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How to Get the Best Home Cinema within Your Budget?

Author: Neil Kin
by Neil Kin
Posted: Nov 29, 2018
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Introduction to home cinema

Selecting a home cinema can be difficult because a home cinema system is a mix of several technologies. When each of these technologies works for hand in hand, that is when we get a functioning home cinema system. In a typical home cinema, you will need a large screen, a good quality projector, surround sound system and lighting system. You will also need specially built furniture’s and seating to maximise your viewing experience. That many technologies require several devices. Without expert help, it is not an easy task to select the best possible home cinema system at a budget. This article aims to teach you just that. If you are a complete beginner, then you will need a home cinema guide that gives you step by step instruction about home cinema set up.

Projection and display

First let’s talk about quality 4k projectors. This is where the biggest chunk of the money goes. If you have tons of cash to spend and craving for super picture quality, then close your eyes and head to Sony and purchase VPL-VW5000ES projector which costs about £65K. This is the best home cinema projector in the market this year. To install a projector like this, you will also need a good home cinema installer. However, if your budget is much tighter then forget 4k projection and settle for an Optoma HD29Darbee projector. This costs only £400 and produces very good picture quality (1080p, 3200 Lumens).

Projector central has an excellent tool for comparing projectors.

Media source

Just few years ago, we would have used a DVD player as the media source for our home cinema. But last few years technology has changed so much. Now use blue ray devices, home cinema media servers such as Kaleidescape, AppleTV and even game consoles for our home cinema. If you want to avoid less on media sources, good old DVD players.

Sound System and speakers

Choosing the sound system for home cinema can be a daunting task. Naturally, you would want a surround sound system. For that, you will need speakers that support Dolby Atmos technology. Dolby Atmos was first developed in 2012. There are normally two types of audio setup up home cinema installers use while creating surround sound system and they are 5.1 and 7.1. Speakers are placed along walls as well as behind the projector screen. Speakers throw sound to the ceiling and the sound bounce off the ceiling to the audience giving him the impression that the sound is coming from the top. With all these projectors throwing sound from all direction, the viewer finds himself surrounded by sound. 5.1 system is less expensive.

Where to Buy?

Search on Yell or Yelp for your local home cinema installers, there are plenty of companies offering complete home cinema installation. Contact a home cinema installer in London or in your area to give you a free estimation for your home cinema. Experienced installers can help you find the best projector and screens as well as an audio system. If you are confident with technology, then dive right into the world of DIY. After you finish your installation project, you will find yourself fully satisfied with yourself.

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I am an IoT enthusiast currently researching different aspects of IoT security and home automation system.

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