This won’t be a dissertation on the current economic state of our country, rather a shameless plug as to why you should not put off creating a media or theatre room. Here is our top ten list of why everyone can justify and should have their own high performance home theatre.
1. You no longer need to leave the house to watch movies in a theatre like environment. Invite friends and family over and enjoy the superior picture and sound of the lates release on Blu Ray, HDTV or satellite for that matter. Shaw even has High Definition pay per views.
2. It costs a fraction of the movie theatre even if you amortize the cost of the equipment and movies over a few years. $100 bill for a family of four is not un heard of. It doesn’t take long to justify the purchase price.
3. It’s cold out now and no one I know likes going out in -30 weather for a 90 minute 20 dollar per person movie theatre experience
4. Quality of your professionally installed and calibrated home theatre is far superior to that of any movie theatre in this area. Since movie theatres fired all of the real projectionists it’s completely gone down hill. Most theatres are using over decade old equipment that in most cases has never been updated or properly maintained.
5. New movie releases are closer to the theatre release date than ever before and soon they will be available at the same time
6. Pay per view specials. Nothing beats having 10 of your best friends over to argue about the UFC fight your screening. Everyone kick in 10 bucks and its paid for. No blurry bar screens and over priced drinks.
7. You always know where your kids are. If you have the theatre, the kids are at your house, and that is a good thing. You have a reason for the kids to hang out and it keeps the family together
8. You have never played Wii bowling until you do it on a 100″ screen with surround sound.
9. It’s a great excuse to finish the basement properly and get rid of the old weight set, your college record collection, 20 year old furniture and cement floor.
10. It there when you want it. With PVR technology and Blu Ray you watch what you want whenever you want. Time management experts should pay attention to this one. Besides that I don’t know anyone, ever who gets rid of a theatre for lack of use. That’s something I can’t say about cars, exercise equipment, hot tubs, pool tables and many other things.
Give it some serious consideration, it really is worth it.