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The trajectory of televisions has undergone a strange shift but is nonetheless still climbing steadily upward. Before the advent of streaming services, home theatres were the only way to truly enjoy high-quality home entertainment. The explosion of online services may have made these programs more available and more numerous, but there is still something innately appealing about the home theatre.

And, it is to that end that we discuss the proper method of home theatre installation. This process involves five stages, starting with planning and proceeding through to the setup of where you will watch and enjoy your chosen entertainment. Let’s not waste any time getting started

Planning

Home theatre installation begins long before you are kneeling on the ground behind an entertainment console. In fact, it begins even before your first purchase, as planning is equally important to the other steps in the process.

When planning your home theatre setup, consider where it will end up in your home and what you may have to do to give it the space it needs to excel. You will also want to consider where you will be placing your speakers, how many you need, and any considerations you have for viewing perspective.

Product Selection

Once you have a rough idea of what your home theatre will look like, the next step is to find the products you will use. When selecting home theatre products, the most important consideration is that the different systems will work together. Nothing is more frustrating than choosing your favourite speakers and television just to find that you will need a series of adapters and connectors to make them communicate correctly.

Still, that is a global concern. You can mitigate most of those problems by choosing equipment from the same manufacturer or by speaking with a trained professional and seeking advice. It also helps to keep in mind that consumer electronics (like most consumer products) are much more expensive in their first and second years of sale. Choosing home theatre equipment that is one or two years old can yield significant savings with little loss of fidelity or quality.

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Stereo Setup

Now that you have all the equipment you need to get started on your home theatre installation, the first step is installing your speakers and ensuring they can reach the hub area. Position them around the room to provide surround sound quality and secure them with the appropriate hangings, like screws or fasteners. Most speaker systems will connect through a subwoofer, which feeds a complete audio signal back to the television or entertainment system, so go ahead and connect them if that is the case for your home theatre system.

Visual Setup

The next step in your home theatre installation is to set up your television and any entertainment systems you may have. Wire these into the television and for cable, contact your service provider to ensure everything is ready on their end. You can adjust the picture settings of your television to enhance the quality or performance of the screen.

Relaxation Setup

Finally, you will need to set up your own area for enjoying your home theatre system. This should include a comfy chair, a table for refreshments and probably a few cozy items. Still, you are in the home stretch now, so make sure you have made a worthy experience!

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