Home Theaters are great for relaxing, entertaining, and bringing the whole family together. The first step in planning for a Home Theater system is to determine how the space will be used. Will it be a dedicated theater room or used as a multipurpose media room? A dedicated Theater Room is great for enjoying movies, sports, Television and video gaming. The flexibility of a media room is more practical for people who want to do more than sit in the dark and watch movies. The experience in the Media Room is a more social one, whether you are watching the game, chatting, or playing with the kids.
This is the fun part for most people. Significant improvements in video technology can give you a great picture for a fraction of the cost only 10 years ago. Buying a home theater projector can seem daunting. There are many models to choose from, each with its own unique benefits and downsides and each proclaiming itself to be the “right” one. The key to simplifying the process is determining what you need and then finding projectors that fit your criteria. To find the right video projector for your home theater, read on to answer these six important questions:
- Which aspect ratio do you want?
- What resolution is best for you?
- How bright should it be?
- How much contrast do you need?
- What are your installation constraints?
- What will it cost?
Planning for the right screen size is very crucial. There are many factors that affect what screen size is suitable for the space. These factors include ceiling height, viewing distance, viewing angle and speaker placement. This step is very important to get right, and is probably the most difficult one to fix if you get it wrong.
Sound is more than half the experience. It’s important to have a great picture, but a movie without good sound is a terrible experience. You must be able to clearly understand dialogue. Great sound immerses you in a film’s sound effects. The objective here is to make sure that you become fully immersed in the content you are viewing and just for that moment you have escaped from reality.