What do you think about a home cinema...
In or Out?
If you have the space, do it! But don't over-style it. That said, a popcorn machine would be pretty handy...
Out! I've never been a fan of home cinemas. I love either watching movies in bed or actually going out to the movies!
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I have to say I've never seen a home cinema that is in any way attractive. Those oversized seats are functional, I know, but just so ugly. Much nicer to snuggle up in front of the TV or else go out to see a film.
In or out?.......yes, no wait on....in or out?....no, I mean.....aw you guyzz!
What is a home cinema? kezanova seems to think it is a dedicated room with specialised arm chairs, she's probably a bit on her own there. What about a den-like room with wrap around sofas (with chaise) and a luxurious rug and cushions? Still a home cinema. You can have a home cinema at the end of your bed if you wish OKT, but of course there won't be annoying strangers behind you munching food, murmering stupid comments and laughing at bad jokes (or perhaps there will???!!!).
I guess in the context of this question we are talking about a media room. In or out?
Depends on whether one is going to use it. If you got kids then it's probably yes. I can vaguely remember my foolish misspent youth....Bertolucci's 1900 in one sitting! Winter Woody weekend marathons camped out in our living room in front of our little old tv with a mountain of rented vhs tapes, oh la de da, those were the days. But oh for a home cinema then!
The solution to the question, 'in or out?' is actually B, no. No, it's not in or out. Ummm, I mean to say A, yes. Yes, it is in or out. You get it? (Yeah right dude, spell it out already!)
A home cinema doesn't have to be a purpose built dedicated room. Good setting out, furniture arranging, curtains and partitioning can make a lounge/den into a space for a fully immersive multimedia experience.
This could work if like me you aren't a fan of those big OTT lounges, but it needs abig shaggy rug and some bean bags in the front me thinks...back row for snuggling up ;)
It's really expensive to take the family to the movies these days, not as expensive as live entertainment, (but they have to remember stuff night after night, so fair enough. ) Then add the cost of food and drink at the movies, a home cinema would surely be nice!
too, too, much, I would just like a larger screen, what was once large enough is now a bit too small. I will happily provide you with a microwave luke, with a complementary bag of corn and an entire pkg of brown bags, you do the butter.
If there's not enough rooms for home cinema, have a backyard home cinema instead!
It will all depend on how much you think you will use it. If you are a huge movie buff and or have the space, then i would say it is worth it. But if not, then you might be better with a space that transforms into a cinema when wanted. Projectors/TV's can easily be hidden and revealed on command.
Yes, I do like them, especially if done well. By that I mean getting advise from experts in the field, and also taking the time to conduct your own research and become knowledgeable about the subject. That's not to say that a movie can't be enjoyed as others have said. A good movie is a good movie.
Okay I'm going to show my ignorance here; would someone tell me what OTT means?
Over The Top :-)
I prefer a library...
Well, I can't resist...
No I don't think the image is over the top....
I think it's important to realise, however, a home theatre room is not just about the aesthetics. As important, are the acoustic properties of the room.
Room acoustics are important as there is nothing more annoying when having invested in a high-quality sound system for your home theatre centre, you find the sound reverberating off walls detracting from the sound fidelity and quality you expect. Get a big subwoofer going and you better hope your windows are firmly set in their frames.
Drapery wall coverings like the Warwick Dolce (unlined) pictured above from one of our projects, provides an element of acoustic dampening. At the windows, we lined the drapery to provide extra dampening at those points.
For those wanting heavier dampening properties, interlining the fabric with bumph is also a cost effective option that works well and allows for a larger choice of fabrics.
Usually the heavier the fabric the better the dampening effect. Lining and interlining lighter fabrics allows them to provide acoustic dampening where without lining/interlining treatment they would not be appropriate for home theatre use.
Having drapery lined or lined and interlined gives you a much wider choice in fabrics that could be used for your home theatre.
. ... Good to keep in mind if you are wanting to ensure that you have a 'sound environment' in which to watch your favourite movies.
The only place for a TV is a theatre, with doors! My living area has a fireplace for chatting around, and the bedroom is for sleeping and not for electronic devices.