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The surround sound system can range from a cheap boxed set to a series of individual high quality speakers, so it is really up to what the individual requires. However, it is a good idea to get the best quality system as you can afford so that the sound quality matches picture quality. At a minimum, you should have five speakers – two forward, two rear and a sub-woofer.
Finally, there is the playback device, and this is most likely to be the DVD player. Opting for a player that has progressive scanning capabilities will provide you with the best quality picture. You could also opt for a DVD recorder if you would like the option of recording programs from television.
Your room should be carpeted and there should be no nooks or crannies. This will stop sound bouncing around and producing an undesirable “echo” effect.
The design and installation of a home theatre system will depend on whether you are bulding a new home, or installing the system into an existing home. For more information see Home Theatre Design and Install for Existing Premises or Home Theatre Design and Install for a New Premises
It is most cost effective to install wiring for automation when undertaking renovations or building work as access is easier, however wiring can be retrofitted. Even if you don’t want to install a fully automated home theatre right away, having the wiring in place will make it a lot simpler to install a home theatre in the future. With automation it pays to think ahead!
Speaking with a qualified electrician will help you decide what level of wiring you need throughout your home in order to cope with the home theatre and other aspects of automation you may want. Professionally installed wiring and cables will be well hidden and produce the best-quality sound and image. For more information see electricians.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your home theatre system, see our guide to Home Theatre Troubleshooting Service.
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