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Home Theater Blackout

Home theaters are getting more and more sophisticated, with better and bigger screens, high-quality sound systems and even chairs made specifically for media.  To have a great home theater experience, there is one low-tech issue that must be taken care of - glare.  For a true cinematic experience, home theater blackout window treatments are a must.

Where room darkening can improve the performance of a flat screen or any home media, for the best experience, the room must either be dark, or have very limited light from lighting that is made specifically for this purpose.  Light from the window just won't do.

Media room blackout is fairly easy to achieve these days.  With the variety of room blackout blinds available, there are really only a few things to consider.

The first is to ensure that you're looking at true blackout vs.  room darkening.  We've assembled the right products on this page and on the 'blackout' page (listed in the 'feature' section), so this should be easy.  Beware, however, that some retailers list roller shades as blackout because the material blocks light - however there is a large gap on both sides of the shade due to the way the mechanism attaches (even a properly-fitting roller shade has this).  Roller shades allow significant light leakage when installed inside a window frame, and 'over-the-window' mounting only mitigates the problem and can look like the shade is simply the wrong size.  Roller shades are usually not a good solution for home theater blackout.

After that, the only trick to a successful home theater blackout is in having a shade that perfectly fits your window to prevent light seepage around the edges of the window.  Buying custom-cut blinds and measuring properly is the simple way to ensure great results.  It's easy, and you can watch our videos on measuring or give us a call.  Even standard window sizes have varying sized openings, so we advise to measure every window.  Buying custom in the only way to ensure a proper fit and a true blackout.

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Bali® Drapery: Grommet

Bali® Drapery: Grommet

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Bali® Drapery: Pinch Pleat

Bali® Drapery: Pinch Pleat

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Bali® Drapery: Rod Pocket

Bali® Drapery: Rod Pocket

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Bali® Drapery: Inverted Pleat

Bali® Drapery: Inverted Pleat

retail $331 $222.00+ an extra 20% off

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Customer Reviews for Home Theater Blackout

5 stars

"Great value for money!"

By amberdana from Becker MN

I spent a lot of time shopping for custom drapes for my two big picture windows; it was impossible to find off the rack drapes wide enough, and custom drapes through Costco's partner company were insanely expensive.  I am so happy I found Blindsgalore--the employees I telephoned and emailed were so professional, and I am so happy with how great my drapes look!

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5 stars

"Very pleased"

By Kari from NJ

We bought these blinds for our basement.  They were very easy to install and look beautiful.  They have a very high quality feel.  I would definitely recommend these blinds to anyone.

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