One of the best things about technology today is that it is diverse, accessible, and affordable. That is great news for every facet of our lives, including the time we spend in relaxation and recreation. Today, we can make our homes the center of our entertainment like never before with home theater technologies advancing to a place where the home theater experience exceeds the big theater experience.
However, the vastness of options can lead to problems for many who are trying to design their home theater system. While the choices are many and affordable, sound and light technologies and how we implement them are still a specialized science, and it is easy to get it wrong. For the home theater of your dreams, avoid these common home theater fails.
Poor Screen Placement
When the ceilings are high, there is a temptation to place the screen higher. Place the screen low enough that you do not have to tilt your head back to view it.
Wrong Size Television
Bigger is better, right? Well, not always. Viewing a big screen too closely can damage your eyesight. Additionally, a huge screen without ample viewing distance results in picture distortion. The minimal viewing distance for optimal clarity and optical health is around two times the width of the screen.
Choosing the Wrong Speakers
The audio components of your home theater system are of course one of the most important elements, and there are many choices in type and quality. This leads to many mistakes such as choosing the wrong speaker for the intended placement, opting for lesser quality speakers, choosing small satellite speakers for a large room, or choosing speakers whose sound cannot fill the room properly without distortion. Be sure to do your research before you buy or get professional advice.
Placing Speakers Inside Entertainment Centers
While entertainment centers are made for media equipment, they are not the optimal location for speakers. Speakers come in their cabinet designed to provide the right amount of space for the best sound possible. If you need to hide speakers. Opt for In-wall or in-ceiling speakers.
Buying Low-Quality Cables and Accessories
We all want to spend the bulk of our money on the big ticket items like the television or speakers, but don’t neglect the small things that make your larger components run best.
Not Hiring a Professional
Unless you are an expert in audiovisual, setting up a home theater system to its fullest potential is near impossible. If you are going to invest in a home theater, it is worth having it done right the first time to avoid costly mistakes.
HS Tech Group specializes in customized home theater solutions that fit your life.