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5 Tips For The Perfect Home Cinema

Who doesn’t love movies? And with the options of home cinema projectors available today, it’s never been easier to create great entertainment in virtually any living space. Here are some tips to get you started.

 

Find the perfect space

Serious cinephiles won’t settle for anything less that their own dedicated home cinema room, designed by a specialist who’ll take care of absolutely everything. But there are other options. Today’s projectors let you transform any space into an entertainment zone that holds its own against a purpose-built home cinema. Elegantly styled, reliable and remarkably quiet, they don’t have to intrude into everyday living. So rethink that storage or extra bedroom as your own movie theatre and get ready for the show to start.

 

Choose the right projector

Here’s where the magic begins. The right projector brings more thrills and emotion to every movie, from latest releases to classic reissues and old all-time favourites. Give yourself a head-start by choosing a projector with true 4K resolution that reveals the finest details and can even upscale HD sources. And don’t compromise on contrast ratio, unless you’re happy with thin, washed out images lacking deep blacks and punchy highlights. HDR compatible models will reward you with an expanded brightness range and even richer, more nuanced colours.

 

Screen presence  

Get the best out of your projector by pairing it with a screen the complements it. There’s plenty of choice out there, from simple wall-mounted screens to motorised drop-down models that magically disappear at the touch of a button. You might be tempted to skip buying a proper screen and project onto a white wall instead. It’ll do for occasional use, but there are drawbacks. It’s unlikely that even a pristine looking white wall will be truly flat – and those tiny imperfections cause shadows that play havoc with getting a really crisp picture. What’s more, ordinary white paint won’t reflect projected light as brightly and accurately as a specially coated screen.

 

Sound all round

Film directors will tell you that great sound matters as much as what’s on screen. So it’s no wonder that commercial cinemas have sophisticated multi-speaker systems that bombard audiences from all angles with ear-shattering volume and thundering bass. Fortunately you can achieve the same thrilling results on a much smaller budget. The chances are your source – like a satellite receiver or Blu-ray player – can output multi-channel audio. Pair it with a dedicated AV amplifier and speakers for a rich, room-filling surround sound. Also consider other tips like laying carpets rather than bare floors to soak up unwanted sound reflections.

 

Light it up

Submerge the room in complete darkness and your audience will struggle to find their snacks and drinks. Some ambient light always helps during the show. Try to keep light sources towards the back of the room, where they won’t distract from what’s on the screen. Dimmers are a great way to fine tune lighting levels precisely. Or go a step further with a complete room automation system that allows lights plus sound, room temperature and other functions to be adjusted from a dedicated control panel, smartphone or tablet.

 

Conclusion

Consult with our team of designers to create entertainment in any living space. We’ll help select just the right projector to match any room size, speakers that won’t rip a hole in your pockets and create an overall home cinema experience you won’t forget.

 

Elite HTS Launches New Website & New Industry Standard

Elite HTS Launches New Website & New Industry Standard

Elite Home Theater Seating (Elite HTS) has yet again set the standard for custom home theater furniture with the launch of their new website EliteHTS.com and the announcement of their new Diamond Elite Certification for home theater furniture design. The brand, popular with the Hollywood elite and cinephiles worldwide, spent more than a year designing their new user experience and adding functionality to their popular custom chair builder.

“The new Elite HTS experience is one that we believe is a major step forward for home theater and cinema fans,” says Bobby Bala, CEO and founder of Elite. “We have taken great care to build a site that our industry partners can use on a daily basis to help their own businesses grow, as well as offering consumers a higher level of value than ever before.”

“But it goes beyond just how the site works,” adds Bala. “With the launch of our new site, we’re also excited to announce a new industry certification for home theater furniture design – the Diamond Elite Standard.”

The Diamond Elite Standard ensures that Elite’s discerning customers can be confident in the design and workmanship that goes into every custom home theater chair order. The standard defines ten key design and construction specifications that every chair must meet in order to be certified and receive the Diamond Elite seal. They include:

  1. Hand-crafted design– Every custom chair is made by hand and to bespoke customer specifications.
  2. All-wood construction– All wooden components must be made of solid wood without ‘thin’ composite materials.
  3. Single-piece base construction– Chair bases are made of a single piece of hollowed out wood to ensure stability and longevity.
  4. Fitted joinery– Fitted joints, glue and wood screws are used to provide superior chair strength over nails or staples.
  5. Reinforced arms– Improved reinforcements in each chair arm to eliminate typical squeaks and wobble.
  6. Material durability– All seating materials must meet or exceed international durability testing.
  7. German-designed mechanisms & motors– Reclining mechanisms and motors must meet or exceed strict German machinery designs and standards.
  8. Maximum 4″ recline clearance– Chairs must not exceed 4″ distance in headrest positioning when reclining.
  9. Chiropractor-approved – To eliminate muscle strain, all designs must be ergonomically approved.
  10. Superior warranty program– A full 10-year machinery warranty and 5-year foam and upholstery warranty.

“As one of the world’s premier luxury cinema chair manufacturers, this new standard offers consumers and designers alike a new benchmark for what quality and luxury truly mean,” notes Bala. “We also encourage theater seating companies worldwide to adopt the Diamond Elite Certification for their own product development.”