Everything You Need to Create a Home Theater

Did you receive some great movies as gifts over the holidays? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could watch them in your own personal movie theater? Well, you can. It has never been easier to create a home theater in Raleigh, you just need to know what comprises the perfect setup for your family’s entertainment needs. If you want your friends and family to think that they need to buy a ticket to get into your home theater, these are the components you need to make it happen:


By far the most important part of a home theater is the television. To really enjoy and get the full experience of whatever you’re viewing, you need a big TV, the bigger the better.

Video Source

The next essential aspect of a home theater is your video device. This is the component that will actually play your movies. If you are still using a DVD player (or even a VCR), it may be time to upgrade to the latest in video technology: a Blu-ray player.

Speakers and Subwoofer

Aside from a huge screen, a movie theater’s best attribute is its sound. The latest theaters have speakers projecting enhanced sound to the entire room. To recreate this at your home, you will probably need at least five speakers as well as a subwoofer. If you have a large enough space, you may want to put in even more speakers.


To fully enjoy surround sound, you are going to need a receiver, which acts as the control center. A receiver processes and amplifies audio signals and sends them to the speakers. You will not have to worry about processing multi-channel surround sound and stereo audio, because home theater receivers have surround sound decoding built in. In addition to managing your audio, you can also use your receiver to manage video. Running all of your video signals through the receiver can help simplify things, especially if you want to connect different components, such as your cable box, video player, and even your video game system. Depending on what you want to use, all you will then need to do is press a button on the receiver to switch the input.


If you want to truly set the mood and have the perfect ambiance for your TV or movie watching, you also need the right lighting. There is nothing wrong with watching a film in a fully lit room, but if you want to feel like you are actually sitting in a movie theater, you need to dim the lights. Installing a lighting control system allows you to control the mood in your home theater from a single source, so you do not have to go around the room flipping switches or turning off lamps.


Whether your audience is two of your children or a room full of friends, you will want everyone to be comfortable while sitting through a two-hour movie. At Synergy, we can help you find and place the right seating arrangements to complete your home theater and give it that final touch.

When you have decided you are ready for your own home theater in Raleigh and the surrounding area, come on down to Synergy Integrated Systems. We can provide you with everything you need to create an amazing home theater experience!