Incentives for Proper Home Theater Lighting

Written by Jon Martin


One ofrepparttar most crucial elements to consider in building a home theater system is also one ofrepparttar 138326 most over-looked. The lighting used inrepparttar 138327 room has an incredible effect onrepparttar 138328 movie viewing experience. It can makerepparttar 138329 difference between a pleasurable experience and a mediocre one.

Better Viewing Environment Believe it or not, complete darkness is notrepparttar 138330 best way to watch movies. This is in complete contrast to what most people actually do. You can even see this in practice at many movie theaters;repparttar 138331 lights alongrepparttar 138332 sides ofrepparttar 138333 theater are kept very dim duringrepparttar 138334 film but they are still on. The dim lighting helps to preventrepparttar 138335 eye fatigue that results from staring at a bright light source in complete darkness. If you have ever had a headache after watching a long movie, it may have been caused by eye fatigue.

Atmosphere Lighting creates a certain atmosphere inside a room. This is true whether or notrepparttar 138336 atmosphere created is one that you had intended. When wasrepparttar 138337 last time you walked into a theater that used overhead fluorescent lights? What kind of feelings would that evoke? Would you really feel like you were there to watch a movie or would it feel more like you were about to sit in on a seminar? Positioning, color, and intensity all play a role inrepparttar 138338 ambiance home theater lighting produces. Decide on exactlyrepparttar 138339 feelings you would like to produce with your home theater lighting. What emotions would you like to evoke as people walk into your home theater? Warm? Relaxed? While different colors elicit different emotions from different people, there are some colors that seem to be associated with certain feelings. Choose shades ofrepparttar 138340 color that is associated withrepparttar 138341 feelings you want to elicit from your home theater audience. The position and intensity of your home theater lighting will be determined byrepparttar 138342 placement ofrepparttar 138343 viewing screen. Direct lighting should be avoided duringrepparttar 138344 movie. Using fixtures that reflect light off of walls will help to avoid glare while reducingrepparttar 138345 harshness ofrepparttar 138346 light. Dimmer switches are also a necessity if your home theater room is not equipped with central lighting control. They will provide you withrepparttar 138347 ability to customizerepparttar 138348 intensity of your home theater lighting to your own tastes.

Transmit Clean Digital Audio with Digital Coaxial Cables

Written by Jon Martin


Inrepparttar world of digital audio, there are two types of cable to choose from; optical cables which use light to transmit signal and digital coaxial cable. These audio cables will enable your home theater system to transmit digital data between components. This will provide you with superior sound quality over typical RCA audio cables.

How Digital Coaxial Cable Works

Digital coaxial cables employrepparttar 138325 same principles as other coaxial cables. The inner conducting layer is surrounded by an outer conductor as well asrepparttar 138326 rubbery insulating layer outsiderepparttar 138327 cable. The digital signal is sent throughrepparttar 138328 inner conductor as it travels between components. Duringrepparttar 138329 course of its transmission,repparttar 138330 signal routinely comes in contact withrepparttar 138331 outer conductor. The outer conductive layer is created with materials that act as a reflector forrepparttar 138332 signal, thereby bouncing it back off of its surface. The signal will continue to reflect withinrepparttar 138333 confines of inner conductor until it reachesrepparttar 138334 receiving component.

Dedicated to Digital Audio

Digital coaxial cable has only one purpose; to deliver digital audio between components. This is in complete contrast to RF coaxial cable which transmits both video and audio alongrepparttar 138335 same path. As you may suspect, dedicatingrepparttar 138336 entire bandwidth ofrepparttar 138337 cable to sending only digital audio has excellent ramifications for your home theaterís sound quality. This practice results in greater signal fidelity betweenrepparttar 138338 transmitting device andrepparttar 138339 receiving component. Greater signal fidelity means thatrepparttar 138340 sound you hear from your home theater speakers will be truer torepparttar 138341 wayrepparttar 138342 sound was originally recorded.

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