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Planning a new home cinema system is both an exciting and challenging task. The right choice of lifestyle technology will complement your interior design and create an environment that is relaxing and entertaining for your family and friends.
Here are some basic things to consider.
The first thing to consider is the space available to you so that you can plan your ideas around this.
The layout of the room and utilising the space available is very important. Things to think about are the size of the screen, the position of the seating in relation to the screen and the placement of the speakers so that you get the best possible surround sound experience.
It’s important to consider every aspect of your home cinema system to ensure that your system is set up to match your exact specification for maximum enjoyment.
The next thing to look at is the lighting. And it’s not just the lighting while you are watching films either as you’ll want to think about the lighting scheme and atmosphere you are aiming to create both during and after the film is over.
The screen requires special thought as this is the focal point of the room. To get the most authentic cinema experience, and if your budget allows, we recommend a projector and a screen. If you don’t have the space or necessary budget, then go with a large screen TV and there are many great options available.
The sound in your home cinema is also very important. The type of speakers, the number, and their arrangement need careful consideration so that you get the best sound quality possible.
Last but certainly not least, you need to consider the seating in the room. It really depends on the size of the room whether you choose a one-row arrangement or a multi-row arrangement for a true cinema experience. If you prefer a sofa or comfortable armchairs, that is ok, but whatever you choose, remember to focus on comfort – you and your family and friends will be spending countless hours in your home cinema room.