The addition of a home theater to your house allows for the opportunity of countless memories are made! Nothing can beat the experience a home theater system can give. A home theater brings magic and excitement to all of your video entertainment! Before all the excitement starts, there is a lot of planning that needs to be done to ensure everything runs smoothly. Here are a few tips to help walk you through the basics of setting up a home theater.
– Choose the correct TV for your room. When considering what TV is best for your home theater, remember bigger is always better. You should choose the TV based on the size of the room. It is also important to think about the lighting in the room when considering what TV to get. You should choose either a Plasma TV or an LCD TV. Plasma is more cost effective and better for rooms with little or no lighting. LCD is better suited for brighter rooms and induces low power consumption and higher quality. When thinking about resolution, the more pixels, the higher resolution.
– Choose the right speakers to go with your TV. Before choosing the perfect speakers, you need to determine what you will be using them for more – music, movies or both? All home theater systems are suited for both music and movies, but if you are planning on watching more movies, then you will probably want to consider four high-end speaker boxes. Wireless speakers and woofers are available these days, which makes the setup process more manageable. If you’re looking for a simple but high-quality sound, a good option is placing two stereo speakers on either side of the TV.
– Seating Setup. When deciding what type of seating you’d like, your decision should depend on who will be using it the most. Typically, your family will be the primary people using it, besides the occasional party. A mixture of recliners, giant bean bags, and a few couches is always a good idea, depending on the size of your room.
– Setting up the home theater system. You should place the TV as well as the seating first followed by a plan on where to put the speakers and receiver. Your placement should be done based on your desired seating arrangement. To make set-up easy and quick you should make the speaker placement before you begin running wires. Once that is done, you will need to place two front speakers at ear height and directed towards your seating location. The center channel speaker should be placed above or below the TV, the side speakers in-line and above the viewers and the rear speakers side by side along the center of the back wall.
Planning out everything you will need beforehand is always a good idea! Making a plan will reduce the amount of stress and, ensures that your home theater installation and setup will go smoothly. Mimi’s Audio and Video in San Antonio can help you will all your home theater installation needs! Give us a call at (210) 289-4432 or visit our website for more information!