You just came into a nice little pile of money. All the bills are caught up or paid off, so now what? Sure, you could save it for a rainy day or invest it for more cash later on, but that is not much fun, is it? How about a complete entertainment wall with everything you could ever want? That would be both fun and impressive. Yet, would you really want it or enjoy it after you have it? Here are some ways to find out for sure before you buy all of the AV components you "need."
For a short time, rent everything you think you would want in your home entertainment system and wall. Get the big TV, get the gaming systems, get the AV cables and connections, get the stereo, get the MP3/vinyl/CD changer, the Blu-ray 4D/4K ultra, and whatever else that catches your eye and is available to rent. Put it in the den or the living room, wherever it will fit. Rent it for a week, two weeks, a month. If you love it, go buy it all after you return all the rented items. Renting it all first really helps you decide how much you love or hate the idea of having that much AV equipment in your home. If you discover via renting it all that this is not for you, then you saved thousands by looking into AV rentals and not buying it first.
Sit in Front of the "Wall of TVs" at an Appliance Store
There is a reason that appliance stores create an "entertainment room." It is so that customers like you, who are contemplating spending thousands of dollars, can decide if they really love this. Spend at least an hour in their lazy recliners staring at the wall of TVs, trying out all of the products and the stereo surround sound.
Test the game consoles and the radios, and the related devices. It is all right there, and you do not have to worry about how to get it home and mount any of it to the wall for a trial period. This money you have really is not going anywhere, so you can always come back to these stores and keep trying things until you make a decision.
Find a Friend Who Already Has a Complete Entertainment Wall
Finally, find a friend who already has a complete entertainment wall/room. Spend lots of quality time with him/her, checking out all the features of all of his/her devices and AV gadgets. You may just find that a few hours each week with this friend is all you need to curb the desire to buy a lot of expensive AV equipment. Of course, the reverse is also true.