If you have dreamt about having your very own cinema or theatre in your home, and thought how you could go about it then read on.
Setting up your very own home cinema doesn’t have to be expensive, or complicated, you just need to break up the process to see how achievable it is. There are a number of different components that you need to think about, it is not about having the biggest and best seats, screens and sound system, it is more about these three elements working in harmony to deliver a home theatre experience.
1. HDTV: If you already have a giant TV screen or projector panel, move on to the next step, but if your TV is part of the problem, rather than the solution, then you will need to think about upgrading.
The latest TVs are thin and light, as well as huge, but you needn’t break the bank to acquire one that is right for your home cinema. It is not just about size, the latest TVs have a number of features that you need to consider, such as; Wi-Fi and internet streaming.
You need to pick a screen that is right for you and your home, again it is not about size so think carefully about what your requirements are.
2. Speakers: In a cinema it is all about the acoustics, how the sound plays out in the room so picking speakers that are right for the room size is essential. Speakers are sold at a number of price points, normally derived by the quality of the sound it produces. Again, it is about fitting in a sound system and speakers that can deliver great sound based around your own home cinema requirements.
3. Receiver: This is the hub that handles all of the video and audio requirements of your home cinema. It connects the input, your consoles, Blu-Ray players, and streaming boxes and plays the output through your TV and speakers. The receiver is a must for tying the two together in your home cinema.
4. Cables: Now, through the joy of cables, you can start connecting everything together. Cables can be everything from HDMI to power adaptors, and everything in-between. It is advised that you label your cables appropriately so you can easily maintain your home cinema set-up.
5. Put It All Together: These components makeup how you are going to present your home cinema, as well as managing and maintaining it. You should be able to see just how achievable creating your very own home cinema can be. It is about buying right for your home or room, not about size, but about specification and features that are right for you.
6. Seating: There are a number of seating concepts that you will need to consider before deciding on what will work best for your home cinema. As with everything else, it is about the whole cinema experience, rather than buying the best and biggest on the market. Consider what room you have to play with and research seating concepts that fit in around that.