A home theater system can be a fantastic addition to any home, allowing you and your friends and loved ones to enjoy your favorite shows, movies, and sporting events in comfort and style. If you want to design the best home theater system possible, there are four main elements you’ll need to consider.

1. Choose a Great TV

The TV is the star of the show when it comes to setting up your home theater. Modern TVs have slim profiles that allow for easy attachment to walls and provide stunning high-definition picture quality. You may have a favorite brand already, but if not, take your time researching your options; 1080p may be the standard for high-definition viewing, but many streaming services and even television networks now offer full 4k definition for crystal-clear image quality. Think carefully about what type of picture quality you expect, and remember that the larger the TV screen, the more important higher definition is to image clarity.

If you plan on purchasing a new TV to last for many years, consider paying a little more for a 4k-enabled TV as this is quickly becoming the standard. Once you choose a new TV, take some time to familiarize yourself with the image-quality controls so you can balance contrast and color for the media you plan to watch. Many modern TVs come with preset image setting options so you can change your picture quality on the fly for different settings for movies, TV, and sports games. In general, buy the largest TV you can afford!

2. Select a Top-Notch Sound System

The sound quality of your home theater is just as important as the image quality your TV provides. Take your time and determine which type of sound setup would be best for your home theater space. Multiple speakers situated throughout the room can provide a surround sound effect, but a soundbar can provide stellar sound quality in smaller spaces. If you decide to go for a multiple speaker setup, make sure you choose a receiver and speaker configuration from a top manufacturer for the best sound quality and greatest range of customization options.

3. Great Seating

If you are investing in the best tech for your new home theater, you should be super comfortable when it comes time to enjoy it. Choose seating that provides the comfort you expect but remember to keep wear and tear in mind when choosing couches, loveseats, or recliners. Be sure to check customer reviews before purchasing new furniture for your home theater, so you can enjoy your new seating arrangement for as long as possible. And don’t forget those cup holders!

4. Ambient Lighting

It’s important to choose the placement of your home theater carefully. That’s why finished basements are ideal because they are generally darker spaces which is great for home theater viewing. Basement or not, ideally, you want to minimize screen glare as much as possible. Depending on the layout of your home, this might be challenging, and you may need to invest in some new curtains or shutters to completely seal out the light for true home theater experience inside your home. You can also install dimmer lights to provide visibility when you need to get up without diminishing viewing quality.

Installing a new home theater system can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you purchase top-quality products and have professional assistance with installation. Samm Sound is a family owned company with more than 40 years of experience in home theater installation and setup. Contact us today if you want professional guidance and installation services for your new home theater.