Do you love watching movies as a family? Why not set up your own theater at home to make your family bonding more fun and enjoyable. Both adults and kids will surely love this. In this article, we will give you some guidelines on how to set-up your own home theater from choosing home theater equipment like projectors, screen, audio systems, media players or an LG TV range at Harvey Norman if you are living in Australia.
Choosing the right TV is one of the key factors in setting up your home equipment. Here are some facts to take note of:
If you have smaller or limited space, then you might want to go for a 4K TV that requires 1.5 times the height of the screen away from the TV. If you’re planning a big and spacious home theater, then you can choose a Full HD TV which requires you to sit around 3 times the height of the screen away from the TV. Yes, you do need to take into consideration the size of the room when choosing the TV.
It is also recommendable to look out for OLED, Quantum Dot and HDR technology to enjoy the highest picture quality with stunning clarity and color reproduction.
Projectors and screens
If you’re planning to go big with your in-home cinema, then you should consider projectors and screens. Below are some tips:
There is no such thing as a projector that is too bright so you cannot go wrong in choosing bright projector. However, if you’re budget is limited then you can opt for a projector with 1500 lumens. This will be sufficient for most light-controlled environments.
It is very important to consider the placement when choosing the right projector to buy. If you need to position it closer to a wall or to the screen, then you can go for a short throw projector.
To complete the theater experience, you need to choose and set up proper audio system. Consider the tips below:
More speakers require more space so again, you need to consider the space of your home theater. With surround sound systems, the more channels you have, the greater the quality and depth that you will hear.
Surround sound systems with Dolby Atmos technology that is commonly used in cinemas are able to re-create sounds in parts of your room that do not have speakers, so it is easy to be immersed in the film like you are indeed in the heart of the action.
Media players and recorders
Media players allow you access to online services such as YouTube and of course Netflix. Below are some tips:
It is best to choose 3D Capable, Smart or UHD Blu-ray players which have great features and functions that will allow you to enjoy the best pictures and sound when paired to a compatible TV.
If you love watching TV shows, then you might want to consider adding a PVR to your set-up. It allows you to watch your favorite TV shows whenever you want to. PVRs with multiple HD tuners allows you to record one TV show while watching another simultaneously.
Set up your home theater following the guidelines that we discussed here.