If you are spending serious money on a home theater setup, the last thing you want to do is make mistakes when it comes to how you build and configure it. Here are some common mistakes that you should avoid making to ensure that your home theater is perfect.
Mistakes 1: Purchasing A Screen That's The Wrong Size
A common mistake that people make with their home theater is purchasing a TV screen that is the wrong size for the room. It can either be a screen that is too small for the distance that you are sitting from the TV or a screen that is way too big because you are sitting too close. It's important to look at the recommendations for screen sizes based on seating distance because it is possible to get a screen that is too big and doesn't work for your home theater.
Mistakes 2: Having Bad Sight Lines
You also need to consider the placement of the screen in your room and if it is going to be a comfortable viewing experience. This is often a problem when people are putting a TV screen above a fireplace and don't realize how big of a problem it will be that they are cranking their neck upward to look at the screen. It can also be a problem with large seating areas, where people in the back have someone's head obscuring the screen. This means you'll need to change the position of your TV or put in elevated seating for those sitting in the back.
Mistake 3: Not Calibrating Equipment
You can spend the money on all the high-end components for your home theater, but everything still needs to be calibrated once it is installed. This means making sure the picture and sound are ideal based on your viewing conditions. If you stick with all the default settings that come with the equipment, you could be missing out on something that can make the home theater experience so much better.
Mistake 4: Not Considering Room Acoustics
In addition to calibrating your equipment, you want to consider the acoustics of the room for the ultimate sound experience. This includes putting carpet on the floor so that sound doesn't reflect, acoustic panels on the wall to absorb sound, and curtains that block windows so that sound doesn't reverberate off the glass. All these little things can go a long way in improving your home theater experience.
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13 May 2021
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