Before you plunk down your hard earned cash on sophisticated home theatre systems, take a good look first on how you plan to set it up in your home. It is easy to get carried away with the designing of the room when you see those magazine photos showing rows of inviting and comfy recliners under some fiber-optic light-studded ceiling. A couple of factors will dictate on how you proceed with your purchase and it will be better for you to be aware of these limitations beforehand than go through the hassles of returning your devices because they crowd your space too much.
The Room Size Factor
There is a world of difference between finding a usable space in your tiny apartment to accommodate a slew of speakers and designating an extra room in your home to put up your choice from among the state-of-the-art home theater projectors on your wall. Home theater systems tend to eat up spaces fast especially with the addition of game consoles and media cabinets to hold your library of digital content. There is also the issue of ideal distances you need to resolve. To get the most of your system, you need just the right TV size and the right distance from speaker to listener’s seat to create the best sound quality. When the area of your room falls short, you may want to strip down your system to the most basic of devices, such as cutting down the number of speakers and opting for a smaller screen size for your TV. Conversely, a bigger room will be begging for a wider screen and the 7.1 surround sound speakers.
The Tricky Budget Issue
Your pocketbook is another limitation to watch out for when designing your home theater. If your budget does not allow you to grab the systems with all the bells and whistles, you can select those boxed home theater systems that are “all in”. You may not be able to mix and match your favorite models, but you can get the complete package for a lesser price. If you have more leeway in your budget, however, do allocate some funds for the assistance of a good technician so you can be sure that your home theater system is calibrated to produce the best picture and sound quality it possibly could.