If you’re an Orange County homeowner looking to do a custom home theater installation, you’ve probably given some thought to the type of display you want in your home theater room. You may have thought about a traditional projector and screen setup, a large LED TV, or even a multiple-television display. If you’re like most of our home theater customers, you have probably dreamed of installing the largest television or screen the room will hold.
We know that it’s tempting to want to install a massive, movie theater-like screen in your home theater, and with the prices of screens coming down drastically in recent years, a huge screen is much more affordable than in years past. But, as a professional audiovisual company that has been doing home theater installation in Orange County for many years, we want to let you know that a bigger screen or television is not always the best option for your home theater.
Probably at one time or another, you’ve been forced to sit in the front row at a commercial movie theater. Maybe you got to the movie late and all of the other, more desirable seats were already taken. There’s a reason that the seating in the front row of the movie theater is not considered good. When you sit that close to a massive screen, you can’t take in the entire screen at once, even if you have exceptional peripheral vision. You’ll need to move your eyes back and forth across the screen to see the entire picture and will inevitably miss something. This is known as “scanning,” and for most people, it gets annoying very quickly.
You don’t want to replicate this experience in your home theater. As experienced home theater installers, we can help you determine the ideal sized television or screen for your Orange County home theater. We use a formula that is based on the distance from which the screen will be viewed and your viewing preferences. Maybe you’re someone that actually likes sitting in the front row of a commercial movie theater. In that case, we would recommend a larger screen than we would for someone who prefers to sit in the back.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to home theater displays. Let our home theater experts at Good Sounds guide you toward the best fit for your custom home theater. Contact us today to get the conversation started about a home theater installation for your Orange County home. We’d be happy to answer your initial questions and set up a time to talk in more depth about the type of home theater you’ve been envisioning.