The content you are about to read regarding home theaters was provided by When you live in a city, it's pretty easy to get out to a theater and see a movie. But if you live deep in the suburbs or even in a rural area, you may have to drive an hour or more to the movies. If you love movies, this can be an unacceptable situation. One solution might be to create your own home theater right in your house. This article will get you to start thinking about the things you will need to create a home theater.

Screen and Lighting

Whether or not your home theater becomes the place to be for your family and friends depends on the quality of the screen and the room's lighting. Screen size should be dependant on the size of the room you're working with and the distance you're able to set the chairs. Bigger isn't necessarily better, as sitting too close to even a HD plasma or LED TV can result in distortion. Choose a windowless room in your condominium for your theater to eliminate glare or use blackout curtains.


Home theaters need good surround sound systems, which can be either custom or store bought and cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Choose the wattage of your system carefully, for although you want a good system you don't want to shake the townhouse on either side of you during the action scenes. A decent system has between 5 and 7 speakers plus subwoofers and a control panel that hooks up to your TV and Blu-Ray player.


Some home theaters are works of contemporary art, with elegant leather seats and fittings while others are strictly utilitarian. Your budget and personal tastes will dictate whether you want to go with nice armchairs, regular chairs, or standard movie theater folding seats in your home theater. Whether the room is multi purpose or not will determine whether you should affix them to the floor or not.


If you're planning on having more than one row of seats, the seats behind should be higher in order to maintain the view. If you have only two rows you can build a wooden platform for your second row. However, if you have three or more rows, you're better off angling the floor. Depending on the rules for your condo, that may mean creating a floating wooden floor over the original.

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