What to Look for When Setting-Up a Home Theatre?

Have you always wanted a home theater system but have never been sure where to start? You are not alone. Most people have the same question and think they need to spend thousands of dollars to get a decent setup. There is no other way to say it, but this isn’t true.

Just because you don’t have an unlimited budget doesn’t mean your home theatre can’t reach its full potential; today, we have been introduced with many gadgets such as now you only need a 64GB micro sd card to download your favorite movies and shows and a set up of a theater.

With several tips listed below, anyone can build their perfect home theater for relatively cheap.

The Screen:

Whatever screen size you choose depends on how far away from the screen you will be sitting and what size room the projector will be going into. For example, if you want a screen that is 100 inches across and you will be sitting at a distance of 10 feet, you’ll need to use an HD projector to produce a 110-inch diagonal image (the screen would measure 92 inches wide by 54 inches tall).

The Sound:

There are several critical factors for sound. First, the room itself has a major impact on how speakers will sound. Rooms with walls made of concrete or brick can make for ‘bass heavy’ rooms, while drywall may make the bass seem weak and hollow.

Another factor is speaker placement. If possible, put your front three speakers as close together as possible and point them directly down your listening area (if they aren’t already designed this way). If there’s not enough space to do this, arrange them left to right instead of front to back.

The Control:

Simply getting the latest and greatest gear isn’t enough if you can’t control it. Basic setup usually involves turning everything on and off with a remote sound system (this might involve several remotes at times). But an even better setup would require custom programming on an inexpensive universal remote. This way, you would only need one remote for your entire home theatre system.

The Ceiling:

If possible, mount speakers in or under the ceiling. They won’t be nearly as noticeable that way (and will look like they are built-in), plus they will blend in with the rest of the room far more convincingly than stand-alone speakers could ever do.

The TV:

Although projection TVs are becoming less expensive, they still cost several thousand dollars. So if you don’t want to put out that much money for a display, you can always go with an LCD flat panel instead. They may not be able to produce the massive screen sizes that projectors can (and will likely be smaller than most people are used to), but they will also cost thousands of dollars less. One drawback is that you’ll never get bigger than 52 inches in height (with 16 X 9 images) no matter how big your TV is.

The Room Size:

If your room is small, don’t automatically assume you have to go with a projector. A projector with an 80-inch diagonal image will appear much larger in a small room than in a larger space. Just make sure you don’t place the projector too far from the screen or distort the image.

The Budget:

Fiinally, always keep your budget in mind when thinking about these different elements. Don’t spend money on things that have nothing to do with the home theatre itself just because they sound good or suit your needs. Sure, you can cut corners here and there, but if you know where to spend your money, you’ll get more for your dollar without breaking your back (or your bank account).

Wrapping Up!

Now that you know what to look for when setting up a home theatre, it’s time to set out and buy equipment. Once you have all your gear, the only thing left is assembling it, so why not try building your home theatre cabinet?

So what do you think about them? Do you like some of the tips listed above, or do you have anything else to add? If so, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment, and we’ll respond as quickly as we can. As always, thanks for reading, and happy home theatre building!

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