If you’ve got a spare room or you’re looking to add something special to your living room then a home theatre is ideal. With this, you can bring the cinema to your house and watch all your favourite movies the way they’re meant to be watched.
With Netflix prices on the rise, you’ll want to get the most out of your subscription and a home theatre can give you just that. You may also have Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ accounts too, and so you’ll never need to leave your home to watch incredible TV and films again.
Building the ultimate home theatre experience requires a range of technology and we’ve got the guide for you. Read on to find out more.
Home theatre set-ups can vary in price, so it’s important that you consider your finances before you decide how much you want to spend. Once you’ve set a budget, make sure you stick to it, so you can afford to buy the tech you’ll need.
For a complete home theatre set-up, you’ll need the following equipment:
- Projector – This will be where your video image comes from. It will most likely be mounted on the ceiling of the room.
- Projector screen – Located on a wall in your home theatre. This will display the image clearly. Ideally, you’ll need a wall that’s clear of any shelves, photo frames or art.
- Surround sound speakers – Just like a cinema, you’ll want speakers at all points around you to immerse yourself in the experience.
- Subwoofer – This delivers low-frequency sounds that allow you to feel the music and noises in films, not just hear them as normal speakers do.
We also recommend purchasing a console where you can get all the apps you need to watch TV. This could be a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One.
Connect Everything Together
With so much equipment to plug in, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the right adapters and connectors so that you get the audio and video that you want. This will mean you have a lot of cables though, so knowing how to manage your cables will be very important.
Once you’ve plugged your equipment in, you’re ready to start enjoying your ultimate home cinema experience. Find the right film, grab some popcorn, and invite friends over to get the real cinema experience in your home.