Nothing spells entertainment and fun better than a home theatre, a place where people can relax to the fullest and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and comforts of a professional theatre that usually charges money for tickets. Many people shy away from such undertakings as a superb media room in fear that it would be too expensive to create.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Whilst there are plenty of companies that would be more than happy to charge you ridiculous amounts for installing a home theatre, the truth is that you can design one yourself, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here’s how to properly set up your very own inexpensive home theatre.
The video – the screen or the TV – is of course the focal point of the whole setup, so make sure that you get a quality TV or projection screen (TVs are preferred as they don’t get as much interference from other light sources, and because you can get the screen quality you choose). There are many great models out there that can provide you with a very large and high resolution screen at a minimum of cost. One more tip: the TV’s positioning counts as well, so make use of a good TV display stand.
The quality of the image is not the only thing that makes people enjoy a film, series, or a sports game – the sounds are equally important. You don’t need to purchase the most expensive system that’s out there; just make sure it’s compatible with your existing system, and have it so that the sound is really surround and of high quality. See how you can install the speaker wires in a manner that they are not noticed, and see if you need an amplifier (you probably won’t).
If at all possible, cover your walls with soft materials (and your windows and doors as well) in order to prevent echoes and interference from other sources of noise. Often simple drapes will do, but thin walls may need extra padding.
Make it cosy, so have those dimmer switches installed, and ensure different sources of light.
If you’re not good at DIY projects, it may be better to hire a professional to help you with the installation – it’s a small price to pay for the possible frustration. It should be done quickly.
Of course, it’s important to have comfortable seating arrangements, and that other handy tools are nearby. How about installing a snack bar so you can munch leisurely whilst watching that blockbuster film? Having a little kitchenette (or at least a refrigerator) can also do wonders when you and your mates are watching the game. It’s all about entertainment and fun, after all, and the great thing is that it really needn’t be expensive.
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