Having a personal home theatre system is something that every Singaporean can be proud of. Given the density of movies, games and programs that one can enjoy, a home theatre system will surely be appreciated by all members of the family. Consequently, eight steps on setting up this system are mentioned below.
Gather the materials. First of all, all the materials composing a home theatre system must be researched and secured. Online stores sell cheaper high definition televisions, cables and wtb connector but experts emphasize that for first timers, buying electronic equipments in an appliance centre is the wiser choice.
Disconnect to assemble. Chances are, prior to having a home theatre system; you already have an existing network of television, speakers and game consoles. Once the additional materials for the digital surround system have arrived, you must then disconnect all the existing cable connections that were previously set-up. The cables that must be disconnected are only those involved in the external network and not the internal network of television or console’s high speed backplane connectors.
Manage speaker distance. Do not be too excited in mounting the speakers. It would first be very helpful if the distance from the television or monitor, watching area and the speaker position will be measured depending on the size of the room and the intensity of sound that your ear drums can manage.
Arrange speaker cables. After measuring the distance of the speaker, experts suggest that speaker cable should be installed first. One can choose to place the speaker cables under the furniture or lined on the wall. In this case, it would be handy to keep extra cables in your home theatre preparation kit.
Speaker-receiver connection. This is the time that the pre-installed external speaker cables must be connected to the audio output of the receiver. Trial of this network can be done by playing songs of varied genre to judge the quality of sound that your network can offer.
Visual sources-receiver connection. Video sources like the game consoles and blu-ray player and the likes must then be connected to the video input of the receiver. Professionals recommend that HDMI be the default connection method.
Receiver-TV connection. The establishment of the receiver and the high-definition television connection is the next step to be considered. This can be done by plugging the TV cable to the receiver’s video output.
Antenna-receiver link. Lastly, some customers have external antennas for better signal connection. Since this equipment is not directly supported by the receiver, one should make sure that the antenna is perfectly suited to the television and that the TV’s audio output is connected to the receiver as well.
In a nutshell, only the television and the speaker must occupy the receiver’s outputs while all the other materials supported by the receiver must be linked to its input. After hours of working on this intricate interconnection, you must test run the home theatre system. If everything works well then you can now enjoy a home theatre system that you built yourself.