Planning to Install a Home Theatre? Points to keep in mind

Planning to Install a Home Theatre? Points to keep in mind

Installing a home theatre system in a room can be a great way to create an immersive audio-visual experience for watching movies or playing video games. However, there are some key points to keep in mind when installing a home theatre system in a room to ensure the best possible audio and visual experience.So planning to install a home theatre? Here are some of the key points to keep in mind:

Room Layout

The layout of the room can have a significant impact on the audio and visual experience. Consider the size and shape of the room, the location of windows, and doors, and the position of the seating area. The ideal room size which we suggest for a home theatre should be at least 12 feet by 18 feet, with a height of 8 feet. Rectangular shape is preferable, as this shape offers the best acoustic properties and allows for optimal placement of the screen and speakers.


The acoustics of the room can also have a significant impact on the audio experience. Consider the materials used on the walls, ceiling, and floor, and any potential sources of noise that could interfere with the audio.Soundproofing your room is essential to prevent outside noise from disturbing your movie-watching experience, as well as to prevent sound from leaking out of the room and bothering others in the house.

You can achieve this by adding insulation to the walls, floors, and ceiling. Use sound-absorbing materials for sealing any gaps or cracks in the room. So for sound absorbing we can add foam sheets, paintable acoustic panel (these are made up of glass panel which you can paint), fabric wrapped acoustic panels, fabric wall coverings and then we have wood wool boards.

Speaker Placement

Speaker placement

Speaker placement is crucial to creating a surround sound experience. You must always place speakers at equal distances from the seating area, and at ear level when seated. Subwoofers are used for bass, and you must place it near a wall for optimal performance. Then the surround speakers are to be placed to the side and behind the seating area, at a height of 6 to 7 feet. You should angle it towards the listening area and position it slightly above ear level.

Display Placement

Screen display placement

The placement of the display can impact the visual experience. You must always consider the size of the display, the viewing angle, and any potential sources of glare or reflection. The ideal viewing distance is 1.5 -2 times the size of the screen diagonally. Placement of the screen has to be at an eye level to avoid discomfort when viewing. The angle between the viewer’s line of sight and the screen must ideally be 30 – 40 degrees for an immersive experience. One must always choose a screen that’s propionate to the room size.

Another point to consider when placing a screen is, avoid placing it opposite a window or any reflective surface.


Home theatre lighting

Lighting in the room creates an impact on the visual experience. Always consider using dimmer switches or blackout curtains which will control the lighting and will minimize reflections on the display. It is advisable to place the lights behind or beside the seating area and not in front of the screen to avoid glare. The best option is to use scones or wall lights , this will not interfere with the screen. When you have any artwork to show in your home theatre room, then the best option is to use recessed lighting for these.

So if you have room automation system installed then its best to use LED lighting. This you can customise in a range of colours which will create a cinematic experience .

Wiring and Cabling of Home Theatre

Wiring and cabling of home theatre

Proper wiring and cabling are essential for connecting all the components of the home theatre system. Plan the wiring and cabling in advance to ensure a clean and organized installation. We have to consider a few things to ensure that everything works seamlessly and looks neat and tidy. To begin with we have to plan the layout, like the position of the speakers and the display screen. Then how the wiring will run. Our experts at Audioguru advise you to always invest in high quality cables and wires to ensure perfect sound and picture quality. So while you place your cables ensure that you always label them and tie them with cable ties or Velcro . This will make it look more organised and will be easier for you to locate wires in the future if you have any issues.

So for a more professional look always got in for in-wall wiring for a cleaner look. You must always ensure that your equipments are well ventilated to avoid overheating this will impact their performance.


speaker calibration

After installing the home theatre system, it’s important to calibrate the audio and visual settings to ensure the best possible experience. You are suppose to use the calibration tools and software to optimize your sound and picture quality.

When you keep these key points in mind in installing a home theatre system, you can create an immersive audio-visual experience. That will enhance your movie-watching or gaming experience.