Pro Tips and Tricks: Your Home Movie Theater Project
Many people dream of having a Home Theater system. However, not so many have really taken the leap. Some seem to be confused by this prejudicially complicated task while others fear that the equipment won’t match their interior decor.
New solutions are now available and finding a video projection screen and a video projector that will blend into any home design is a piece of cake.
In order to get straight to the point, we invite you to discover the best solutions by reading the analysis of a typical Home Theater system.
Crucial elements are as follows:
- TV attached to the wall (to watch the news and traditional TV programs)
- Standard modern Home Theater amplifier (with HDMI output)
- Video projector (with HDMI output)
- Electric video projection screen
- TV set-top box (with HDMI output)
- Blu-ray player
We’ve prepared a series of 6 articles that will tackle every aspect your unique AV system:
- Key points of your Home Theater project
- How to chose your video projector
- Ways of setting up your video projector
- Tips and tricks : your video projection screen
- Synchronization / Automation solutions
- AV means of transmission today
Do you want your Home Theater system to be discreet ? Here’s what you need to know.
A real Home Theater system requires a big screen. Choosing LED or LCD TV guarantees excellent rendering even in the daylight. However, if you dream of a screen with a diagonal of more than 65’, a video projector and a video projection screen would be the best choice. Technically, the weight, the fragility and the size of a flat screen TV make it difficult to transport and set up. When it comes to the cost, a very large TV is much more expensive than a video projector + video projection screen system. When you tend to sit in the middle or at the back in the movie theater, you should carefully choose the size of your screen - too big feels uncomfortable. Indeed, turning you head from one end of the screen to another means sore neck and a spoiled movie night.
Home Theater systems are usually installed in already existing rooms (very often in living rooms). That’s why Home Theater lovers seek very discreet solutions. One perceives the aesthetic appeal first. However, the sound level of the equipment (video projector and electric video projection screen) is often forgotten while learning more about the products. Although, this aspect is as important as the screening quality. Don’t forget the noise level while planning your purchase (more about this matter in the articles about the video projectors and the video projection screens). We designed our recessed projection screen Concept Built-In Electrol’s motor to be exceptionally silent.
Coming back to the visual aspect of your Home Theater system and the importance of checking the soon-to-be-yours products’ dimensions. Some electric screens cases are bigger than others. Same for the video projectors. The easiest way to test the dimensions before the purchase is to get them from producer’s website and make a quick simulation with a tape measure.
Simple use and easy set up
Very few people check the installation manual before actually starting the set-up. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to go back on the decision at this point and you’ll find yourself struggle with a 40-page guide translated into your native language by an automatic translator.
That’s why it’s important to go through the manuals before the purchase. Whether you set up the system by yourself or you hire someone to do that for you, a well done and clear installation guide will help you save the time (and in consequence - money !). Another thing to keep in mind is the command device quality. Take your time to check the remote or/and the switch described in the product information sheet. It’s a shame to see your AV system’s appeal ruined by an ugly item attached to the wall or lying on the table.
To sum up:
- Gather as much information as you can about the setting up process by analyzing the installation guide.
- Is the guide clear and really relevant?
- How much time is required to set up each product that have struck your interest?
- Are the command devices aesthetic and of high-quality?