According to a number of sources, Hollywood is struggling. This could be to do with the economic situation granted, and it could also be to do with a widely reported ‘lack of originality’ in films these days. However it is also quite likely that the recent abundance of home cinemas has played a role. With so many people having the means to set up impressive high definition screens and surround sound in their front rooms, there seems to be relatively less need for people to visit cinemas and theatres.
If you are among this number then you will be able to save yourself a lot of money by watching the latest films from the comfort of your home rather than having to travel to the cinema every time you want to watch and have tall people sitting directly in front of you. You’ll also find that you become everyone’s best friend as all social events get moved to your home â€“ to watch the game, to watch the latest film or just to chill with drinks.
If you are going to make the most of your home threatre though, and if you want it to be truly like watching at the cinema, then you need to work on ensuring that you get the very best picture on your screens. Here we will look at how you can do that.
First of all you need to make sure that you have a powerful screen and here you are looking at both size (in terms of inches) and pixel density. The latter means that for every centimetre you have ‘x’ number of pixels. The greater the pixel density, the sharper and more crisp all of the images will be, and the bigger the screen is, the more it will feel like you’re in the movies. If you want really want to create a screen of cinema-like proportions then the best option may even be a HD projector, though this won’t be quite as crisp as the best HD TV screen (which is better than the resolution in real cinemas).
Next you need to ensure that you have got the best quality films whether these are downloaded or on disks. Investing in a blu ray player for example is a smart move as playing a normal DVD on a HD screen will have little benefit. Then you want to get a HD connector, as without that some of the information will be lost between your player and the TV due to low bandwidth.
The next step for getting the most out of your home theatre is to ensure that you have the best possible settings for your TV. This means turning up the contrast, the sharpness, the color and the brightness to levels you are happy with, but it might take a little while to get it perfectly to your liking.
And lastly ensure you have the best lighting in your room and that you avoid getting glare from your windows and lights. For this you will need heavy curtains, and you will need to angle your screen away from any light sources.