There’s so much great content available for the big screen at home. There’s no better time to design a home theater. Imagine streaming great movies and shows on NetFlix, to the Superbowl. There’s plenty to watch. You just need a place to enjoy it.
When you take into account, skipping the crowds at the local cineplex, birthday and slumber parties, sporting events, not to mention video games, a home theater will quickly become the favorite room of everyone in the family anytime the activity involves the big screen.
A home theater isn’t as much about “loud” as it is the experience. Here are 5 of our favorite items you need to get the most out of your home theater experience.
- Universal Remote Control- When we’re talking home theaters, that usually means a system of separate devices working together in unison. The ability to control the system—or not can make or break your entertainment experience. Touch screens are great, but nothing beats tactile buttons that you can feel while you’re watching in the dark.
2. Comfort- Whether you decide to go with true home theater seating including cupholders, recliners, and food trays, or something a little more casual like an oversized sectional, the focus should be on comfort. There’s no right or wrong answer here. It’s your home theater enjoy it the way you want to.
3. Lighting- Having a lighting system connected to your universal remote control is the difference between a good home theater and a great one. The lights automatically dim when the movie is about to start. Light the way when it’s time for intermission, and do it all without getting out of your chair.
4. Dolby Atmos- A traditional home theater system was designed to have five channels of speakers and one subwoofer. Dolby Atmos technology has removed the channels concept of the home theater altogether. When you’re watching a movie in Dolby Atmos, you’ll have the feeling that the sound is coming from all around you.
5. Speakers and Subwoofer- There are so many speaker options available its mind-boggling, from floor-standing to in-ceiling and in-wall, there’s no limit to what you can do with speaker options now. Our advice is to tell your home theater designer what your goals are for your home theater, and listen to his recommendations. Most of all, don’t forget the subwoofer. To get the most out of any home theater, you need the balance of the speakers and a subwoofer to provide the heart-pounding sound that you’re craving.
Whether you decide on a projector and a 120″ screen or the latest 4K 65″ television, when you add these five things to your home theater, it will take the experience from good to great.