One of the latest trends in home entertainment is the home theater. Home theaters are designed to create a movie theater like setting in your home. However, many people who enjoy movies and video games feel that they simply can’t afford to spend $10,000 to $35,000 on a home theater. If you are one of these people then you are in luck. As with many electronic products, the costs of many pieces of home theater equipment are being reduced. With a little shopping around you can find the three elements of a great home theater system for under $500.
Some people like their plasma TV to be installed over fire place. Before you decide to install the plasma TV over the fireplace, make sure that the television does not get damaged due to the heat from the fireplace. However, a brick fireplace is more secure as it can very well support the weight of the TV. According to some experts opinion a plasma TV can be safely mounted on the fire place if it is suitable.
Get the stud finder and mark four holes on two favorable spots on the wall. Also use the stud finder to find locations of the fire block behind the wall. Ideally, wall plates would have to be mounted on the part of the wall where there is no fire block.
You should note down the models, the online prices and the URL of the shop where you saw them online. Then, go back to the stores where you first saw those models and ask if they are willing to equal, or better, the price. If they are willing to price match, all well and good. You have won because, if there is a problem you can return them locally. If they will not, you must weigh up the value of a local purchase to you.
The Yamaha RX-V863 is definitely the one which worth to have a look at with more number of connectivity features like iPod / HD Access / Bluetooth connectivity. It has a Good Audio performance with the Dolby HD Stereo Sound. The only disadvantage is that it has only 3 HDMI inputs and less quality in video upscaling.
The home theater installer knows the equipment inside and out. He keeps up to date on what’s new in the audio/video world so he can properly recommend the right equipment for family. He knows the capabilities and limitations of your system. He knows the right settings for your speakers so your surround sound receiver has to do less work and get better results. He knows the best settings for your HDTV for the type of room it’s in. To put it bluntly, the installer knows Surround Sound Installation.
Comfort. Seating in your home theater room is necessary. There are theater seats that have been designed specifically for home use, but they can cost a lot of money. It depends on if the theater room is for you and your friends or family. If you have children, it might be nice to have a sectional or bean bag chairs in the room. If theater seats prove to be too expensive, using a comfortable couch or seats will work, or if you are patient, you can look online at sites that offer used items.
The final step is to set up your home theater system. This will include connecting your DVD player to the projector/video output and to the AV receiver, as well as connecting the speakers to your receiver. If you want to hide the wires then you can set the speakers on a shelf and run the wires behind the drywall. This option can be a little tricky if you don’t know what you are doing, but it is not difficult to do.