Due to the fact that the value of the entertainment market is on a constant rise, it wouldn’t be a wild guess to assume that more and more Australians will want to have a high-end home theater. In fact, this might be the main objective of their next home remodel. Now, decorating the room itself is a story for another time, however, one thing that you should probably focus on right away is make a list of all the tech you need to install (even if you won’t do it all right away). Here are five tips that you might find to be to your liking.
1. Make a proper budget
The first thing you need to do is to budget your project. Start off by making a list of all the items and upgrades you need to make in order to have a fully functional home theater and decide how much money you are willing to spend in order to make it all happen. This is vital, seeing as how you don’t want your project to be stopped half-way through. Also, you don’t want to spend all the money on the screen (even though you might feel tempted to do so) and leave nothing for the audio system or the seating.
2. A video projector
The first consideration you have to make is whether to go for a TV or a video projector. The first and foremost advantage that you get from this is the customizability of screen size. Moreover, it’s much easier to move the projector than dismount a massive TV and transport it someplace else. Even though you can project on virtually any surface, painting a projector wall is definitely something you have to do. Also, it’s worth mentioning that a video projector is a cost-effective solution, seeing asa how you get a much better cost-per-screen-inch ratio. This is worth considering when planning a budget.
3. Ceiling light and LED strips
Another thing you need to consider is the issue of light that should enhance the overall ambience in the room. Keep in mind, however, that you’re not just installing living room lighting but actually making an ambience worthy of a home theater. This is why you might want to look for some professional assistance. Some agencies that specialize in installation of custom home cinema in Sydney also provide the service of installing star light ceiling and LED strips. You need this in order to achieve that calming and mesmerizing atmosphere without interfering with the screen.
4. The right sound system
The choice of the sound system needs to be based on A) your budget, B) the size of the room and C) the layout of the room. Most commonly, going for a 5.1 or 7.1 system would be the best idea, but if you decide to take a minimalist approach, even 2.1 can work. Either way, you need to understand that in some genres (action, horror), the sound is just as important as the picture, which is why by making the right choice, you’re investing in your future cinematographic experience. It’s also a good idea to have professionals do the video and audio calibrations in order to get the best possible position for both your speakers and your screen.
5. Preparing your home for 3D
In order to watch things in 3D, what you need are either a 3D-enabled TV or a 3D-enabled video projector. Still, this is just the beginning. Depending on the medium that you intend to receive the video through, you’ll either need a 3D-enabled Blu-ray disc player (and discs) or 3D-enabled cable or satellite box. Keep in mind that a lot of 3D channels require special subscription, which is one more expense in your budget.
Despite the fact that it’s the easiest and the most cost-effective to wrap up this project in a single go, you don’t have to do it all right away. You can get a temporary setup in your home and then make an improvement every year or every couple of months. Either way, even though the results aren’t as satisfactory, the end result is, more or less the same. We’re talking about the improvement in both the resale value of the household and the lifestyle quality within it.