Does A Home Theater Room Have To Be Big?

By XGIMI Tech - 2022-05

Introduction

Although one may assume a large room is needed when building a home theater, it is pretty easy to build one in smaller living spaces, especially when incorporating specific small home theater room design ideas. You need a few items like a smart projector, recliner chairs, and external speakers to create a fully immersive movie viewing experience within your home. 

A smart projector is an integral part of a home theater projector installation as they offer a clear picture and video quality regardless of a room's size. Such is possible because all projectors have throw ratios that provide multiple screen sizes at various distances to fit most walls, screens, and room sizes, so they are functional in both large and small rooms. 

In this article, we will discuss easy ways to create a home theater and how XGIMI projectors like HORIZON Pro, AURA, HORIZON, and Elfin are great for setting up a small home theater with their beautiful features. 

What Can Build A Small Home Theater Room With Any Budget?

Family movie nights are lovely moments, and a home theater room can make them even better and more memorable. Even with your small apartment, you can set up a small home theater with any budget with the following: 

Smart home projector

Arguably the essential part of a home theater setup, smart projectors have several unique features that make them an excellent fit for small home theaters. They come with built-in speakers, so you would not need external audio equipment. Some of these devices also have built-in entertainment and streaming sources to give you a fantastic home theater experience at an affordable price. The following features come with smart projectors:

  • Throw ratio: A projector's throw ratio determines the image size it can project from a certain distance away. For instance, with a 1.2:1 throw ratio, a projector can display images on a 10ft screen in width from 12ft away. Most projectors provide a wide range of throw distances that can project various screen sizes to display excellently in any room, whether big or small. 
  • Brightness: Home projectors have brightness levels that range from 2000+ ANSI lumens, so viewers can enjoy videos and movies in different light conditions, making them ideal for small home theater use.
  • Resolution: These devices have 4K or 1080p resolution to display crystal clear images, thus providing an immersive viewing experience much clearer than traditional projectors.
  • Built-in speakers: A good audio experience contributes to a great cinematic experience. Some projectors are designed with high-quality built-in speakers, so you do not have to buy external sound equipment and enjoy audio enough to fill a small theater room and make it lively.
  • Imaging features: With features like HDR10, which displays life-like videos by providing an excellent color ratio, and MEMC, which produces super low image blur to keep fast-paced movies and games sharp, smart projectors provide the cinematic experience fit for small home theaters. 
  • Screen size: Most projectors provide widescreen viewing as they have large screens between 30-200 inches from various suitable throw distances, thus offering you more flexibility when setting up your home theater projector regardless of the room's size. 
  • Built-in entertainment/Multiple ports: Some smart projectors have built-in entertainment as they offer Android TV, while most of them have several connections like HDMI, LAN, USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi that allow the use of other smart devices for an excellent small room theater experience. 

Seating

Comfort and convenience are essential in a small home theater room setup and is provided in the form of chairs. However, the seating arrangement of the small room theater depends mainly on the room's size and the number of guests. Recliners are excellent choices for small room theaters, but small couches and chairs with good support will also be good if space is minimal. 

Sound 

Room filling sound goes a long way in providing an excellent home theater experience. Although external sound systems provide a rich audio experience, the built-in speakers of some smart projectors can provide a room-filling audio experience for small home room theaters, saving you the cost of an external sound system.  

Home theater room can make movie nights better and more memorable.

Best XGIMI Projectors For Home Theaters

XGIMI projectors provide an excellent cinematic and immersive movie and gaming experience for every home theater room, whether big or small. XGIMI's HORIZON Pro, AURA, HORIZON, and Elfin are fantastic for home theaters of any size with these fantastic features: 

XGIMI HORIZON Pro (4K Home Projector) 

Large screen/Throw ratio: HORIZON Pro has a 1.2:1 throw ratio which means displays can be projected on a 10ft screen from 12ft away, making it ideal for small home theater use. Its screen size of 30-200 inches also supports distance viewing in big or small rooms.
4K UHD/2200 ANSI lumens: HORIZON Pro displays crisp videos with 4K ultra-high-definition resolution and 2200 ANSI lumens brightness level, which provides an immersive viewing experience in a small room theater.
Intelligent Screen Adaption: (ISA) technology delivers easy usability and set up through:
○ Obstacle Avoidance for resizing the image to avoid objects in the projection zone,
○ Autofocus for stunning, crystal-clear visuals,
○Auto Keystone correction for adjusting the display up to ±45° horizontally or vertically to produce a rectangular image, and
○Smart Screen Alignment for resizing the dimensions of the projections to fit the screen.
MEMC: Provides a low latency which results in low image blur in fast-paced movies and games, enhancing the viewing experience.
HDR10: Offers an impressive contrast ratio for a cinematic experience during the day or at night.
Harman Kardon sound: Features two built-in 8W Harman Kardon speakers that complement its high-quality display with an incredible audio experience that fills every small room with Hi-Fi audio for all you love to watch.
 ● X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Provides real-life video display, resulting in an immersive movie experience ideal for home theater.
Multiple ports: Supports 2× HDMI, 2× USB, 1×LAN, and 1×Headphone (3.55 mm) to provide multiple connections options and simplify usability.
Chromecast built-in/Bluetooth/WiFi: Supports Chromecast built-in, allowing viewers to cast content directly from their phones and smart devices, and features Bluetooth and WiFi for easy connection with other smart devices.
Android TV: Offers Android TV ™ and gives access to over 5000 apps like HBO Max, Disney+, and Hulu so that viewers can enjoy endless entertainment for your home theater setup.

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XGIMI AURA (4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector)

4K UHD/2400 ANSI lumens: AURA offers viewers a memorable home theater experience as its 4K resolution produces clear and sharp images. It also comes with 2400 ANSI lumens brightness which allows viewers to enjoy a cinematic experience at any time of the day.
Ultra-short throw technology: UST technology provides a 120 inches screen from just 11.7 inches away from any wall, thus making it ideal for small room theater use as you can enjoy a high-quality display even within the limited space.
X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Produces displays with color depth, making movies look realistic and lifelike for a fantastic home theater experience.
●  Harman Kardon sound: Comes with built-in two tweeters and two woofers, each at 15W, which deliver room-filling sound to provide a truly immersive cinematic experience.
●   MEMC: Offers low image blur, so fast-paced videos are displayed.
Multiple ports: Supports 3× HDMI, 3× USB, 1× LAN, and 1× Headphone providing connection options.
Chromecast/Bluetooth/WiFi: Direct streaming from your smart devices is possible through the built-in Chromecast, while Bluetooth and WiFi serve as advanced connectivity.
Android TV: Supports Android TV™, which offers easy access to over 5000 apps like Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu for unlimited entertainment.

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XGIMI Horizon  (1080p Home Projector)

Large screen/Throw ratio: Features a 1.2:1 throw ratio which projects display on a 10ft screen from 12ft away while its screen of 30-200 inches supports distance viewing, making it ideal for small home theater use.
● 1080p FHD/2200 ANSI lumens: HORIZON has 1080p resolution and 2200 ANSI lumens, allowing viewers to enjoy a crystal-clear immersive home theater experience.
Intelligent Screen Adaption: (ISA) technology delivers easy usability and set up through:
○ Obstacle Avoidance for resizing the image to avoid objects in the projection zone,
○ Autofocus for stunning, crystal-clear visuals,
○Auto Keystone correction for adjusting the display up to ±45° horizontally or vertically to produce a rectangular image, and
○Smart Screen Alignment for resizing the dimensions of the projections to fit the screen.
MEMC: Delivers a low latency with low image blur, keeping fast-paced videos sharp and crisp while projected.
HDR10: Features an excellent contrast ratio that allows viewers to enjoy movies in different light conditions.
Harman Kardon sound: Comes with built-in 8W Harman Kardon speakers, which produce top-notch audio quality, resulting in an immersive experience for small home theaters.
●  X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Produces sharp color depth and real-life displays, which would make movie viewing experiences exciting.
Multiple ports: Supports 2× HDMI, 2× USB, 1× LAN, and 1× headphone (3.55mm), providing connection options with laptops and gaming consoles.
Chromecast built-in/Bluetooth/WiFi: Comes with Chromecast built-in for casting movies directly from smart devices, Bluetooth, and WiFi, which serve as advanced connection options with other smart devices. 
Android TV: Offers Android TV™, which gives access to over 5000 apps like HBO Max, Disney+, and Hulu to keep your home theater lively.

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XGIMI Elfin (1080p Home Projector)

Design: Features a thin and lightweight design which is compact and ideal for small room home theaters as it does not take up space and is easily stored.
1080p FHD resolution/800 ANSI lumens: Elfin comes with 1080p FHD resolution that produces crystal-clear video displays and 800 ANSI lumens that supports use in various lighting conditions.
Large screen/Throw ratio: Its maximum 200-inch screen and 1.2:1 throw ratio make it great for small room theaters as it can produce clear displays in small spaces.
Harman Kardon sound: Has two 5W built-in speakers, which provide rich, quality sounds that fill a small room theater eliminating the need for external sound.
Intelligent Screen Alignment: ISA technology facilitates ease of setup and usability with:
○ Autofocus for crisp images,
○Auto Keystone correction for a properly-aligned rectangular image from side projection,
○Obstacle Avoidance for scaling the image to keep it away from obstructing objects, and
○Intelligent Screen Alignment for automatically resizing the projection to fit the projector screen
X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Enhances image clarity and produces real-life video displays, which results in an immersive viewing experience for elderly users.
Multiple ports: Has 2× HDMI, 2× USB, 1× LAN, and 1× headphone (3.55mm) for connecting with laptops and gaming consoles.
Chromecast built-in/Bluetooth/WiFi: Elfin has multiple advanced connections like Chromecast, Bluetooth, and WiFi to support other Apple and Android devices.
Android TV: Runs with Android TV™, which gives easy access to over 5,000 apps like Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max, thus providing non-stop entertainment every day.

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Conclusion

Every home, even small ones, can have a home theater room as the room does not have to be enormous. Smart projectors are great for small room theaters as they have throw ratios and multiple screen sizes, which provide flexibility in small room projections. 

XGIMI's HORIZON Pro, AURA HORIZON, and Elfin are amazing projectors ideal for small home theater use. 

To learn how to set up a home theater, click here.

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