Setting up a home theater entertainment center is nearly everyone’s dream. Whether they watch television occasionally or regularly, people always wish to upgrade their conventional TV into a home theater system. However, if you look up an image search result of a home theater system, you’d probably stare in awe at those big wide screens and go into your fantasy of having one. But you come out of your reverie when you think of your small room which cannot accommodate such a huge system.
This is certainly not true. You can have a home theater system within a small confined room just as well as a big one. This is because there are different sizes that are available which makes the home theater work in any area. However, why most theater entertainment centers don’t work in a confined space is because of the arrangement of the theater system. But you only need to keep certain things in mind in order to make it a success, regardless of whether your setting is big or small:
Fix the Television Screen in the Right place
Fixing a TV screen too high does not only strain your eyes but also makes you realize how small your room is. In order to completely enjoy the display, fix your TV 3-5 ft off the floor. An easier way is to match the height of the television with your home theater seating. This will make your display parallel to your eyes, allowing you to watch TV for longer.
Never Place Speakers in Enclosed Spaces
Speakers are an essential part of a home theater entertainment center. Mostly, when there is lesser space, people keep the speakers in a covered place, such as a cupboard. A speaker and woofers placed within a cabinet do not perform as well as they do, out in the open. Never suffocate your speakers or they won’t give you the sound that you expect. The output becomes muffled with sound staging issues i.e. the sound will not be projected in the direction that it should go.
Don’t Get Surround Sound If the Space Is Limited
People assume that a home theater system is incomplete without a full-surround sound system. However, if you aim for a surround sound system installation in a confined space, then the speakers will probably be connected to the system with wires going around furniture and under the carpet. Even if you install the wires in the wall, a small room can often be overpowered by a boom of your speakers. An open space is best if you want maximum output from your speaker system.
Don’t Forget Surge Protectors
When you are installing a home theater entertainment center for the first time, you might forget one small but important detail. If you are have a television, subwoofer, receiver, game console, and Blu-Ray player, then you must have at least five outlets, which is normally not possible. Alternatively, you may plug the cords into the same outlet but not without a surge protector.
A surge protector from a well-known company with a warranty will provide your outlets with safety and keep your system alive. Even if there is a damage caused by a power surge, then the company will bear the cost of all the damages done to the electronic equipment, particularly if you have followed their safety and usage instructions to the letter.
Upgrading your theater system is a wish but maintaining the system is a choice. You can always better your experience of a home theater entertainment center by giving attention to it and keeping it in proper working condition.