You may be thinking “How does this even work?” and “This is so dumb.”
But you might be wrong.
In this video tutorial, we’ll walk you through building an 8.1-inch 1080p HD TV and monitor from a kit with accessories and other tools you can find in most stores.
First, you’ll need a projector.
You can buy a cheap HDMI one from Amazon, but we suggest a 4K one like the Vizio U2900, as it’s much cheaper.
You also’ll need some high-quality HD monitors.
We recommend the BenQ GW271H and the Dell U2710H.
Both are high-end models, but they’re also pretty pricey.
You’ll also need some cable management.
Most HDTVs and monitors come with a cable management box, which can be pretty handy.
We suggest this product, but you could also just use a cable.
We’ll also show you how to connect your TV to the Internet using your desktop computer.
After you have all your accessories in place, it’s time to start building your home theater.
First we’ll install a couple of components.
We’re going to use a cheap cable management board, so we’ll skip the more expensive components.
Next, we need to buy a 4×4 HDMI cable.
This is one of the most common types of HDMI cables, and we’ll be using the cheapest, which is the RJ-45.
Next we’ll need to connect our monitor to the computer.
This will be the 4K monitor, so the HDMI cable should be connected to the HDMI port on your TV.
We also need to plug the HDMI cables in, but that’s a little different.
If you’re using a Mac or Linux computer, we recommend connecting your monitor to your Ethernet port first.
Next up, we want to install some basic software.
If your computer is running Windows, we suggest installing a utility called Audacity, which you can download here.
Audacity is a great audio editing program, but it’s also a free download.
If not, you can use the free Audacity Audio Editor, which has a ton of other features.
Finally, we’re going back to our monitor and connecting it to the TV.
This time we’re using the Dell E2750.
This monitor is a 1080p monitor with a 3840 x 2160 resolution.
If this is your first time building a home cinema, you might want to skip to the next step.
Next time, we won’t be using a 4-monitor setup.
We can also easily build a smaller, cheaper setup with a 1080i or 1080p TV.