So, we all have some kind of home cinema setup; be it a full-fledged 50” TV with a surround sound speaker system or a desktop PC that doubles up as your own personal cinema. And it is an important part of life too, having a cinema set up, as it improves your quality of life and gives you some much needed relaxation at the end of the day.
But as unique as everyone’s cinema set-up is, there will always be some room for improvement. Enjoying the art of film deserves better, we could argue!
And so for this article, we will delve into 4 brilliant ways you can overhaul your home cinema.
Think About Your Seating
Seating is a huge one for the cinema experience. Think about the last time you went to a cinema. If you think at all about the seats, it is usually because of how comfortable they are. Having a comfortable seating arrangement is half the battle when enjoying a film or TV series. It is all about relaxing, and so your seat should reflect this.
Invest in a sofa, or even a luxury armchair if you have the budget. If not, you can always hunt around your local shopping district for some cushions and a blanket wrap that can split the difference.
Your Food And Drink Needs A Place Too
There’s nothing worse than having to reach over to a table for a drink and missing a good bit of your movie just to find that it’s lukewarm. Invest in an environment that allows you to enjoy the silver screen as if you were at your local cinema – but do it better. Do it your way!
Why not get a mini fridge to store snacks and drinks in? Or take a look at pullover table setups that are adjustable and can fit over your chosen seating arrangement. Forge your cinema space to what you want it to be.
Download And Store Your Media
This suggestion is one for the movie and TV buffs out there. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and any other streaming site you can think of may be great for instant access to a huge catalogue. But if you have a patchy network and buffering is an issue, or your internet goes down, that means no movies or TV shows.
Well, by buying, downloading, and storing your chosen TV shows and films offline – this problem is a thing of the past. You don’t need a particularly fast storage device either, although this helps when streaming the media from it.
And if you are needing storage options on a budget, why not consider some of the refurbished models from ETB Technologies? They offer ample choice for hard drive disks, solid state drives, and much, much more!
Soundproof Your Room Corners
This one might seem like overkill, and an expensive suggestion at that, but you’d be surprised how easy it is. Soundproofing corners and walls can go a long way into improving your sound set-up and can easily be accomplished with some basic DIY.
Adding foam buffers to your walls and corners will reduce reverb, echoes, and improve your overall watching experience. There are dozens of DIY sound booth tutorials on YouTube, but you can use anything from spare sheets to buying semi-professional acoustic panelling.
Your cinema room is yours, and yours alone – so make it the best it can be!