When it comes to watching movies, the bigger the screen the better. This is almost universally true. There's no better way to see an exciting new movie than in the theater, and it's becoming more and more common to incorporate that experience into homes. The definition of a home theater setup can vary widely, depending on how much money you're willing to spend. A quality flat screen hi-definition TV plus surround sound system can cost less than $1000, but on the other end of the scale, the sky's the limit.
Upgrading your entertainment experience - A state of the art home theater setup is more than just a screen and sound system. Screening rooms are now commonly built into high end houses, and extra space in a basement can easily be transformed into a movie-watching haven, complete with custom seating, HD projector, theater quality sound, and even a popcorn machine if you so desire. Technology lovers have a lot to drool over these days, especially with regards to home theaters. There is a huge number of ways to upgrade the experience of home movie watching. Higher resolution picture, 3D movies and TV, surround sound so immersive you can not only hear a pin drop, you can hear it drop behind you making you feel like you're right in the action.
Home theater technology - In electronics stores they often play nature programs on their demo TV sets; if you ever get the opportunity to compare high and low resolution TV's side-by-side, you'll be amazed at the difference. The clarity is stunning. Like you're walking through the woods and seeing all the form and color of a dew spotted flower, every leaf on a tree waving in the wind, or watching a massive cloudlike flock of birds in flight. If it's a 3D TV, you really feel like you're there. Average LCD screens are about 7 times sharper and more detailed than old CRT sets. The latest and best in picture technology which is barely onto store shelves is Ultra HD TV, which is 4 times more detailed than LCD screens, and about 30 times clearer than CRT.
A surround sound system hugely enhances the experience as well, letting you hear the rustling of the leaves, the birds chirping and flapping their wings and the sounds of wildlife all around. Any kind of program is amazing to watch. TV shows look more alive, you can see all the detail in faces, hair, clothes, everything. Seeing the sweat running down a players face during a hockey game makes it feel so much more real. Video streaming services such as Netflix are available on Smart TV's and can instantly expand your on-demand library, ensuring you've always got something new to watch.
Setting up a home theater - Setting up a home theater system can be daunting, even to the technologically experienced. Beyond having it hooked up properly, which is no simple task in and of itself, there are countless adjustments that can be made to optimize the experience with respect to both entertainment and ergonomics. If you've already got the room, the TV or projector, and the sound system, a professional home theater installer can set them up for you, while taking into account how the sound system will react with the acoustics of the space, the viewing distance from the screen, and can get everything running handily off of one universal remote, or even your smartphone or tablet. If you're building a home or are thinking of adding a theater room, consult a home theater designer. They are a valuable source of both assistance and ideas and can help make your entertainment room visions become reality. And remember, there's no law against having a bar in a home theater!