How to Keep Your Home Theater Installation From Getting Too Expensive
So, you’ve made the decision to step up your entertainment game with a home theater? Excellent choice! Undoubtedly, you’re here because you understand both quality and value is key when it comes to
So, you’ve made the decision to step up your entertainment game with a home theater? Excellent choice! Undoubtedly, you’re here because you understand both quality and value is key when it comes to home theater installation in Scottsdale. At Wipliance, we’ve worked on a countless number of audio, video, and automation projects, and we’re experts at helping all levels of enthusiasts get the most out of their home theater system.
You’re investing in a dream room — don’t compromise that dream by not considering factors such as screen size, speaker power, and the equipment being used.
You already probably know that tiny screen in a giant room is going to be a strain on the eyes. But, what may be lesser known is that if a screen is too big for a space, it can also foster an awkward and strenuous environment. If it’s too large, it’s going to overpower both the room and the viewer. While it does come down to your preference, try to consider a screen that won’t throw off comfort and room balance.
When choosing a screen for your home theater installation in Scottsdale, it may come down to viewing distance. Generally speaking, the distance from you to the screen should be 1.5 to 3 times the screen size. As a loose example, if you sit 16 feet (192 inches) from the screen, your screen size should be at least 64 to 128 inches (mathematically, that’s 192/1.5 and 192/3).
Keep in mind that more power doesn’t always mean more volume. In fact, a power imbalance between your amplifier and speaker (i.e. your speaker needing more power than the amp can deliver or your amp delivering more power than a speaker can handle) can cause problems such as poor sound quality and distortion. Before beginning your home theater installation in Scottsdale, make sure that your speaker input and receiver output are compatible.
In addition, think about room size. If you have a large room, you’re going to need more power to fill it and vice versa. There are actually many factors and a lot of science involved in getting sound just right, which is why Wipliance professionals provide clients with assistance in choosing and installing the best system.
It’s not just the screen and speaker power that matter when you’re setting up a home theater system. Many pieces of equipment will work in conjunction with each other to give you the experience you desire. You may have several choices to make when setting up your home theater installation:
The number of speakers you want to use (rear speakers, front speakers, center speakers, and subwoofers)
The kinds of cables that will serve your video, sound, and data usage needs (i.e. HDMI, coaxial, RCA, and fiber optic cables)
How you want to design a room and place the wires so that safety and the aesthetic are optimized
If you want to cut down on the number of remote controls being used
If you want an automation system that allows easy control of audio and video from smartphones and tablets
If you want to include other home functions in a system such as lights and air temperature control
We know — it doesn’t sound all that fun, but you won’t regret taking some extra time in ensuring you have a private theater that will last and meet your entertainment needs for years to come.
It’s crucial to review multiple options. While one system might be great for watching movies, it may not be what you want for gaming (if that’s what you’re into). Furthermore, the setup and lighting of your particular space could be very different from that of someone else’s. Aspects such as layout, furniture placement, lighting, and the width and depth of a room can all affect the efficacy of a home theater installation in Scottsdale.
It’s understandable if you’re starting to feel a bit overwhelmed at this point. There are so many decisions with a private theater system. And, it doesn’t help that the technology is constantly changing. Fortunately, you don’t have to go at it alone. Enlisting the help of a professional can save you tons of time and heartache. An expert is able to listen to your audio and visual needs to come up with designs and options that are exactly right for you.
Hopefully, these tips have armed you with what you need to know for finding the ideal home entertainment system.
In case you’re wondering, yes, Wipliance does home entertainment system customization! And, we set ourselves apart from the rest in that we are a turnkey solution for your home theater needs. We can be by your side from start to finish — from the design and building phase all the way up to when you power on your system for the first time. Not only do we recommend and install the latest technology, but we also provide the tools and knowledge necessary for easy system management. Plus, we specialize in home automation. With us, comfort, functionality, and entertainment are perfectly tailored to you!