Immerse yourself with Fantastic, jaw dropping visuals,razor-sharp lifelike images and spine tingling audio in your own Home Theatre.
Home cinema should be all about fun, the enjoyment of watching your favourite movies & tv on the big screen with your family and friends. We have installed home theatres in Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok), Hong Kong and Myanmar. Our design and consultancy services are available worldwide including the United Kingdom.
Scroll down to read about the design process, Scroll further to learn about our previous installs in Thailand and some of our unique cinema products, like acoustic foam and popcorn machines, and a Home Cinema FAQ.
Home Cinema Design Process
Designing a Home Theatre System starts out with the customer, we listen and understand what your wish is, your Home cinema is brought to life by us.
At each stage we bring expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail - it is the Design stage however that points towards a successful project. While each theater project is an individual experience; our design process resembles;
- Initial Consultation
We meet with you or your representatives and listen to what you want from a home cinema or media room.
Our initial proposal gives you an idea of what to expect in terms of cost and timescales.
- Conceptual Plan
A conceptual plan is drawn up, this non-technical drawing is used for further discussion and ideas.
- AutoCad Plan
This is the final technical plan of your cinema.
Whether you are looking for a living room, media room or dedicated cinema, good design at the start will be key to having the best possible experience.
Before meeting with us it is worthwhile having a think about the following;
- Screen Size
What screen size you would like, think BIG as HD content means brilliant sharp images at any size.
- Projector or TV based
Do you want a home theatre projection screen or big TV to watch.
- Dedicated Cinema or Living Room
If you have a spare room or space under the swimming pool, a dedicated room is nice, you can use a projector and fit in some cool home theatre seats - but a Living Room setup is also a lot of fun.
- Surround Sound
Home Cinema typically starts at 5.1 surround sound, that's 5 speakers (Left, Centre, Right, Rear L, Rear R) and a Subwoofer. For larger rooms a 7.1 or 9.1 setup or even Dolby Atmos setup might suit, Dolby Atmos adds additional ceiling speakers.
Home Cinema Setup & Configuration
Designing the home theatre properly is a great start, engineering the installation correctly is good, the home cinema must be properly setup and configured though, for you to get the very best out of the system and have the most enjoyable movie experience.
THX and CEDIA qualified, we use a range of audio and video test signals to measure and adjust colour, sharpness, tint, bass, treble, delay and a host of other settings so that your cinema looks and sounds amazing.
We have a reputation for getting the very best out of your equipment, our installs outperform most installs costing significantly more.
Our Home Cinema Installs in Thailand
We design and install throughout Thailand including; Phuket, Hua Hin, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Our cinema designer (and MD) Ben Hobbs is CEDIA and THX certified and can help engineer a custom room just for you, helping to bring your home to life.
Below are some previous home cinemas;
This Home Cinema was completed for a customer on the West coast of Phuket. A retrofit install, there was an unused area underneath the swimming pool after he'd completed construction of the villa, we were asked to turn it into a home cinema. This home was featured in KNX today as a Smart Home case study.
This cinema features;
92" HD Grey Screen, leather cinema recliners, 5.1 surround sound, media centre, 1080p video projector and one-touch remote.
Shark Week Cinema
This Cinema was built for someone in the film and TV industry in their Phuket villa, they wanted an area they could escape to and watch movies. This home cinema is just off the Master Bedroom and required acoustic material to isolate the sound inside the room.
This cinema features;
100" Cinema screen, 5.1 surround sound (rears are in-ceiling), 1080p video projector, Xbox and one-touch remote.
Star Wars Cinema
This cinema was designed specifically to offer the very best in image quality, muted blacks and dark colours throughout help to control light levels and really make the image on screen POP. The villa is rented out on a regular basis and the home cinema room is a real hit with the guests.
This cinema features;
100" High Definition Screen, leather cinema recliners, 7.1 surround sound, 1080p projector, Media centre and one-touch remote.
This home cinema is a relaxing fun room, featuring wood paneling and silk padding on the walls - As well as helping the acoustics the design looks great. The comfy wide sofas and cushions invite you to sit back and enjoy the movie.
A one-touch remote control from harmony makes it easy to control, press one button and the A/V receiver, DVD Player, Apple TV, Media Centre, Projector and Aircon all turn on. After watching your movie one button turns it all off.
This cinema features;
92" Screen, 5.1 surround sound, 1080p projector, media centre, AppleTV and on-touch remote.
Iron Man Cinema
This beautiful cinema was completed for a repeat customer of ours, he wanted an entertainment areas that really stood out for his guests, friends and family to enjoy. Nine motorised recliners, plush carpeted floors and mood lighting make it feel like a very special experience.
This cinema features;
120" HD Grey Screen, motorised leather recliners, starfield ceiling, Marantz 5.1 THX surround sound with two 12" subwoofers, 1080p projector, media centre, Playstation, Xbox and one-touch remote.
This colourful cinema was completed for a customer in Hua Hin. The front speakers are mounted into the front cabinetry to give the whole front stage a nice clutter free feel. The owner completed the decor with custom curtains and wall stencils.
This cinema features;
100" High Def Grey Screen, Onkyo 5.1 surround sound with one 12" subwoofer, 1080p projector, media centre, Blu Ray player and one-touch harmony remote.
Other Cinema Installs in Thailand
We've been installing home theatres since 2004 and have successfully completed many installs, below are some of the other great cinemas we've installed for home owners in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok.
Home Cinema Products
As well as custom designed home cinemas, media rooms and entertainment centres we also supply a range of custom made cinema equipment to trade and retail throughout SE Asia.
Home Theatre Seating
Hand made custom theatre recliners, made right here in Thailand using the finest in Italian Leather. These can be fitted with motors for the ultimate in luxury cinema seating or are available in a manual recline. Being custom made for us these are available in just about any colour/finish you wish.
The seats are a modular system and they can be configured for any size or style of room. Available in single seat, love seat and bench seat or a mixture - however you need them. Choose simple arms or add cup holders or tray / remote control holders.
if you want the genuine, full on, 100% authentic movie theatre experience (or you just really like popcorn) then you need one of our cool popcorn machines. They don't just make your cinema look great but they make brilliant popcorn as well.
We also rent the popcorn machines out on a daily basis and sell ready-to-pop popcorn, so if it's just a special occasion or a one off get in contact with us to reserve your machine and choose your flavours.
Treating your room acoustically with foam will not soundproof your room, to do that you would need to ISOLATE the room. Foam treatment helps to address reverberation, echo and slap by absorbing and reflecting sound waves.
By engineering the theatre room for the best sound experience it not only makes voices more intelligible, it also improves the surround sound and clarity of music you are listening to.
Fibre Optic Star Ceilings (Coming Soon)
For that finishing touch to a home cinema, or if you just want the feeling of sitting under the stars at night, get one of our fibre optic star ceiling kits. A starlight ceiling can transform the entire room into an amazing home theatre. Connect the Star ceiling to your lighting system, dimmer or home automation system to really make it sparkle.
Home Cinema FAQ (13 Frequently Asked Questions)
What is Home Cinema?
Home cinema implies a real “cinema experience” at home, normally a dedicated room for watching movies and tv on a BIG screen. A cinema room is expected to add value to your home and become a focus for entertaining and family nights in.
Home Cinema, Home Theatre or Home Theater?
Now this is a tricky one, Home Theatre (in the UK) or Home heater (In the US) used to be the popular name for a dedicated movie watching room but Home Cinema seems to be the de rigueur term, some people also call it a media room although this is more likely a mixed use room, rather than dedicated to big screen movies and television.
Whats in a Home Cinema?
A large screen - from 72 inches to 150 inches (measured diagonally) either projection or an LED TV. The sound system will feature an amplifier (home theatre receiver) which powers either 5, 7 or 9 surround sound speakers (Dolby Atmos adds ceiling speakers) and a subwoofer or two for Bass.
What can I watch?
High definition sources include Blu Ray Discs, Playstation 4, Xbox, Netflix and Media centres, which store hundreds of movies that you browse via a gallery.
What's the picture quality like?
Excellent, High Definition (1080p) and 4k sources are available that are crystal clear at huge screen sizes. Projectors offer a better film experience but Tv's are more practical. Projection based cinema will need light control (being able to turn lights off and close curtains).
What is 4k?
Also known as UHD (Ultra High Definition) it refers to a horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels for home TV and Movies this will be 3840 × 2160 pixels.
Is 4K content available?
Yes, Netflix and Amazon prime have a lot of their TV shows and films available in 4k resolution and some Blu Rays support 4k as well.
What about acoustics?
Every room is unique and everything in the space will change the way it sounds. We work with you to make sure your room sounds great, we can recommend treatments and acoustically engineer the space for you.
How do I control it all?
Easily, our touch screen all-in-one remotes turn on all of the equipment with a single button press, turn everything off at the end with another button press.
Can I hide all the speakers?
Yes we can build speakers into walls, cabinets, ceilings and columns so you don't see them.
What is Dolby Atmos?
Traditional surround soundtracks confine all sounds to the 5.1 or 7.1 channels of a typical home theater setup, Dolby Atmos adds one or two pairs of overhead speakers (a height channel) as well for added immersion, such as when a helicopter flies directly overhead.
Wherabouts in Thailand do you install?
We install Home Theatres in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Bangkok and Hua Hin.
How much is it going to cost?
It's more affordable than many think, our budget packages start at around 199,000 Baht but typically our custom installs fall into the 300-850,000 baht range.