These days it’s hard to say which is more crowded on a weekend evening: the local cineplex or your neighborhood video store.
Movies are always a popular entertainment choice, whether viewed in the comfort of your own home or in a state-of-the-art theater. But now you can have the best of both worlds by transforming any room into your very own home theater.
One way to lessen the out of pocket impact of a good home theater system is to tie your investment in with your mortgage. If you plan ahead, you can finance a better, professionally installed cinema room and avoid settling for a entry level system that may be limiting or quickly obsolete. The room A true home theater is a bit different than your typical television-viewing area. To approximate the movie theater experience, you need to maximize control of lighting, acoustics and viewing positions – constraints that are difficult to impose on a high-use living area. A basement is often the perfect choice since ambient light is usually not a problem, but any room which you can sufficiently darken will work.
The room dimensions will depend on your maximum intended audience and the screen size. With higher resolution projections you can sit wherever the screen fills the field of vision to your comfort level. Lighting Always make sure your light sources are indirect and controllable. Automation is quite popular. Technology is available to automate the theater lights, close and open window treatments, drop the projector from the ceiling and lower the theater screen. All of this can happen with a touch of a button on a sophisticated control system.
Today's advanced control systems are catered for simplistic use. They are very easy for the entire family to use Furnishings Comfortable cinema seats are a must. Small reclining chairs work well, but avoid high backs that will obscure views. Sectional sofas are not always a good choice; half the viewers will have sore necks turning to watch the movie. Video Essentials The best home-cinema room experience begins with a high definition front projection video system. Affordable yet powerful, these systems are available in a wide range of prices to fit virtually any budget. Plus, they have a size advantage that TVs lack. Starting at 70 inches, they go up to 12 feet in screen size. Upgrade your cable or satellite box to high definition, and the images become lifelike.
New media control devices combine movies, music, games, TV, Internet access, and digital photos into one, easy on-screen menu. With one touch, you can control everything. Audio Start with a surround-sound receiver. Then, carefully select a surround-sound speaker package. A home theater consists of 7 speakers and multiple subwoofers that are all controlled by the surround receiver. There are also options for more levels of surround sound. There are a wide variety of speakers available to suit any decor or acoustical taste. How these components interact create the realism of a true home theater experience.
A real movie theater for your home is now available in a wide cost range to be more affordable for virtually any budget. You can have the home theater of your dreams today and enjoy it for years to come.