So you built yourself a home theatre — now what? You’ve bought the fancy TV, the surround sound system, the perfect theatre seating from Palliser and you’re ready to go.
But something doesn’t feel quite right… If you’re still unsatisfied, here are our top 5 ideas for getting the most out of your home theatre system.
6 Ideas to Improve Your Home Theatre
Check your speaker positioning
If your audio system wasn’t set up by a professional, then you may not be getting the best performance possible. Check out this great guide to setting up surround sound speakers from Dolby!
Cover windows and other reflective surfaces
Anything reflective can create glare on the TV. Use curtains to cover windows if you find this is ruining your viewing experience!
Find the optimal distance to view the TV
There is a ton of discussion online about the optimal viewing distance for TVs. Most sources agree that you should take the diagonal size of your TV and multiply by between 1.5 and 2.5 — this blog does a good job of breaking down the science behind these numbers!
Choose an entertainment unit to match your TV
You don’t want your TV over a tiny entertainment unit — it looks ridiculous! Pick an entertainment unit that fits your needs and matches the size of your TV.
Add awesome movie props
If you’re building a home theatre system, it’s probably because you love movies. Why not add some vintage posters and memorabilia from your favourites? Cool decor is sure to put you in the mood whenever you go to watch a film!
Make yourself an amazing snack
Feeling like something is off? Maybe it’s your stomach! That microwaveable popcorn may be tasty, but it doesn’t cut it all the time.
Why not try out Smitty’s own Bits & Bites recipe? Check it out below and leave a comment to let us know if you enjoyed it!
Cam's Bits & Bites Recipe (Nuts & Bolts)
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2 TBLS Celery Salt
- 2 TBLS Onion Powder
- 1 TBLS Garlic Powder
- 4 TBLS Worcestershire Sauce
In a small pan, melt butter and all seasonings together.
- 8 Cups of Cheerios (plain)
- 4 Cups of Shreddies (plain)
- 3 Cups of Nuts (honey roasted, beer nuts – your choice )
- 3 Cups of Pretzels (sticks or minis)
In the mother of all roasting pans, pour a bit of the melted butter mixture to lightly coat the bottom. Add all cereals etc. from above into pan. Mix well.
Pour butter mixture, stirring well so everything is coated. Cover with lid and put into the oven at 250 for 3 hours.
It's very important to stir this mixture every 20 minutes!
Cool completely before storing this delicious mixture in sealed containers, then enjoy with family and friends at your leisure!