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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Home Theater

Posted on March 16, 2018, by Mimi's Audio & Video Installation Team in: Home Theater Installation
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Have you been wanting to improve your family movie nights? Or maybe you want to have the ultimate watching experience for entertaining your friends? A decked out home theater system is your answer! With Netflix and other streaming devices, we have started watching movies at home more and more.
Here are some tips on how to get a movie theater experience from the comfort of your own home.

  1. Control of the light
    When we visit movie theaters the second the movie comes on the screen the lights go down. This helps with limiting the number of distractions so that the viewer can get immersed into the world on screen. To do this at home, get blackout curtains and dark furniture to absorb the light.
  2. Soften the room
    Hard surfaces like tables, windows, and walls do not absorb the sound in the room. When there are too many hard surfaces the sound will bounce off the items in the room and create extra noise and vibrations. The sound can be controlled by hanging curtains on the walls, putting rugs on the floor, and creating softer surfaces that will absorb the sound.
  3. Upgrade the seats
    One of the most key features of a home theatre is being comfortable! No longer will you have to deal with sticky seats that were used by countless numbers of people before you. You get to choose what type of chair to sit back and enjoy your movie in.
  4. Speaker budget
    Max out the speaker budget. One of the best things about going to a movie theater- is the sound system. If you are wanting to recreate the big screen invest in top quality speakers and lots of them! This will help to distribute a clean and even sound in your space.
  5. Perfect placement
    In addition to having the best speakers, you need to know where to place them. You can find a couple of guides online on optimal speaker placement, though it does vary depending on the room. Professional audio and video installation companies can help in customizing a placement plan that will create the best sound.

Creating a home theater is an exciting project, and the result is well worth the time spent on the design. If you live in the San Antonio area and need any help with installing your home theater contact us at Mimi’s Audio & Video. We take pride on providing quality service to our customers and would love to help you!

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