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Home Theater

Home cinema, also commonly called home theater or home theatre, refers to home entertainment systems that seek to reproduce a movie theater experience and mood, with the help of video and audio equipment in or outside a private home. System users typically use a large projected image or a large TV screen, and the audio is augmented with surround sound and low-frequency subwoofers.


Bose CineMate 130

Bose CineMate

Supercharge your globe of entertainment using the gorgeous, immersive sound you would like for the major game, that hot new release and every little thing else you really like to watch. The fashionable, slim CineMate 130 speaker gives the performance you could expect from a five-speaker technique.

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520 Home Theater System

Best Home Theater

With all the Bose CineMate 520 house theater technique, you'll delight in the beauty and power of accurate surround sound. The five Direct/Reflecting Series II speakers happen to be redesigned having a slimmer profile and may be mounted flush to the wall, so they match flat-panel TVs.

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How To Choose The Right Home Theater Seating


Have you just bought a wonderful surround-sound home entertainment system but no decent home theater seating to sit on to watch the latest rented DVD? Do you always have to squeeze next to the cat and your daughter who likes to hog the old sofa like it was her bed whenever she watches anything on the screen?


Do you have to constantly pause the DVD to get your tomato juice from the kitchen benchtop because there is no place to put your drink without fear of spilling it on your white carpet? And does your back suffer terribly even only after 30 minutes of watching your favorite sitcom?


Home theater systems and home theater seating - the suburban preoccupation of the decade


If you've answered yes to any of the questions above, then despair no more. In the past five years or so, home theater seats have surpassed the comfort and support provided by the traditional movie theater seat.


Home theater seating can range from actual movie theater seats with beverage holders to more plush reclining club chairs and home theater loungers with footrests and built in wireless bass audio.


But how do you choose a good home theater seating? Below are some tips on how to choose a home theater seating that is just right for you.


Tips on how to choose the right home theater seating


1. The first thing to ask yourself is how many will you normally seat?


- If you prefer your home viewing to be strictly limited to yourself and your only daughter, then you will only need a seating for a small group of three.


- If you are planning to invite the whole neighborhood, then you may need to create one or more rows of grouped seating just like in a real theater. You can choose to have single seats carefully placed in your home entertainment or rumpus room or build a group of 2, 3 or 4 chairs.


2. The second and equally important question is will your current home entertainment or rumpus room have space enough for your home theater seating plan? It would be wise to allocate a room or part of a room that is spacious enough for your home entertainment area. Or if you have the budget and the inclination - you may want to add a special room for this specific purpose.


3. A very important priority in any home theater seating is comfort as you may need to be seated for an average of 90 to 120 minutes for a full length feature movie. Answering the following questions may help you to judge whether the home theater seating you are choosing will give you the level of comfort that you need.


- Does the footrest extend before the backrest reclines? This is important so that your body remains supported and your movie viewing and line of sight is kept intact.

- Are the armrests wide enough to rest your arms and provide the right balance?

- Does the seat and back offer both firmness and flexibility? Does the seat provide high density foam cushions to provide both comfort and back support?

- Does it provide full support from head to toe?


Home Theater Seating Guide


So, you're planning on a media room or dedicated home theater room. You need to know everything about home theater seating. This guide will educate the home theater buyer on how to select and purchase home theater seating.


Home Theater Room Dimensions:


The first thing a buyer needs to do is measure the theater room in it's entirety. Top four considerations when buying home theater furniture.


The width of the viewing screen. The optimum viewing distance is 1.5 to 2 times the width of your viewing screen. After you have decided this, you now know where to start your first row of seats.


Should I put a second row of seats in my theater? A second row may need a raised platform at least 7 inches in order to see over the front row of seats. For most theater loungers you'll need at least a 72 inch depth platform for your 2nd row of seats.


How many seats across can I fit? This the width measurement. The optimum is four seats across for home theater.


Do you need an aisle? Center aisle or side aisle? Most rooms feature side aisles. A three foot aisle is ideal. The best advice is to measure your room twice. The proper fit is imperative to your theater. Most home theater seating is special order and not returnable to retailers.




Most home theater seating feature wall saver or wall hugger design. The recliner inclines versus reclines allowing you to put the chairs close to the wall usually about 4 inches space required. You should check product specs to figure out how much space you'll need in back of the chair. If it's a wall hugger design you may need more space in front of the chair to allow for the footrest to come out. The depth of the chair will be the key measurement.


The Top 4 Measurements


  • Depth in full recline position
  • Depth in upright position
  • Measurement from front of the chair to front of the footreast.
  • Measurement from foot of the chair to back of the headrest.


Fixed Home Theater Seating


Fixed home theater seating is similar to real movie theater seating with a rocking mechanism. Most varieties of movie theater seating don't recline they rock. The advantage to these seats are that you can fit more of them in a limited space than recliners. The most common use is placing these seats on a second row platform in home theater, apartment building theaters, condo association theaters and home theaters that want to achieve the movie theater look. Fixed theater seating is not as comfortable as recliners but it has its place in some home theaters. The trend with apartment and condo complexes is to build a community theater for the residents. This provides an amenity for community living. In this case, movie theater seating makes sense so you can fit larger numbers of people in a smaller space. The viewing time is usually limited to a few hours at a time versus home theaters where people tend to use for tv, movie and gaming which extends the time utlization of the seats.