A home theatre can be a great addition to any home, providing a place for friends and family to gather to watch movies and television shows together. But creating a home theatre that is both functional and stylish can be a challenge.

It can be simpler with the right people assisting you and installing the system along the way. To get you started, here are seven steps to help you create the perfect home theatre:

1) Better Your Speaker Settings

Regardless of how great your speakers are, they will not sound their best if they are not properly set up. The first step is to assess your room and find the best place to put your speakers. Once you’ve done that, you need to adjust the settings on your receiver to ensure that the sound is balanced and clear.

2) Invest in a Subwoofer

A subwoofer can make quite a big difference in the quality of your home theatre system. It adds depth and richness to the sound, making it more immersive. If you are serious about getting the best sound possible, then you should definitely consider adding a subwoofer to your system.

3) Adjust the Lighting and Shades

Adjust the lighting and shades. If the room is too bright, it can be distracting and make it difficult to see the screen. Conversely, if the room is too dark, it can be difficult to see the speakers and other components. The best way to find the perfect balance is to experiment with different lighting and shade settings in your smart home until you find what works best for you.

4) Fix the Speaker and Subwoofer Placement

The placement of your speakers and subwoofer can considerably impact the quality of your sound. The ideal placement for your speakers will depend on the specific size and shape of your room. Generally, ensure that the speakers are pointing directly at the listening area and that the subwoofer is placed in the corner of the room. This will help to create the best sound possible.

5) Check on the Center Channel

If you have a surround sound system, then you will also have a central channel. This channel is responsible for most of the dialogue in movies and TV shows. As such, it is important to ensure that the center channel is properly positioned. The ideal placement for the center channel is directly above or below the television.

6) Remove Torch Mode

If you have a home theatre system, then you will likely have a remote control that has a ‘torch’ mode. This mode turns on the backlight on the remote control so that you can see it in the dark. However, this mode can cause interference with your home theatre system. As such, you should remove torch mode when using your system.

7) Have a Test Run

Once you have set up your home theatre system, it is important to have a test run. This will help you to identify any issues with your system before you use it for the first time. To test your system, simply play a movie or TV show and listen out for any audio issues.


It’s key to building a home theatre system that will provide you with endless hours of entertainment. These are just a few of the simple steps you can follow and take in order to improve your home theatre system. 

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