Well, most people do the mistake of trying to install their home theatre systems themselves. While it may sound like just the right thing to do right now, you shouldn’t opt for DIY home theatre installation.
Let’s have a look at why you shouldn’t install your new home theatre system yourself.
Right Placement of SpeakersSpeakers are the most important component of a home theatre system. It’s the speakers that’ll produce the theatre-like sound. And for the right theatre feels, you’ve got to place the speakers right. You can’t install the speakers randomly around the room. There are several technicalities involved. The surround speaker should be placed closer to the TV. The low frequency and bass speakers can be placed anywhere, but such that they aren’t too close to the corners of the room. Also, none of the speakers should be placed within cabinets. That’ll affect the sound quality pretty bad!
Wrong Video and Audio CalibrationThis is one thing that most DIY home theatre installers end up doing wrong. As a layman, you wouldn’t know which cables go in where. As a result, the audio and video of the home theatre system won’t be calibrated right. Only a professional can do it right. Although the user manual has got everything you need to know, you may not be able to understand it all that well.
Poor Cable ManagementAnother common mistake you might make during DIY home theatre installation is poor management and arrangement of cables. As we mentioned above, you may not know which cables are to be inserted where. That can affect the quality of sound. Moreover, since there are plenty of cables in a home theatre system, you may fail to arrange them well. As a result, you’ll end up installing a home theatre system that looks like a mess than adding class and appeal to your living room.
Not Installing the Speakers SecurelyIt’s rare but possible. You may not know how to secure the speakers on the walls correctly. Home theatre speakers vibrate a lot due to high sound and bass, and if the speakers aren’t tightly secured, they may fall and get damaged. And that’s something you certainly wouldn’t want.
The best thing to do is to wait a while longer and hire a professional home theatre installation company to install your new home theatre system. It’s better to be safe than sorry. What’s the point of spending so much money to enjoy theatre feels at home only to not be able to enjoy it all because you couldn’t wait for a professional to come over?