The home cinema – a perfect installation for your Central Scotland home?

The way we watch TV is changing.

Gone are the days when we were all crowded around a small, black and white TV in the corner in the corner of the room. TVs got big. And now they are curved, light and offer viewing experiences in 3D.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better along came the possibility of home cinema. And for the consumer looking for a great way of viewing everything from their favourite soap opera to the latest film releases, there are a wide variety of home cinema installations for their Central Scotland home to choose from. Here we take a look at just one of them – the projector.

The projector – not just for the boardroom

Projectors are small, light but incredibly powerful:

  • Size – projectors produce images of around 90” to 120”, far bigger (and some would argue better picture quality) that the majority of flat screen TVs
  • Cost – the front-end projector as they are sometimes called, are possibly the least expensive piece of technology that you can buy today, making home cinema installations in Central Scotland well within your budget!
  • Space saving – unlike large TVS, projectors are more easily accommodated within the home. They can be wall or ceiling mounted, cables can be hidden away but the projection is second to none.
  • Portable – having said that, the beauty of projectors is that they can fully portable from room to room, hence if you have not fixed on one room as the place for your home cinema, then you can move it from place to place, without compromising on quality of the picture.

Having said that…

There are a few cons to using projectors in home installations in Central Scotland homes;

  • They work best in darkened rooms, rather than the lounge with thin curtains – some people find this a little off putting but to get the best viewing experience in any home cinema, darkness if key. Black out blinds can suffice, but many people find that the transformation of the cellar into a home cinema fits the bill…
  • Projectors need maintaining – projectors used in home cinema installations in a Central Scotland home will need maintaining, unlike the TV which is simply switched on or off. Projectors are operated with a bulb which can be expensive to replace and, depending on viewing time may need replacing every 2 to 3 years.
  • Sound – you will need to also invest in a separate sound system as the sound within a projector is not the best
  • Connections – if you like to do other stuff, such as gaming etc. you may find that you need extra cables to maintain a connection.

People who have invested in home cinema installations in their Central Scotland home have never looked back – will you?

Where We Can Help

Mathers Satellites provide home cinema services across Central Scotland:

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Cumbernauld, Hamilton, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Falkirk, Stirling, Irvine, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Wishaw, Clydebank, Bearsden, Cambuslang, Newton Mearns, Bishopbriggs, Renfrew, Bellshill, Blantyre, Dumbarton, Kirkintilloch, Clarkston, Bathgate, Stenhousemuir, Barrhead, Kilwinning, Giffnock, Uddingston, Penicuik, Johnstone, Erskine, Larkhall


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