With advances in home theatre technologies and the rise of streaming services, in-home entertainment systems have come back in a huge way. That said, it can be overwhelming to install the ultimate theatre setup in your home. Where should your home theatre go, and how do you get started? We’ve helped many Vancouver homeowners with their home theatre installation here at TCA Electric, and we always love helping folks get the best in-home experience for their budget. So today, we’re offering a few tips to help you get started with installing your dream home theatre.
Make a plan and a budget—and stick to it
Many folks make the mistake of assuming a home theatre installation is a simple matter of buying speakers and a big TV and hooking them all up. However, this will likely leave your home entertainment experience lacking—and you’ll be out a good chunk of money, to boot. There’s no rush to install your home theatre, and it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
First, think about which parts of the entertainment experience matter most to you, whether it’s the picture, the sound, or even smart technology. Then, start researching devices and get a feel for the relative costs. Put together a wishlist and determine which items are absolutely necessary, and which simply won’t fit in your budget. Setting up a home theatre can be complicated, so planning ahead is essential!
Stay updated on technology trends
As you set about planning your home theatre installation, be sure to stay updated on what technologies might change the home entertainment landscape completely. For example, 2019 was a big year for sound when it came to new home theatre trends, as quality audio became affordable and floor-mounted speakers really took off. The last thing you want is to put together a full home theatre right before a pivotal new device hits the market. If you call on a Vancouver electrician to help with your home theatre installation, they’ll be able to help you identify up-and-coming home entertainment technologies.
Pick the right spot
Once you’ve assembled your home theatre, it’ll be difficult to relocate it, especially if you’re opting for wall-mounted screens or speakers. But the location of your home theatre setup matters a lot when it comes to getting the best in-home entertainment experience. Here are some important factors to consider:
- Location – Your living room or family room might be the first place that came to mind, but it’s not always the best spot for a home theatre. That’s because it’s a high-traffic area, and you don’t want other family members wandering through and making noise during a movie. Pick an out-of-the-way spot with little noise or foot traffic.
- Room size – A solid home theatre demands ample space. This is especially true if you use a projector, and you’ll also want seating to be far enough from a large-screen television to avoid eye strain. Room size is also key for a good surround sound setup.
- Lighting – Another reason why living rooms aren’t always great for a home theatre is lighting. Darkness is ideal for a home theatre experience, and living rooms don’t always allow for this. For this reason, basements often make the best home theatres, while a spare room with few windows will also do.
TCA Electric: Home Theatre Installation Vancouver
As you plan out your home theatre project, don’t underestimate the value of calling in a reliable Vancouver electrician for your home theatre installation. Our experienced electricians at TCA Electric can help set up all the devices you need for the perfect home theatre experience. Plus, if you get in touch with us early on, we can also help plan out which devices are right for your space and price range. At TCA, we’ve helped many Vancouver homeowners with quality home theatre installation services. We know the ins and outs of installation, and we always keep up to date with the latest available gadgets in the home entertainment industry. Contact us today to get started!