What do Home Theater Systems Need?

If you’re thinking about installing a home theater in your home, then a number of questions will often come up. Home theater systems include numerous components and can be difficult to understand for those of us who aren’t technologically savvy. The good news is that putting together a great system can be a pleasant experience, if you seek some professional guidance and expert installation.


The primary goal, when creating home theater systems, is to combine (within your budget) the best picture you can find with engaging surround sound. Once you have these two bases covered, the other aspects of your system should fall into place. These are the other aspects that you need to consider…


All home theater systems require these components (excluding furniture):




Another of the important aspects of home theater systems is the screen. You must have a gorgeous picture at the center of your theater. The whole point of a theater is watching the screen. Modern TVs offer incredible picture and some even offer a 3D experience. We are used to high-quality video in our normal TV viewing, so it is important to have the same or better quality in a home theater.


Video Sources


Now that you have an amazing screen for your home theater system, you’ll need excellent video sources. This means you’ll want a Blue-ray player and HDTV programming source or a projector. Don’t skimp on your video sources.


Home Theater Receiver


To enjoy surround sound, you’ll want to have a home theater receiver. This receiver will serve as the control center for all your audio. You can also use the receiver to manage video for home theater systems. Connecting multiple sources of video, like a Blue-ray player, an HDTV cable box, and video game consoles to your receiver will allow you to switch quickly between sources.



Speakers and Subwoofer


If you want to recreate the experience you find in a movie theater, you’ll want surround sound and a subwoofer in your home theater system.  Speaker placement is vital to sound quality in your theater.  Leave it to the professionals at Synergy Integrated Systems to do a room analysis to determine the best place for your equipment for optimal sound and enjoyment.   Contact us to learn how to create a Dolby Atmos home theater and enjoy the best audio quality at home.


Cables Galore


With all the different electronics in your home theater, you’ll find a number of speakers important to your experience. Speaker cables, audio cables and video cables are all important aspects of home theater systems’ setup. High quality cables can also result in improved picture and sound throughout your home. You will also want to plan the best way to hide or camouflage the cables, so that they don’t ruin the ambiance of your theater.


Universal Remotes


With a screen, multiple speakers, a subwoofer, a Blue-ray player, an HDTV source, and many other components – home theater systems require a universal remote to manage everything.


Surge Protection


Home theater systems are bound to be a significant investment, therefore, you’ll want to protect the system with a surge protector. Lightning strikes and power surges can wreak havoc on your system. A surge protector is an easy solution to ensure that you avoid disaster.


Internet Connection


You may have installed a Smart TV in your home theater. You may have a video game console that hooks up to the internet. Or maybe you just want to connect your computer to the screen sometimes. As such, you’ll want a working internet connection for your home theater system.


It doesn’t have to be confusing…


If you feel overwhelmed just reading about the numerous parts of home theater systems, you may not want to install one yourself. Don’t worry! If you’re in the Raleigh area – we have you covered. Here at Synergy Integrated Systems, we are the home theater systems specialist. Contact us for your complimentary consultation today.


Phone: 919-324-3592

Email: info@synergyintegratedsystems.com


As well -feel free to make an appointment to have a demo of the theater in our   showroom at:


11205 Jonas Ridge Lane

Raleigh, NC, 27613