What Components Make a Great Home Theater?


Have you always wanted to have a home theater, and finally have saved up the money to do it? If so, you'll want to make sure it comes with the following things so that it feels complete.

Great Picture

Your TV is not something that you want to skimp out on when it comes to making your home theater. Know that the TV is going to be one of the most expensive things that you are going to buy if you want a high-quality product. Consider getting an OLED TV for the best possible picture. This is because each pixel of the TV has its own light source, and when the screen is completely black the pixel is turned off. This means that letterboxed movies are going to have black bars that just blend in with the surroundings, rather than be a light shade of illuminated dark gray that is hard to ignore.

Great Audio

A home theater is not complete without a surround sound system to go with it. While a sound bar is going to do a decent job at an affordable price, you'll likely want to go all out with a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system. Having speakers that are strategically placed and mounted around the room based on your seating area is going to make the TV show or movie that you are watching sound fantastic. You'll actually get the feeling of objects traveling across the room or behind you, which just won't happen when you use a sound bar. 

Great Acoustics

Part of having a great audio system is to have acoustics that goes with it. This means having sound things that are designed to dampen the sound around the room so that sound waves do not bounce around in unintended ways. This could include insulated curtains that not only block out the sun completely but prevent sound waves from reflecting off the glass. You can even put decorative panels on the wall that are designed to eliminate echoes that happen when sounds bounce around in a very tight space.

Great Seating

In addition to having a great viewing experience, you'll want to be comfortable when you use your home theater. Consider individual recliners rather than a basic couch, which simulate going to a fancy movie theater. Have a deep home theater? Consider risers so that people in the back can see over the people in the front.

For more information, contact companies that have home theater systems for sale.


12 January 2021

Surrounding Yourself In Sound: Surround Sound Installation Tips

When I bought my new house, I wanted a surround sound system installed. I spent a long time diagramming the rooms so that I could determine the best way to position the speakers. The angles and positioning are key to getting the sound to resonate properly. When I couldn't be sure that I had the positions right, I went to a local audio/visual specialist. Then I created this site to help others learn how to decode the angles and directions for optimal audio from a surround sound system. I hope that this information helps you get the perfect sound from your new system.