Guide on Essential Home Theater Elements

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Guide on Essential Home Theater Elements

A home theater system is one of the most exciting entertainment options that provides you and your family years of continued enjoyment. The thought of selecting components for a home theater might seem a daunting task, so we’ve put together this guide on essential home theater elements to assure an excellent private theater experience in your Dubai home.

Distraction-free Environment

Here we are referring to a quiet room that can support acoustical dynamic range. A poorly designed room that cannot preserve a low noise reduces the quality of the experience. Imagine watching the movie Gladiator without the sound of the wind in the desert or all the metal noises during fight scenes. The emotional effect would be diminished. But with a high-performance audio system, you’ll experience every detail and nuance within a film. The additional resources required to create a well-executed home theater system are worth the superior results.

Video Display Device

Within a home theater, the visual experience is certainly an important one to consider. After all, isn’t the idea to bring the movie theater experience home? The size and layout of the room will determine the size of the screen that the space can accommodate. Whether you want to hide the projection screen in the ceiling or have it rise from the floor, Automation & Co will make the design process easy so you get the best view from every seat in the room.


To ensure the right viewing environment within a home theater, careful placement of lighting is essential. Front projectors generally require darkness for the best viewing experience, but a properly designed dedicated home theater also requires accent lighting so guests can safely and easily enter and move about the space.

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Much like the video screen selection, the size, and type of room will impact the type of loudspeakers you choose. Whether speakers are in-wall, in-room, or behind an acoustically transparent projection screen, Automation & Co will carefully choose which approach is best for you.

Component Rack

Besides a screen, projector, and speakers, there are other pieces of equipment necessary to run your home theater. The surround sound processor, video switcher, and power amplifiers, are necessary components between your streaming media devices, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and cable or satellite boxes to make your system complete. Typically home theater rooms have a dedicated space, such as a closet, where these components live.

We cover some of the basics of a home theater, but as you might imagine there are a number of other elements that make up the space such as seating, acoustical treatments, and control systems. If you’d like to discuss designing a home theater, please contact us. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

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