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3 Essentials for a Stellar Home Theater in New Orleans

The Best Home Theater System on a Budget

Whether you are a huge movie buff or simply enjoy watching TV in your spare time, we have the best home theater system on a small or big budget. We want to assure you that investing in a home theater system doesn’t have to break the bank. Bruno Audio Video has a lot of options for your unique needs. We have a lot of experience installing audio video in all kinds of homes around New Orleans, Louisiana – so rest assured knowing we have it covered. Keep reading to learn about the essentials for a quality home theater.

REASONS TO MAKE YOUR HOME THEATER WIRELESS

With the latest HD flat screen TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and state-of-the-art surround sound systems, watching your favorite movies and shows at home can be a more immersive experience than ever before. If you want to install a brand new home theater in New Orleans, consider going wireless. Some of the advantages of wireless home theaters include:

Easier Installation

In the past, installing a home stereo system with full surround sound was very time consuming. You had to run wires from your TV, cable box, video player, and audio player to the main receiver, and from there you had to run more wires all around the room to each of the speakers, which could be especially troublesome in an older house. With a wireless system, however, all you have to worry about is mounting the speakers. You don’t have to staple wires along your baseboards or run cables under your rug.

Better Integration

Many wireless speaker systems have smart home audio features that allows you to fully integrate all your wireless devices with your surround sound. With Bluetooth technology, you can play music directly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Some devices even have apps that allow you to use your device as a remote control, so you can stream content on your TV with just a few taps on the phone or tablet screen.

Simpler Rearrangement

Even if you’re planning a major remodel, you don’t have to wait until all the work is done to enjoy your home theater if you purchase a wireless system. Because they are easy to install, wireless speakers are also easy to move around. You can go ahead and buy that widescreen TV you’ve always wanted, and the set of speakers to go with it. Then, a few months or years down the road when you add new seating or change the layout of the room, moving the components of the system will be quick and simple.

OPTIMIZING YOUR HOME AUDIO

After you’ve installed a home theater system in your New Orleans home with wireless surround sound, but before you sit down to enjoy an episode of your favorite show or a movie on Blu-ray, you should make sure that you have calibrated and optimized your surround sound speaker system. Correct speaker placement is essential to creating rich sound that won’t hurt your ears. Also, you should learn how to adjust the equalization on your audio for a balanced and rich listening experience. Watch this video for tips from an audio engineer on how to optimize the setup of speakers in your home theater’s audio system.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER

As much fun as it can be to have a home theater system in New Orleans, it is always much more enjoyable when it is done right. Part of the process of planning out this project is deciding which room will house your new home theater. Continue on if you could use some help in choosing the right room for your home theater.

Acoustics and Sound

The cinematic experience relies on audio as much as video. For this reason, your home theater system must be installed in a room with decent acoustics so that the audio can be conveyed as it was meant to. Combined with high quality surround sound speakers, a room with the proper acoustics can deliver cinematic quality audio from every corner of the room. Home theater systems are best put together in rectangular rooms rather than square rooms for optimal sound distribution. A seating arrangement that caters to the center of the room is preferable, which also frees up space for you to place surround sound speakers around the room’s perimeter. It is important to have speakers behind the viewers as well as in front of them for a quality viewing experience.

Lighting

In addition to a proper acoustic set up, the room you choose for your home theater should have optimal lighting conditions. A room that is lined with windows should not be one that is chosen for your home theater system because windows allow natural light to enter the room. However, thick curtains can absorb the natural sunlight for a darker atmosphere in the room. Lighting should typically be minimized whether it is natural or otherwise. This is especially true if you are using a projector; this type of viewing method is most effective in a very dark room.

Soundproofing

A true cinematic experience is as loud as it is visually stimulating. In order to enjoy these components responsibly, you should make sure the sound stays in your home theater. Consider setting up your home theater system in a soundproofed room so that you do not disturb your family, roommates, or neighbors.

SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY

Smart home technology is now available from many local installers serving New Orleans. This new and exciting home device category has grown a lot over the last few years. Today, home automation includes so much more than motion-activated outdoor lighting and programmable thermostats.

Watch this video to get a sneak peek at the upcoming advances in smart home technology. With major manufacturers rolling out dozens of products in the next year, automation has never been easier. You will soon be able to control the volume on your surround sound speakers, unlock your doors, make sure your oven is off, and change the tone of your indoor lighting with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet screen.