Home Cinema

Getting the most out of your home cinema means that you can enjoy a movie, series, or show the way the creators wanted you to see it. Your viewing pleasure is more than just the brand of speakers you buy. Picture, sound, ambience, and comfort all add to this experience. Improving those movie nights and rugby game gatherings is not complicated. With the right guidance, you will be well on your way to never wanting to leave your lounge again. For six tips on making the most of your home cinema, keep reading below.

  1. Optimise Your Space

Nobody likes not being able to see the screen. In fact, viewing disruptions are part of why people prefer home entertainment to a cinema at the mall. While setting up an entertainment system, pay attention to the layout and where people may be moving in and out of the area. Keep your space as seamless as possible with streamlined components, as well as cords and wires that are hidden out of sight.

  1. Alter the Acoustics

You may not realise it, but the acoustics in the room will affect the way the audio sounds. If your home cinema sounds more like an echo chamber, then you may want to try to minimise surfaces that “bounce” soundwaves. Try adding curtains, carpeting, rugs, and furniture that absorb and diffuse the sound.

  1. Invest in Surround Sound

Sure, you could enjoy the same movie with one or two speakers, but nothing is as immersive as surround sound. Subwoofers, bookshelf and wall speakers, and even in-ceiling speakers will all contribute to an experience in which you can truly participate.

  1. Nothing Compares to Crystal-Clear Images

Whether you opt for a television screen or high-quality projector, one of the best ways to watch a movie is in 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition). 4K resolution offers crisp details, sharp imaging, and great depth – some would argue that this is the only way to catch that series finale cliffhanger.

  1. Upgrade Your Living Room Suite

If you still have the old hand-me-down chairs you were given when you first moved in, it is probably time to replace them. Find furniture that not only looks and feels great, but also suits the style of your home-cinema components. Whether you like to kick back on a recliner or lay flat on a sofa, ensure that the furniture you buy won’t leave you craning your neck or straining your back.

  1. Automate It All

Smart home automation greatly benefits at-home entertainment theatres. Automating your home means that you can unwind with all the comfort and convenience of a cinema – without leaving that cushioned couch. From your phone or device of choice, you are able to dim the lights, draw the curtains, and let the food delivery man in. Now, you can even turn on the popcorn maker and lock the garage door without pausing your movie. On cold winter evenings or sweltering summer nights, simply adjust the temperature with one touch.

While your speakers and style of couches are up to you, Control4 can assist you with all your home automation needs. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us today.