3 Common Home Entertainment Systems Mistakes

If you are not that technologically savvy, home entertainment systems may seem confusing to you. Hooking up multiple components that make up the system may seem perplexing and overwhelming.

On top of that, you need to have a basic understanding of all the parts and components of the system. This allows you to integrate and set them up properly, especially if you are going the more budget-friendly DIY route.

Dedicated Home Entertainment Systems

Most home entertainment systems are more than just the plug-and-play type. These systems will usually include AVR, speakers, sub-woofers, woofers, surge protectors, cables, and other components.

Because of system’s many parts, many home theater novices end up with a lot of set-up and installation mistakes.

In today’s post, we’ll list some of the common mistakes to avoid when building a home entertainment system. This way, you can be confident in building a system that you can make the most out of and not end up with a costly setup.

Make Sure You Purchase the Right Speakers

Nowadays, getting the surround sound feature you want takes more than just installing a soundbar in your home theater room.

While getting a soundbar is the first step to improving the sound quality of your media system, it’s not a substitute for a complete system that offers first-rate audio experience.

Still, there are plenty of soundbars available that can provide you with good-quality sound. This is especially advantageous for those building home entertainment systems on a budget.

If you want that genuine movie theater audio quality, you will need to incorporate in-wall speakers, on-wall speakers, towers, bookshelf speakers, and so on.

You can go the customization route when it comes to speaker systems. Depending on your budget, wants, and goals, many systems are completely customizable.

However, one important component of the speaker system you shouldn’t overlook is the center or main speaker. This is going to be another separate topic, so please watch out for our post on home theater speakers.

Get the Right Screen Size for Your Space

All too often, most people will choose a bigger screen. Whether it’s a UHD TV or a projection screen, many consumers end up with a screen size bigger than their space can accommodate.

When something like this happens, the space and viewing distance are affected, which can ultimately compromise your home theater experience.

While it’s true that bigger is better, that doesn’t really apply to your home theater room’s screen or display. Most consumers don’t understand how to work with the size of the wall they have.

With that being said, finding a good screen size match for the space you have is not always an exact science. The truth is, there is wide margin between too close to the screen that you ca detect the pixels, and too far from the display that the resolution quality is decreased.

Typically, the distance between home theater seating and the screen should be about nine feet. Before you purchase a screen, make sure you have the correct measurements of the wall you plan to install the display.

Also, another important measurement the average consumer will not most likely take is the height of their home media room.

The height of the room is an important consideration when buying a screen for your home media room, aside from the length of the wall that the display screen is going on. Imagine placing a 90-inch TV in your right-foot high ceiling – it’s not going to work.

Set a Realistic and Balanced Budget

As you do your research on home theater systems, you may be swayed to get a certain component that doesn’t fit your budget. This scenario may push you to cut corners on other essential components.

Make sure to do your research so you get the best bang for the buck.

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