Choosing the best design for your home theater installation is a very crucial process if you want your home cinema to be a success. Even if you have the most advanced gadgets and appliances in the market today, if they are poorly installed and follow a poor room design, the movie experience will not be the best for the viewers.
A common question about installation and positioning is how the flat-panel display should be placed inside the room. Since the display is a fundamental part of the theater system, you need to make sure that it is placed correctly.
Here are some great tips you can follow when designing the room and thinking about installing your flat-panel HDTV.
- Don’t just hang your Flat-panel HDTV on the wall. Instead, cut through your drywall and create a soffit. You need to make the room as seamless as possible to create a very good design for your home cinema. Many high-tech home cinemas use projectors so there would be no need to mount a display on the wall. Since you are using a flat-panel HDTV, you can replicate this smoothness by cutting through your drywall and installing the HDTV in that frame. It will look as if your TV is part of the wall, and it won’t be a distraction to the eye. If you will open the drywall and cut through it to make way for the TV, ensure that you also redo the wiring. The plugs and outlets should be positioned right behind where the TV will be placed. You might need to hire a professional, but it will be worth the money.
- If you want the HDTV to be the room’s focal point, install it in the middle of the wall but tilt it downwards to match the viewer’s eye level. Flat-screen HDTVs today are definitely a delight to look at. What better way to brag about this to your friends than to place it in the middle of the wall and make it the focal point of your home theater? As usual, you need to cut a hole through your drywall and install it as a part of the wall. But because the viewers will be seated, you need to make sure that the screen will be right at the level of their eyes. This can be achieved by tilting the HDTV downward at a certain angle to match it with everyone’s eye level. Try sitting on the chair and check which angle gives the best color and has the least glare.