Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Theater Room

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You probably use your home theater room for a lot more than just watching movies. Video games, sporting events, and television programs all look great on your state-of-the-art equipment, and your home theater furniture guarantees that you always have the best seat in the house. But to ensure that you're getting the most out of your primary entertainment area, take a look at the following tips and make any necessary adjustments.

  • Acoustics. Various guides are available on the Internet that will identify ideal speaker placement locations based on factors such as the distance from your theater seats to the screen and the number of speakers you have installed. Use these guides so you get the best sound possible.
  • Lighting. Different activities require a different amount of lighting, so having several options will improve viewing conditions in your media room. A central overhead light, wall sconces, and recessed downlights (all with dimmer switches) are some ideas to consider.
  • Calibration. Not even the most expensive electronic equipment delivers superior performance right out of the box. You have to spend time calibrating your television and sound system to get the quality you want.
If you've invested a lot of money in awesome home theater furniture and top-of-the-line electronics, then you owe it to yourself to try to get the most out of your media room. Checking for ideal speaker placement, adding a few layers of lighting, and calibrating your equipment will help you achieve a mind-blowing entertainment experience, so try these tips now!

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