Most people love a trip to the movies. A modern digitally equipped cinema is unquestionably the best place to view a film. The scale of the screen and the superior display match the professionally installed sound system to transport us from our hum drum lives and immerse us in the exciting world that the film creates for all of us.
A visit to the movies can be quite a truly breathtaking experience, but can you really recreate this in the comfort of our own homes? If you want to do this you will need to invest in one of the many home cinema systems currently available.
Home cinema systems usually combine a display (normally an LCD or Plasma screen) with a source (Satellite decoder or Blu-ray player for instance) and an audio system (Digital Amplifier or Receiver and speakers). This will allow you to go some way towards recreating the movie experience in your house, of course how successful that is achieved will be directly related to your budget, the time spent on planning your system and your time and effort spent on installing the equipment.
The cornerstone of all home cinema systems is the display so anyone thinking about embarking on this type of project should invest the best portion of their budget here. In order to enjoy the experience fully you need to look at obtaining the best size display possible. This could be achieved with a more traditional LCD or plasma screen but projectors have become increasingly popular as pricing makes them a real alternative to a big screen. Ensure you buy a thing that is HD ready and carries a absolve to air digital tuner. If your allowance allows look into the possibility of a 3D display as 3D films and television are set to be a growth area in the next 10 years.
As far as the foundation for your system goes you might already have a DVD player which will suffice to get you started. In future you might consider an HD source, this includes Blu-ray players, many games consoles not to mention some satellite decoders. An HD source will provide top quality pictures and sound, something all home cinema systems need.
The final part of your house cinema system may be the sound reproduction system. You can buy reasonably priced solutions that include a powered sub-woofer and satellite speakers, these speaker systems would be the first rung on the ladder into hearing the sound track of your movie in the manner the director intended. If you have a larger budget a separate amplifier and up to eight separate speakers provides the optimum experience. Nevertheless, you must take on board that complex home cinema systems will undoubtedly be expensive and take some effort to install successfully.
The best thing in regards to a home cinema system is that it can be built up and added to over time, this will allow any movie buff to progressively gain more enjoyment from watching films in the home, then all that is required is a good supply of popcorn!