7 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Building A Home Theatre

June 29, 2020
7 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Building A Home Theatre
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 mistakes that must be avoided to enjoy the full potential of the home theater system

Home theatre systems are pretty confusing things for most people to set up as there are multiple components to hook up together. Understanding the technicalities of all these components and then setting them up or combining them to build a complete Home Theatre comes with experience.

We understand that dedicated Home Theatres are not plug and play and they comprise speakers, AVR, woofers, sub-woofers, rear speakers, surge protectors, cables, etc. Because of which users end up making a lot of mistakes during the setup. So, today we will take you through 7 most common mistakes that must be avoided to enjoy the full potential of the system.

  1. Overlooking AVRs:
    AVR Placement Tips
    Most people focus on investing all their budget in buying good quality speakers. They overlook investing in a powerful AVR which is actually the Heart of the System. There’s a thumb rule for buying a good AVR- the budget of your AVR should be 1.5 times of your speakers. If you are also planning to build a home theatre at your place, then remember not to compromise with the quality of the AVR just to get better speakers.
  2. Placement of Speakers:

    Another mistake that most people make is the wrong or bad placement of speakers. If you want to experience proper surround sound effects, you must be in the center of the home theatre system. People place their sitting position on the adjacent wall of the screen instead of placing it on the opposite side. This ruins the surround sound. The placement of the speakers plays a very important role in providing that amazing theatre experience in your room. Also, people shy away purchasing speaker brackets which are to angle the speakers to that sweet spot where you will sit. Just mounting the speakers on the 4 corners of the wall will not throw the sound to that spot. That is where brackets come in handy as they tilt the speakers down and fire the sound directly to your sitting position.
  3. Room Selection:
    The experience you will receive from the home theater depends on the room in which you will set it up. That room must not have too many windows or openings because that will be an acoustic disaster. It must allow minimal natural light and outside noise. The goal of the entire set up is to get that chest-thumping and earth-shattering base for those big impact scenes whether of explosions or of big dinosaurs hitting the ground. So, selecting the correct room does impact your cinema experience.
  4. Screen Size:

    Some people assume that just having a larger than life screen in their room is enough for that cinematic experience. The screen size must cover your field of vision completely. It should neither be too big nor small. A perfect screen size covering your field of vision makes you immerse in the movie resulting in an amazing experience. You must sketch out your screen size with a pencil and state it at the center. This will help you to determine whether the screen is large enough or not.
  5. Compromising with the Quality of Cables & Accessories:

    Generally, the mindset of people is like the wires must always come free with the home theatre systems. But the free cables are of poor quality which does impact the performance of the home theatre. You must also save a part of the budget for good quality cables as this is a one-time expense so why to compromise with the entire experience just to save some bucks.
  6. Poor Quality Source:
    People don’t understand the importance of a high-quality source whether audio or video. You are about to set up a home theatre at your space which will provide you with a great cinema experience, but it doesn’t convert poor quality video or audio source to supreme quality richness. Also, do not blindly buy anything just because it’s in trend. First, check whether your device support that upgraded version or not.
  7. Partial Knowledge of the Equipment:
    Most of the people do not educate themselves about the different sound programs available in their equipment and what are their actual purpose. They keep watching movies in all channel stereo mode instead of enjoying the discrete surround sound. Irrespective of how technical you are, you must read the user’s manual to get all the necessary details about the device as well as its installation.

The best thing which you can do to avoid all these mistakes and to have a complete understanding of your equipment and its settings is contacting and hiring a professional. Dedicated home theatres need a professional touch who can build the entire Home Theatre as per your room size, preferences, and surroundings. He will give you a proper demo while simultaneously educating the purpose of various features and modes available in your Home Theatre.

Avoid these mistakes while building a Home Theatre and you are ready for a great cinematic experience at your home.


For more information on home theatre speaker system as per your budget, contact Ooberpad at 022-3080-8050, or at support@ooberpad.com

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