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Your Online Guide to Completely Enhance Your Home Cinema Experience

It's always great to enjoy a movie. Popcorn, candy, nachos, drinks--it's all about the experience. But what if you could completely enhance your home cinema experience and give it that movie theater feel? Absolutely awesome, I know. There quite a few things you can do to get the most out of your home cinema. Making the most out of your theater doesn't have to be a major undertaking either. You can completely enhance your experience with just a few simple tweaks that will provide significant changes in the way you watch movies at home.

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If you've ever gone to the movies and sat through a three-hour movie or longer, then you know that movie theater seats aren't always the most comfortable seating. Most movie seating is created to allow for maximum audience size, not comfort. But your home cinema is all about your comfort. You can choose recliners, sofas, bean bags, pillows, whatever your heart desires. Shop at for comfortable seating options. You can arrange them however you want. There won't be a bad seat in the house because you customized it to your family and comfort preferences. Great seating is definitely worth the investment.

One of the more obvious things you can do to enhance your audio is to make sure all of the speakers match and update your subwoofer or purchase a subwoofer if you don't already have one. Having different brands of speakers may prove to give you varying sound quality. In general, speakers that are of the same manufacturer tend to be compatible. You'll also want a large center channel that can handle big bass as well as vocals. Your brain knows the difference between real human voices and distortion, which can take away from your viewing experience. Also, make sure that you have an amplifier or receiver that can handle the audio load. Make sure to do some research on receivers and amps before choosing one. You just might be surprised at the wattage necessary for an off the charts audio experience. You don't generally need a lot of power, but big action and dynamic music will need more power than you might suspect.

Another thing you can do to enhance your home cinema audio is to change the placement of your speakers. Repositioning the speakers can give you the surround sound experience you are looking for. Play around with the positioning until you find what you like. The shape of the room, the amount of furniture and speaker placement all work together. Placing speakers in the ceilings and walls is another way to get that true cinematic feeling. It also means that you have more room and less obstacles for setting up your seating and other furniture. And once you've rearranged the speakers you may want to install curtains to soften the walls to cut down on reverb or sound reflection that can distort the clear and beautiful audio your speakers are producing.

High-quality picture is a must. When you can see every detail crisply without interruption, you can feel like you are actually part of the action. Mounting a large screen television to the wall is a definite upgrade from a TV stand or media center. A television with little to no bezeling gives you more screen to watch without the appearance of borders. And if you would like to take it a little further, install an overhead projector to project your movies onto the wall or the projector screen size of your choosing.

There are lots of screen options to choose from, so do some research to make sure that you are choosing one that will work in your space and provide the proper resolution. If you are interested in streaming, a Smart TV might be in your best interest. A Smart TV, sometimes called hybrid TV, is one that has an ethernet port and built-in Wi-Fi. Some even have cameras and a web browser.

You've got to set the mood with the right lighting. Recessed lighting is a favorite in home media centers. It's out of the way and highly customizable. Install a dimmer switch and use dimmable bulbs to get a truly cinematic experience. Take it a step further and connect your lights to remote control and you can bring down the house lights right from your seat. Darkness is a must have if you opt for a home theater projector. The light will negatively affect your the brightness and contrast of the picture your projector displays. So if your theater room has any windows or a gap at the door it is a good idea to get some blackout curtains. These curtains have a special material that blocks out light, many are also insulating so you may also notice a temperature difference as well. In fact, quality blackout shades work so well that they eliminate the room. Meaning that when all the conditions are right, audio, video and comfort, you will forget that you are in a room.

Install a dedicated electrical circuit to help reduce the electrical noise and current variations that can cause fluctuations in your system. This allows for a quieter and safer operation. If having a dedicated electrical circuit isn't possible you can use line conditioners and voltage regulators to improve your system's performance. And if you've had your system for a while, you may want to consider replacing your speaker wires and interconnecting cables. The wires and cables that come with your system aren't usually top quality connections, so swapping manufacturer issued cables can enhance your listening pleasure.

When streaming is part of your viewing experience, you want to make sure that you have the proper connections to handle Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. Even if you are unsure if this is something you are interested in, it may be to your advantage to cover all the possibilities.

Creating the home theater that you've always envisioned doesn't have to be a major project. Making a few small changes will amaze you. The purpose of having a home cinema is to have a more personal and comfortable movie-watching experience. Take this information and get the most out of your theater room, you won't regret it.

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