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All About Home Theater Equipment – Part One

Home Theater- TV and Video Sources

There are many components to creating a custom home theater. What does your vision of a home theater consist of? The key is to couple a great high-definition TV for viewing, with high quality surround sound.

Selecting The Best TV Option For Your Home

The core of your home theater will be your TV viewing. Finding the right TV to match your budget and wants comes with education on the current TV technology in the marketplace. In today’s high tech world, just about every TV you find will be high-def. These high-def TV’s are typically high-resolution 720p or 1080p. These numbers refer to the amount of lines on your screen that displays the picture in pixels from the bottom of the screen to the top. The more lines your screen has, the better the picture will display. The latest in TV technology is 3D TV viewing. This is great for spicing up movie night in your home theater. The TV does require the use of a 3D Blu-ray player and 3D glasses.

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With a high-definition TV, you’ll need high-definition video sources to coexist. Currently, the highest definition for video sources is offered from a Blu-ray player. This offers stunning video quality for 1080p televisions, but also top-notch sound quality as well. These systems include HDTV programming for the best video and audio for sharpness and excellent audio.

Home Theater Installations

Speaker Systems

A true theater experience is as much as about quality viewing as it is quality sound. To enjoy the surround sound experience in your home theater you’ll need several speakers and a subwoofer. These speaker components come fully customizable or are pre-matching speaker systems. Our trained staff can help you determine which option would be best for your home theater during installation.

If you’ve already determined what room your custom home theater will occupy, it’s important to remember speaker size. For multi-purpose rooms, there are ways to hide your equipment or blend into your current décor. The size of your speaker system should be determined by how much space you are willing to give up. The size of the room and TV size should also be used to consider speaker size. The larger the room, the larger your speakers should be to carry sound efficiently without overworking your speaker system.

Once you’ve determined the correct size for your speakers, the home theater installation team helps to educate you on the correct speaker placement for your room. There is a science to speaker placement for the best audio experience. Blocking your speakers or placing them too far away may block distribution the sound.

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What Does a Speaker System Typically Consist of?

Image Credit: flaunce.comThere is an art to your speaker placement and understanding each speaker and their purpose will provide the best possible audio experience. A center channel speaker is the most critical element in dialog, providing more than 50% of the soundtrack. This should be directly under your TV to keep the dialog anchored to your TV screen. Front speakers, right and left of TV, provide a broader soundstage by adding layers of audio for screens not yet in the picture, such as background side effects. These speakers are important to your music listening quality as well.

Surround sound speakers help bring set the mood by offering the sounds like supplement the movie such as birds chirping. The use of several speakers puts the bird audio all around you, immersing the audience. Finally, the subwoofer is the bass video and audio need to pack a punch. These low-frequency sounds provide deep, strong sounds. The size of the subwoofer should be determined by the size of the room, allowing the sounds waves to properly disperse throughout the room. Call Stabley Home Entertainment at (480)325-5015 for  multimedia specialists to help install your home theater speaker system.