Since most home owners think that installing a home theater will cost too much they simply avoid doing so and take their families to the movies. Some families go “movie going” at least once per month.
The truth is that if you actually sit down with a pencil and paper to calculate the numbers you will find, very quickly, that a home theater system vs going to the movies will actually save you a lot money.
The average family of 3 people (spouses and one child) will spend at least $124 for a night out at the show. This includes the prices of dinner, tickets, soft drink, candy, and snacks.
The yearly expense would be around $1,500 for a family of three that goes to the movies only once per month. For larger families this number could reach up to $5,000 or more per year.
The next time you take your family movie going be sure to keep track of every penny you spend. Write it down and then crunch the numbers to see how much money you could spend each year. Then compare that to the price of home theater systems.
The price of home theaters can range from $200 (out of the box systems) or more depending on the size of the home theater you want.
If you are in the Macomb, Michigan or surrounding areas and want to start on a home theater but not sure how to get started Bayne Home Theater services can help you.
If you are seeking professional surround sound installation services we can help. We can custom design a system for you and then install it or we can install a system that you purchased elsewhere, it doesn’t matter.
No matter how big or small your project is give us a call to see how we can help get you set up and running.
Your home is where you and your family should be able to feel the safest. We can help your house even safer than ever before with the best security cameras and a video surveillance system available that you can access remotely from anywhere at anytime on your SmartPhone, Tablet, iPod, Computer, or Laptop so you can do things like:
– Take immediate action in case of a break-in or any other emergency.
– Check on the cleaning person, contractors, or anyone else that is inside your home.
– Watch your home and property while you are on vacation.
– Monitor the kids when they get home from school while you’re still at work.
– Watch your children sleep at night while being in other rooms of the house.
Contact us a call to learn how we can help you protect your home, property, and family with our professional home security camera and remote viewing installation services to give you peace of mind.
Business owners are faced with many challenges of operating a successful business. The most common issue these days is not only theft from strangers but having to be concerned with theft from their employees. Employee theft can come in many different forms such as abuse of resources, inventory theft, incorrectly reporting hours worked, etc…
A business could lose up to 18% of profits due to the problems mentioned above. However, these problems could be dramatically cut down with the proper design and installation of security cameras and remote video surveillance.
Imagine how good your employees would be if they knew that you could be watching their every move at all times and you didn’t even have to be on-site to do so.
If you are a business owner and have employees than you are most likely suffering profit loss from some, or even all, of the reasons talked about above.
Contact Bayne today to learn how we can help you protect your business with state of the art security monitoring systems and remove viewing options.
When looking for a custom home theater designer and installer you should find a person that knows about home theater design and make sure that they know about all of the equipment options which could help transform a basic home theater system into a custom work of entertainment.
Here’s some things that you should keep in mind when shopping around for a home theater designer and installer:
- They should know about audio and video equipment.
- Their main business should be home theater installation and design and not some “add-on” service for buying equipment from them.
- They should have dedicated installers and designers and not hourly wage employees doing your work.
- A professional designer and installer would be able to come to your home. This is the only way that they could consult with you on your needs and it should not be done without them actually seeing your home theater room.
A professional home theater installer and designer will be able to recommend equipment that may be equal in quality but cost less. So be sure that, above all else, you end up with a system that you and your family can enjoy and one that works properly.
Have you ever dreamed about having that flat big screen TV mounted above your fireplace? TV mounting and installation above a fireplace could be a difficult home project to take on by yourself if you don’t have any experience.
If you have a home theater system then taking advantage of it with some great sounding movies with the best pictures and great action can bring a lot of enjoyment for your family in your home.
Nothing can get you excited about your home theater system like a good movie that utilizes your high definition big screen tv, flat panel television, or projector combined with your state of the art crystal clear surround sound system.
For many people with a home theater installed in their house, the cables are one of the biggest challenges that they face. Cables and cords for all the various components usually become tangled and making it nearly impossible to change the configuration of your system or any of the components. Most people don’t put in the time to organize and hide their cables to improve the safety and appearance of their home theater room. With just a few minor changes, your home theater cabling disaster can be easily cleaned up.
All of the components in the home theater system have a power cord that must find its way to a wall socket, surge protector or power strip. To keep the power cords neat and tidy, use a label machine to identify the cord before you plug your home theater components in. This will help when you need to know which plug to pull to move your speaker system or to replace your DVD player.
To clean up the knots and clutter caused by the constant wrapping and unwrapping of cables around each other, start by unplugging everything, including the cables that connect each component to the others, and separate them out. Figure out exactly where you want each component to go, and then set them up again and neatly run the cables without twisting them around each other. You may need to write down reminders for where everything goes if you are not accustomed to setting up the theater. Use twist ties or zip ties to the cables every foot or so when there is more than one cable running in the same direction to keep them from becoming tangled and out of control. This same organization can be applied to the power cords that lead to the same power outlet.
If your home theater is set-up such that some of the cabling must come out from behind an entertainment cabinet or floor speakers, it is recommended that some sort of cable hide be used to ensure that these cables do not become snagged by people walking by or grabbed by small children or pets. To keep power cords out of view and safe from tampering, use a cable hide designed to run along the wall and keep your cables protected and covered. These cable hides can be great for anywhere that your cables hang out in the open. If you are building your home theater from scratch, you can ask the installer to build the cabling into the wall or molding of the room in much the same fashion. You will not have to worry about tripping hazards or about your new puppy chewing through your power cables if the cords are neatly hidden and out of the way.
Your home theater speakers provide another potential problem, since you might want speakers around the room with speaker cables becoming a huge problem. To keep this problem down, the best option, though complicated, is to run the wiring for the speakers through the walls. This prevents them from dangling or getting in the way, and if you have the necessary tools and skills, you can run your speakers just about anywhere in the room.
Cleaning up home theater cabling does not have to be a chore. With some simple changes and proper storage, you can have a clean looking, safe home theater room for your family.
If you live in Michigan and need professional help with the design and installation of your home theater Bayne can help.
Choosing the best home theater system for you and your family is a huge decision and a potential big investment. Doing your research beforehand is a great idea. You can do your homework by reading consumer electronic magazines, getting advice from friends or family, and browsing consumer electronic stores or home theater stores if there are any in your area. The more you know about home theater systems the better you will able to make an educated purchasing decision.
The best home theater system for you will be the system you can afford. Prices can easily get into the thousands, so it is important to choose a system that not only fits your taste but also your wallet just as well. And it is important to realize that the most expensive systems do not necessarily mean that it’s the best one for you.
Price is not the only consideration when looking for the best home theater system. A system that is very complicated to setup and use will prove to be very frustrating. Choose a system you are comfortable with and one that doesn’t leave you confused when trying to operate and program it.
Quality speakers are pretty important when attempting to put together a nice home theater system. It is highly recommended that a home theater system has at least five speakers positioned around the room in order to give your home theater system surround sound.
Make sure that the home theater receiver that you get with your home theater system can handle all of your components from your DVD player and CD player, to your gaming system, and even your computer.
The best home theater system is the one that brings you and your family the most enjoyment. That will be a system that not only brings high quality picture and sound to your home entertainment but it will also be a system that you can afford, and that you can operate all components without frustration.