The Perfect Home Theater Consists of Several Pieces
The perfect home theater is not a single room but an entire space that incorporates all of the senses. The first step to creating this masterpiece is choosing the right location. A basement with a lot of natural light and high ceilings will be ideal for your home theater. Next, you will need to choose the right furniture to fill up as much empty space as possible. To ensure your new theater has enough seating capacity, you can purchase two rows of recliners in stadium-style with one row behind the other. These can be placed on either side of a large flat-screen TV or projector setup like in theaters! Finally, you'll need to pick out some quality audio equipment like speakers and subwoofers to get the true movie theater experience. There’s a lot of potential things that go together to make a great home theater.
1 - Selecting a Projector
Projectors are a must for any home theater system. There are many different sizes and price ranges of projectors to choose from, so it's important to find a suitable projector that is within your budget. Some people may choose a Smart TV or other large TV, but projectors can be purchased instead of, or in addition to a TV. Projectors give you high quality gigantic screen viewing at a surprisingly cheap price point.
2 - Choosing a Smart TV
Smart televisions are the wave of the future. So what's the best one to buy for your home theater? The best smart TVs for home theaters will have the most modern features such as high-resolution displays with full HD 1080p support or higher, good color reproduction accuracy, excellent contrast ratio performance, decent viewing angles, and refresh rates of at least 60 Hz. It also helps if they don't weigh much but offer great sound quality as Sony Bravia models do. They also need an advanced remote control system with voice control functionality to be fully optimized for the home theater experience.
3 - Surround Sound Is Best For Your Home Theater
High-quality sound systems are the way to go when it comes to sound. Surround sound is designed to give you a more lifelike experience and fully immerse yourself in your movie or TV show of choice. A Dolby Atmos system would be great since that's one of the best surround sound formats on the market right now, and there aren't many movies out yet with this format available. You can also get by with rear speakers instead of the front of your budget is tight, but they'll need some sort of A/B speaker switch box like an AV receiver, so you don't have to turn off all other devices plugged into the amp while watching a movie or listening to music through your sound system.
4 - Home Theater System Components and Cables
Make sure all components and cables are HDMI-enabled because not only will it provide the best, most reliable signal, but it's also more future-proof. One of the reasons TVs take longer to turn on these days is that they have so many different HDMI inputs, and you need time for them all to negotiate with one another before your TV finally displays anything. You'll want at least two HDMI cables; one that connects to your DVD player or Blu-ray discs (if you still use those) and one going out to your sound.
5 - Comfortable Seating
Instead of bumbling around on an IKEA couch or a $20 futon, invest in some comfortable seating. Build a room to live and watch TV in that's the perfect size for you - not too big and overwhelming, but also not so small it feels cramped. Your home theater should be cozy enough to make watching movies feel like an event.
6 - Popcorn Machine
What home theater system is complete without an old-fashioned popcorn machine? The smell of fresh popcorn will make your living room feel like the cinema. No, that's not a typo. We're talking about an old-fashioned machine where you pour in kernels and oil/butter yourself! The new "no-mess" machines are great for movie nights with kids, but it doesn't have quite the same effect as popping real corn and giving off that wonderful aroma as soon as guests walk into the house. For big gatherings or family film night, put one on each side of the theater to cut down wait time between batches - just be sure there is plenty of seating space available before you turn up this stovetop extravaganza!