Installing a Home Theater System

What to Know Before Having a Home Theater System Installed

By | Custom Home Entertainment, High End Home Theatre Systems |

So you are ready to bring your movie and television viewing experiences to the next level with a high tech home theater system… smart move! Movies these days have upped the ante when it comes to special effects and sound technology, and you will want to enjoy every minute.

Before you decide to install a theater system, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Think About the Room

Before you even start to set up a home theater center, you want to think about the room you will be putting it in. The proper room will do wonders to get the most out your system. Ideally, you will have a rectangular room with as few doors or windows as possible. This should also be a carpeted room as bare wood or tile work to reflect sound waves and muddy the sound. To really kick the room up a notch, put some thick curtains over the windows to provide that perfect amount of darkness.

Decide on the Television

When it comes to the television for your new theater, we suggest having OLED TVs installed. OLED TVs give you darker blacks and truer colors, making it an exceptional option for home owners who are looking for image quality above all else in their new home theater.

Decide on the Projector

Although TVs are the most common option for home theaters, video projectors deliver a really big screen viewing experience. Similar to TVs, you have the choice of 720p, 1080p and 4K options. There are many advances to 4K video projectors, such as increased resolution, HDR and wide color gamut. All of these advances have elevated the TV viewing experience.

Decide on the Sound

You will have to start with a point of entry for all of your speakers in the form of a receiver. This is an excellent way to centralize your home theater system, so be sure to get one that will have all necessary inputs. Most people go with a receiver.

You also have the option of a preamp/power amp combo device. This hub can provide more flexibility when it comes to switching out or upgrading your devices. It also does wonders for isolating interference that is often caused by having multiple components working at the same time. From there, all you need is your choice of loudspeakers and a good subwoofer.

At Shore Home Solutions, we take pride in our home theater design and installation services, and we would be thrilled to help you better your movie viewing experience. We want to personalize your experience, so we will talk with you to learn your expectations so we can design your own personal home theater at a fair cost. Contact us today to set up a consultation!

The Benefits of a Surround Sound System

By | Residential Solutions |

A surround sound system is one of the most popular additions to homes these days. Having surround sound is just like being there, better than the movies, and makes home entertainment much more enjoyable and exciting.

Surround sound systems are for more than just watching television shows and playing DVD’s. When the big game is on, you have a better seat, and the true sounds of the stadium or arena, right in the comfort of your own home. Music is alive when you play it with surround sound. If you are listening to classical music, it sounds and feels like you are in the concert hall and the orchestra is there with you. And if you prefer more contemporary sounds, the clarity is incredible. You can almost hear each individual instrument.

Surround sound provides richer tone, treble and bass are more easily adjusted to your liking, and you get transported out of the living room without having to go anywhere.

The installation of a surround sound system is really best done by a professional. They can assess the room’s requirements, what equipment will best suit your needs, and what will fit your budget.

Installing a surround sound system on your own could take you the weekend or longer, while in just a couple of hours, a professional can get you up and running. Also, even if you have some electrical understanding, the pros really have the expertise to get the installation done correctly and quickly and will know where in the room to place each component. And for a system that is wireless, even more technical know-how is necessary.

Surround sound systems make you feel that you are a part of the action, whether you are watching sports, television dramas, or listening to music. Investing in one is an investment in your quality family time. And letting the professionals help you just makes good sense.