There are few things better than a good movie. No matter whether you prefer action, comedy, romance, or you simply like to escape to some galaxy far, far away, a good movie will blend the power of image and sound, elevate two hours of your life and make you happier once it is done. Until recently, the only way to have such experience was going to theatre, but fortunately, the rise of home media finally made it possible even from the comfort of our homes. How close that experience will be though, will largely depend of the time and money we invest in our home theatre systems. Let us see then what options are on the table.
SoundNo matter what device you are going to use for playing the movie, you simply cannot rely on its speakers to live up to theatre standards (well, at least the post-1950s ones) so you should start by solving this problem first.
ImageIf you want your home theatre to truly live up to its name, you will obviously need a screen of the appropriate size, meaning that you should not go below 42 inches (be aware though, that they will require at least 2 meters of distance between you and the screen for the optimal experience). Another thing you should pay attention to is the format. The 16:9 aspect ratio has become the standard for high definition TV, Blu-ray movies, and it is, in the end, much closer to the shape of theatre screens than other options, so you should not have any doubts about it. Finally, no matter whether you are building your home theatre in Golden Coast, Sidney, or any other place in the country, you will have more than enough streaming options on the table, so you should probably opt for a smart TV. Of course, if you want to save some money, you can always find a smart Blu-ray player, which can handle both optical media and streaming duties quite well.
All you have to do now is to decide where you are going to install your home theatre, see what kind of sound system and screen size will suit this space the best, dig up your Blu-ray collection, or subscribe to Netflix, and let the movie magic enchant you once more.