Home theater systems are now seen as essential components of modern housing. They have rapidly grown in popularity as homeowners now enjoy watching movies at home, on big screens. Blu-ray players and DVDs have made it possible for home theater systems to come this far.
A home theater system ables you to replicate the video and sound quality of an actual commercial theater but in the comfort of your household. A room is allocated for installing home theater equipment, setting up comfortable seating arrangements, and placing a snacking bar on the side, all done in a room with soundproof walls. In general, the equipment required to set up a home theater comprises a television or projector screen, a Blu-ray or DVD player, speakers, cable or satellite box, uninterrupted internet, and an Audio/Visual receiver for optimal surround sound.
Here are some tips and suggestions that your might want to take into consideration when it comes to designing your home theater.
Focus On The Layout
When designing your home theater consider lighting, the dedicated space, the kind of ambience you want, separate space for snacks, acoustics, arrangement of seating, sight lines and optimal surround sound. You must design your room that does not feel crowded or not spacious enough. To increase the number of people, you might add a riser but it might not leave space for speakers therefore keep in mind that only a limited amount of seating can be fixed. The ceiling must be 7 feet high for optimal viewing
The projector screen must be installed for your projector to not be too large and not extremely small; this will affect your viewing experience. But keeping the size ratio of the room, you must get the biggest projector or screen. The aspect ratio is also a main contender here; for most home cinemas, the aspect ratio must be 16:9 or take Cinemascope (2:35:1) into account. You can also get a hold on a multi-forma screen of both of the above mentioned ratios do not fit your personal needs.
After getting done with the ratio and size, look for the brightness of the projector screen or in other words, the lumen output. Increased surface area means more luminosity and this effect is called luminance. Two factors must be kept in mind for optimal luminance, the gain of the screen and lumen output of your projector. These factors combined give you system foot lamberts, meaning when you go to purchase your projector, ask for their system foot lamberts.
Now comes the interesting part, opting for the projector. It must be placed on a high shelf at the back of the room, for a wider picture, you will also require a projector mounting system. It must be placed high enough so the movie does not get interrupted when someone goes outside the room. If you are installing it in the ceiling, then take extreme care so that it does not fall on anyone’s head. For huge cinema rooms, get a long throw projector, whereas for small rooms, get a short throw one.
Apart from these factors there are other essential things to bear in mind, such as the sound system, receiver and acoustics. Insall speakers that are’nt too big but do not rely on a soundbar alone. Get a surround sound speaker setup, one that makes you feel immersed in the cinematic experience. You must opt from the top four kinds of cinema speakers, center channel, woofers, side speakers and overhead.
Keeping these factors in mind, we assure you that you can design the optimal and luxurious home theater experience.