So, it is time to finally pull the trigger on installing a home theatre system. Congratulations on making the decision on improving the quality of your electronic home entertainment. But before you run out and buy all the essential components needed for that killer home theatre system, you should give this post a read so you too do not make some of these common mistakes.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to television size is that bigger is better. Not necessarily the case. When choosing the focal point of your home theatre system there is a basic rule to consider for the room; for best viewing the distance from the viewer to the screen, ideally should be approximately twice the width of a TV screen. For HDTVs that distance should be 1 and a half times the width of the screen. Following this basic rule will help you pick the right size TV for optimal viewing.
Too Many Windows, Too much Light
With all the improvements in television technology over the years the one thing that they can’t seem to improve on is how the TV is affected by ambient light. Televisions still work best in semi-lit rooms, especially if you are using a projector. Seems it should be obvious that you shouldn’t place your TV in a spot across from a window. If you have little choice on where to place the TV you can mitigate the problem with thick, dark curtains.
Don’t Skimp On Speakers
One of the ways some people try to save a little money on their home theatre installations is by buying inexpensive speakers. In order to get the full, rich experience you really should try to match the quality of your speakers to the same level as the TV. You do not have to break the bank but you really do need quality loudspeakers and subwoofer. More speakers all over the room doesn’t necessarily make for better listening pleasure. Instead get fewer but better-quality speakers. Make sure that you actually listen to the speakers in the store’s speaker room before purchasing them.
Once you have connected all of the components to your new home theatre system turn on the audio system and give it a good listen. If the sound isn’t quite right, maybe the subwoofer is dominating the room, give the manual another once over, doing so can go a long way in helping to isolate the issue.
Read the Manuals
A lot of people seem to think that setting up a home theatre system consists of plugging in a bunch of wires. The truth is that while it may look like that is all that is required, the manuals are included to help you optimize your system. Unless you actually read the manuals, you won’t know if you used the right wires to the right connections for an optimal entertainment experience.
Brand or Price or Both
It doesn’t matter what people are shopping for just about everybody takes brand names into consideration when considering making purchases. Of course, they do as the big brands spend a lot of money in advertising to try to ensure that people choose their products. While top brands might make for a good starting point but a good brand name may not mean the best fit for your particular situation. Same with price, just because something costs more doesn’t necessarily make it the right product for your room. When buying your equipment consider the functions and connections prior to buying your home entertainment system.
Being Afraid to Ask for Professional Help
Once again, depending upon the home theatre system you are looking for there may be a level of technical knowledge that surpasses your experience. In some cases, it really is more than just connecting some wires to a bunch of components. The size and shape of the room can play a big role in the whole entertainment value. Unless you have a natural ear for sound it might be in your best interest hire a professional home theatre installer. Doing so could greatly improve your movie watching pleasure for you, your family and friends.