How To Set Up A Home Theatre System And Benefits Of Owning One

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Home cinema systems have become very popular in the last few years in the context of the fact that high-definition TVs have started to cost less and within the reach of most people. However, in addition to the best visuals, the audio signals have to be comfortably loud and deliver movies with the best quality. This is especially true of multi-room audio installations. This article briefly tells you how to install a home theatre and the advantages of owning one.

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Choosing the TV

It is important to choose a TV that suits the size of the room. The thumb rule is to be sitting at a distance of 1.5 to 2.5 times the TV screen size away from the screen. If you are using a projector on a wall, the best results are got when it the projector is at a distance of 12 to 15 feet away from the wall. The type of TV that you choose should also be in tune with the lighting in the room. When the match is right, the strain on the eyes is lower. Whereas for dark rooms Plasma and OLED screens are suitable, brightly lit rooms should have TVs with LED or LCD screens. LED/OLED TVs are best for normally lit rooms. Choose a TV with higher resolution for better clarity of picture (higher number of pixels).

Video Source

Commonly used video sources are DVD or Blu-Ray players. Roku and APPle Tv are smart players that can stream video content from the Internet and are very popular (from Netflix, YouTube, etc.).

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Home cinema systems are equipped to handle both movies and music. For multi-track movies, 5 to 7 speakers will be ideal to create surround sound experience. If your interest is in using a home theatre system to listen to music, then buying a couple of hi-fi speakers is enough. There are different types of sound system packages including wireless and multiroom audio facilities. It is important to choose a system that fits your needs as well as budget.

The advantages of setting up a home theatre include having an authentic theatre experience at home, pleasure of watching/playing games as if from inside a stadium, surround sound experience, and all of these at an affordable cost.