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A night at the movies, at home...

9th January 2020


Ever dreamed of having your own cinema at home? Do you have a space in your home that isn't getting as much use as it used to? Maybe the kids have now flown the nest and there's a bedroom or space which you could transform into your own home cinema? One Cambridgeshire client had just such a room and called us with a vision to turn this empty space into a wonderful sanctuary in which to kick back and forget about the outside world.

Over the course of two weeks and with the minimum of disruption and mess, the bedroom was transformed from a plain, empty white room into a reference standard home cinema, incorporating the very latest technologies including 4K projection, a cinemascope screen and a 9.1.4 channel Dolby Atmos surround sound, all hidden away from view behind sumptuous fabric walls. There were to be no distractions and no electronics on show, only the film to immerse and lose yourself in.

Just as a commercial cinema does, we installed speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen to allow the actor's or performer's voices to come from exactly the right place and help recreate the illusion and magic that is cinema.

The room was cleared, the walls framed out, and hidden in wall speakers and sound absorption placed at strategic points around the room, before dissapearing from view behind the modern and contemporary deep grey floor to ceiling fabric. The Epson 4K projector was mounted flush with the ceiling away from view and four Dolby Atmos overhead in ceiling speakers were placed into the ceiling to provide an incredibly immersive and enveloping experience.

The amplifcation for the Dolby Atmos surround sound was provided by the outstanding Denon AVR-X4500H AV receiver. Streaming services were provided by the brilliant Apple TV 4K, delivering content from Netflix, YouTube, iPlayer and more. For disc-based sources, the Panasonic UB820 4K HDR Blu Ray player delivers prisitne images from DVD, Blu Ray & 4K HDR movies. 

Once the projector had been calibrated to reference standards by our THX certified video calibrator, the sound was also measured and calibrated to exact standards to ensure the movie is heard in exactly the way the sound designer wanted it to sound when mastering the film.

The project completed on time, the first film to be watched by the proud owner and their guests was La La Land with it's gorgeous colour palette and beautiful soundtrack. Popcorn at the ready, one touch of a button and the lights dimmed and the film commenced.

Interested in talking home cinema rooms? Let's make that happen. Give us a call on 01353 649902 or drop us an line at info@cinehome.co.uk