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Home cinemas can range from the simple “Home Theatre In a Box” system (HTIB) which can be bought at your local hypermarket or electronics store to the dedicated room equipped with the latest in high end audio and video components and supplemented with state of the art acoustical treatment.
You can create your own home theatre in your home if you are so inclined but to get a truly amazing experience you need to hire a specialist to set up your system for you and choose the components that are the best suited for the space.
To create a home theatre there are 5 main components that must be available regardless of the size or quality of your home theatre:
The display can be anything from 14” black & white TV to a 300” motorized screen with a high definition 3 chip DLP projector. Of course the bigger the screen the greater the impact.
Speakers are integral to the system and you will need a minimum of 5 speakers and a subwoofer to deliver the deep bass of the sound track. Usually the more a speaker costs the better it sounds with some exceptions to the rule. Don’t be fooled by wattage as this is only an indication of how loud the speaker will play it has no bearing on the quality of the audio. In fact many 200W speakers sound a lot worse that a 60W speaker. Always try to demo speakers at your dealer when buying and try them on different amplifiers.
Preamp/ processor & amplifier
Most of us use a much simpler all in one package called an AV receiver. This unit has a built in processor which decodes the digital or analog signal it receives from a DVD player or cable TV receiver then sends it to the amplifier section in the same unit which takes the low level signal and amplifies it sufficiently to drive the speakers. More advanced and higher quality systems usually use separate preamp/ processor and amplification components to reduce RFI (radio frequency interference and cross talk) consequently producing better sound.
These are the units that play back the material we watch and hear. Sources can be anything that outputs an audio or video signal i.e. DVD, VCR, satellite receiver etc… Like with everything else there are high end units that cost much more than commercial units available in your local electronics store. These units tend to have much better quality of components and are better engineered resulting in a marked improvement in both picture and audio quality over their commercial counterparts. It is worth asking your dealer or custom installer for a demo: REMEMBER SEEING IS BELIEVING!
They are just wires. Who really cares about wires? Remember the chain is only as strong as the weakest link so if you skimp on the wires you lose a lot of the quality you already paid for when buying your equipment. Keep in mind that the wires are the transport network for all the electrical pulses that go through your system to create the sights and sounds that you enjoy. If some of them are lost along the way or arrive exhausted because of the poor quality of your wires then your end result will not be very good.
In conclusion always speak to a knowledgeable professional and listen & watch to demos. See what you like. You may like something but you are not willing to pay for the minimal difference between it and something else. Your custom designer should be able to guide you to a system that will fit both your needs and budget perfectly. A good rule of thumb is allocate a third of your budget for the amplification a third for the video and the final third for speakers and cables. This way you will get a well balanced system.
Watch the news on the 50” plasma in the family room until the kids finish their home work then get the family together to watch a movie while ordering take out. Press a single button on the handheld touch panel and watch the lights dim, the screen and projector descend from the ceiling as the movie begins to play.