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Tips on Setting up your Home Theater

Having your own cinema at home definitely gives you an advantage because you get to enjoy high quality movies and videos without having to line up in box offices and cinemas.

Turning an empty or extra room in the house into a home cinema is actually not that difficult. All you need to do is to create a home theater design that will support the functions of the individual components of your theater.

You need to remember that a home cinema does not only rely on the television. The other components such as the speakers, the wiring, the lighting and the arrangement of these pieces of equipment should also be done properly.

Here are some useful tips on how you can set up your home cinema.

  • Determine the actual size of your room.

This will be very important so you would know how much pieces of equipment you will be able to add into that space.

Knowing the size of the room will give you an idea how many people can watch simultaneously. You can also identify the scale and size of the theater equipment that you will be buying.

Always have a blueprint ready so that you can easily envision what you have in mind.

Having a drawn plan in paper will also keep you within budget because it would tell you to purchase only those items that are necessary.

  • To make the best home cinema, you need to take down the drywalls to reveal the inner structure of the room.

This is where you will be installing the wirings and connections. You may not remove the drywall on all sides but on the key areas where the wiring will be needed.

If you want the best sound quality, you may ask a contractor to lower down the ceiling in that room so that the sound can easily bounce back and forth.

  • The display screen or the television will be the focal point of your home theater system. Place this in a location where all the people in the room will be able to see it clearly without any blocks.
  • The location of the speakers should also be planned carefully. Install front speakers close to the screen facing the audience while the rear speakers should be installed at the back of the chairs.
  • Arrange the seats inside the room properly. Do not forget that the seating arrangement will affect the acoustics or the bouncing of the sound within the room.