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TV & Home Theater
Learn about TV and home theater (5 items)
Creating a home theater
Benefits of a home theater setup.
When you want to take your home entertainment options to the next level, a home theater system is certainly the way to do it. With a quality projector for movies and some well-placed speakers, you and your family can feel like you’re enjoying a night out at the cinema even though you’re on the couch watching a show via a streaming media subscription.
What’s more, if you’re using a projector for your home theater, you can keep the arrangement low-profile when not in use. For example, you can bolt the projector overhead where it’s out of the way and retract the screen when you aren’t watching anything. These options make a home theatre set-up a great way to enjoy a big screen experience without having a large television screen be the focal part of your room’s décor during non-viewing times.
Although, if you think a home theater projector is too tech-heavy for you, there are still ways to incorporate a big-screen TV gracefully into a home entertainment system. Entertainment cabinets can support your television in a stylish and useful fashion, or you can mount the TV on the wall. Plus, a surround sound system for TV will enhance your cinematic experience.
Getting the most out of your home theater system.
Even the best home theater system components won’t matter if they aren’t installed correctly. If you are mounting anything to the wall or ceiling, you will need to locate studs for structural support. You also need to avoid electrical wiring inside your walls. And you must ensure that your projector will cast the image correctly on your screen before you secure each of those components. For instance, you don’t want the image to be crooked, too small, or too large. If any of that sounds intimidating, you should rely on the professionals for home theater installation.
If you opt for do-it-yourself installation, make sure you have the right cables on hand. HDMI cables and A/V cables are usually necessary. Additionally, you may need extra cables or longer cables if you are wiring a surround sound system through the room.
Finally, you need to make decisions about the space as a whole. With a home theater setup, you could benefit from blackout drapes on the windows because ambient light can diminish the effect of the light cast from the projector. Drapes can even be useful for blocking light that reflects off television screens and interferes with your viewing experience. No matter what your entertainment needs might be, we can help you find the best home theater electronics and décor for you at Best Buy.