Chicago, Illinois (WiredPRNews.com) — Building a home theater is an exciting new addition to any home–especially for movie enthusiasts. Before taking on the investment of time and money, it is essential to know the basics and what to expect. Read on for what to know before building a home theater.
Building a home theater at home can be quite a challenging task. It is not necessary to get all new equipment, so if the decision is made to purchase used equipment, test it prior to taking it home. Also, find out if there are any warranties or manufacturers guarantees that still come with the equipment. To mount a television, it is best to employ a completely flat, white wall for the screen and also add curtains to eliminate any extra light. In case anything must be stored behind the wall, make sure that it is of finest quality so that there does not have to make any amendments in the interior cables in the walls. HDMI cables or DVI are the best for installation.
The control should also be placed at a convenient location and generally near the place where seating will be. The seats should be arranged according to the number of people viewing the theater. Stadium style seating and a sunken floors are also a good idea. Make sure that your crawl space is dry and well-ventilated as this will avert the problem of power and routing cables.
It is better to avoid putting a home theater in an area or room that is exposed to natural lighting. Keep in mind that there must also be a dim source of light for a walk way. The light fixtures should be adjusted such that they do not shed any light on the screen. Inculcating rope lighting or night light would be a smart move.
Finally, it is better to have a projector for a home theater. Apart from this, organic LED displays and plasma TV screens are some other options that are available. No matter whichever new equipment is installed, HDMI inputs are necessary for quality and superior visual and audio effect.
By doing research and finding the right room and equipment that works best for the needs of the viewers, building a home theater is sure to be an exciting addition to any household.
Wired Technology Reporter