Avoid these theatre room mistakes with the help of TV lifts
Who couldn’t want their very own theatre room?
Just imagine: your very own home theatre to enjoy your favourite shows, movies, and sports.
Make no mistake, when it comes to your home there are very few additions more exciting than setting up your very own theatre room.
There’s a catch, however: to get the most out of your theatre room, you have to do it right.
Unfortunately, getting a theatre room installed isn’t exactly something most of us do on a daily basis. As such, it’s common for people to end up making mistakes.
Here, we highlight three you might not have even considered, and how a TV can solve them!
Planning a theatre room – mistakes you should avoid!
There are a lot of considerations that go into planning a theatre room.
Some of them include:
- TV versus projector
- Whether you should shell out for 4K
- Sofas and furniture
- Speakers and sound quality
No doubt you’ve already put a lot of thought into these to ensure you don’t make any mistakes here
However, there are also several lesser-known mistakes that nonetheless manage to trip-up many a homeowner!
Mistake 1: putting your TV at the wrong height
Just think about what happens when you buy tickets for the front row. For the entire movie, you’ll be craning your neck upwards so you can see the movie.
Needless to say, this is one part of the cinema experience you won’t want to bring home with you!
In some cases, homeowners might decide to be lazy and simply place their televisions on their TV cabinet, which may be too low for a larger cinema room, forcing you to look down to enjoy your movie.
In others, homeowners might place the screen way too high, forcing you to crane your neck.
Either way, there might be several trips to your chiropractor in your near future!
We recommend putting a sticky note on your wall and holding your gaze on it both sitting and standing. Only when you find a spot that you’re comfortable with should you start putting together your plan.
Not only is this more comfortable, but it also means you’ll get a better view of the action!
Mistake 2: choosing the wrong screen size
Believe it or not, when it comes to your screen, bigger isn’t always better!
That’s because with a big screen, it can be hard to take everything in properly – especially if you’re working with a smaller room.
Instead, you’ll be forced to crane and tilt your neck to get the whole picture, leading to – you guessed it – a sore neck.
So when it comes to choosing a size, there’s no wrong or right answer; it’s all about picking a size that best suits the size of your room.
Mistake 3: not protecting your screen from light
Sunlight: your biggest enemy when it comes to building your very own home theatre room.
In addition to obscuring the screen however, light also has another, less well-known side effect.
Namely, it can damage your screen!
Many screens (LCD in particular) may suffer from degradation if exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight (and UV light in particular) can:
- Damage the back panel
- Cause heat damage
- Create dead patches
- Degrade your image quality
As such, you’ll want to take steps to avoid exposing your screen to direct sunlight.
Luckily, there’s an option out there that doesn’t involve unwrapping your TV every time you want to watch something…
Introducing: TV lifts from Ergomotion
If you’ve ever been in an Apple Store before, you’ll no doubt be familiar with their smooth, seamless facades. No visible cash registers or shelving – everything just slides out of the walls, making it feel more like you’re on the Starship Enterprise than an electronics store!
Now imagine being able to recreate that feeling in your very own home!
In essence, that’s what TV lifts allow you to do.
Think of TV lifts as a TV cabinet, except given the Apple Store treatment. While they may look like an ordinary cabinet, with the push of a button a hatch opens and your TV slides out.
Once your movie is over, you press another button and your TV will automatically retract, leaving you with a smooth, seamless surface.
TV lifts protect your screen
In addition to giving your home a high-end, sci-fi feel, a TV lift can also serve to protect your TV from accidental damage when it’s not in use.
Change the way you experience movies with Ergomotion
Lift your living room to new heights with Ergomotion!
Our range of TV lifts accommodate for screens up to 65”.
Planning a renovation, new build, or simply want state-of-the-art technology to lift and lower your television screen?
As your carpenter or builder to contact Ergomotion to discover how our TV lifts can be incorporated into your cabinet or unit.
Like the name suggests, our focus is on ergonomics. Our mission is to improve your comfort using cleverly engineered technology, no matter what your needs are.
Want to learn how you can give your theatre room that extra dash of character?