Home cinema installs bring a movie theater experience to your own living room. A large screen and state-of-the-art audio equipment can create the ultimate gathering spot for family and friends. However, it’s not cheap. The price tag can easily rise above $20,000, depending on the size of the project and if you want top-of-the-line equipment.
One of the biggest challenges with a home theater is making sure that ambient noise doesn’t crash in and ruin the experience. Dishwashers, dryers, people in other rooms, plumbing and exterior sounds can all ruin your home movie experience. That’s why home theater installers often recommend soundproofing the room. This is done by adding another layer of drywall, replacing the hollow-core doors with solid ones, and putting up thicker curtains that block light and absorb sound.
Transform Your Living Room into a Home Cinema Paradise
The main components of a home cinema include a display screen, a DVD, Blu-Ray, or ultra HD (4K) TV or video projector, and a soundbar or home theater receiver/AV preamp/processor/power amplifier. Many home cinema enthusiasts also purchase a separate surround sound system to provide high-quality surround sound. Smart home theaters that have a built-in Blu-ray player and/or an Internet media streaming device may be used to play movies, TV shows, recorded or live sports events and music concerts, as well as digital photos and other content.
A professional home theater installer will make sure the display screen is centered on the seating area. They will also make sure that the speakers are positioned properly to deliver optimal performance. If you’re considering DIY installation, it’s best to let the pros do the work, as incorrect setup can lead to distorted video or sound and can potentially void product warranties.