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Five Things You Need in Your Home Theater

  1. A Wireless Setup

    Aside from your basic components in a home theater setup, such as the TV or Blu-ray player, you will also have to include other essential components to complete your setup. One of the first things you will need is a wireless network setup, which allows you to connect to the Internet without the hassle of wires. Although the installation may seem difficult, you can invest in a wireless router and connect it to your modem. These routers cost around $50 to $200. By doing this, you will be able to connect your TV to the Internet.

  2. Lighting

    In order to accentuate your home theater layout, it is also a good idea to invest in ambient lighting. Contemporary lights are great way to modernize the décor of your home theater. Sconces are best for ambiance, but make sure you have the capability to dim them. It’s better to hire professionals to install your lights in order to guarantee they are wired properly. You can find these lights in any hardware store, and they cost anywhere from $50 to $400, which may or may not include installation.

  3. Mounts

    Mounts are other things that you will need in your home theater. You can mount your television on the wall to enhance the viewing experience. It’s also a safety precaution. Other than your television, you can also mount your speakers. If you do decide to mount your speakers, you should opt for wireless one so your décor isn’t overrun with wires. Make sure you consult with an experienced installer who can help you setup your speakers. The installation cost can range from $100 to about $300, depending on the difficulty of the layout.

  4. Surround Sound

    Although many speaker setups will come with surround sound, you can accentuate this by mounting your speakers around the home theater. Investing in a quality sound system can range from $200 to about $800. If you do not know how to install a surround sound system, make sure that you hire an experienced professional. Surround sound greatly enhances the experience of watching TV in your home theater.

  5. Connectivity

    Nowadays, home theater layouts are focused around digital and high definition. If you want to enjoy these qualities in your home theater then you need a television that comes with the necessary inputs and outputs and has high-definition capabilities. HDMI and optical cables are two major components that you need to have in your home theater setup so that you can get the best picture and audio possible.

Last Updated: September 11, 2014