Home Theater - Private Entertainment
In today's world everybody wants to have a home theater. The cost of going to the movies has sky-rocketed plus you lose the intimacy of a small gathering. Having your own home theater allows you to entertain a few friends or just simply enjoy the privacy of your own home.
Before you go out and start buying, there are a few things you need to think about. You need to know what essentials you will need to successfully set up your theater room. The size of your room will determine what size TV you need. If your room is very large you might want to consider getting a projector.
You will also need to consider what type lighting is in the room. If the room receives direct sunlight you will need to install curtains or shades that block the light. You will need to have some type lighting that will not glare nor distract from what you are viewing.
If your room has carpeting you will need to research what type sound system you will need since carpeting absorbs and muffles the sound. Probably the most popular type sound system is surround sound which gives you the effect of being right in the middle of the action.
There are several factors that come into play when you are setting up your home theater. It is possible that you already have several items that you will be putting into your home theater. There are certain elements that are essential in any home theater such as a TV or some type video display unit, a DVD player, speakers, and all of the cables needed for the connections.
If you are beginning your home theater from scratch you are probably looking at spending a minimum of $1,000 on equipment alone. For this you will only be able to buy a 27" TV. If you want to go for one of the larger screens you can expect to spend up to $4,000.
If your home theater requires any minor construction such as housing for the TV and providing mounts for the speakers you can expect to spend more.
When it comes to the bottom line, you have to ask yourself how much you want to put into your home theater. You can spend a lot of money or you can scale down and use some of the elements you already have in your house. By starting small you will be able to add items to the room as you get the money. There are no iron-clad rules; your home theater should be tailored to suit your needs.