Few Things You Should Consider Before Installing A Home Theatre

Things Consider Before Installing A Home Theatre
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.


No 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.

  • All-In-One Setups
  • One of the easiest ways to enjoy the movies without breaking too much sweat, all-in-one setups (or “in-the-box” setups”) are exactly what their name suggests – the packages where manufacturer took the time to pre-packages all the elements you need to get your home theatre going. The content of these packages, of course, can vary so be sure that they include a centre channel speaker, pair of floor-standing or bookshelf speakers, two surround sound speakers, and a subwoofer.

  • Building Your Own System
  • If these packages are not good enough for you, or you simply want to play with the system layout and setup, you can always choose to build it from the ground up. Essentially, in this case you can either go with 5.1 or 7.1 alternatives (first number marks the number of speakers, and the second one subwoofer), and decide whether they are going to be wired or wireless. A system of 50 watts of power will prove to be more than sufficient for the rooms up to 15 square meters, but for some larger space you may need 75, or even 100 watts per channel.

  • Soundbar
  • Less demanding movie lovers will, however, probably be satisfied even with a good soundbar, which, although a far cry from the powerful 7.1 setups still represents a huge step up from the most of default TV speakers. Packed in one single speaker device, they still produce killer sound, especially in smaller rooms, but if you find its output lukewarm, you can augment it by adding a subwoofer and taking care of the bass.


    If 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.

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    Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in technology, gadgets and games. In her free time she enjoys reading latest IT news.

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