During the peak COVID-19 pandemic, we were left with no choice but to make do with what we had at home. Our living room suddenly became our theater, our kitchen became our restaurant, and our patio and terrace became our park. But, we all know how streaming services help us stay sane during the pandemic. The thing is, there’s always something lacking whenever we watch movies at home.
Don’t worry, as we’re about to show you some tips and tricks on how to achieve a cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. Let’s begin!
1. Clean your surroundings.
Honestly, sometimes, all you need is a good cleaning. It can lighten up the environment and create a healthier atmosphere for your family and friends during TV streaming. Plus, no one wants to watch on a greasy, dirty screen full of fingerprints. So, before you begin anything else, make sure that you’ve performed a thorough cleaning.
2. Utilize an unused room.
If you have a spare room you can use as a movie room, you can use it as a movie room. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy like what you see on the internet. You simply need to have a designated space where you can watch movies without easily being interrupted. However, if you don’t have one, don’t worry, as you can still achieve a cinematic experience in the living room.
3. Bring the movies home.
There was once a time when your dad would bring home CDs and DVDs so that you could watch the latest movies at home together. Thanks to technological advancements, there is now a long list of streaming services to choose from.
If you have a new TV, it will likely have a feature where you can watch Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and other streaming platforms that are easy to access. But if not, you can still go for the old-school way of watching movies at home if you have the right equipment.
4. Check your internet connection.
If you’re opting for streaming services, we recommend you check your internet connection if it can sustain HD streaming. You don’t want to experience endless buffering and low-quality video resolution during your movie day.
If you’re not sure about your internet speed, you can call your internet provider to learn more about your internet plan. However, if you determine that your internet speed or data isn’t going to cut it, we recommend you upgrade your plan as soon as possible.
5. Check your seats.
Your seats will dictate your comfort throughout your movie marathon. If you have uncomfortable seating, you will not enjoy your time. So, we recommend you invest in comfortable seats. You can easily find couches that are spacious enough for your family, or you can opt for reclining chairs, too, if you have the budget. Bean bags are also a great seating option, especially if you have kids at home.
6. Fine-tune your sound system.
The sound quality can make or break your streaming experience. If you’ve never thought of buying a soundbar or any type of sound system because you expect that it’s too expensive, we’re here to tell you that it’s not. You will find a lot of great sound systems at an affordable price. So, begin your search so that you can maximize your new home theater.
7. Invest in a projector.
If you cannot afford an ultra-large screen TV, then we recommend you buy a projector. It’s a great buy, especially if you’re planning for a backyard movie night with your friends or family at some point. It’s the most cost-efficient buy you’ll ever have for your home theater, and you can use it for other reasons too.
8. Soundproof your movie room.
While many people might think it’s unnecessary, we believe that soundproofing can make a difference in your streaming experience. If you’re feeling crafty, you can search for a lot of DIY room soundproofing online. You can save money from professional labor costs and even have fun with your family.
Achieving a cinematic experience at home should not be challenging and expensive. You have a lot of options to maximize your streaming experience without actually breaking the bank. From simply cleaning your home to investing in comfortable seats and projectors, you can have your very own home theater you can be proud of.
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