You may think that you have the best set up when it comes to your home theater but unless it has been installed there by professionals then there is a big chance that you could do better. There are simple tricks and techniques you could employ in order to make a big difference to your current set up without having to spend a lot of money. Having an HDTV as well as nice speakers does not guarantee you the best cinematic experience if the set up is not optimum. Here are some things you could do to get the best out of your audio and video system:
- For the video, replacing an old model of television to an HDTV does not mean that you have everything in place. There some things that you should get right such as the best viewing distance for your HDTV. Upon purchasing your new television set, you might have thought where you are going to place it and the position but you might not be aware that there are specific distances in order to get that sweet viewing spot. The formula to get that distance is quite simple – all you have to do is double the size of the diagonal screen of your television and that is the inches that you should position your couch or chair away from your television screen.
- You should also set up your television in order to get the best out of the settings. This can be done by purchasing a calibrating tool that is DVD-based. There are cheaper options and there are also those that have full features but you will have to pay a bit more.
- The sound is one of the most important aspects in a home theater as it is on the same level as the video. Both should be at its optimum setting in order to get the best experience. The speakers should be placed in the right positions. Measure your distance away from the television and the speakers should also be the same distance away from each other. The angle should be between 22 to 30 degrees and make sure they are on the same level as your ears.
If after having tried the above tips and tricks does not seem to satisfy you and you could cash out into hiring wiring & installation specialists then it is best to do so.