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If you’re a movie lover, there’s nothing better than bringing the experience of a movie theater into your own home.

With a properly set up home cinema system, you can get the same movie-watching experience, but without the uncomfortable seats or expensive snacks. For these reasons, Americans are spending more on home theatres than ever before.

That said, setting up a home theatre can be a daunting experience. From choosing the right gear to hooking up your equipment to the right components it can be easy for homeowners to get overwhelmed.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide will help you set up your home theatre. Depending on your specific needs, you may be able to set it up yourself, or you may choose to hire an electrician.

Equipment You Will Need

The first step to setting up your home theatre is purchasing the necessary equipment.

First, there are the basics:

  • A widescreen television, or a projector with a screen
  • A DVD or Blu Ray player

Of course, these items are needed for any media room. What really sets a home theatre is the right sound equipment.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A surround sound receiver
  • Loudspeakers
  • Subwoofer
  • Connection cables

With these basic items, you’ll be ready to get started on the perfect theatre for your home.

Of course, there are plenty of additional items you can add to your home theater to create an even more luxurious experience. For instance, many homeowners have speakers installed discreetly into their walls. Or, you can set up a home theatre that is integrated with your iPhone.

Map Out Your Connection Plan

One of the main factors that will impact how you set up your home theatre is the size and layout of your room. The number of people you want to seat and the placement of your screen are important factors to consider.

At first, all of your equipment might just look like a mess of electronics and wires. But at the end of the day, you simply need to get your media player connected to both your television and your speakers.

An easy way to set up the system is by using a home theatre receiver. This is a centralized system that you can plug the rest of your components into. This makes it easy to control the entire system.

Where to Place Your Speaker and Subwoofer

As we mentioned before, the sound system is one of the most important features of a home theatre. Placing your speakers and subwoofer effectively will greatly improve the sound quality.

If you are using a wired speaker and subwoofer, make sure to place them somewhere where you’ll be able to run the wires to the receiver. You don’t wires tripping guests or creating an eyesore.

If possible, consider placing your subwoofer in the corner of your room. This will increase its output, which will improve the quality of the bass, and make the subwoofer sound louder.

To create a surround-sound experience, you’ll want to place speakers around the room. Placing speakers directly behind the seating will allow for better performance.

Getting the Home Cinema System You Want

If you need help setting up your home cinema system, contact us. Our expert technicians can help you set up a basic home theater, or can create a custom setup just for your home.