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Can’t go to the cinemas every now and then to watch a good movie because you’re too busy? Are you worried about spending a tremendous amount of money just for the ticket and transportation fees? No doubt these thoughts come into your mind especially when you want to watch a new film yet there are so many activities to do with very little time. In fact, with the heavy workload, you would even rarely see people spend quality time to bond with their families and friends. Because of this, many have turned to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects to make some of their tasks easier and budget-friendly. If you are a movie buff who happens to experience similar problems, never fear because you can watch movies in the comfort of your own home. How is that possible? All you need is a handy home projector and the simple basic guide below in building your own home theatre system. After this, you might begin enjoying your favorite flicks again and again without even leaving your couch.

Step 1: Choose an Area for the Theatre

Planning the desired location for your home cinema always comes first. You are not required to ask the help of a professional on this one because the site can be a 10x10 room with adequate space for all the necessary components. It’s advisable that you select a room with only a smaller number of windows since sunlight passes through the glass and reflects on the TV screen. However, if you want to turn your basement into a theatre, you may have to ask help from a contractor to water proof all surfaces to avoid leaks and short circuit issues.

Step 2: Put a Carpet on the Floor

Almost all houses have carpets on the floor. If the floor of your home theatre is made of wood or vinyl, the sound that comes from your TV speakers vibrates on them. When this happens, the sound produced is normally unclear and unpleasant. The carpet serves as a floor protection that prevents the sounds distortion. It is also better if you use dark-colored carpets that will dim the room, allowing you to have a clearer view of the movie.

Step 3: Paint the Walls of the Room

If the walls of your theatre are of a bright color, you may repaint them with a different darker shade to reduce light. Avoid using colors that are too dark such as; grey, brown and black. By virtue of color psychology, dark colors are depressing so you might not want to see the rest of your family members or friends looking down and sleepy whether the lights are turned on or off.

Step 4: Select and Purchase a Screen Type Based on the Kind of Movies That Will Be Watched

The format, style and material should all be considered in choosing the kind of TV screen for your theatre because these affect video quality. Some images might appear blurred on TV screens that have low resolutions. Nowadays, the HD type of TV is preferred for its enhanced picture quality, making the images produced more lifelike and tangible, akin to a 3D style. HDTVs are in 16:9 format. Some TVs are in Cinemascope with a 2:35 format. Choose TV screens that have black borders to help contrast and further enhance the light.

Step 5: Position the Projector and Speakers Where Viewing Pleasure and Sounds Are Magnified

Projector resolution must be 1920x1080 with adjustable lens if you opt of movie-quality images. See to it that before you put the TV screen, there should also be a back (opposing) wall where you can put the projector to enhance picture quality. Place the speakers on stands rather than on the walls as they also vibrate and destroy sound quality.

Projector resolution must be 1920x1080 with adjustable lens if you opt of movie-quality images. See to it that before you put the TV screen, there should also be a back (opposing) wall where you can put the projector to enhance picture quality. Place the speakers on stands rather than on the walls as they also vibrate and destroy sound quality.
Please use your own pictures. I believe these are from other peoples' websites?
that's cold, no offence. <br>but then again, I have to agree
So cool, how much did it cost altogether?

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