You just settled into your large new custom home that you helped design and build. You’re extremely excited to live in your new home but its just not quite finished yet. Yes you have furniture picked out and walls painted but you are looking for some major areas of entertainment to be present in your new house. You need an entertainment system.
Unfortunately, picking out an entertainment system worthy of your new crib isn’t as easy as running to the nearest department store. You need something good, like really good. It needs to look as good as your house, rumble your chairs, and sound like you’re in the movie or at the game. It has to be good! Here is a bit of helpful rundown of what you need to know for picking out the best parts.
The Biggest TV Around
You obviously need the biggest and baddest TV out there. But, maybe the place you had in mind for a TV won’t exactly fit the new 7 foot flatscreen you saw at the mall. The easiest thing to do is to just go to the store and compare the different models. Generally, they will have the biggest and the best playing some of the highest quality video you’ve ever seen. Once you find what you think is the best TV there, grab a salesman and ask him lots of questions. You need to know several different things to help you in your search of the most ideal TV for your space. Here is a list of things you need to know:
- What makes this model obviously so much better than the others?
- What is playing on the TV at the moment? Is it cable? or is it a BluRay disc?
- Find out what cable provider they are using or what BluRay player is hooked up.
Asking these questions will help you figure out what other components such as DVD player or TV provider you need to get the best image.
The Best Sound
Sound is a little bit tricky as it can change depending on the setup. Sometimes it is hard to do unless you have a professional come in and do it for you. However, you can always go online and checkout some reviews of popular systems. This will give you a good idea of what to look for. But still, it is best to go and see, well hear, for yourself what you will be buying. Go and find these systems at entertainment stores that will let you try them out.
The Best Setup
Once you have all of this, you need to set it up in the best possible way that is appealing to the eye and the most effective for your entertainment experience. Visually, it might take some extra furniture or a little bit of work hiding those wires. If you need ideas, check out some images of custom home entertainment system setups. Costello Builders is a great place to view some good examples of custom home setups.
Visually, it isn’t hard to place a TV. As long as no windows are pointing in on the TV and it is comfortable to view, you should be set. As far as audio goes, this is the most tricky part. Generally, subwoofers should be placed on the floor. This gives them a good base and allows them to really rumble your chair. Other than that, it may depend on the type of setup you bought. If you have some kind of surround sound speaker system, it is best to see how the manufacturer recommends you place it. Follow those directions and you will be on your way to movie theater quality or at the game experiences! Enjoy!