With the decreases in price level of technology products, home theaters ceased to be just a luxury for the wealthy. They’ve become an affordable choice for almost any homeowner and a popular one as well. If you’re considering having one at your house, then read this article for some important tips you should know and would definitely need.
First and foremost, dedicate an empty room or basement for the home theater. Then paint the ceiling and the floor black or cover them with black acoustic tiles. And if affordable, you can also lay some dark colored rugs for a warm feel. Then start purchasing the basic features which include a projector, a large screen, acoustical curtains, lighting fixtures, surround sound systems, and some comfortable seating. Try looking on e-bay or following some auctions for good used instruments. You can get a great deal with a decent projector and it wouldn’t cost you more than two hundred bucks.
When it comes to selecting your home theater screen, try equating the screen size to the viewing distance in the room. Also, when you arrange the seating, make sure the screen is clearly viewed wherever you sit. Home theaters screens come in various types and colors. There are screens that you can easily roll up and store away when you need the room for a different purpose. Other screen types like electric, ceiling recessed, motorized and truss framed are also available and the colors used are either white or gray or transparent.
The prices of home theater screens rang from 700$ to 5000$ depending on the type, the material, and of course, the brand. If you are on a budget, you could build a screen for a hundred bucks that performs like one that costs a thousand. All you should do is simply build a wooden frame and cover it with black fabric, and then attach photographers’ seamless background paper to the back.
Acoustical curtains would be of utmost importance in your home theater, as they increase soundproofing and sound-blocking and thus improving the acoustics in the room. Choose elegant face fabric materials such as velvet or chenille. Also pick up colors like navy, black, or red because they provide visual and tangible warmth in addition to providing the required room-darkening in your theater.
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