Watching movies is a great escape from the stressful lifestyle we all live nowadays. Watching movies on a wide screen with surround sound can transport you far away from that stress into the movie you are watching. You experience the plot it as if you were actually there in the movie itself.
Until recently, we could only experience this escape in a movie theater. However, modern technology has progressed far enough to be able to redreate the same audio-visual experience right there in your very own living room. We will now talk about the most basic components of a home theater system in this article. Read on to discover how these starter pieces of kit can deliver the best cinematic experience in a custom home theater system.
Home theater experts state that the most important consideration in setting up a custom home theater system is the size of the room where you will set up the home theater system. The most important component of your custom home theater system, which is the television, is dependent on the size of the room, although the recommendation is that a 27 inch television set is the minimum necessary for your home theater set up.
It is also recommended that a flat screen television is advisable for a home theater system because it shows less glare and produces a crisper image. Another major component in any custom home theater system also dependent on the size of the room, is the loudspeaker system.
The number of speakers for your custom home theater system is dependent on the size of the room. You need at least three speakers to create a believable surround sound, but you may have to place up to six speakers, if you want a more lifelike sound. The addition of a subwoofer may also be a good way to achieve a complete surround sound like in the movie theaters. Three loudspeakers is really the bare minimum, but you may go up to six if the room is bigger.
Another major piece of equipment for your custom home theater system is the DVD player. It is a recommendation that DVD players with a progressive scan are the best choice. This is because progressive scan produces sharp and flicker-free pictures. However, this goes back to the choice of television unit, you will need to check if the flat-screen television supports progressive scan signals. You may also want to acquire a five-disk carousel DVD player. This will negate you having to get up from your seat to change discs every so often.
A minor consideration is the output of the DVD player as that will decide how loud your loudspeakers can be played. Of course, almost all this depends on the size of the room in which the custom home theater system is going to be installed. Small rooms only need a few pieces of equipment, bigger rooms may require more and adding some proprietary home theater furniture to your home theater system will make a big difference. A bigger room therefore needs a larger investment. A smaller room might require less, but still high quality, equipment to prevent your home theater set-up under-performing and feeling ‘cheap’.
You might think about hiring a home theater expert to design a perfect, custom home theater system. If you can afford it, this is probably the best option, because a home theater expert will be able to design and set up your custom home theater system most efficiently.
A custom home theater specialist may also suggest installing some additional features like a specialized home theater seating structure and even other home theater furniture, such as small tables for snacks and drinks in order to make your custom home theater system more complete and thereby make it more closely resemble full size movie theater. Having the best and highest-quality custom home theater system you can afford, will give you a most enviable set up, one that you can really be proud of and one that will enable you to enjoy your movies to the fullest.