For film enthusiasts, the cinemas and movie theatres are their homes and seeing the latest movies in crisp silverscreen quality is heaven. But for those who have no patience and extra cash to splurge on movie night outs, there’s another option – home theatre.
When you think about it, setting up your own theatre at home will actually save you more money in the long run especially if you go to the movies multiple times a month. Having your own movie theatre will not only give you access to unlimited film showing whenever you want, it also literally gives you the comfort of your own home. Want to create your own movie theatre? Here are a few tips you should definitely take into consideration:
Plan everything carefully.
Just like anything worth creating, you need to plan everything out carefully if you want your home theatre to be perfect for your taste. Think about the TV you’re going to set up as well as the sound system, the media players, the cables, labels and powers. Of course, you should also consider the acoustics of your space.
- Choose the right HDTV. While it seems like purchasing the right HDTV is quite easy, you should always consider the bigger picture. Is it the right size? Will its resolution be consistent with your theatre space? Is it the right choice for the films and video content you want to watch? These are questions you need to have clear answers to before you start re-purposing a space in your home.
- Amp up with the right sound system. Take a look at your home theatre space and assess what kind of speakers you will need. Make sure the speakers are placed where they will produce the best sound and maximize the room’s acoustics. If you will be building a spacious home theatre and you live far from your neighbours then it’s alright to install large speakers but if you live in an apartment and the only division you have from next door is a wall, then consider using soundbars.
- Organize your set up, hide cables and read your manual. Your number one enemy in successfully creating your home theatre is a messy set up. Make sure everything is organized. This will save you lots of time when you want to update your system. Similarly, you wouldn’t want stray cables to be a source of frustration when you start using your theatre. So make sure that your cables are hidden and well-organized. Finally, never forget to read your manual for every electronic appliance as this will serve as your guide in installing everything and achieving your home theatre’s maximum potential.
Once you’ve taken all these tips into heart, prepare your pop corn, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.