When we hear the term “home theater,” we always envision opulent theaters with massive screens and ample seats, to which celebrities have devoted one of their mansion rooms. On the other hand, building a home theater doesn’t have to be expensive, and you don’t have to be a star to have one. One way to ensure that your home theater project succeeds is to avoid making these three common errors.
Does your homework before you buy, no matter how limited the order can seem to be even if it’s just a package of speaker stands or wall mounts. Read technical and consumer feedback on equipment review pages, join comment groups about your future order, and look at retailer websites for the gear you want.
Doing your homework removes any incompatibilities with gear in your current or future setup, assists you in determining which features are essential, and clarifies the level of output consistency you require–all of which saves you time and resources. At the very least, it could make you consider features or design choices you didn’t realize you wanted.
Buying the Incorrect Display Size
If you’re adding a TV or a projection screen, you’ll want to get a huge one for a real home movie theater experience. On the other hand, a large TV or television screen, if not positioned at a certain viewing distance, will ruin your movie-watching experience.
The ideal viewing distance is approximately 1.6 times the screen’s diagonal measurement. When you start losing the benefit of the resolution at a certain viewing distance, the optimal viewing distance can vary based on resolution.
If the viewing distance is greater than 10 feet, the resolution won’t matter because the eyesight isn’t sufficient to distinguish between a 720p and a 1080p HDTV. As a result, when purchasing a display screen, you must respect the viewing gap. Since the display screen must be positioned at a certain height, calculate the available width, weight, and height.
Purchasing the Incorrect Speakers
Your home theater’s speakers are the heart and soul. Surround sound is a characteristic that most people mistakenly believe is unavoidable. While it may improve your movie viewing experience, you might need to do without it at times, notably if you are short on space. The sizes and shapes of speakers vary. On the other hand, purchasing enormous floor-standing speakers might not be the best option for a small space. They may not only take up too much space, but they may also degrade the sound quality. In addition, you’ll need plenty of room for a subwoofer. But, before you go out and buy a sound system for your home theatre, think about the scale of the space and your needs.
Setting up your home movie theater can be an enjoyable experience as well as a cost-effective way to give your home a dream upgrade. However, there is no worse feeling than discovering that something is wrong just after completing the construction. Avoiding these typical blunders would almost eradicate the possibility of your project failing.