is a front-facing ultra-short-throw laser projector designed to replace your TV with a huge 100-inch or 120-inch HDR 4K picture. You just place the projector close to the wall & beam a stunning image onto the screen included with the bundle. Together, the system is capable of producing vivid colors & deep blacks — even in rooms where there is a lot of ambient light, so this will work great in any standard living room or family room.
This ultra-convenient system uses Sony’s advanced 360 degrees spatial sound mapping to create a sense that 12 “phantom” speakers are in the room from just 4 physical speakers — creating an exhilarating experience that comes pretty close to that of a 12 channel system! It has the easiest setup of just about anything we've tested. You'll just want to pair this with Sony's SA-W5 wireless sub to really feel the impact & slam on special effects.
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