Home theater also known as home cinema is designed to reproduce the quality of audio and video in cinema at homes. The aspect of this video typically involves a huge screen and high TV definition or projection system that will project any images on. Audio reproduction of high quality can be achieved through a surround sound high fidelity system.
A home theater technically can be as simple as a basic arrangement of a DVD, VCR, television, and speaker sets. Therefore an individual can have difficulty upon exactly specifying the distinction between stereo and television from a home theater. In the industry of electronics, many consumers would agree if a home cinema is defined as the video source integration of higher quality using speakers and multi-channeled electronics. Although many households have already a complete home theater system, still they would prefer to use only the speakers integrated in the TV instead of playing the sounds on a surround sound system. This is done because of losing the impact of a recorded surround sound that is not suitable for a surround sound system. Sports, dramas, and films should be first optimized when using a surround sound.
Today, home theater provides people with a real movie experience. It is because the components being used have higher quality compared to an ordinary television set. Normally, a home theater includes:
1. A high quality, large-screened television. It can be a plasma TV, a television having a liquid crystal display, a rear-projection television, or a conventional CRT TV or even an HDTV-capable video projector.
2. More than one video or audio source. Formats having high quality such as DVD or HD are preferred. Old setup for home theaters utilizes the stereo VHS VCR. C band, KU, or cables are also used in common. The significant increase in the hard disk drives capacity and home computer power processing give way in building and purchasing a home theater personal computer. This acts as the music and video library. Recently, Blu-Ray and HD DVD players are capable of putting out pictures of high definition ranging to 1080p with sounds of high quality. It also makes DVD to become the high end format by consumer's choice.
3. The audio system has the ability to provide a surround sound. Typically, four speakers in full range are used plus the subwoofer to achieve effects of lower frequency. A decoder which is specially designed is sometimes included for playbacks to achieve a surround sound of newer formats.
4. Organization and comfortable seating arrangements are developed for improving cinema feel. Curtains, subdued lighting, and comfortable recliners can be added.
5. Home theaters that are considered as higher ends provide sound insulation that will prevent the sounds from escaping the room. Specialized wall coating should also be achieved for better sound absorption.
Some home theater enthusiasts go further in building a dedicated home theater room. Thus its decorations often resembles a real cinema having a projection booth to store the projector, theater piano or organ, specialized furniture, movie posters, frontal curtains on projection screen, and a snack or popcorn machine.
Home theater advanced installations include an acoustic sophisticated elements of designs equipped with a room construction that can isolate the sounds to provide a potentially listening environment. This screening room is developed for simpler installation procedures.
A home theater's components, designs, and installations can really make a big difference.