The most complete home theaters will involve more than just the combination of a DVD player, some speakers and a TV screen of any size. What you put into your own home theater is a matter for you and your own preferences. It may contain a lot of different add-ons, of which one or more might be used for gaming. Although gaming is something that can be enjoyed very easily by one person using a console and a small TV, there can be a benefit to including a gaming platform in your home theater system.
Many gamers like to arrange games nights where a large group of people get together and play off against one another in one or more games. With the bigger screen and greater sound diversity included in a home theater, these games can be more enjoyable for the player and even take on a lot of interest for the spectator. The more you can see, the more you can react to and with the developments being made in gaming technology this can add a whole new dimension to the play, to the point where it can change your decisions entirely.
Particularly with the existence of SCART switch boxes on the market, the number of different machines you can hook up to a home entertainment system has grown over the years and it means that there are now fewer set-up issues with switching between using the system for gaming, music, movies and other purposes as and when you wish.