Home Theater      


My Home Theater: Home Theater Technology Meets Design & Architecture           

With 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 life.

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 viewing experience.

5 Things You Need To Know When Setting Up Your New Theater

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.

6. Get help with your theater design! Our designers can render and suggest ways to integrate audio/ visual elements of your home theater with home theater design concept that are sure to thrill not just you and your family but your neighbors as well.





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