Home Theater Contractors
Home Theater Technology Meets Design & Architecture
the advancements in movie media and television technology, creating
a home theatre has become a popular, and heavily desired addition to
any home. Home theatre design is truly limitless, its
parameters are set by you, how much you want to invest, what
aesthetic appeal you are trying to achieve, and of course the
technology driving the media that will bring your home theatre to
Don't make the mistake of thinking home theatre is all about the
image on the screen, remember what defines a home theatre is the
audio configuration. How these two components coalesce will
end up creating the richness of the experience. If your
planning on having a home theatre installed you should work with a
home theatre specialist who can assist you in choosing the right
configuration for your needs. Choosing technology that works with
the overall design of the theater will make for a better overall
5 Things You Need To Know When Setting Up Your System
1. It's a theatre right? - well then make it feel like the
real thing! Set up your display so that it is centered to the
room or, if this can't be achieved, center it to your seating
arrangement. Flush mounted speakers or speakers on stands
sound better than ones sitting on a shelf or cabinet. Position
the rear speakers just above ear level, directly opposite each other
at similar heights. Position the front speakers so that the
center speaker is mounted just below your television, with the side
speakers level to the center of the television.
2. Maintain adequate clearance between components and the
wall. For good ventilation and ease of service, maintaining a
minimum clearance of 8 inches will save you headaches down the
road. Your receiver generates the most heat so you will want
to place this on top of the other components or on a separate shelf,
maintaining 2 inches of headroom and a path for heat to escape.
3. Avoid bundling wires and cables or placing them near power
cords as this will increase interference and in effect decrease
signal quality and overall performance.
4. Sound technology should be the driving force behind your
design. With the advancements in technology you have some
options, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and THX. The type of
sound you choose will directly affect the setup of your system and
should be considered before any construction is to begin.
5. Image can't be overstated, and now more than ever manufacturers
are coming out with images that carry higher resolutions and scan
rates, bringing picture quality closer to the real thing.
Watching movies in high definition is now the forefront, Sony's Blu-ray technology offers the most vivid
images on DVD and should be a must have in any home theatre.
Although you will probably be watching more movies than cable tv on your home theatre system choosing a TV with progressive scan
capabilities of atleast 1080p should be a thoughtful consideration.
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