A home theatre is a combination of audio and video equipment that is typically installed in homes, mostly in the living room but sometimes in bedrooms, to enhance the entertainment experience. These systems are commonplace today and majority of individuals have them installed in their homes. However, the different home layouts and aesthetics mean that each system has to be custom built for a particular house. Here are ten mistakes to avoid when building yours to ensure an unparalleled entertainment experience.
1. Missing the right speakers
Speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functionalities making them effective under different situations. If you have a small room, consider investing in smaller speakers that can stand on shelves and such places. But if you have some spacious room then larger speakers are preferable.Balancing the type of speaker with the room type promotes physical comfort and enhances sound quality
2. Purchasing the wrong television
Together with the speakers, televisions are an integral component of the home theatre system. The size of the TV should be just right for the room. A very small TV in a larger room ruins the watching experience while a big TV in a small room may create discomfort. A good way to ensures you buy what is right for you is by taking room measurements prior to making a purchase
3. Too much light
Part of the reasons to have a home theatre system is to replicate the theatre experience. Excessive light can ruin the experiences since it messes up with the quality of images. To minimize light issues, you can purchase a TV with anti-reflective matte surface, ensure the TV faces away from windows and other openings, and invest in curtains that make the room dark, or semi-lit when closed.
4. The cable messes
Home theatre systems are made up of various components that need to be connected together. Wires and cables are usually used to connect the various components. When building your system, you also need to keep the place neat. Wireless connections such as Bluetooth are the answer to the cable mess. However, wireless facilities may not be practical or available for you. Thus, to avoid the cable mess, make sure all cables are labelled, use short wires, and let the cables run on walls rather than on the floor. An interior decorator can also come in handy.
5. Wrong audio and picture calibration
Most speakers and TV’s come with default audio and visual settings. However, this might not be right for you. The cables that split video and audio between the TV and surround sound should also be right. Don not shy away from getting help to ensure you have a professional home theatre system set-up. Not everyone is endowed with the technical knowhow to set up a home theatre system. Get someone who knows their trade
6. Wrong elevation
An incorrectly set-up home theatre may force you to look up every time you are watching. This is dangerous since you can get shoulder, neck, and muscle pain after hours of watching. Test the different watching positions to ensure the right elevation before finally deciding on your TV position
7. Placing speakers within furniture
Some people might find it appealing to hide the speakers and so they place them inside cabinets. However, while this might get you the beauty your desire, it also interferes with the quality of sound through audio rebound and muffled output. You can have a seamless and discreet in-wall/in ceiling space designed for you if you don’t want the speakers to be seen
8. Forgetting the power guard
A home theatre system is usually a steep investment. Everything runs on power and sometimes power surges occur putting the various components at risk. A power surge can burn the theatre system and so it is critical to invest in surge protectors from reputable vendors
9. Wrong surround system placement
Surround systems usually have center speakers, right speakers, and left speakers. For proper coordination, it is important to ensure that all these speakers have been arranged correctly. Also, avoid speaker placement against walls, too low, or far away from the entertainment unit
Regardless of where you live, avoiding these ten mistakes when building your home theatre will ensure you have the best home theatre entertainment experience. For a quote for your custom home theater needs, contact a Cool Geekz representative for a free consultation today.Let us know what you think in the comment section.