How to Have a Home Cinema on a Budget
| Ariful Islam
There will always be something enjoyable when you watch a movie on a big screen.
It’s just a universal fact that movies are more enticing, popcorn is more delicious, and seats are more comfortable when you’re inside the cinema.
That’s why most homeowners try to recreate the ambience of a theatre inside the comfort of their home.
After all, constantly purchasing tickets and queuing for a movie can get very time-consuming and exhausting for every household member – especially when it’s a weekend where you’re supposed to be relaxing and having fun.
But the good news is you can still set up a home theatre at home – for a fraction of the cost. There are many ways for you to enjoy a home theatre, it just depends on how you want to decorate it and which features you want to add. Regardless of your personal taste, there are a few home cinema essentials that will keep you from going out to to your nearby or local movie house.
1. Set Up Your Seating Area
Don’t worry, if recliner seats are too expensive for you at the moment, you don’t have to purchase one. As long as you have comfy and cushiony pillows, then you’re all set and ready to invite your fellow moviegoers inside your home cinema. If you’re watching a movie with your kids, then you can toss a couple of bean bags on the floor for them to lounge and roll around on – this prevents them from obstructing the view when you’re watching something intense or engaging. Because we all know that kids are kids!
2. Ready Your Snacks
Popcorn, of course, is the ultimate movie theatre food. And what better way to enjoy your home cinema than having popcorn with you to munch on as you watch? The good thing about having your own home cinema is you can purchase microwaveable popcorn at a grocery instead of the theatre. After all, it’s just as good – only less expensive. Other movie theatre snack must-haves can also be added to your “menu” such as nachos, hotdogs, and candy bars. The possibilities are endless when watching at home – oh, and, you don’t have to worry about sneaking in food anymore!
3. Get an HD Projector
How else can you maximise your movie experience if you’re not going to watch the film in HD? Fortunately, companies like ABIS sell high-quality yet affordable products. Their bestselling projector, the HD6K+, is a favourite among movie-enthusiasts because of its 4K resolution; movies are sure to be watched in high-definition thanks to this feature that only a few projectors have. Movies and TV shows can also be streamed when using this projector because of its WiFi-ready feature. So if Netflix is your favourite movie platform, then you can watch movies there just as much as you would watch it from your computer. Not only that, unlike in movie theatres, you can pause, fast-forward, and replay certain scenes because of its remote control – no need to ever turn on your laptop just to project a film to the projector for this as the HD6K+ is truly wireless. Also, if you wish to surround your entertainment room with a realistic, crisp, and HD sound system, then you can connect your speakers to the projector via Bluetooth.
Everyone deserves to watch a good film or TV series every now and then. But one way to thoroughly maximise your movie experience is by watching them in the comfort of your own home. You get the freedom to lounge, choose a movie, and eat any type of snacks without restriction.
If you wish to set up a home cinema, consider getting a high-quality projector like the HD6K+. You can find it here.