Setting Up an Entertainment System? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Years ago, you would have to head down to the nearest theater or arcade to watch a nice movie, listen to music, or play video games. But that has changed now, thanks to the rise of technology.  Everyone can set up their own entertainment system, and enjoy the growing availability of getting any type of content you like digitally, in great resolution, and from the comfort of your own home. Below, we’ve assembled the steps to follow if you want to set up a special entertainment system at home.

Select the Tech Accordingly

A lot of people tend to get over-excited and just buy the first system in front of them without thinking whether it will be the right fit for their home. The room might not be big enough or the sound system might be too loud for your walls. So, remember to focus on what’s viable and proper for your home entertainment room instead of getting all the flashy and expensive devices. If you have the budget to splurge, then great, but expensive isn’t always the answer.

Check your room’s dimensions and ask yourself what you need exactly for your entertainment plans. Will you strictly focus on watching movies and series? Listening to music only? Or perhaps all you want to do is play video games? Whichever you choose, remember to have the right cables and connectors to have everything work properly and choose the best sound system that suits your needs and fits your room.

Choosing and Installing Your Antenna 

Depending on which cable or tv channels you’d be watching, choosing the right antenna can mean the difference between good quality T.V time or a bad viewing experience with bad reception and static. Also, you might want to look up how to install it properly once you’ve chosen the correct antenna for your home and needs. You can learn more on this website about the different models with multidirectional features or adjustable rotators. Think about which type you need, whether it’s a UHF or VHF antenna, and check if you need it on low or high. This depends on which channels you want to connect to. Remember to hire professionals to set it up for you, as they will figure out the best spot to install it for you for optimal reception. 

Position and Connect Everything Right

If you bought all your devices and tech, then it’s time to see how you are going to place each part in its correct place. Remember not to place your speakers right against your walls. You’re better off positioning the speakers in an angle towards the spot that you’ll be sitting in. Check the model you have and see if it will need to be raised off the floor using stands. You can angle them upwards depending on the position and the type of speaker model. Connecting everything may get a little overwhelming and confusing but remember, you can always hire a tech professional that can do it all for you quickly and easily.

Everything has to be connected properly to ensure the best sound quality. You can get some 12 or 14-gauge wires with at least 50 feet of length for great results, but you can get 16 AWG wires too if the distance is too short in your room for each socket.

Connecting your receiver with your T.V, speaker and video game console can be tricky, but it’s crucial to do so because your receiver would be turned on whenever you use anything. You will need multiple HDMI cables for your consoles and streaming devices and an additional optical audio cable for your T.V. Your speakers would need to be connected with wires to the proper side with the correct color of the spring clips. After that, test your settings and change them accordingly by calibrating it all to your needs and preferences. Finally, you can sit back and enjoy some quality entertainment when everything is properly set up.

This type of set up is fun and simple to work on and it could be a nice side project for you, especially if you’re into tech and are customizing your electronics depending on your preference and needs. But remember that you could always ask for help or hire professionals to connect and set up everything for you to ensure that every part is working properly. With the right setup, you can enjoy countless hours of exciting films, binge-worthy series, great music, and engaging video games in your state-of-the-art home entertainment system.

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