Considerations For A Home Theater

Movie tickets are always on the rise these days. Not only the tickets but the other things as well such as popcorn, soda, and candy. I know I can’t sit through a movie and not have anything to drink with popcorn and gummy bears. Then there’s dinner before or after the movie and not to mention the gas to drive there along with the traffic jams… what an expensive hassle!

Many families are now considering adding a home theater system to their homes. With all the ever improving internet media options and other means movies are now coming out on DVD and online not much longer after they are in theaters. In the long run, a home theater room would save you a lot of money if you like to experience that movie theater feel from the comfort of your own home.

Here are some things to consider when thinking about adding a home theater to your household:

Space

If you can, go with a windowless room. This will save you a lot of lighting troubles right from the start. If you want a big screen projector be sure that you have the room for it. You don’t want to be sitting 5 feet in front of a 60″ screen.

Cost

Cost is always a consideration when building your new home theater. The type of equipment and accessories that you choose will largely impact the price. Setting a budget may be a good idea for anyone considering a home theater plan.

Design and Installation

Hiring a professional design and installation expert may be a good idea when dealing with any home theater project unless you are specifically knowledgeable and handy in the home theater area. Take the time to shop around for contractors and compare quotes. It’s always important that you have a written contract outlining any verbal agreements and detailing every point of the project, including cost, payment type, payment schedule, warranties, time frame, and any other aspect of the work that needs to be completed.

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Home Theater Mistakes To Avoid

A Room Full Of Windows

A room full of windows can really lower the quality on your home theater. Every car passing by shining their lights through and onto your TV or movies screen will make your viewing experience not so good. During the day the sunlight will be pouring in causing your room to be to bright. Curtains will still allow some light to shine into the room, which will cause a distracting glare on the screen. It is best to pick a windowless room to build your home theater inside. If do not have any rooms without window in your home then heavy duty blackout drapes or curtains should be hung in order to prevent the distractions and glare that windows bring. Or try go use the room with the least amount of windows.

Unprofessional Design and Installation

Taking the time to pick out the right equipment that you like and then spending a lot of money on it really doesn’t make much sense if you don’t want to have it professionally installed. Improper installation of your home theater will result in much less quality than you paid for, which will make a good quality system a complete waste of money. If you have any doubts about your ability to properly install your home theater then you should hire an installation professional to install your system.

Bad Sound and Low Quality Speakers

Sound is one of the most important things when it comes to imitating a theater quality movie viewing experience. If you have cheap or poor quality speakers then you will not receive the quality of sound that you will need in order to achieve that movie theater experience. For the best movie to do a sound test try watching the first 5 minutes of Top Gun. Take a copy of the DVD with you to the home theater stores, compare speakers using that DVD and go with the set that provides the best quality of sound. It’s a great way to test speakers and you will be glad that you took the time to do it.

Design and Installation Services of By Bayne

If you live in Michigan and are thinking about building your own home theater but don’t know where to begin then give us a call. We will come to your home to give you a free design and installation consultation and estimate. Have your home theater professionally designed and installed so you will get the best quality and most enjoyment possible.
Good luck with the selection, purchase, and installation of your home theater.