How to build your own cinema at home

There’s now a simpler way to build a home cinema and it doesn’t have to cost you a bomb. Here’s how.

  • How to build your own cinema at home

Text by Vanitha Pavapathi

Given the advancement of technology that results in the production of large screen televisions at affordable prices with improved picture and sound quality, it’s not surprising that more people choose to watch movies in the comfort of their own homes than head to the cinemas. The increasing number of Netflix subscribers in Singapore and other video streaming services is also a big draw for the home cinema experience. Thus, there’s no better time than now to turn your living room or spare room into a home cinema on demand. There’s no need to redesign your interior or replace your furniture though. But do consider a recliner for a ‘gold class’ experience while still keeping the homely feel.

home cinema experience with Sony BRAVIA TV (2)

Recreating a cinema experience at home is easier than you think. To keep things simple, all you truly need is a large screen television with superb audio and video quality for an immersive experience that puts you right at the heart of the scene. A larger screen also projects bigger images, so those seated farther back can get a great view too and won’t have to squint to read the subtitles. Sony’s 4K BRAVIA X9000H Android TV featuring a host of impressive technologies is a fantastic all-in-one home entertainment system.

Its Full Array LED ensures excellent contrast with zones of independently lit LEDs. While the Acoustic Multi-Audio (available on TVs from 65-inch and above) ensures precise sound positioning that follows the action, the newly-designed X-Balanced Speaker is created to complement the sound quality and slimness of the TV with its unique new shape.

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In addition, the slim and flush design of Sony’s 4K BRAVIA Android TV with thin bezel maximises screen size without increasing the overall TV size for a truly immersive viewing that can be enjoyed by more people in a room. This means even small living rooms can get a big screen experience. If these are not enough reasons for you to invest in a no-fuss home cinema experience, perhaps the following might nudge you in this direction.

Perks of having a cinema at home
home cinema experience with Sony BRAVIA TV

#1 No booking required

Save yourself the hassle of getting movie tickets and indulge in movies on-demand instead with Sony’s 4K BRAVIA Android TV. With over 7,000 apps available for download on the Google Play Store, it’s easy to find content that you enjoy.

#2 Pause and resume video whenever

Need a toilet break but don’t want to miss out on the action? Simply pause, take however long you need and resume where you left off. With Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast built into Sony’s 4K BRAVIA Android TV, you can stream content to the TV from your mobile device. So even if you go to the toilet or kitchen, you can continue watching on your mobile device and vice versa. No breaks in between if you prefer.

#3 Better picture quality

Colours are more vivid, contrast is more pronounced and picture is sharper with Sony’s 4K BRAVIA Android TV compared to projector screens in cinemas. When watching Netflix originals on the former, you get to enjoy studio quality with Netflix Calibrated Mode that faithfully preserves the creator’s vision and intent. The TV also boasts Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos® support for the best cinematic experience.

#4 Comfortable seating

Best seat in the house is guaranteed. Plant yourself at the optimal position in your plush sofa or recliner. Unlike the cinemas, you can sit upright, lie back or lay down horizontally anytime in your own home cinema.

#5 Outside food and beverages are allowed

You don’t have to limit your choices in this department. Make your own popcorn, order a pizza and have a glass of cocktail if you like. There is no rule here.


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