Looking to create a stunning and immersive home cinema experience? Tech Sofa has you covered!
In this guide, we've covered everything you need to know about creating a mindblowing home cinema setup that's sure to have friends and family flocking to your place for the release of every new blockbuster movie!
Movie streaming services such as Prime, Netflix and Disney Plus have made streaming the latest movie releases incredibly simple and convenient. While until recently, Blu-ray DVD was the gold standard picture quality, streaming services now offer 4K UHD options on most big blockbusters, meaning you can achieve 4k quality picture with the push of a button.
Home Cinema Televisions
Of course, to take advantage of 4K streaming services, you'll need a 4K television. But that's not all - to create an immersive home cinema experience, you'll want a big screen! To achieve a true 'home cinema' experience, we'd recommend opting for a TV that is at least 60 inches. OLED TVs are also a great option as they provide amazing picture quality that often surpasses that of even an IMAX cinema, because of the contrast between colours and the screen's 'true black' capabilities.
When it comes to sound, you'll want a TV with built-in speakers that offer Dolby Atmos support. This will ensure that you're getting the best possible sound quality from your home cinema setup.
Home Cinema Sofas
Call us biased, but when it comes to home cinema seating, there's no better option than an electric power recliner from Tech Sofa. Our models are packed with cutting-edge features that combine to create a home cinema experience unlike any other.
Depending on the model, these features include a built-in '4D' sound system, heated seats, cooling cup holders, a drop-down table, a touch-control console with super-cool LED lights, and of course, an electric power recline and headrest that reclines to the perfect position for relaxing in front of the big screen!
Not to mention, our cinema sofas also come with a wireless phone charger and USB ports, meaning you can recharge your devices while you're watching your favourite movie!
Home Cinema Sound
When it comes to home cinema sound, there are a few different options to choose from. You can go for a traditional 5.1 surround sound system, which uses five speakers and a subwoofer placed around the room to create an immersive sound experience. Or, if you're looking for something a little different, you could opt for a Dolby Atmos setup. This uses additional speakers that are ceiling-mounted or placed on stands to create a '3D' sound experience that will make you feel like you're right in the middle of the action!
To create a next-level home cinema sound experience, opt for a Tech Sofa with built-in Bluetooth speakers. Connecting this with a TV which has Bluetooth capabilities means you can enjoy the explosive sound of your chosen movie coming directly from the sofa! Our latest 'Series 8' sofas feature an immersive '4-D' sound system, with speakers in the sofa's legs and a mini-subwoofer built into the sofa, meaning you can 'feel' action from the sofa itself!
Home Cinema Lighting
Adding mood lighting to your home cinema is a great way to set the perfect atmosphere for a movie night. While the traditional cinematic experience is often associated with dark rooms and harsh lighting, adding some mood lighting can really add to the overall experience.
There are a few different ways to add mood lighting to your home cinema. One option is to use 'smart' lightbulbs that change colour. These can simply replace your existing lightbulbs, as they also have a regular light setting to replace your current lighting. Another option is to use LED strips or ropes that can be placed around the room to create the desired effect, and are particularly effective when placed around the back of the TV which adds tons of atmosphere and ambience.
Modern smart lighting options can all be interlinked and controlled from your smartphone, meaning you can have multiple lights linked together and preset to different settings allowing you to transform a room from light mode to cinema mode with a single swipe!
Home Cinema Snacks and Drinks
When it comes to home cinema snacks, the possibilities are endless! You could go for a classic movie night popcorn and coke, or get creative with some themed snacks based on your favourite movie.
For example, if you're a fan of Harry Potter, you could make some Butterbeer (non-alcoholic, of course!) or if you're more of a Marvel fan, you could make some Hulk-themed green popcorn (just take it easy on the food colouring!).
Keeping your drinks perfectly chilled and right at hand is also another awesome feature found on our Tech Sofas with our convenient built-in cooling cup holders. These keep your drinks cool for those hot summer nights too!
No Mobile Phones!
There's a good reason movie theatres request cinema-goers set their mobile phones to silent and refrain from making or taking calls. Not only does it impact the immersive impact of the movie, but it can be disruptive to anyone else watching too.
A movie night with friends and family can be a great way to unplug from the texts, social media and work emails for a couple of hours, so make a commitment to set down your mobile for a while and enjoy a movie with your friends or family - it's a fantastic way to escape that constant stream of notifications!
Many of our Tech Sofas feature a wireless phone charger spot, giving you the perfect excuse to set your phone to 'Do Not Disturb' or 'Airplane Mode', place the phone onto the wireless charger and not pick it up again until the end of the movie!
Creating the perfect home cinema can be easy with the right tools and tips. In this article, we've shared some of our favourite ways to create an immersive and enjoyable home cinema experience in your home. With the right big-screen TV, sound system, snacks and drinks, you can have a home cinema that will make you feel like you're right in the middle of the action!
Don't forget to check out our amazing selection of home cinema sofas which are packed with features like built-in sound systems, cooling cup holders and wireless phone chargers - perfect for your home cinema experience!