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Does a Home Theater Have to Be Big?

Does a Home Theater Have to Be Big?

Building the ultimate home theater room has everything to do with size, but the size of your room doesn’t have to limit the huge size of your screen. The most important factors to consider are the number of people you plan to host in the theater, the ratio of your display screen to the size of the room’s walls, and how immersive you want the sound in the room to be. All of this can be achieved in a relatively small room.

Build a Home Theater on a Budget

The big screen is the centerpiece of any home theater. This is the item you’ll most likely spend the majority of your budget on, so here are a few tips for selecting the perfect projector. 

The Best Projector for You  

Throw Ratio

  • Turning a small room into a home theater means you definitely can’t use a traditional long-throw projector, so a short-throw or ultra-short-throw projector is your best option. The throw ratio determines the distance needed between a projector and the screen in order to display the desired screen size. As an example, the Formovie THEATER only needs to be placed about 49cm away from the screen to achieve the maximum 150-inch display. 

You can learn more about the perfect throw ratio here.


  • Depending on how much ambient light will be penetrating the room during the day, you have the option of either blocking the light out completely or opting for a projector that’s bright enough to be suitable during the day. The Formovie P1 Projector is best suited for entertaining in the evening with 250 ISO lumens, while the Formovie THEATER has a more powerful 1800 ISO lumens that can entertain well in broad daylight. 

To read more about ANSI lumens, click here.


  • The resolution of an image refers to the number of pixels present in every inch of the displayed image. The higher the number of pixels, the more detailed and beautiful an image will appear to be. The best projectors currently on the market have an ultra-high definition 4K resolution that displays more than 8 million pixels/ square inch. 

Why 4K UHD is the best resolution for your projector here.

Comfortable Seating Arrangement

Assess how many people can fit comfortably in the designated room, and also decide what type of seating will be installed in the room. For a more intimate setting, your theater can have comfortable bean bags scattered all around the room, or you can opt for the more formal arrangement of couches. Either way, it’s important to ensure that everyone always has enough legroom because the main difference between a cinema and a home theater is the amount of freedom you have. 

High-Performance Sound System

The Formovie THEATER comes with a built-in Bowers & Wilkins sound system that’s enhanced by Dolby ATMOS, making this laser TV the complete package. However, if you enjoy the cinematic sound experience offered by really loud speakers, you may want to invest in a surround sound system. 

Projectors for Small Spaces

Formovie’s range of projectors use the latest display technology to deliver an immersive viewing experience for a variety of spaces, indoor and outdoor, and they’re a suitable option for use in small rooms as well.

The Formovie THEATER is one of the best UST projectors currently on the market, and it boasts 1800 ISO lumens of brightness and 4K UHD resolution for a brilliant display in all environments. It has Android TV 11.0, giving you the option of more than 5000 streaming apps to watch at any given time.

The Formovie Mini Projector Dice is a stylish and compact projector that’s best suited for entertaining in dimly lit areas, and it has a 16000 mAH battery so you also have the option to use it when you go camping. It has a Dolby and DTS-certified sound system, as well as Android TV 9.0 making it the complete package.

The Formovie P1 Projector is the most compact option, and it has the power to transform any area into a theater. It may be smaller than the standard tablet, but it can display a large 100-inch screen, and reach peak brightness at 250 ISO lumens. It supports wireless screen casting so you can enjoy your favorite content easily.

Build Your Theater Anywhere

Neither the size of your home nor the size of the rooms should deter you from attaining your dream entertainment area. Follow this guide to turn your home theater dream into a reality.

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