7 Common Home Theatre Installation Blunders
Sometimes we use a huge part of our family budget on home improvements such as a home theatre system. But after buying all the essential components needed and giving all your best in installing a home theatre at your home, yet you still end up with a lousy home theatre system. If you think something doesn’t seem so right in your installation, try to contemplate on this list of common mistakes in setting up a home theatre room at your home.
1. Purchasing The Wrong Size TV
Most people think that larger TV screens provide a better viewing experience. However, a large TV will not always fit for different sizes of rooms or viewing distance. Consider the basic rule in choosing a TV for your room, the best viewing distance from the viewer to the screen should be about twice the width of a standard TV screen. In case of an HDTV, the optimum viewing distance should be 1-1/2 times the width of the TV screen. This rule can help you determine the right size of TV that you should buy for the size of the movie room at your home. Sitting too close to a TV screen will let you see the pixel structure of the image or video you are watching, which can be very distracting and disturbing for viewers.
2. Room Surround With Windows
Most TVs works well in a semi-lit room, yet darker room is more preferable for home theatre especially for video projectors. Never situate your TV on a wall faced next to a window. You can use dark curtains to cover them to make certain that the light will not pass through into the room.
3. Buying Cheap Speakers
Some people try to save money with the home theatre installation and choose to cut their budget by purchasing inexpensive speakers without considering the quality of loudspeakers and subwoofer. This does not suggest that you have to spend a huge amount of your budget to acquire decent speakers, but you have to choose the suitable speakers that can perform the well. Make sure that you listen to speakers before buying it.
4. Unbalanced Speaker Levels
After connecting the component, try to turn on the audio system. If the audio system doesn’t sound good, subwoofer dominates the room or you can’t perceive the soundtrack of a film, reading the manual can help you a lot in fixing the problem.
5. Disregarding the User Manuals
Maybe, you think that setting up the home theatre is a piece of cake. But no matter how uncomplicated it may appear to you, it would be best for you to read the manual before you start installing all the components. Make sure that you identify the functions and connections before you link up and set-up.
6. Purchasing By Brand Or Price
Nearly every one of us consider brand when shopping for gadgets and appliances. Though it is a good starting point in buying the right components, however this is not an assurance that ‘top’ brand is indeed a good pick for you. When buying the needed equipments, try to consider functions and connections before you hook-up and set-up the components.
7. Not Seeking For Professional Help When You Need It
If you don’t have any technical knowledge about setting up a home theatre system it would be very helpful for you to hire a professional installer who can take care of the installation of the home theatre and audio system. If you want to have a perfect movie watching experience at the ease of your home, they can help you build an incredible home theatre system.