There are many people
who love watching movies but hate going to the
theaters. They do not like the crowded theaters, long
queues for tickets, expensive tickets and
uncomfortable seats with no leg space. They would
prefer to watch the movie of their choice in the
comfort of their own homes. As a reason a new idea
that is rapidly catching on is to convert any room in
the house or even the basement into a home theater.
you too think this is an inviting idea, you can build
your home theater yourself without spending a fortune
it. Follow these simple tips and you can convert any
room in your home into a personal theater.
Read through a few magazines on home
Decide how realistic you want the seating.
If you have a lot space then you can use
seats like the ones normally used in theaters. Those that tilt
back and have drink holders as well.
An ordinary sofa would just do fine.
These come in different fabrics, sizes and
Expensive clothe screens are available that
open and close at the touch of a button.
The inexpensive ones are square-shaped that
are normally used for any audio-visual presentation.
Selection of the screen will depend on the
projector, viewing angle, amount of light in the room and the
distance between the projector and the screen.
Buying the Projector
This will be the most expensive component of
the home theater. Depending on how much money you intend to
spend you can choose between the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
or Digital Light Processing (DLP) video projector.
Remember you must have sufficient distance
between the projector and the screen.
Projector can be placed on a table or a stand
specially made for it.
The most popular way to install the projector
is to attach it to the ceiling with a ceiling mount.
Arranging Surround Sound
Watching a movie is not just a visual
experience; the sound track plays an equally important part.
The one thing that differentiates a large
screen television from a home theater is the audio system.
A good home theater should have five main
One center speaker that is usually paled
above of below the screen.
Two speakers should be place in front on
either side of the screen at the corners of the room,
installed at the same height as the center speaker and at the
ear level of the listener while seated.
The other two speakers should be placed
behind, above ear level facing the listeners horizontally.
Only when the speakers are arranged in this
fashion will you get a surround sound effect.
Speakers can either be placed on speaker
stands or mounted on the walls.
Select a room and follow these simple tips and
you have a home theater room.