Set Up Your Own Inexpensive Home Theater

Posted on Nov 9 2015 - 12:31pm by admin

Movie tickets are getting more expensive every day, and going to the theater can be downright aggravating if other patrons are talking, coughing, or wearing their hats or Mohawks so high that they block your view of the screen. Why go out and deal with these sorts of challenges when you can build your very own home theater relatively inexpensively? If you think you can’t afford your own movie setup, calculate film admission costs for a couple years of flicks and you’ll see you’re better off with your own system. Besides, when you have your own home theater, you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want, and with whomever you want. Goodbye, big hair on the guy in front of you and loud audiences of strangers.

BenQ HT1075

Buy Your Projector

If you’re looking for an HD projector in the 500-dollar range, find one with the appropriate amount of brightness. For example, an optimum model would have:

  • 2,500 lumens
  • 4,000 hours of lamp life
  • Inexpensive replacement lamps
  • Between a 720p and 1080p picture, which will project 80 to 120 inches

You can also spend more cash to enhance all of the above features and capabilities. It all depends on your budget.

Find Your Screen

Now you need to find your screen, which is a bit easier than selecting a projector, because there are fewer options. You’re going to need:

  • A screen that pulls down like a rolling shade or one that is fixed in one position
  • A screen that is at least 90 inches, in order to have a movie-theater ambiance, but you can also opt for one that is 100 inches or even larger

Purchase a Good Pair of Speakers

When it comes to finding the right pair of speakers, consider simplified home theater soundbars, like this one from KEF Direct. Soundbars are dominating the home-theater market these days, because these systems:

  • Can generate impressive bass
  • Have substantial range
  • Generate natural sounding dialogue
  • Fill a room with sounds

Hookup Your Media Center

To play movies, you’re going to need a good media center. Consider going with a:

Set It All Up

Once you’ve got all the components, all you have to do is set it up in your designated theater room. You’re going to need to:

  • Gather your tools
  • Enlist the help of a friend
  • Measure everything
  • Mount it

When you have your home theater set up, you will wonder why you didn’t do this sooner! For a little cash and energy outlay, you’re ready for hours upon hours of entertainment.