budget and buying home theatres have become an
integral part of many families to create a lovely
retreat for pastimes, evening and holiday parties or
just occasional gossiping and movie viewing sessions
with friends. Here are some tips to help you get the
most of your money:
Some of the hidden costs along with the home
theater include its installation, cost of high-end cables and
good quality speaker cables, carpeting and soundproofing the
room and cut off the light by heavy draperies. These costs can
go as high as 15 to 20% of your entire budget.
Normal TVs last longer than plasma
televisions and can more easily be repaired and made good.
If you love latest technology then don't give
in to the temptation of buying a cheap TV that is not HDTV
capable to save a few bucks.
Research for the best features for lowest
price on home theatres and get one installed by a professional
Check whether the DVD player you are going to
buy can play DVDs of all types and formats.
You may want to buy a video projector to get
the big picture for your own cinema hall experience.
Low-cost home theatres usually include
surround-sound system, amplifier/s, a digital decoder and a
Big and bulky but tested CRT TVs have the
best picture quality for much lower price than flat screen
You really don't need powerful speakers,
amplifiers or huge screens in small rooms. So, choose
For setting up a home theatre system in a
lounge or family room, you do not need to a very large
projector and floor-to-ceiling carpeting.
Ground floor is best for theaters and bass
sound often tends to diffuse to the lower floors.
Home theatre room must be dark with a dimmer
switch to adjust the lighting to relieve the strain on eyes.
Lighting should not fall directly on screen or face of the
Use sound absorbing materials such as
carpets, thick curtains and acoustic paneling to furnish the
room; choose the room that is the quietest and keep it as
empty as possible for enhanced audio quality.
Any bedrooms near the home theater and
entertainment room should also be made soundproof.
Don't use smooth reflective surfaces in this
room such as tiles and high-gloss paints that reflect sound,
hindering the complete experience.
For saving space, you can use a roof-mounted
projector and an automatically retractable screen.