5 Major Mistakes to Avoid While Setting Up a Home Theater
Are you looking to set up a great home theater system in your Atlanta home but don’t know how to get started? Before you start searching for the right hardware, tools, and decor, we recommend that you get some advice from a couple of home theater installation experts; this will help you avoid some of the common mistakes that consumers make.
Not Reading the User Manuals
Unfortunately, many people avoid reading user manuals for their furniture, audio equipment, and video equipment. For those who love DIY projects and puzzles, reading and following a manual can be unappealing; however, we highly recommend that you follow the steps in the instructions – this will ensure that your equipment is put together properly. If you are having a hard time understanding the booklet, you can always get in touch with the company that produced your furniture or hardware.
No matter how easy the task might look, it is always better to read the owner’s manual and get familiar with your components – even before you take them out of the box. Familiarize yourself with functions and connections before you start the set-up.
Not Organizing Cables
Whether or not you plan to add more components to your home theater, you should organize the wiring that is currently hooked up. Organizing according to a system now can avoid confusion later, whenever you need to address a component or set up a new device. Eventually, it can be difficult to keep track of what is connected to what, especially if you haven’t kept things organized and straightforward.
A Few Handy Tips
Make sure your runs of cable are long enough to allow easy access to your components.
Label your cables using colored tape, printed labels, or other markings that will help you determine what goes where. Some home theater receiver makers provide a small number of pre-printed labels that you can affix to your cables and speaker wires.
Take advantage of any wireless connection options that may be available; keep in mind, however, that wireless connections may decrease your audio or video quality.
Buying by Brand or Price
There are so many different options on the market for all of the home theater components that you need. Before you go on a hardware hunt in the Atlanta area (or online), make yourself a list of the “must-haves” for your purchase. Start with brands you know and trust, but know that not every brand has the item that is right for you. When you go shopping for home theater components, make sure you shop around; look at a variety of brands, models, and prices!
Not Getting Professional Help When You are in Need
After connecting all of the wires and components, you check sound levels, adjust the aspect ratio, but everything seems off. Rather than letting a panic set in and spending hours fiddling with settings, check to see if there is something you may have overlooked; odds are you can resolve it yourself.
If, after some failed attempts, you are unable to solve the problem, consider calling a professional installer to help. The professionals here at Telly Wall Install are just a phone call away; we can help your perceived disaster transform into the dream theater you had planned.
Not Buying Service Plans for Expensive Items
Although service plans are not necessary for all items, you’ll definitely want to shell out the change for protection if you are buying a large screen flat panel LED/LCD or OLED TV. There are two main reasons that we highly recommend this. First, house calls for technological components are extremely costly. Secondly, any problem with a flat-panel TV screen, such as cracking or pixel burnout, cannot be individually repaired. As a result, you will most likely have to replace the entire screen.
Above everything else, the biggest mistake we see here at Telly Wall Install is that most Atlanta consumers fail to consult the professionals when they lack the proper experience. While you might get by and consider your project a success, others have ruined sound systems, broken TV screens, and even started electrical fires. Don’t settle for anything less than the best home theater experience; reach out to us today for a free consult.