In most cases the built-in speakers of your brand-new TV are not that good, especially if you are used to listening to high-quality audio from your surround sound system. This is one of the reasons why you should think about upgrading your TV as soon as possible.
Of course, since you have invested in a TV which will give you a crystal clear picture it would be best to have similar high-quality audio. Even if you already have some external speakers, there is always room for improvement. Here are some tips that will help you bring your home theater experience to a new level.
Mount Your Main Surround Sound Speakers on the Side
If you already have a 5.1 or 7.1 system it is important to pay attention to the position of the speakers. Ideally when you mount the speakers of your 5.1 or 7.1 system you are supposed to position the left and right speaker on both sides of the listener, about 3ft above the ear level.
The main reason to place the speakers on the side is that this setup allows the sound to mix properly with the sounds coming from five or more speakers. With the intention to have an experience just like in the cinema it is important to position the speakers properly.
Invest in a Real Surround Sound System
Getting a real surround sound system is another way to boost your listening experience. Depending on your budget you can either buy the complete system all at once or invest in it gradually and buy one item at a time. In case you choose the second option, you can start with a pair of high-quality bookshelf speakers and a 5.1 surround receiver. After that add the center-channel speaker, surround sound speakers and at the end a subwoofer. This is a good option if you are on a budget but still want some high-quality stuff.
On the other hand, if you already have a surround sound system you can make a huge difference by just replacing the center channel speaker. It’s that simple.
Consider Adding a Pair of Bookshelf Speakers
If you don’t already have a surround sound system it is good to think about adding some bookshelf speakers. Generally, we suggest spending the same amount of money on good audio systems as you spend on a TV. Of course, our budget plays a huge role in this case but initially it is good to buy some good quality bookshelf speakers and a simple AV receiver. Connect them according to the manual and you will instantly see the difference.
Replace Your Video Display with a projector or a large HDTV screen.
A 46’ TV or a video projector can really make a huge difference to your home theater experience. Once you decide to replace your old TV with one of these you will be more than satisfied with the upgrade. If you have decided to replace your TV, we have to say that you should aim for a minimum of 46-inches. This size allows your HDTV to work at its full potential and you will be more than satisfied with the clear, highly defined screen.
These are just some recommendations you can apply to make your audio and video experience better. There are definitely some other options available, some of which will require an additional investment, while others are free. Whichever you choose you can’t go wrong. After all, when you finally gather your friends or family to watch a movie together you will see the difference for sure.