Saturday, February 02, 2013

Home Theatre - Enjoy the magic of movies at your home!!

The dimensions of a room are one of the most overlooked features when one decides to get a quality Home Theater. The Size and shape of your room can affect the quality of your Home Theater system. The dimensions of your room will determine how the sound will interact with your walls especially low frequency sound waves.

The ideal shape of a room would be rectangular. However it's better to stay away from rooms where the length and width are double of the height. Let's take for example if the height of your home theater system is about 8', the length and width should not be 16' x 24' both which are multiples of 8, try altering about one dimension by a foot and it should be fine. A square shaped room would be the least acoustic friendly shaped that you can have.

If one has invested quite a bit of buying their AV system, the weakest link in the home theater system would be the acoustic properties of the room. Any room for that matter requires some sort of acoustical enhancements, most of the cases you would be sitting more than 3' away from your primary speakers. When doing this, the major part of the sound would come to you indirectly bounced from the walls in your room rather than directly from the primary speakers. Hence your room will amplify some sounds and tones down other sounds.

In order to make the best of your home theater investment you need to be able to control how the sound waves bounce around your room. This can be solved by hanging acoustic panels in your theater. The majority of time you need to use absorptive acoustic panels, these panels help to absorb sound waves which stop the bouncing of sound on several walls before they reach your ears. When your Home Theater design demands a large portion of your room to be covered in panels, then you should consider installing Diffusive acoustic panels. These panels contain uneven surfaces (hidden by acoustic fabrics) which help distribute the sound wave such that they don't bounce all over the room, yet they keep the room sounding alive and vivid.

In the upscale neighborhoods of New York home theater systems incorporate the dedication of an entire room to the viewing of high definition entertainment. In addition to professionally installed screens and custom designed sound systems these movie rooms often incorporate theater style seating with large oversized chairs, individually arranged and sometimes staggered in two rows with plenty of leg and elbow room, for viewers to enjoy. These elaborate viewing rooms bring all of the sights and sounds of spectacular movie productions from the big screen right into the home.

With the advances in digital television and high definition products saturating the market almost everyone can recreate the movie going experience in their own home. The adaptations of surround sound speaker systems that deliver crisp tones and basses in concert with a big screen television have led to a home theatre revolution. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can affordably recreate the experience of going to a movie in their living room, but it takes a true professional to design and create a custom installation of home theater system that transforms ordinary television watching into a feast for the senses.

James Vasanth writes a blog on eInterativeHomes, about Home Theater, Lighting Control and connecting the dots between online and offline.

Get free daily email updates!

Follow us!

Please Comment only DO NOT use some HTML tags or LINK, Otherwise, your Comment will be Filtered out.
Share this :


  1. Here on google you can find lot of ideas about your home theatre. Dolby Home Theatre is just amazing. It fixes all different problems related to PC audio. For home theatre also check home theatre systems.

  2. he proportions of a place are one of the most overlooked features when one decides to get a quality House Theater. The Size and form of your ..Som Ambiente