While THX’s goal and mantra was “Every seat a good seat”, our goal is that “Every Home Cinema is a great Home Cinema” – starting with yours! So tune in, stay a while and let’s make that happen one Home Cinema at a time!
About Simple Home Cinema
There are so many sites and blogs on the Internet that are for technology nerds. I’m one of those nerds. Some guys love their cars, motorbikes or football: I love my home cinema. In fact I drive older second-hand cars so I can save and spend money on my entertainment. That and because I’m not actually that good a driver so I don’t feel sad when I accidentally back into a column and trash my car (this has actually happened!). Let’s just say I am a lot more delicate with my electronics.
I have built and configured numerous home cinema systems and love to “nerd out” on the technology. However, I have found most people just want to get simple advice about how to make the right decisions in their purchase, set it all up to look & sound great and then forget about it. Unfortunately, the confusing specifications, manufacturer-specific lingo and a huge range of choices don’t help matters.
This is why this blog has been started: to help the simple man – or woman – buy and set up their home cinema gear quickly and easily. I do tend to cover some complex topics but I try and explain them simply!
Read and comment away and enjoy your stay. Welcome to Simple Home Cinema!
Roland – Owner and Author of Simple Home Cinema
Our Mission Statement
Simple Home Cinema’s Mission Statement drives everything we do and is as follows:
- Make Home Cinema technology accessible and simple to understand for our readers
- Give unbiased and factual advice to everyone visiting the site
About The Owner & Editor – Roland
Roland has been a technology enthusiast since he was a young man in Hungary and got into home and digital cinema at the age of 21 while studying Information Technology in London.
He worked as a consultant planning, deploying and supporting electronic trading platforms, then moved into technology governance in banking with a special focus on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
During his time in IT, he consulted to around 25 companies across multiple industries.
However, his main personal interest has always been in home cinema and surround sound, so he spent a lot of his time learning the ins and outs of audio-visual science. He has since moved to Australia and has built and set up many different home cinemas over this time.
He started calibrating audio / visual gear at the age of 24 to squeeze the last bit of performance out of his gear. His motto is to do more with less by buying and dusting off older gear.
At the moment, he has 125″ IMAX (16:9, Cinemascope and IMAX Capable) 4K projection with 7.2.4 surround sound. His passion is for everyone to have the best picture and sound their money can buy.
Tyler – Product Reviewer
Tyler’s passion for Home Theatre started at an early age starting with a simple 5.1 system that his dad had. Now he has slowly built up his own system with a 115″ 4K projection and 5.4.4 surround sound.
He currently works as a mechanical engineer and has previous experience in the home construction industry.
He joined our team in early 2023 and heads up our US operations.
Tyler’s main focus is to help our readers cut through the BS with regards to product advertising and help them choose the right products, along with making sure they are getting the very best of their system without spending a fortune.
Additionally, Tyler’s engineering expertise is helping us design new products – both digital and physical over the coming months and years. In fact, we have some exciting new products to announce soon, so watch this space.