Who says you have to go to the cinema for a mind-blowing movie-watching experience? If anything, if you set up your home straight, you can probably have more fun than you would if you were to go out and buy a ticket.
On that note, today, we’re going to teach you how to take your home theatre to the next level, and we really mean – the next level. We’ll talk snacks and expensive TVs, haptic suits and high-fidelity audio setups – the whole package.
So, without further ado – let’s dive right into it.
Build Your Home Theatre
First things first – you have to build a home theatre. A living room is okay, don’t get us wrong, but you’re compromising on the whole experience. If you really want to take this thing to the next level, this is not an option. It’s a necessity.
First, you’ll want to make sure your room is dark. Paint the walls black, navy, or any really dark colour to make sure the walls aren’t reflecting the light and disturbing you while you enjoy your films.
Also, make sure you measure everything and set up everything the right way. You don’t want to end up too close or too far away from the screen.
Finally, make sure your walls aren’t empty so that the sound doesn’t get all echo-y and disturbing.
Other than that, let your creativity shine through.
Invest In Premium Seating
For top-notch, premium-grade comfort, you have to invest in premium seating.
Bean bags are good and all, but they’re not as comfortable as people like to believe there are. Instead of couches, sofas, or beans bags, invest in nice, comfy chairs. Preferably the ones that recline and have super comfy armrests with cup holders and all that jazz.
Also, make sure you can adjust the recline of the seat, and make sure you get yourself something you can rest your legs on. Even better if the chair itself comes with pop-out leg rest.
TV Is Always Better Than The Projector
While there is a certain charm to a projector, you just can’t justify spending money on a projector instead of a TV if you care about the image quality.
Sure, you get the size and all, but if you want to get anywhere close to TV-level image quality with a projector, you’re looking to spend well over five figures.
For that same amount of money, you can get an 8K 88-inch OLED from LG and experience HRD content on a completely different level. It wouldn’t even be close.
Surround Sound Is A Must
As much as you have to worry about image quality, you also have to worry about sound. You can’t enjoy a movie in its full glory with just two channels or, god forbid, built-in speakers from the TV. No.
If you want to ball out and take the experience to a whole ‘nother level – you need surround sound.
Don’t get us wrong – a soundbar is pretty decent. It’s plenty loud and crisp, but it’s just not “up there”. What you want is a 9.1 surround sound!
You want a sub, you want a centre channel, you want it left, right, behind, and above. No, scratch that. You don’t want it. You need it. You need speakers all around the room so when you’re watching an action flick, you can feel like the cops are chasing you, not the guy in the frame.
Make It 4D With Haptic Suits And Vests
If you really want to feel that chase and those bullets flying everywhere, you will need a bit more than just a great surround sound system. You will need a haptic vest.
There are vests like Woojer Vest that you put on, and they literally pump the bass through you. You will feel every punch, kick, shot or any other harsh, bass-packed sound as they come. It’s unreal. Just imagine how immersive watching a movie with it must feel like.
Check out this review of the Woojer Vest and see what someone that has used it has to say about it.
Download, Don’t Stream
Don’t stream your movies unless you have a very stable and fast internet connection. It’s just not worth it.
Sure, it’s pretty neat and convenient to just fire up Netflix or HBO Max and press play, but if your internet connection isn’t stable – the movie-watching experience is going to outright suck. The image quality will dip every once in a while, and you might even end up with an occasional buffer, and that’s just unacceptable.
Just download the movie. Every streaming platform allows you to download the content to use offline, so make the most of it. You’ll wait several minutes before it downloads, but a five-minute wait is worth it if what you’re getting is the perfect movie-watching experience.
Remove Every Distraction
There’s only one thing you should be focused on when you’re watching a movie, and that thing is the movie.
Forget about social media, texting, or even talking. Suppose you’re watching a movie with someone that can’t keep their mouth shut – remove them from the room. They are a distraction, just like your phone is.
Also, forget about those horrible things like synchronised LED lights behind the TV. That’s tacky on top of it being distracting. Just watch a movie in peace.
Snacks And Drink Are A Must
Is there anything better than munching on whatever while you’re watching a movie? Nachos with cheese, popcorn, pizza, sandwiches, soda, candy – you name it. As long as you can keep your eyes on the screen – snacks and drinks are fine.
So, what’s the next thing you need to complete your ultimate movie-watching experience? A snack bar and a mini-fridge.
Always keep your home theatre stacked with snacks and cold drinks. We promise you. You won’t regret it!
That’s it! As far as we’re concerned, you don’t need anything to enjoy the ultimate movie-watching experience.
And sure, you can do with less than this just fine, but if you really want the best of the best and – this is how you do it.