Is Your Screen Too Big? Crafting Comfort in a Custom Home Theater Installation
Ensure You’re Getting the Most out of Your System
If you had to think of the most important aspects of your home theater, what would they be?
Most likely, you’re thinking about picture resolution, immersive surround sound, and other technologies.
But because your home theater installation is a place you should want to spend as much time as possible, that means making it a comfortable area to hang out is a must.
In this blog, we’ll give you some smart tips on building a theater in your Raleigh, NC residence that can take your movies and sports to the next level. Find out more below.
Tip 1: Your Screen Is Too Big
When we dream of a home theater, we often dream big – big screen, that is.
Just think about the last time you went TV shopping. The salesman likely pointed you to the largest available screen. But there’s such a thing as too big; especially when it becomes uncomfortable to watch.
The screen size is determined by the size of the room and the positioning of the seats. If the seats are too close to a 120 screen, you could strain your neck trying to take in the images.
Measuring out viewing angles and other factors is imperative to a comfortable viewing experience.
Tip 2: Don’t Bother the Neighbors
Most movies are designed to be listened to at high volumes. And your immersive surround sound system can bring out the best in the soundtracks.
But that doesn’t mean you want to bug the neighbors – or even the next room – with your loud audio.
Soundproofing is the perfect solution. By preventing the sound from leaving the room, you can enjoy it at a higher volume without bothering anyone outside the room.
Most of the time, soundproofing requires insulation materials stuffed behind walls to help absorb the sound as it passes through.
In more extreme cases, de-coupling the walls is necessary. That means the interior and exterior walls are completely separate, a room within a room, to prevent vibrations from transferring.
It’s a way to ensure your whole house remains comfortable while you’re enjoying your movies.
Tip 3: Don’t Trip
There’s a reason we watch most of our movies in the dark. It makes for a brighter image and it’s easier to focus on the action.
But what happens when you want to get up and make a snack? Are you supposed to rely exclusively on the ambient light from the projector?
Instead, why not invest in walkway lighting? Just like in a commercial movie theater, track lighting along the easiest paths in and out of the room will help prevent injury and other issues.
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