Do you enjoy entertaining guests in your home? Or perhaps you are looking for a way to spend more time with the family at home? A Cincinnati, OH home theater installation is a great option for you then! From something as simple as a large flat screen TV to a sophisticated custom-built home theater, there are a number of options for you to consider.
Keep reading for some factors to keep in mind before beginning your home theater installation, and be sure to give our pros a call when you’re ready to get started!
What Room Are You Putting the Home Theater In?
Your natural inclination may be to choose the biggest room you have available in your home, or perhaps to even have it installed in your family room. But you may have a better option, depending on some other factors. For instance, how much ambient light is present in the room? Keep in mind that depending on the time of day, the sunlight and other sources of ambient light can create screen glare or a washed out image.
You’ll also want to look at your flooring. Yes, that’s right. Hardwood or any other type of hard surface will impact the sound quality of your home theater system. Carpeted floors help absorb noise, reducing background noise and echoing when you are enjoying the home theater. Wall construction also contributes to the acoustic qualities of the room.
What Type of Video Display Do You Want?
The idea of a home theater system is to bring the movie theater experience into your living space. Therefore, choosing the type of display you want is important. For instance, you may prefer a flat panel screen, a plasma TV (these are no longer widely available but you may be able to find a used system or refurbished system), or perhaps even a video projector and screen combo.
The size of your room will help our home theater installers give you an idea of what type of screen will work best.
How Do You Want Sound to Come Through?
Ask our pros about your options for sound. Essentially, a home theater system either produces sound through a home theater receiver or a preamplifier/amplifier combination. For the best sound quality, you’ll want to also consider the type of loudspeakers you get. Just as the size of room impacts your video display, it also impacts the speakers you need for your home theater.
What Components Would You Like Integrated With Your System?
At a minimum, pretty much all home theater systems include a DVD player. You may also choose to incorporate a Blu-ray Disc player for a higher definition theater experience. Other components you want to consider are if you’re using an antenna source, cable, or satellite, and if you want internet access so that you can access streaming apps through your home theater.
There are an increasing number of Blu-ray Disc players and “Smart” TVs that have the ability to connect to the internet for a truly comprehensive entertainment experience. You can also get an external box, known as a media streamer, later on, if you aren’t interested in this option right now. Our team is happy to discuss all the above-mentioned options and more!
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