Any good, modern TV can be incorporated into a home theatre system. However, in many cases, when a dedicated home theatre or movie room is to be created, the upgrade of an existing TV or the purchase of a video projector and screen comes up for discussion.
The size of the TV or video display device required is dependent on the size of the room and the distance of the seating from the screen.
The decision as to the type of TV or projector is more complex however. If you are considering the purchase of a projector, in place of a TV, do take into account the length of the lamp life. If you are watching TV via the projector for instance, for four or more hours a day, you will be replacing that very expensive lamp every other year on average!
Additionally, standard television programmes due to the very large screen sizes used in video production, will not look as good as when viewed on a standard TV.
For many however, when it comes to movie viewing, nothing beats that true cinema experience, that is only available via a projector and large screen. DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD movies will certainly look good on that big screen, and with the full surround sound experience is for many what the dedicated “movie room” or “home theatre’ is all about.
One advantage of shifting world economies has been the falling prices of televisions, and is perhaps the reason that many clients are now choosing to install both a video projector/screen and a new large screen TV!
By keeping the projector/big screen viewing down to 12 hours or less per week, the life of the projector lamp could be extended by several years.
When the screen is not in use, the wall mounted TV behind provides excellent viewing for standard programmes and playing games, while still offering superb audio quality via the home theatre speakers.