18 Home Theater Accessories that Enhance Performance

Looking beyond the choice of amplifiers, speakers, AV receivers, TVs and projectors, here are 18 products to augment any home AV or home theater system.

18 Home Theater Accessories that Enhance Performance

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When it comes to modern AV systems such as home theaters, it’s easy to get lost thinking about laser 4K projectors, 8K televisions, AV processors, speakers and receivers. Often however, there are other elements such as remote controls, cabling and other items that are overlooked when conceptualizing these systems. 

AV systems and home theater accessories are the glue to modern home entertainment. It’s noteworthy to point out that while these products don’t provide the sexiness of a 120-inch 4K HDR image or the visceral response of immersive audio, but a good system would never be able to achieve a high level of performance without the use of these home theater accessories. 

Home Theater Accessories Fall into 2 Categories

When evaluating what a system needs beyond the aforementioned AV receivers, projectors, speakers and other components, these supporting products could be broken down into distinct categories such as essentials and add-on amenities. 

Essential accessories include products such as HDMI cables, power protection, remote controls and some sort of equipment storage unit such as a rack or furniture. 

Optional accessories could range from home theater curtains and seating, to anamorphic lenses, and lighting and shade products.

Taking a look at some of the products available today there are more of these solutions available than there has ever been before. The reasons why there are more accessories can be attributed to the fact that home theaters are surging in popularity due to technologies like 4K and Dolby Atmos, and people are spending more time at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Combine home theater’s surging interest with the rapid evolution of the smart home and solutions such as shades and lights, it’s easy to see why people would want to integrate all of these elements into easy-to-use, high-performing single systems.

Here are 18 home theater accessories from companies that include:

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About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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