Getting Started in Building Your Own Home Theater System

Home theater installations needs a little of your planning and creativity. Although it can be hidden right away in your living room or designate a separate area in your home, it is always essential that its accessibility and convenience are not taken for granted.

Today, home theaters become increasingly popular. It is equipped with the latest technology on surround audio sounds and digital videos. Thus the feeling of being transported to another dimension can be experienced without leaving your house.

Building one home theater system tends to become very expensive. But when a person learns some video explanations, technical tips, and some twenty first century family rooms fantastic and inspirational setup, then the process would be much easier.

1.   Designate a space in your house. Media rooms are the cousin of home theaters. It is a place to watch movies, listen to music, and even use a computer. If you do not have a basement or spare room to become your media room, then a bonus room or an attic might be used.

2.   Budget your money. The maximum budget for home theaters ranges from 5,000 dollars to 6,000 dollars. The maximum budget for locating home theaters in family rooms can range to 70,000 dollars or 80,000 dollars for a full-sized media room. Complete amenities of a theater room providing real ambiance also means thousands of dollars.

3.   Getting started. An architect and expert in home theaters can work together for designing a room that will fit into your home theater needs. There are several design elements to be considered:

-   The area where the screen and seats must be setup. You can choose from various options although one of the most common choices is hiding the screen making it retractable.

-   Avoid flat, long walls. It will not work better for media rooms or home theaters because it will just make the sound bounce off.

-   The accessibility to the room is good enough so that equipments and furniture can be easily brought.

-   If these plans are already made then you should expect that the wall has a 2x4 double framing, the electrical wirings are properly installed, added insulations are incorporated for controlling the noise and climate, the room is painted and sheet rocked, and the furnishings and theater equipments are installed.

4.   Choose your system. You must get the expert's advice regarding your home theater needs. There is no need to spend a lot of money on a large home theater system design. It is important to research prices and products before making your decision. Then stick on your budget appropriate to cover your needs. It is also advisable to visit several demo and stores for various systems as mush as possible.

Cable must be bought in bulks to cut down expenses compared when purchasing premed cables. You can connect audio and video connectors by yourself. Also purchase tools and parts at your local stores. The wires of the speakers can be wall mounted to keep it secure and hidden. The speaker's carpet lumps can be prevented by utilizing the utility knife in slicing the carpet pad to keep the wires in place. The cables behind your home theater systems can be organized using plastic tabs for binding it together.

Following these steps can save you time, effort and money in building your own home theater system. It is very much free of any installation hassles.

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