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Home Theater Installation Guide

When it comes to home theater installation, there are certain things that need to be considered. The most important consideration in installing a home theater system is the layout of the room that is designed to be used for the home theater. When it comes to the layout of the room, there are certain factors that need to be considered.

The first consideration for these is the placement of speakers that will deliver surround sound for your home theater. This can be a very daunting task that will take a lot of time and effort. However, once the speakers are placed, the rest of the home theater installation will be easy enough to accomplish. (Check out how to place Home Theater Speakers).

Another important factor is the placement of television as it can affect your viewing experience. In fact, sitting too far away from the television may make you miss some of the high-definition detail you paid for while sitting to close may ruin your eyes.

If you’re not sure which viewing distance is best for your television, check the guidelines below. You can also use them to get an idea of appropriate distance from your current television.

The viewing distance that you prefer will also depend on the kind of materials you’ll most often watch. For example, if you are going to watch movies with high-quality media format – like DVD and high-definition programming, you can sit closer to see all the detail your HDTV can provide. However, if you’re going to watch movies with low-quality sources, such as analog cable, we suggest you to sit at the higher end so you’ll notice less of the image’s flaws.

home theater television placement guideliness
Note: This chart does not apply to front projectors

More information on Television placement

Viewing angle is another factor affecting the performance of a TV. Your TV will look best when viewed straight-on, at a height where your eyes are level with the center of the screen. In this case, you may need a TV stand to enhance it to the right viewing height.

If you are using a flat-panel or plasma TV, you can go with a TV stand, or use a TV wall mount for on-wall placement. This will saves considerable floor space and give your home theater a nice, finished look.

If you are using a big screen projection TV, you may have to setting your room for maximum seating directly in front of the TV screen. These kinds of TV do not have wide viewing angle as plasma TV and flat panel LCD does. So, be sure to place your big screen TV in the correct viewing height for the same reason.

Safety issue is another major factor to be considered when going to install home theater system. There is so much that can happen with an installation if you are not careful. You or your guest can easily be injured by a cord or wire or a speaker falling. So, make sure that you have all the items secured before you assume everything is fine. Finally, if you are careful, then you will have a home theater system that you can be happy with on a regular basis.

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