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					Common Home Theater Mistakes to Avoid

A home theater is no small investment, particularly if you are going for
a good quality home theater. With that in mind there are many mistakes
that people make along the way when it comes to their home theaters. What
you want to do is learn from the mistakes of others rather than dooming
yourself to repeat those that have been made so many times before. Below
you will find information on some of the most often made mistakes when it
comes to creating a great home theater for you and your family.


I'm not talking Microsoft either. One thing that is a killer for your
home theater is a room full of windows. At night, every car passing by
will prove distracting and during the day little can be enjoyed on your
television from the sunlight pouring in. Even normal curtains allow some
degree of light into the room, which will provide a distracting glare on
you television screen. If you have no windowless rooms in your home you
will at the very least want to install some heavy duty blackout drapes or
curtains in order to prevent the glare and distraction that windows

Cheap Speakers

Sound is one of the most important factors in imitating a theater quality
movie viewing experience. If you have cheap speakers you will not receive
the quality of sound that you will need in order to achieve that
experience. The first five or ten minutes of the movie Top Gun provides
one of the best sound tests I've ever seen. Grab a copy of the DVD and
take it with you to the stores, compare speakers using that DVD and go
with the set that provides the best quality of sound. It's a good litmus
test and you will be glad you did if you ever listen to a favorite movie
on a friends inferior speakers.

Poor Installation

It makes no sense to invest thousands of dollars in a home theater system
only to bring it home and do a poor job of installing it because you
didn't want to spring for the extra two hundred dollars for installation.
Improper installation of your home theater will result in much less
quality than you paid for, which makes a good quality system a complete
waste of money. Pay the price now for professional installation if you
have any doubts at all about your ability to properly install your

Not Reading Directions

On the other hand if you decide to do your own installation the number
one problem is the result of not reading the instructions for not only
installation but also the operation of your home theater. We may feel
that we are intuitive by nature but sometimes it helps to have a roadmap
to follow. Instructions for installation and operating manuals are our
road maps and reading them first will not only save a great deal of time
but also increase your enjoyment of your home theater.
Avoiding these common mistakes can go along way towards helping you get
the most possible enjoyment from your home theater. It's amazing how much
of a difference little things can make along the way. Good luck with the
selection, purchase, and installation of your home theater. I hope you
enjoy many wonderful hours of movie, television, and game watching on
your new system.



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