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How to create your very own home cinema system

For as long as people can remember, the cinema has always been one of the best forms of entertainment. Being able to catch your favourite films on the silver screen is a natural pastime for many. Of course, there are those who would much rather prefer watching movies in the comfort of their own home. However, owning your own home cinema system is a costly setup as you will have to factor in many aspects.

This includes but not limited to a large TV with the latest in picture quality, stereo speakers that generate true-to-life sound, and the entire ecosystem surrounding the home cinema system. While many would see it as a tedious task, there are some who do enjoy creating their very own home cinema system.

From laying in the foundation to your living room and seeing it comes to life, there’s a certain gratification that comes with it when it’s complete. Of course, you will have to build a home cinema to suit the design of your current living space. This allows the entire ecosystem to complement its surroundings. With technology spearheading towards smart home living, it’ll only be a matter of time before everyone converts to having a home cinema system.

LG Signature OLED W8

When it comes to OLED TVs, no one makes it better than LG, so much so that the likes of Apple are purchasing OLED display panels for its iPhone X from LG. In laymen terms, OLED means organic light-emitting diode, which LG promises will provide you with the truest blacks and the most vibrant of colours.

The TV in question is the LG Signature OLED W8, which comes in two sizes: 65- or 77-inches. The main feature of the LG Signature OLED W8 is its ultra-thin wallpaper design, allowing it to blend seamlessly into the background. It is a 4K cinema HDR smart TV with LG’s own artificial intelligence built-in, the LG ThinQ.

It also comes with the LG α9 Intelligent Processor, providing true-to-life images with unprecedented richness, sharpness, and depth to its colour. Very rarely do you come across a TV that hits all the right notes in a home cinema system, until now. (Image credit: LG)


Sony 4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector

If a 4K TV just doesn’t cut it for you, you can opt for a 4K projector instead. This provides a more immersive experience to your home cinema system. And no projector does it better than the Sony 4K SXRD Home Cinema projector. It promises native 4K resolution, which is the resolution defined by the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) for theatre distribution.

The Sony 4K projector is capable of enhancing the overall experience of movie-watching with its Reality Creation technology. This analyses the images down to its pixel level, which will then enhance the overall quality of the picture without any digital noise. Colours are also bright and vibrant thanks to Sony’s TRILUMINOS technology while achieving deeper blacks with the SXRD panel.

From action to adventure and everything else in-between, the Sony 4K projector promises life-life imagery with Motionflow technology. 3D videos are also recommended as the projector has a built-in 3D transmitter. (Image Credit: Sony)


Panasonic DMP-BDT180GA

The common theme of building a home cinema system is to ensure everything is 4K compatible. That is because 4K resolution is the best way to enjoy your movies, which promises the best in true-to-life imagery and colour. While many enjoy streaming movies these days, the Panasonic DMP-BDT180GA Blu-Ray player is capable of making Blu-Ray movies look even better.

Thanks to its built-in 4K Upscaling, it can turn any Full HD movie into 4K-like quality. It does so by adding extra pixels that aren’t usually found in a Full HD movie. The Blu-Ray player can also connect with various cameras and camcorders, which can easily playback 4K content that is captured on your camera. If you’re not into amassing a collection of Blu-Ray discs, you can always connect to various streaming sites like Netflix and YouTube for online content. (Image Credit: Panasonic)


KEF T305 Home Theatre Speaker System

Once you have decided on the right type of TV or projector as well as Blu-Ray player, the last item you will need to complete your home cinema system is a set of speakers.From soundbars to stand-alone speakers, there are many options in the market to choose from, it can be a hassle on deciding which works best for you.

The KEF T305 home theatre speaker system is one of the best all-round speaker packages you can find on the market. It comes with four satellite speakers, one soundbar, and a subwoofer, providing you with the crisp sound that is only found in the cinema. The speakers are designed to be attached to your walls, right next to your TV to abide by its ‘slim-is-in’ design.

Stored within the speakers are several landmark innovations: a new ultra-low profile bass and midrange driver as well as a large, fully-vented tweeter. What’s astonishing of the KEF T305 is that all of its innovations are stored in a 35mm deep cabinet within the speakers. (Image Credit: KEF)


How to create your very own home cinema system

Wi-Liam Teh

Senior Writer

Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.


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