5 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying a Home Theatre Systems

Buying a new home theatre system is very exciting. Wasting money on the wrong equipment is not so exciting. So we put together a list of the most common mistakes consumers make when purchasing a home theatre system to help you avoid them. Enjoy!

1. Size
Most consumers buy screens that are far too large for the rooms they are destined for. The most popular screen size is 50 inches and the recommended viewing distance is at least 6 feet. A television of 70 inches can be viewed optimally starting at 10 feet. If you’re sitting too close to a high-definition screen, the video will appear distorted since you are close enough to see the pixel structure.

2. Room Lighting
Your home theatre space is also something to consider, ideally you do not want a room that has several windows, especially if you have a video projector. The light that enters will create glare and overpower your home theatre display.

3. Cables
hin speaker wire and factory HDMI cables need to be replaced with something a little more heavy-duty. Often HDMI cables that come with televisions or Blu-ray players have a short lifespan and don’t carry a signal strong enough to present high-definition video on your television.

4. Speakers
Just as is the case for screen size, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better for your speakers. It’s important to note for quality home theatre systems, each element of your speaker setup dictates its capability and size. For example, the front tower speakers are larger and have greater sound output compared to the rear surround speakers, which are often smaller.

5. Installation
A lot of people try DIY home theatre. Sometimes it works, but a lot of times it looks like this. If you don’t know the difference between an amp and an ohm, call a professional. You will be glad you did.

Need Help? Cave Integration can design and install a state-of-the-art home theatre system for you. Call today 403-978-2580.