Most households are now thinking of converting a section of their house into a home theater area as an alternative to watching movies in cinema complexes. Besides, most parents have to work-from-home, while kids have to homeschool; making it important to remove all potential distractions and temptations out of view and out of reach.
The cinema industry is currently in a state of uncertainty on how moviehouses and cinema complexes can operate lucratively by offering limited capacity, While some have turned their parking lots into drive-in cinemas, the outlook is still bleak because the set up cannot offer the same kind of movie-experience offered by indoor cinemas.
Another thing that makes a home entertainment conversion project attractive is the fact that leading movie outfits, like Universal Studios, Disney, Warners Bros. and Sony are now taking the on-demand streaming route in releasing the movies they had lined-up for the year 2020. If these companies eventually adopt movie streaming as the new norm, converting a room into a home entertainment area will be less costly, That being the case, the budget for home theater ideas do not need to be bigger than it would take if it includes installation of home theater projectors.
Basic Home Theater Equipment for Better Streamed Content Viewing
While a movie night at home can be as simple as gathering the whole family in the master’s bedroom to watch movies streamed by on-demand platforms like Netflix or Hulu, converting a specific room into a home theater can add that extra bit movie-viewing experience offered by cinemas.
The Streaming Media Player
The first requirement is to have a dedicated streaming device, because it is not only practical but also the most affordable. Streaming media players like Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast can deliver not only movies but also video games and music videos to your TV; sourced from different providers of on-demand streaming content. The important question to ask, is which streaming media player is capable of providing the widest range of choices that family members will enjoy as home entertainment
The Right Size of TV for the Room
While choosing the best TV for a home theater, takes into account the models that use less energy like LED or LCD TVs, a home theater TV must also be great at rendering highlights and shadows. Although the Ultra HDTVs can provide the best resolution that produces more lifelike colors and sharper pictures, they can also boost energy bills.
It’s also important that a home theater TV is of the right size, which can be determined by taking measurements. The method recommended by most experts is to halve the distance between the couch and the TV screen. Let’s say the nearest regular spot taken by a family member is about 80 inches away from the TV, a 40-inch TV set will provide the most comfortable viewing experience.
Enhancing the Sounds of a Home Movie Theater
While a cinema-viewing experience is usually enhanced by sensurround, you can create a similar experience by simply adding sound bars to your home theater. Making a choice for sound bars involves deciding on where to place them, which can be traditionally right next to the TV or mounted on walls. There are also sound bar models with built-in subwoofers; while others come as a set in a single box that can produce the surround sound effect.
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