Build an amazing home theater system the easy way
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Build an amazing home theater system the easy way

Learn how to convert any room into a fantastic home theater in just one day without breaking the bank
3.1 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
67 students enrolled
Created by Miguel Hernandez
Last updated 12/2014
English [Auto-generated]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Convert any room into an awesome home theatre in one day
  • Choose the right projector
  • Choose the right screen
  • Install and adjust a projection screen
  • Install and adjust a projector
  • Course includes lists with all the required parts and tools
  • You will need to at least buy a projector and a projection screen.
  • A complete list of all the parts and tools needed for this project is included in the course.

Since I was a kid I always dreamed of having my own home theater.
There is something magical about watching your favourite movies on a big screen, right?
But even more magical is the concept of bringing that same feeling into your own home.

The problem is that recreating that experience at home was simply too costly. Let alone I always thought you had to own a big home to have the luxury of a dedicated room for big screen movie watching.

Things have changed! Advanced projection technology has become much more affordable these days.

So after some research a figured out how I could turn the living room inside my small 700 s/f apartment into the home theatre I always dreamed of.

In this course I'll teach you exactly how I did it so you can too enjoy movies, docs, sports, and games like never before on a huge screen without breaking the bank.

You will learn:

  • How to design your own home theatre projection setup
  • How to choose the right projector
  • How to choose the right projection screen
  • How to install and adjust your screen
  • How to install and adjust your brand new projector
  • Affordable options for your sound system
  • Even how to cook the perfect popcorn for maximum film ecstasy!

The best part is that once you have all the parts and tools you'll be able to install everything in less than a day. Start Saturday morning and watch your first movie in the evening!

I've taken the time to include a complete list of exactly all the parts and tools you will need to replicate my projection system.

Don't worry if you never grabbed a hammer before. I made this tutorial so easy to follow even a baby poodle could finish this project with flying colors.

Ready? It's time to give your living room the Hollywood touch! oh yeah!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to install an affordable projection system at home
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:23:35
+ Introduction
3 lectures 03:03

Learn what we will cover in this course.

Preview 00:16

Miguel explains why having your own home projector is the best thing since sliced queso.

Preview 01:35

A quick overview of all the parts that make up my awesome projection system.

Projection System overview
+ Parts and Tools
9 lectures 30:38

Miguel lists and talks about all the parts needed for this project.

List of all parts

You may have some of them already but just in case here are the exact tools Miguel used to build his home projection system.

List of all tools required

Learn what to look for when choosing a projector.

Preview 03:10

Projector central is bar none the best online resource about projectors. Miguel gives an overview of how to find the right projector for your home and how to use the projector calculator to determine important dimensions for your design.

How to use Projector Central to find the best projectors

Learn what to look for on a projection screen.

Choosing a screen

Learn about the main aspect ratio types for projection screens.

Preview 02:55

What is it better? a low or a high screen gain? Miguel teaches you what gain is so you can make the right choice.

Understanding screen gain

There are thounsands of options available for projector mount brackets. Miguel teaches you what to look for when buying a mount bracket.

Choosing a projector mount bracket

Unless you are using your projection screen to add a fancy virtual view to your apartment you'll want to listen to your movies. Miguel talks about the main options for sound from cheap to expensive.

Sound Systems options
+ Designing your Home Theatre system
5 lectures 14:52

Now that you have selected your projector, screen, and mount bracket is time to figure out how to install everything in the right place. For that we need to take out our measuring tape, pen and paper and start taking some dimensions. Vamos!

Design overview

Step by step process to determine the exact anchor holes for your projection screen.

Calculating screen position

Making sure the center of your projector lens is perfectly positing with respect to the screen is crucial to ensure perfect image alignment. Miguel teaches you how to determine the exact place where your projector needs to be achored to on the ceiling.

Calculate Projector position

Learn to determine the distance from the center of the projector lens to the top of the projected image.
Also learn about vertical shift adjustment and a type of undesirable image distortion called "keystoning".

Vertical shift and Keystoning

Learn a quick way to determine how long the projector HDMI and power cables need to be for your system.

Calculate cable lengths needed
+ Screen Installation
5 lectures 14:15

15 steps separate you and your screen from total screen installation.

Preview 01:03

Steps 1 to 11. Miguel covers all the steps required to install your screen.. but wait.. we are not done just yet!

Screen installation guide

Learn how to install the screen control box and run the power cable through cord channel.

Screen control box and cables installation

Make sure both the control box and remote control work and that the screen goes up and down without any problem or weird noises.

Test screen motor

Is the screen dropping to far? no problemo. Miguel teaches you in super mega detail how to adjust your spanking brand new drop and retraction limits like you've never seen before.

Adjust screen Drop and Retraction limits

Learning which way to turn the ajusting knobs is crucial or you may damage your screen.
Let's make sure you got it right!

Adjusting drop and retraction limit on an Antra projection screen
3 questions
+ Projector Installation
6 lectures 20:47
Projector installation steps overview

Pay close attention cause even some of these steps seem obvious you don't want to miss any or your projector may fall from the ceiling and your dreams may be shattered. Patience we are almost there!

Projector installation guide

So close to the moment of truth! the last thing we need to do before we start making that delicious pop corn is to line up the projector image so it fits perfectly inside our projection screen. Let's do it!

Adjusting the projector image

Watch how I convert my plain living room into an amazing home theatre in just 60 seconds. You'll never be the same after watching this, trust me.

Preview 02:18

Talking about popcorn. Since I installed the projection system at home we consume buckets of popcorn.
We've tried almost every recipe and microwave option out there and eventually settled for this 5 min popcorn recipe. To keep it lean we use less oil and butter than most people but it still tasted fantastic!

Preview 02:19

It's been a wild ride into home projection kingdom and I want to thank you for sticking with me all the way through.
And if you skipped any lectures is fine and won't hold it against you as long as you promise me you won't deny yourself the gift of an awesome home theatre experience at home. You can do it!

Final thoughts and Thank you!