In the previous article, we showed you how to properly prepare a room in order to build a cinema inside your house. In this article, we will instruct you how to install the audio and visual system as well as the furniture and the lighting system.
Proper lightning setup
Firstly, in order to have such a wonderful lightning effect as if we sit inside a real cinema, we should consider the following 5 elements:
The intensity of the lighting, the direction of the light, the remote control as well as the furniture within the room.
Too much light will reduce the picture quality and decrease the cinema atmosphere. You will I don’t want there is no light inside the theater. The best solution for this problem is a dimable lighting product.
The direction of the light plays very important role because the proper lighting set up will enlarge the space. Make sure you will orient the lighting source towards the wall surfaces and the floor. Try to avoid the ceiling because the dark from it will make the mini theater more spacious.
In pursuance of controlling the lightning system without leaving your warm seat during the movie, I suggest you to invest a remote control which costs less than 100$ each with the Lutron technology. This tiny device will also help you to avoid groping the switch inside the darkness after the movie is over.
Good value furniture
Regarding to furniture, The chairs which are specifically designed for home theater will heavily hurt your wallet. You can use a couch that you already had. In case your space is large enough to set up 2 lines of seating, it’s necessary to build a wooden lever with the height from 3 to 8 centimeters to lift the second line. Don’t forget to cover the lever with a carpet.
For extra decorative details, we suggest you to try the red curtains hanging on two sides of the screen. Or you can save money by decorating famous movies’ posters.
Audio & Visual System
Visual set up
In order to reduce cost, instead of purchasing an enormous flat-screen LED TV, you can easily buy an HD projector with a range from 500 bucks to a thousand dollars which will generate up to lively 100-inch picture.
Next step, you will need to buy a 100’’ screen with less than a hundred bucks.
Different from a high-end television, a projector can broadcast any kinds of video source. There are plentiful free movie sources online for example you can watch 123movies for free.
However, you likewise need a cable to transfer the movie signal to the HD Projector. HDMI and DVI is the most popular cable on the market. One rule of thumb to keep in mind that the format of the film source must be alike to the Projector or the TV input.
Audio set up
You will need to spend around $400 on an entry-level 5.1 speaker set which means 5 small speakers.
Next, you will pay at least $200 for a surround sound technology receiver with the aim of transmitting the audio signal to your speakers.