Home theatre installation can be a challenging task. But if you do it right, you will end up creating one magnificent piece of art. The notion of having a home entertainment system has provided comfort for people and a way to clear their minds of their everyday troubles. You can just sit back and relax in the ambience created by the exquisite sound and video produced by your devices. With the proper knowledge and all the essential components everyone can design their home entertainment system of their dreams.
The Visual Part
There are two general possibilities to design the viewing experience depending on the size and space of the room. For smaller rooms you could acquire the biggest possible HDTV and attach in on the wall. However, if your space is bigger, you will undoubtedly get a better viewing experience by installing a projector.
If you do choose to use a projector you will also need a bigger screening area. You can achieve this by installing a picture-like frame on the opposite wall, or if you want to be able to conceal the screen when you are not using it, you could go for a motorized frame.
Also, depending on the experience you would like to get, you could choose between a standard image projector and a 3D one. Naturally, you should purchase the equipment that fits your budget. Everyone wants to have the most luxurious equipment, but not everyone can afford it. If your budget is tight, and you still want to maximize your watching and listening experience, simply get a non 3D projector and cast the image to a normal pull down frame like those you have probably seen in your local schools.
The Audio Part
When it comes to speakers, this is the part people find the most challenging. You can purchase the best HDTV or a 3D projector for the most amazing viewing experience, but it will stand for nothing if you don’t match that with the appropriate speaker setup for the best listening experience. Selecting the compatible speakers for your space is absolutely crucial. Get the wrong ones and you would have spent a ton of money for nothing since you won’t get the feeling of pleasure you imagined.
If you have the option to install speakers that will be built-in the walls, go for it. That will ensure you get a good sound quality and they will literally take up no space from the room.
On the other hand, if you wish to achieve a higher level sound, go for bigger floor speakers. They will take up some space, but the sound you will get from them will be unmatched.
For people that are really limited in terms of room space, and can’t install speakers into the walls, the ideal solution is to go for smaller, bookshelf speakers. These take up very little room space.
The Brain of the Operation – The Receiver
The receiver is the device you connect all your gear to. Without one, you will achieve nothing. At the better it is, the better the entire experience. The home theatre receiver is the brain of the entire operation, since it switches between audio and video channels and frequencies providing you with the ultimate enjoyment.
That being said, having the most expensive and highest end speakers won’t do you any good unless you match them with a powerful receiver who can extract the best of them. It is very important that you don’t get fooled by a low price tag on a receiver. They may claim to provide 110 watts per channel for the price of a chocolate bar, but that will hardly be true. Both the quality of the sound and the picture from the TV or the projector rely on the power supplied by the receiver. If it is not capable of handling the power requirements you will not get the best results, no matter how good the rest of your audio-video equipment is.
Therefore, when you do head to the local electronics store, be sure to know how to test the device properly on your own and not just take the salesmen’s word for it.
Imagine your home theatre project is like an empty canvas waiting to be painted. You create your own work of art. You are the brush master. Gather the necessary information on every item which is going to be a part of your setup and make wise decisions which ones to get within your projected budget.