At this point, we’ve probably all seen some sort of fancy entertainment or tech-related setups such as a home cinema with a sound system and a huge television, or a spotless and organised desk with the most hi-tech PC riddled with LEDs and pulsating lights that you can imagine. Be it online or in person, at a friends house or you just happened to scroll by it on your social network feed, chances are you’ve seen one that you liked and probably considered setting one up for yourself
Now the few of you who actually went ahead with the idea are probably reading this very post on their huge 8K television with your laptop plugged into the HDMI port with your wireless mouse and keyboard on your designated mouse and keyboard table, the rest of the people reading are either not tech savvy enough or just too lazy to make the jump, because let’s be honest with ourselves, who doesn’t want a home cinema in their living room?
With the world of television advancing so rapidly in the past years, it’s hard to keep up with all the different types. Smart Tvs, 4K TVs, LED, OLED, HDR, with all these acronyms it’s not easy to just pick one unless you just take a salesman’s word for it or trust a review from someone you don’t know.
The first thing you want to consider when setting up your brand new home cinema is how much space you have. The television’s size will most probably be determined by the amount of space you have available. In this day and age, you should ideally go for a 4K television as HD is slowly being replaced by higher resolution screens, 4K will most likely be the standard in the near future when it comes to home television sets. As for the actual size itself it would depend entirely on the amount of space you have available. The typical size that most consumers are happy with tends to be between 55 and 65 inches.
Curved screens are all the rage nowadays. While they look sleek and modern, they are nothing but a fad that will most probably go away soon. They don’t improve image quality at all—it is literally just a curved display. OLED TVs however, are just plain better technology than LED TVs and if you have the money to spare they are definitely worth it. The colours are more vibrant and the image tends to look a lot sharper. To finish it off, get a semi-expensive speaker set that is within your budget. Look for 5.1 surround speakers from a well-known brand with decent reviews and you should be fine.
The Finishing Touches
To finish it all off, your home cinema setup requires a complementary piece of furniture: a stand to house your television, the speaker system, Blu Ray and DVD player, your consoles and whatever else you might have. Looking for a new TV stand? Pick one that’s the right height for your room and fits the decor, but set a budget first. If you don’t know where to start looking, then do some research on the internet to look at different designs that will help you decide on your perfect TV stand as well as the amount of money you should consider spending on one.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some insight into how you can create your own home cinema setup. Don’t be afraid to splash out for this, because it’s everyone’s dream come true to have their own personal cinema setup.