Digital Integration – Consoles

Digital Integration – Consoles

It happened to everyone who went to the movies. Probably happened to you, too. Picture this: you finally got excited about a new movie and wanted to see it. You buy your ticket and snacks and head to your seat. If you’re looking for more tips, has it for you.

The movie started. And it was very good, actually. Some laughs, some cries, few scary scenes, perfect. And just when you forgot you were in a movie theater, the guy behind you kicked your seat. You thought to yourself, an accident. But then, he kicked again. And again. And again. So you politely turned, asked him nicely to stop, and continued to watch the movie. And just when you forgot you were in a movie theater, a woman in front of you started talking out loud. You thought to yourself, just a small talk. But then, she continued talking. And talking. And talking. So you politely bend over, ask her nicely to be a little quieter, and continued to watch the movie. And just when you forgot you were in a movie theater, a child three rows behind you started crying. OK, you get it.

So what do you do? Swear off watching movies altogether? Start watching movie premieres on TBS?


You open your browser and type “home theater”. You learn that you don’t have to have a million dollars in your account to actually own one. And then you stop for a moment and imagine how awesome, I mean, great it would be to gather your family and friends and enjoy movies together, without any interruptions.

So what exactly is a home theater?

Home theater, often called home cinema, are entertainment systems that reproduce movie theater quality audio and video in a private home setting. In 1950s, with Kodak 8mm equipment becoming affordable, home theaters gained big popularity in the US.
Home theater offers a real cinema experience, without the strangers and in your own home. Nowadays, a typical home cinema consists of 5 parts:

1. Input Devices (audio/video sources).

2. Processing Devices (user selected, a standalone AV receiver or a Preamplifier and Sound processor)

3. Audio Input (at least 2 speakers, maximum 10)

4. Video Output (a large HDTV display with multiple choices)

5. Atmosphere/Environment (user’s choice of seating, organization etc.)

There are two main types of home theaters; component systems (custom built home theater) and home-theater-in-a-box. The obvious differences between the two are the price and ability to organize and design according to one’s wishes – custom built systems usually cost more, and it can be built to meet purchaser’s standards.
A theater-in-a-box is often a lot simpler solution, less costly and easy to set up.

In conclusion, no matter what your needs are and how big your budget is, you can find a perfect home theater for you and your family, where you can spend quality time with your loved ones, kick back and enjoy life.

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