How to Set Up A Home Theater

You don’t have to be a lottery winner to have a home theater in your house. Setting up a home theater isn’t as expensive as it sounds.  It’s actually affordable and easy to set up. Everyone should have a theater in their house. It makes your video entertainment much more entertaining. You’ll have better pictures along with better sound. You don’t need much equipment to set it up. All you need is a TV, a receiver, a DVD or Blu-ray player, speakers, and cables.

How to Set Up A Home Theater

Getting Started

You’ll first need to decide what room you want to use as your theater. You can use any room, basement, or attic. Stand in the room and clap your hands to check your room’s acoustics.

If you hear a ringing after the clap, you’ll need to optimize the room to get the best sound.

Try to balance the hard and reflecting surfaces in the room, like bare walls, with soft surfaces, like bookshelves filled with books or a carpeted floor.

The TV

Once you choose the room, think about the TV size you want.

If you don’t have one already, you should get an HDTV.

You should place the TV in the center of the room. No one should have to strain their necks to see.

The Receiver

You’ll need a good receiver for your theater. Your receiver will take the signal from the DVD or Blu-ray player and send the video to the TV and the audio the speakers.

Receivers come with tons of different features and price tags. To avoid confusion, buy a receiver that meets your needs. If a feature seems tempting, but you don’t think you’ll use it in the near future, don’t buy that receiver.

Find one that better meets your needs.

You could connect the DVD player directly to the TV, but a receiver allows for a more organized and manageable system.

The Speakers

Speakers will make the video’s sound much better. The type of speakers you buy depends on your room’s size and your budget.

Putting It All Together

You don’t need to be an expert to put everything together. Set aside a few hours and get all your equipment and tools ready. Then, get to work.

First place everything where you want it to go. Find where you want the TV to be, the speakers, and the receiver.

You’ll connect your speakers’ cables to the audio outputs on your receiver. And then connect your video sources, either your Blu-ray or DVD player, to the video inputs on the receiver.

Then, connect the receiver’s HDMI output to the TV.

You can keep all the cables organized with twist ties and labels.

Need help? Contact us!

Two Reasons to Update Your Home’s Cables Along with Your Television

DIY television splitters used to be the only way to have more than one television in a house. But as more televisions were added, the image got grainier, the sound quality decayed, and the experience became less and less enjoyable. Modern content networks, such as online video hosting companies and more customization data plans, have improved things, but network cabling still plays a large part in how you can enjoy media throughout your house.

Two Reasons to Update Your Home's Cables Along with Your Television

Why should you talk to a trained professional about installing network cabling?

  • Cables dictate a television’s location. Finding the right place to install your television can already be a headache, especially as you juggle various factors like windows, wall space, and a comfortable height and angle. Adjusting your cables so they can reach your new television without trailing across the wall can be difficult. Let our experts take a look so adding cables inside your walls only has to be done once.
  • Many houses are still using the cabling that came with the initial construction. Even though many of your devices may be wireless, have a cabled connection still promises the best resolution and cohesive data retrieval. As part of your home theater installation, make sure you have the best cabling for picture and audio quality so you can tap into online providers without delays or interruptions.

Cabling is much more customization than it used to be. Whether you want to have multiple, hooked up screens throughout your house or you just want to ensure a quality connection in your main home theater, Contact Audio Video Solutions to get started.

Trust Us with Your Home Theater Installation

While planning for the installation of your own home theater system, do not forget the last critical component in the equation. In order to keep your system running smoothly, you must plan for ongoing maintenance.

Trust Us with Your Home Theater Installation

Remember that almost all major purchases require ongoing maintenance in order to ensure top performance. It is hard to imagine someone buying a sports car and then balking at regular oil changes. Likewise, one does not build a home and then neglect servicing the air conditioning or plumbing systems regularly.

In order to protect their investments, most people set aside time and allocate resources. While some people feel confident that they have the skills to accomplish these tasks themselves, others commit ahead of time to relying on the experts.

The same is true of maintaining your home theater system. While you could plan to service it yourself, eventually time or knowledge levels might hold you back. The good news is that we are here to help.

Since maintenance is a key phase in every home theater, we can help keep you on track. Whether your specific situations can be solved through remote access or require an on-site visit, we are available to help keep you satisfied, updating and adjusting the system to suit you as your needs grow and change.

By calling us when you hit any snags, you will be able to save valuable resources of time and money, allowing you to concentrate instead on what you do best: living life to the fullest.

If you have questions or comments about our services, or if you are interested in hearing more about our installation or maintenance services, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you.