There are many myths around the home theater.
Myth 1: You need a lot of space to have one.
Myth 2: only the rich can afford it. Not true.
With a little imagination and a discreet economy, you can install a home theater in the kitchen.
With a home theater, like with a kitchen, with a sliding scale.
Kitchen outside for up to 100,000 euros.
Most of us can't afford that kind of kitchen, but that doesn't mean we can't afford it at all.
First of all, if you want to dream, it's worth it to see what's happening at the high end.
A dedicated home theater, or what Americans call a "theater room," is a room designed specifically to watch movies on a large screen.
It looks like a small boutique cinema with a fixed screen and luxurious seating.
For pure drooling factors, it is worth looking at the seats of the elite Family Theater (Elite HTS)
It has an online facility that allows you to "design your own chair ".
This level of dedicated home theater can cost up to 200,000 euros.
Among them, 60 PCs may be spent on technology, 40 pc furniture, fixtures and accessories.
Or vice versa, it depends on your priorities.
"We have installed a lot of home theaters for customers who don't even use home theaters," says Cian O'Carroll of Reon Technologies . ".
"They're just checking.
You have a swimming pool and sauna and now you have a movie theater.
But it is becoming a more inclusive region.
We even installed one in the container!
"One of the problems is space.
There is no fixed size for home theater.
The larger version can be fitted with tiered seating, usually for 9 to 12 people, however, rooms 8 feet high x 10 feet wide x 12 feet deep can accommodate screens and seating for three or four people.
Bigger may be better.
Sitting too close to the screen can make your neck cramp.
In addition, the proportion of the room is important for the way the sound works in the room, and there seems to be a consensus that the rectangle is better.
"Acoustic treatment is a mix of sound insulation, so the noise doesn't explode elsewhere in the house and make sure the room sounds good," said O'Carroll . ".
Regardless of your budget, he recommends that you spend the same amount on audio as on the visual part of your home theater.
They are all equally important.
Dolby atmosphere is the industry standard for surround sound
He described this as: "Some speakers on the walls and ceiling
Create sound according to the director's intention.
"The interior design elements of a dedicated home theater tend to draw on the theater design with a long history.
If you are looking for inspiration, check out the lighting and furniture options at the Stella Cinema refurbished by Rathmines (
Red Velvet and Art Decostyle glitz)or its new-
Build a sister cinema at the Devlin hotel in Ranelagh (pared-back mid-century Scandi).
Most home theaters seem to be attracted by one of these two directions.
"Some of them even have popcorn machines," Okaro commented . ".
Because the special home theater is expensive and takes up a lot of space, so many
The media room is usually a more practical option.
The media room is a living space that can be converted into a cinema, and as part of the renovation project, it is usually necessary to pay an additional installation fee of 20,000 to 25,000 euros.
Most media rooms feature TVs and projectors.
The media rooms are not able to match the immersive experience of the dedicated home theater, but they have one of the biggest advantages.
You can do other things with them during the day.
"I installed one for her in my sister's garden room," O'Carroll said . ".
"It's her office during the day.
In the evening, the screen came down and all the children nearby came around to play.
"You can use the media room on YouTube to play video games, watch sports games or play groups, none of which requires a full video
You don't need extra seats because you already have a sofa.
So you sit on the couch and start pressing the button.
What happens first, the projector screen drops.
Then a projector fell from the ceiling, black.
The blinds or curtains are closed silently and the lights are dim.
Ideally, all your media runs from a single device-
No one really wants a media room that needs six different remotes
All technologies are hidden when not in use.
The speakers are built into the ceiling and walls.
They are not invisible, but you have to look for them.
If you are installing a media room, you may work with an audio-visual integrator.
Some brands are more compatible than others, and hiring someone with expertise to oversee the project will save you money in the long run.
Irish companies that offer this service include Reon Technologies and Cloney Audio, but it is also worth checking out Pulse Cinemas, one of the UK's leading suppliers.
The DIY options here still don't have that kind of money.
Harvey Norman's high quality projector costs between € 300 and € 1,000 and can be connected to an existing sound system via Bluetooth.
A can of 750 ml smart projector paint costs 89 euros from a smarter surface, which is easier on the eye than projecting onto a white wall.
After that, you just need to close the curtains and adjust the furniture.
What you really need, though, is decent broadband.
Waiting for the movie to end Buffering is worse than stale popcorn.