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How to Create the Ultimate Home Theatre
for Winter

Let’s face it, with what’s going on we’re all watching much more TV than ever before and the anticipation of a home movie night is slipping away. But as winter approaches, now is the perfect time to reignite the excitement of a cosy night-in and create the ultimate home cinema experience for you and your family to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking forward to putting some of the best kid’s movies, chick flicks or date night movies up on the big screen, we’ll help you create an in-home cinema experience so good you’ll forget what a movie theatre actually is (or at least – nearly!).

What do you need from your home theatre?

Immersive imagery with a 4K or 8K TV

Open up a world of clarity, definition and texture in your home-viewing with a 4K TV or 8K TV. The resolution of 4K or 8K invites you to immerse yourself in something new - join an animated world, get in on the action or adventure, or just enjoy some downtime together as a family.

Say goodbye to anticlimactic film scenes with dull imagery and give your favourite movies and shows the justice they deserve, with explosive visuals and cinema-quality definition in the comfort of your own home. And what if you want to watch something that hasn’t been mastered with 4K? No stress! Everything you watch will be automatically upscaled into 4K or 8K for stunningly vivid colour and detail.

Wondering what the difference between 4K and 8K is? Not to worry, click here to learn more.

Powerful audio with a Soundbar

Combine exceptional 4K or 8K visuals with the powerful, cinematic audio of a Soundbar. Slimmer and sleeker than ever, you can tuck a soundbar perfectly under your TV and the rear speakers can sit comfortably on a bookshelf for a fully immersive aural experience. Don’t let their lightweight and compact physique let you doubt their ability, a soundbar’s audio is never compromised by size, producing powerful audio only a step away from reality!

Happy streaming with Xbox One, Google Chromecast or Apple TV

Xbox One is for way more than just gaming, now you can stream 4K Ultra HD video on Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and more, all with the powerful audio of Dolby Atmos! Alternatively, if you’re looking for a streaming device but not much of a gamer, you can try Google Chromecast or Apple TV, both of which offer access to thousands of apps* for streaming movies, TV shows, music and more. You’ll never be out of exciting options for movie nights - re-visit the classics or get inspired with something new, as fresh content is released on most streaming services every month!

Delicious treats with a Popcorn Maker

Now what says ‘movie night’ more than the buttery, delicious taste (and smell) of popcorn? Complete with a butter-melting tray, the Sunbeam Popcorn Maker can cook up 12 cups of popcorn, whilst simultaneously melting the butter for coating. This is definitely one to surprise the kids with and makes the perfect movie night treat for all the family.

Top Tip: Try finding some red and white striped boxes to eat your popcorn from – you’ll feel right at the movies!

Cosy nights with a Heated Throw Blanket

Those chilly winter nights wouldn’t be complete without a cosy blanket to snuggle up with, especially when you’ve sat down to watch a movie! With the Sunbeam Weighted Blanket or the Dimplex Fleece Heated Throw, you’ll never get cold toes again. Simply plug the blanket in 10 minutes before your movie is set to begin (a good time to prepare your popcorn), then sit down and enjoy the cosy comforts of your toasty blanket. Not to mention, they’re an extremely cost-effective way to keep warm during the winter months.

Create ambience with Fairy Lights

Complete your home theatre setup with the ambient glow of lights around your home. Discover the magic of the Philips Hue Light Strip and the Lenovo Smart LED Light Strip which can run along your shelves, under your TV or around the edges of your ceiling to create a ‘movie under the stars’ feel. Additionally, with the Philips Hue Lights you can sync them to the movie your watching and see how the lights respond to dramatic scenes in the film.

Now that you have your list of essentials, you can get busy putting our tips into practice and create the ultimate home theatre for you and your family to enjoy. Shop our range of the latest TVs, newest home audio and some of the best media players in the market.

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