Home Entertainment In The Present Day
There was a time – and it is not in the far-distant past, either – when if you wanted to see a film you would have to go to the cinema to enjoy it.
As time went on, the possibility of watching a film of your choice was extended into the home by the development of video playing machines, which would let you either buy or rent a movie for the purpose of watching on your home television – but the difference in picture quality between the video and the cinema screen, among other issues, was so vast as to be astonishing.
At present, it is impossible for anyone but the very rich to get the same movie-watching experience in their home as they would in a cinema.
Only those who can afford to purchase and host a cinema screen and the correct projecting equipment can do that.
However, now it is more imaginable than ever that you can sit and watch a movie in the way that the director, producer and the rest of the technicians working on the movie really intended, and this is a result of the development of large-screen televisions and DVD technology.
Of course, there is a vast range of equipment available that runs from the bargain-priced but technically limited to the state-of-the-art home entertainment systems that will set you back considerably more money.
The limitation is still in what you can afford, but home entertainment in the present day is now closer than ever to the quality that you could expect in a cinema.