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When you’re planning out a home theater installation, you probably know two things: it needs to look great and it needs to sound incredible. While those are definitely noble goals, getting there can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why we’ve put together this blog: to show you ways you can plan your theater before you invest. Read on to learn more.

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1.       Find a Space

Perhaps it’s the most obvious first step you can take: find the perfect spot for your home theater. Many homeowners spruce up an unused basement, but that’s not right for every situation. Plus, with the customizability of today’s technology, you can enjoy a robust theater experience just about anywhere.

If you’re in a space that features a lot of ambient light, like an attic or garage, you can install a high-contrast screen that keeps your images clear even when it’s not completely dark. If you have a lot of space, like in an outdoor setting, consider integrating a rear-projector that offers brighter images that won’t be disrupted every time someone walks in front of the screen.

2.       Don’t Worry About Size

Some homeowners want to go big with their theaters, but your setup will likely serve you better if it fits the space. The size of the screen you choose should be determined by where you’re planning to sit, so everyone can enjoy the show without craning their neck in uncomfortable ways.

Moreover, some homeowners believe that they can’t achieve awesome surround sound in a small space. But a Dolby Atmos immersive audio surround sound system promises full, “3D” audio with a configuration as small as 5.1.2. That’s just five surround sound speakers, two overhead or upfiring units and a subwoofer to add a kick to the proceedings.

3.       Never Forget to Integrate

While it’s easy to talk about a home theater as if it’s a single unit, it’s actually composed of many different devices. When you have too many devices floating around your system, they can quickly become too difficult to manage. That’s why you should invest in technology integration.

By combining the functions of multiple devices under a single interface, like your projector, sound system and video source, you save time and energy while making your experience much more fun. Plus, an integrated control system can do more than combine your entertainment devices – it can also include lighting, shading, thermostat and security features. When it’s time to start a movie, one touch will initiate the entertainment and lower the lights and shades for your comfort.

4.       Work With a Professional

Remember, all of the moving pieces can quickly overwhelm someone without experience. Though it may seem like a fun hobby or money-saving move to install a system yourself, most are left with a pile of unusable technology. Between installing the system, coordinating with contractors if construction is needed, wiring everything to ensure a wide enough bandwidth and more, you can easily lose sight of what’s important.


Are you ready to take advantage of your home entertainment with a home theater installation? Contact Audio Video Concepts for more!