With the best movies, series, sitcoms and gaming entertainment streaming into millions of homes around the globe, the home theatre is becoming more popular and accessible than ever before.

Choosing the right home cinema is key – below are some tips

The biggest movie stars are moving into TV series and sitcoms due to the popularity of at-home entertainment, thanks to on-demand viewing with the likes of Netflix, Showmax, Black and many others. “Binge watching” the non-stop list of TV favourites and the latest movies has become a very popular pastime. “Along with this trend, there has been a surge of interest in the home cinema products offered by Homemation,” shares Kara Gouveia, Marketing Manager, “from speakers and surround sound to high-end projectors and customised cinemas.”

Online gaming has also evolved into a serious hobby; and as millions of avid gamers know, it truly is a richer and more integrated experience on a big screen with excellent sound!

Audio visual entertainment has undergone major changes over the past few years and so has the way in which we enjoy it – within the comfort of our own homes, at the touch of a button, from a tablet or a phone, and even the remote control. This has made an at-home cinema an aspirational and desirable goal for many and a necessity for others. With a fantastic range of options in home entertainment technology to suit a variety of needs and preferences more multimedia consumers can have exactly what they want. However, the most yearned for, is the Stewart projection screen. For more than 65 years, Stewart has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world.

People prefer Stewart projection screens because they want to enjoy the best possible picture-vibrant colour, sharp contrast, and rich detail. It has even won an Academy Award® Oscar and is even in the home of the Oscars®, the state-of-the-art Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Stewart provides the most immersive experience in the industry and has a projection screen to meet your needs.

If you’re considering creating your own in-home cinema, below are some tips from Homemation to help you get the right system in place for your needs. Optimise and customise your home entertainment experience by creating your own entertainment haven.

  1. Know your budget
  2. Is it a retrofit or part of a renovation or new build?
  3. Do you have the required wiring and power points?
  4. High speed internet with a safe and secure internal network
  5. Take into consideration lighting, curtains or blinds and the windows so that there isn’t a reflection on the screen or wall
  6. The acoustics in the room are affected by high ceilings and open-plan spaces
  7. Sound travels and could cause disturbances with neighbours or household members
  8. Comfort is key and this extends to the furniture you choose
  9. Placement of the screen, projector, speakers and amplifier within the space
  10. Strive for a balanced and quality sound system

A home cinema is an experience you can enjoy every day and an investment in your home and lifestyle. Create your dream space to enjoy with family and friends or just for “me time” whenever you want!

Consult with experts such as Homemation to help you design your ideal space according to your preferences, needs and budget. Homemation are specialists in premium audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. Whether your goal is to capture the glitz and glamour of Hollywood or to create a stylish modern cinema within a multi-use entertainment media room or developing high-end cinema experiences, it is an intimate and personalised process that they take you through.

Homemation is the exclusive specialist South African suppliers of premium branded audiovisual and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after AV and home automation technologies in the world.

Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest stockist, or visit www.homemation.co.za ; Facebook ; Twitter and Instagram.