Advice Post: Home Cinema Installation Tips

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Advice Post: Home Cinema Installation Tips


Whether you prefer watching movies, musicals, sports, or cartoons, creating your own home cinema room will bring the cinema experience into your own house. It adds something that brings families and friends together for fun, games, or movie nights at home.


Step 1. Select a suitable room for your home cinema

(Superfi's home cinema)

One of the first decisions to make is which room the home theatre system will be installed in. You probably already have an idea, and it's up to you to determine if it will become a bespoke home theatre, complete with home cinema seating and a devoted cinematic experience. Alternatively, if it is more of a media room, the room will serve multiple purposes. For example, a living room during the day and a movie theatre at night. Both roots are beautiful, but you must choose one because it will have a significant impact on the interior design and the final appearance and feel of the room.


Genuine Light


Self-contained rooms with little natural light are better suited for use as a specialized home theatre. Rooms with an open floor plan and plenty of natural light are ideal for converting into a multi-purpose media room. During the day, it's a living room, and at night, it's a cinema, however light leaking can be controlled by electric blinds and drapes.


Step 2. Choose on a screen size for your cinema room


After you've decided on a room, take a look at the available space, where the seats will be placed, and what screen size would be appropriate for your movie room. We determine this by measuring the distance between your seating and the screen. While a large screen might add to the wow factor, you don't want it to be so large that it becomes tedious to watch.


One of the most crucial factors is to strike a balance between the two. If you get this right, you'll be able to enjoy the room for many years to come.


The width of a screen that is comfortable to watch should be no more than 1.5 times the distance from the seating area.


Step 3. Figure out the perfect projector for your set


There's something cinematic about watching a movie on a projector. Projectors can offer brilliant and punchy visuals in a poorly lit room making you experience 10x better. The quality of the blacks produced by a projector is limited by the darkness of the room. The blacks get greyer as the room lightens. As a result, watching gloomy films, such as The Matrix in his bat cave, can easily lead to disorientation.


Step 4. Figure out on how many speakers for the surround sound you’d like to set up and where you’d locate them


One of the most significant aspects of a home theatre system is the surround sound. The sound should draw you in and keep you there, immersing you in what you're watching. The size, seating locations, and arrangement of the room will usually determine if it's acceptable for 5.1 surround sound or if you can go any farther with Dolby Atmos. Once you've made your decision, one of the most important things you can do is position the speakers correctly. If the speaker isn't positioned right for the audience and the device's function, even the most proficient speaker can sound dreadful.


Step 5. Look how much room your home cinema has for any amps


Once you’ve selected your chosen speaker location, you should now pick a suitable amp. There are a few options you can go from, separate processor, power amplifier setup, receiver setup and finally active speakers.


Step 6. Take a look at your remote controls and figure out how you’re going to operate your home cinema


One of the things you could overlook is how difficult it might be to manage your new cinema theatre. You may have remote controls for your projector, electric projector screen, surround sound receiver, satellite receiver, blu ray player, and so on. Before you can enjoy viewing a movie or playing games on the console, you must remember (or write down) which input to change everything to.


Control systems that combine all of these remotes into a single remote or an app on your phone are readily accessible, and no room in the house justifies owning one more than the home theatre.