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How to Create a Great Home Theater

W hen considering creating a home theater, most people give up when they think of the prices and the immense difficulty in getting all the different components. Due to this, they give up the greater joy of a constantly available, and comfortable movie-going experience. 

Thus, today we’ll teach you how to create a great home theater, and show you that big bucks aren’t all it takes. We hope as you read this, you find yourself already making orders and shipments!


If stripped to its bare minimum, a home theater necessarily requires a screen to watch films on. This is why it’s important to get a screen best suited to your needs. To begin, it’s best to go for an 85-inch TV screen, many of which are available for up to $1500, such as the “TCL - 85” Class 4 Series 4K UHD Smart Roku TV”. While you can get bigger screens if you seat yourself about 9 to 14 feet away from an 85” TV, your cinema experience will be top-notch.

Beyond this, it would be best to get a 4K flatscreen television. One, this yields amazing quality while still not straining your budget the way an 8K television would. Further, since most movie studios do only release in 4K resolution, it’s best not to aim higher for no reason. Flatscreen works best as they’re often the brightest, and thus would give the best picture quality in varying light situations.


For sound systems, it’s tradition to use a 7.1 surround sound system; this refers to 7 channel speakers in total and 1 subwoofer. The channel speakers are one in the center below the screen, one on the left and one on the right, two side surrounds planted on the sidewalls, and two rear surrounds on the back wall. This system entirely, while it is likely to provide outstanding surround sound, would be quite expensive. 

Thus, a more affordable alternative is ‘soundbars’. Now, don’t jump to any regular soundbar, as we want the best sound quality we can get. Thus, find a soundbar with proper surround speakers and a subwoofer, such as the “Vizio M-Series M512a-H6”, which offers true Dolby Atmos -it’s sure to spark up your movie-watching experience!

Maintaining Ambience

Here, we shall talk about how to lessen outside sound and control light in your home theater. This is important simply because any outside sound interfering with your movie-watching experience can dampen the whole tone of the theater. 

For soundproofing, here are a couple of potential steps you can take. Firstly, during construction, you may use an “Audioseal Sound Barrier” which blocks sound using sheer mass, or “Resilient Isolation Chips” which create space between walls. After construction, you may use “Absorbers” and “Door Seal Kits”, which are gravely important, as a 1% opening can allow up to a 50% sound to pass through that gap.

More important is actually your lighting, which many people don’t pay much attention to. While in regular rooms you need homely lighting from outside, outside light leaking into your home theater can cause reflections on your TV screen, and in a dim and dark theater, ruin the entire tone. 

Thus, pre-wire the lighting in this room. Install recessed lighting in the ceiling and scones, or even similarly low profile fixtures along the side walls. You may connect the lights to an RF dimmer to control the lighting on a remote. With this, you will have maintained the ambiance of the lighting to a dot.


For any great home theater, good seating is a must-have. Firstly, you may go for simple couches and loveseats throughout the room. However, for a more quality experience, look no further than actual theater chairs. These chairs are comfortable and perfect for movie-watching, especially with cup holes to keep food and drinks in. 

Get two rows of these, and get the back-row elevated with a pre-built platform. With this, you and your friends, your comfortable theater seats, will be sure to have a very comfortable experience. These seats, such as the “Seatcraft Pantheon”, can be bought in rows of different numbers as well as singular seats.


Overall, with screens, sound systems, ambiance, and seating, we hope we’ve provided you with enough advice and guidance on how to create a great home theater. Use these tips, and without putting too immense a strain on your wallet, create your own personal cinema for your family and friends!

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