How to Setup Home Theater Seating

There are a number of elements that make up a decent home theatre system and having more money invested in a home theatre does not automatically make it better. The trinity of home theatres involves the size and quality of the image, the sound and the seating. Most movie goers often choose the theatre with the best seating as a factor when the other two points are the same.

There is no need to spend too much money on seating as all one really needs are comfortable seats or sofas. So whatever you find yourself comfortable on can be used in your home theatre.


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    The first step to setting up the theatre seating is to make sure that the screen, projector and surround sound system are all set up. This is important because the seating should be the last thing that comes in. The groundwork needs to be laid out first and all the wiring needs to be secured in place.

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    Bring the seats or sofas in one at a time. Begin by lining up the front row. These should have the lower seats which are less in height. In case of a flat room, the lowest seats should be placed here otherwise, if the room is tiered then it should not be a problem.

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    The next step involves setting up the second row and beyond. The first row is important because it sets the tone for the rest of the seating arrangement.

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    Make sure you leave a small gap between the seats for a table. The table can hold a low light dim lamp as well as a compartment for snacks and will prove to be a nice platform where one can place drinks on, instead of having to hold them on your lap.

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    The seating should also be placed in such a way that if one was to recline their seat then it should not disturb the person directly behind them. So allow enough space for that.

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    Leave the sides open as well as an aisle down the centre. This will allow whoever wishes to leave the theatre for whatever purpose to do so at any given time without disturbing the rest of the audience.

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