Home Theater How To

The five essentials of a home theater are audio and video input devices, an audio processing device, audio output system or speakers, video output or screen display and organized seating that gives a cinema feel. The input device/s is connected to processing device called AV receiver, which connects to the audio and video output equipment. The underlying idea is to reproduce the cinema effect in the room.

While the basic design is simple and the equipment you buy comes with step-by-step instructions allowing you to set up a home cinema in your living room or a dedicated room there are times when you do not get the desired experience and no matter what you do nothing seems to be going right.

Just like any other electronic system, a home theater is also prone to develop snags, more so if you have bought a theater-in-a-box system installed by the manufacturer. It is because of this that some experts recommend that one should do proper research and gain knowledge and buy each component individually. If you have performed due diligence and set up a home theater on your own, you are better placed to set things right should there be a problem.

How to Create a Home Theater

Creating a home theater is fairly easy; all it requires is some disposable income and willingness to spend some time to research and compare different products. Take stock of the equipment you already own. If you already have an input device/s and a TV, all that you need is an AV receiver and speakers. Your current TV can be attached to a home theater system and still work as normal TV when you...


How to Know That You Have a Bad Speaker

If you experience audio problems like the sound going out intermittently and crackling and popping out, you have every reason to suspect problem with the speaker system. However, while the possibility exists you cannot be always sure that the problem lies with a speaker/s. You need to check a few things before you make up your mind that there is actually something with the speaker that seems to...


How to Troubleshoot Your Home Theater

Things can go wrong anytime with your home theater system; even professionals have to face these problems. However, that does not mean that you have always to call for support or request for a repair man to be sent over. There are some things that you can try on your own before you reach for the phone. What to Do if Nothing Turns On? This is one of the most common problems faced by people settin...


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