The modern home entertainment system like a home theatre system has emerged over the years with complicated interface and connectivity. Modern home theatre systems come with diverse connectivity and compatibility interfaces, but it further complicates the setup process.
To make the setup process uncomplicated, it becomes vital to recognize the vital components of a home theatre system. Hence, here is a post that you should go through to know how to set up the home theatre system. Read on!
What constitutes a home theatre system?
A common home theatre system comes with a receiver as per its design and may have five to six loudspeakers and a medium sized sub woofer.
What do you need to get started?
The first thing to ensure is having all the cables required for the set up of the system. Cables that you get in the box are what you should check that all are there. If you are looking for a basic set up, then you won’t require a set up. All that you would need is setting the receiver near the audio-input source and a power source.
How to position the speakers for maximum surround effect?
Home theatre systems come with 5.1 or 7.1 surround. The speakers in this configuration are marked from left to right to indicate their position in the room. They are generally by full form such as FL – to, meaning Front Left. Hence, if you want to experience better quality and surround, then you should place it as per the label. Once you have placed the speakers at their correct positions, then you can connect them to the receiver.
How to hook up the speakers to the receiver unit?
Depending on what kind of home theatre system you take, the speaker connections can either come with clip-on or dedicated connections with spade lugs and jacks. Spade lugs are U-shaped metal clips at speaker’s cable tip and get secured by screwing them on the connector.
How to connect audio and video from the home theatre system to your TV?
Most home theatre systems come with DVD/CD/Blu-ray player and FM tuner. The audio from them gets fed into the audio and output of the system. This can be forwarded and provided to other auxiliary devices such as TVs, other speakers or sound systems.
The mode used here also depends on the compatibility just like audio-input interfaces. You can either be optic audio out, HDMI out, 3.5 mm audio- out, or AV audio-out. The case is the same with video output. Video can be fed into the TV screen via display port video, AV video out and via HDMI out.
Now that you are aware of setting up the system, the thing that is left is to change settings as per your needs. General elements include adjusting speaker volumes and balance, pitch and other sound adjustments that your speaker system supports.
Setting up the home theatre system may seem complicated at first, especially when you open the box full of cables with a dismantled system. But, now that you are aware of what each of the components does and where to connect what, everything becomes dead easy.
If you want to invest in a quality home theatre system, then you can consider many brands out of which, Sony offers great quality and performance. Have a look at a Sony TV and Sony audio systems that are worth considering. Have a look:
- Sony Bravia W662F 43 Inch Full HD LED Smart TV
- Full HD 43 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels screen
- 10 W speaker output
- 50 Hz refresh rate
- 2 HDMI ports
- 2 USB ports
- Linux based Operating System
- Direct button on remote for Netflix and YouTube
This Sony TV is available in India at around Rs.50,000.
- Sony Bravia W662F 50 Inch Full HD LED Smart TV
- Full HD 50 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels screen
- 10 W speaker output
- 50 Hz refresh rate
- 2 x HDMI ports
- 2 x USB ports
- Linux Based Operating System
- Direct Netflix and YouTube button
This Sony TV is available in India at around Rs.52,000.
- Sony SA-D40 80 W Bluetooth Home Theatre (4.1 Channel)
- Power output (RMS) – 80 W
- Power source – DC 18 V
- Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
- Bluetooth, audio-in-playback and USB connectivity
- User friendly one remote control
- 4.1 Channel configuration
You can get home this Sony audio system in India at around Rs.8,000.
- Sony HT-IV300 Dolby Digital 1000 W Home Theatre (5.1 Channel)
- Power output (RMS) – 1000 W
- Wired connectivity
- 5.1 Configuration
- Dolby Digital audio system
You will need to spend around Rs.22,000 in India to buy this Sony audio system.
You can pick a Sony TV and connect it with any of the Sony audio systems as per your needs and budget to enjoy an immersive home theatre system.