If you want to get a home theatre installation on the North Shore, there are some important tips to keep in mind as you plan.
Don’t Over Or Under Budget
When planning your home theatre system, it is very easy to be taken in by salesmen trying to sell you a range of expensive equipment you possibly don’t need. Salesmen in tech shops will typically try to sell the most expensive and elaborate systems they can, not only because they are tech fans but also because they are trying to earn the biggest commission possible.
On the other hand, not all salesmen are as tech savvy as you might presume and thus might not have all of the information you require to make an informed decision and might end up selling you something that is either overkill or underbaked.
The way to get around this is to make sure that you do your research to know what you want before you go shopping. Know the limitations of your technical prowess or your technical requirements so that you don’t buy something overly complex with features that you will never use.
Make sure that you purchase something that you will know how to control with features that you will be able to take advantage of, and make sure that you get a system that you can reconfigure or maintain as needed in the future.
Plan For The Future
Technology evolves year by year, with new devices and new means of watching and listening coming out all the time. Do as much research as you can to anticipate where technology might be headed in five years so that your system has a longer lifespan and does not become outdated so quickly.
Try to get a system that can be scaled up, updated or upgraded and which allows for new devices to be plugged in or attached easily without much hassle. Avoid systems that are so simplistic that they don’t allow for any kind of upgrades.
Plan The Room
The room you choose in your house for your home theatre system can make all the difference to your set-up. Ideally, you will have a room where you can control the light as much as possible. This would mean minimal windows and doors with proper curtains or blinds to control the light.
Preferably, your door will be situated behind the seating to minimise distractions while watching.
The location of your home theatre system in the house should also take into account the noise pollution. Ideally, your home theatre system will not be set up in an open plan area but will be set up in a room that can be closed off to the rest of the house to control the noise pollution levels.
Your seating arrangements should also be carefully considered before you begin your installation, along with the screen size.
Don’t Overdo The Sound System
While surround sound is cool, you do not necessarily have to splurge on a full 5.1 surround sound system. While this might be attractive for many, it can be more troublesome than it’s worth in some situations. A 5.1 surround sound system means you need to have six different speakers around the room, all of which require wiring or Bluetooth with batteries.
This can constitute a significant amount of device management and can make the room look rather messy. Some people hide their speakers on bookshelves, but this can cause the sound to become muffled and interfere with the overall quality of the home theatre experience.
In many cases, it is perfectly acceptable to purchase a good stereo system or a high-quality soundbar with a subwoofer. In smaller rooms, this can provide a perfectly acceptable home theatre sound experience.
Other Things To Remember
Don’t forget to place your home theatre system in a room with a good Wi-Fi signal so you can stream films and television shows without hassle. Surge protectors are also non-negotiable as this will protect your expensive equipment from getting damaged in the case of a surge or a lightning strike.
To get professional home theatre installation services on the North Shore, be sure to contact Castle Electrical today!