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Build your Own Home Theater

There is nothing unusual about the love people have for the cinema. Although movies on the big screen always have a special charm, not only can you watch them in the cinema, but you can also enjoy them at home.

Which equipment do you need to set up a movie theatre at home?

Un buen proyector

With a projector, you can screen the film on a large-sized screen. Although there are now televisions that come in many different sizes, a quality projector can reach up to 300 inches or even more. This size is unthinkable for a home TV screen.

The recommended resolution for the projector that you are going to need is a FULL HD, which is the standard size for the cinema. If the format of the films is Blurays, the resolution of your projector should be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

For a medium or small size screen, it is best to choose a short-range projector. This type of projector is suitable for mounting on the wall or to the screen.

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The screen

Although you can use a wall in the room to watch the film on, the best thing is to use a projector on a white screen. There are many options available. Possibly the most popular option is to have the white screen fixed to a tripod. But you can also find screens that are installed on the ceiling, which are foldable or motorised for utmost comfort. Among all of the options, the one that you will enjoy most is the motorised screen.

Bluray and watching movies

Modern projectors are compatible with many devices and connections. It can be a computer, a hard disk, a tablet or even a smartphone. It is very easy to play movie files through the projector.

Another interesting option is a Bluray player. Bluray is an optical storage disk, widely used today for watching movies.


With a good screen and a suitable projector, you will need the right sound equipment. There are many alternatives.

A soundbar offers good quality sound system at a low cost.

Larger rooms allow high-definition sound systems. Although they are more expensive, the difference is very appreciable. There are many "Home Cinema" systems available in the market, with front speakers, rear speakers, and a central speaker under the screen. This way you can get a surround sound effect throughout the room.

A popcorn machine

How can you put the finishing touches to your home theatre? With a popcorn machine, naturally. There are many models available, from the simplest to the most powerful.

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