Shedding Light on Home TheatresYou don't need a PHD in Advanced Optics or be a card-carrying member of your high school's A/V club to know that unwanted ambient light can completely ruin your movie watching experience at home. Think about it, what is the point in filling your media room with every home theatre bell and whistle when their net effect can be nullified by light beaming through the slats of your Venetian blinds? Two thumbs down, way down.
Our Home Theatre/Lab Black-Out Side and Sill systems are the perfect solution for your cinematic conundrum. But like every good movie, you need a solid foundation to work from before you can experience the special effects our system of blinds can provide. So let's start with the room itself.
To create your own media room/home theatre always try and select a room that has the least amount of daylight - like a basement or extra bedroom. Consider repainting the room with a neutral color (i.e. grays, matte silver) to further improve how colors will appear on screen. Even your carpet plays an important role in your maximizing your total viewing experience. The thicker and softer your carpet, the better your sound quality in the room.
Now all light isn't evil. In fact, the right type of light used properly can actually improve your eye's ability to process the picture playing on screen and help reduce eyestrain. Try installing a light fixture or placing a lamp behind the TV or monitor, but don't use anything brighter than a 10 or 15-watt incandescent bulb.
Cue the blinds! As we said earlier, it would be a shame to go through the process of creating a media room with a killer system if you still have unwanted glare on your screen. You can simply and affordably achieve near total black-out conditions by installing our Home Theatre/Lab Black-Out Side and Sill system. The system is made up of a main roller shade with Black-Out Fabrics that block a majority of the light from the window while Side and Sill Channels conceals light leakage around the perimeter.
Now that you have the perfect media room with the perfect blinds you can finally enjoy movies the way they were meant to be experienced - just don't forget the popcorn.