If you hate standing in line to get your ticket to watch a movie, or can’t stand being around too many people, or just don’t trust the sanitation practices of your local theaters but would want to watch movies regularly, why not create your own home theater. A home theater is nothing but a home entertainment system that tries to replicate the sound, mood, and experience of a movie theater using a variety of video and audio equipment including home automation systems.
Movies at Home Playing home videos became a social epidemic in the United States as far back as 1950s. What made it popular was the release of the affordable Kodak 8 mm film projector. Further releases of new audio and video equipment like the LaserDisc and multi-channel audio systems in 1980s made it more popular. Then, the VCD player was introduced sometimes in the 1990s. Further innovations in video equipment like the DVD-video format, high-definition televisions, and the surround sound speaker system, improved the home theater experience. Front projector equipment was also used to project movies into a blank white wall. Recently, the invention of the Blu-Ray Disc, 3D television technology, automated systems with a home automation controller is making the home viewing of movies more preferable to going to theaters.
Professional Set-Up or DIY The home theater need not be set-up by professsionals. There are home theatre set-ups that can you can install by yourself with several components. A few years back, an economical home theater system simply has the basics: a large screen (at least 27 inches in diagonal screen size) television (standard definition), surround sound speaker system, and a sub-woofer. Slightly more expensive than that set-up includes a home theater personal computer, Blu-ray disc player, high definition video projector, a projection screen or blank white wall with a diagonal screen size of 100 inches or more, at least five surround sound speakers, receiver, and a more powerful subwoofer. Instead of a home theater personal computer, others use other devices that is capable of receiving video on a 10-foot user interface. A slightly high-end home theater set-up usually has television sets or projector equipment than can play 3D videos or movies. 3D glasses are needed for the viewers to see the 3D content. The really high-end home theater set-up can cost around $100,000 to build.
It has expensive projection equipment with very big projection screens. Some even have their screening room custom-built with chairs built like those in cinemas, and a sound equipment that would replicate or even exceed the performance of some commercial theaters. Those residing in Colorado go to Terracom Systems to design, build, and install their home theatre set-up. They are reportedly the leader in home theater and has been in the industry since 1990. They provide: custom home theaters, direct TV satellite, fabric walls, home media servers, LCD TV installation, plasma TVs, and surround sound speakers set-up. What’s more is that their initial consultation is of no cost to you, whether you are just selecting your audio and video equipment or creating a whole set-up and needing installation.