Home theater, sometimes referred to as large home theatres or home cinemas, are home entertainment sound-effects systems which attempt to duplicate a real movie theatre atmosphere and sound-mixing system using consumer electronics-quality audio and video equipment that’s installed in a personal house or room of a residence. They are commonly made with an interest in the form of a home theatre system rather than a complete movie theatre system. They’re popular for use in smaller homes and apartments, and also in larger houses and rooms where a complete home theatre system just isn’t feasible. There are a lot of home theater ideas and today’s home theatre systems offer lots of features that weren’t available in the past, such as interchangeable sound-boards or individual components.
To get started with your home theater system you need to draw a home theater diagram. This diagram should have two panes of glass, each about six feet in length and four feet in width, with two rows of seats on either side of the glass panes. The seats can be made of any comfortable and durable material that won’t flex when people move around. If you’re designing your own home theatre system you’ll also need a diagram of the front and back panels of the glasses or screen to be placed over the light source.
Once you’ve drawn your home theater diagram you need to decide which components you’re going to include. For example, if your goal is to provide surround sound, your options include a DVD player with a optical disc, an FM tuner with an FM input, and a video television with a high definition TV tuner and a DVD player. Other options include speakers, a set top receiver box, and an LCD screen. If you are planning your theatre system you should make a separate diagram of the components that go with each piece of equipment.
One of the most important pieces of equipment in a home theater setup is the television. Your television will display the picture for both the audio tracks and the movie itself so you need to draw a good home theater diagram so you know the position of each television. You’ll want to position the television in the center of the room and place the speakers in the corners. It’s also a good idea to position your sound system at ear level or higher. Your goal is to have the sound coming from every possible angle within the room.
If you’re using a large home theater system, like an IMAX theater, there are even more options. Today we are blessed with technology that allows you to use surround sound with your home theater system, even with just a pair of blu-ray players. Blu-ray players allow you to watch high definition movies on your television without having to leave the comfort of your home. You can watch regular full length movies on them as well as short video clips, trailers for upcoming movies, and much more.
Other types of speaker and sound combinations that work very well with a home theater are surround sound speakers and Dolby surround sound. You can add extra speakers if you like, but most people find the standard speaker system to be just right for their viewing needs. Adding an electronic drum kit or computer keyboard into the mix can give you even more fun with your television and surround sound experience. If you’re looking for more options, check out our other articles on home theater ideas. There are lots of other ways to get the most out of your home theater system.