Watching a movie from your laptop screen or a small television set is not as thrilling as watching a movie in the theater. If you have money, you can get a small home theater built in your mansion. If you are not rich still, you can make your home theater room. In this article, we shall have an overview of how to make a top-notch at-home movie theater.
There are two essential means through which you make your home theater:
• Purchasing a ready-made home theater system,
• Buying equipment separately and setting up a Do It Yourself theater room from square one.
If you opt to purchase a ready-made setup package, the most significant benefit will be convenience.
You will have all the equipment you require in a single package. You can then effortlessly set up and plug in everything at a go. Some of the ready-made packages may have a technical manual.
For people who are not well conversant with technical details of creating a home theater, buying a ready-made package is the best choice.
However, there are cons too. The main issue being the lack of modification options.
You will have to adhere to the specific equipment in the package. If you want a new entity, you will be charged more.
If you are creating a Do It Yourself movie theater, you are free to purchase whatever you like and modify it as you want.
You can decide what to invest heavily in. For instance, if you wish to experience exceptional audio, you can spend on a good sound system and trim on another item. You will also enjoy the benefit of selecting the best home theater items fitting your budget.
Some packages may merge high-quality items with low-quality entities. As an overall trick to avoid falling prey to such a trap is by purchasing these entities separately. The budget for a home theatre can be in the range of between USSD5, 000 and USSD10, 000.
Designing the home theater décor
You want to make your home theater beautiful. You, therefore, need to do prior research. Be sure to set up heavy dark curtains to make the movie-watching experience as pleasant as possible. You can give your home theater a semblance to the regular theaters by changing your décor and seating. As a general idea, you can paint your home movie theater to make it better and make graphics on the screen appear unique. The dark color is also preferred as it eliminates light spillage. Eventually, what matters in designing the décor is your taste.
Designing the lighting
Consider using sources of light that can be manually deemed. Avoid sources of light that would be too bright as they would get into the way of your projector or screen. Ideally, you are supposed to make the room as dark as possible to ensure that you do not ruin the movie-watching experience.
Choosing home theater systems
The choosing criteria here is whether you want a wired or a wireless theater system. Remember that a wired system means a mess on the floor but quality sound. To avoid this mess on the floor, be careful in your installations. If you opt for a wireless system, ensure that nothing interrupts the Bluetooth or WI-fi signals.
Choosing a TV sound system
There is a range of options in this system. Number one, there is the surround sound system. This gives a more realistic sound effect and gets you fully immersed in what you are watching. It is achieved by the strategic placing of speakers around the room. You can also opt for a soundbar. It is a bar-like gadget that produces audio. It is weaker than a surround system as it gives unidirectional sound. Soundbars are available in wired and wireless versions. The wired versions are often connected to the DVD player or TV through a single wire. A sound base is the next option. It is similar to a soundbar only that it has bass boosters, and you get volume and bass at the same time without needing to have a subwoofer.
Choosing between a projector and a TV
For the case of a TV, you can buy a standard TV or a flat-screen TV. Before selecting a TV, ensure that it is compatible with the state of your theater room. Also, check the available input options for the TV, which include HDMI.
For an entirely theater-like experience, you can purchase a projector. You can connect to the TV and then directly to the speakers for an excellent audio experience. Setting up a projector is quite easy and can even be provided in the user manual.
All the best as you prepare to set up your movie home theater!
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