February 2, 2020

Installing a Home Theater: DIY or Hire an Expert?

We Weigh the Options to Help You Pick the Best Solution for Your Vision

Considering a home theater? The idea is nice, but making it happen takes some work. Some homeowners decide to take on the project alone while others put every detail into the hands of an experienced home theater company.

Which route should you take for your own home theater project in Fort Collins, CO? The answer greatly depends on your goals. We weigh the options of both DIY and a professional installation below to help you choose the best path for you.

SEE ALSO: When Is the Best Time to Build a Home Theater?

When to Consider DIY

The biggest differentiator between choosing DIY or hiring a home theater professional is cost. Ordering AV products online or picking them up at the nearby big-box store and installing them yourself is certainly more cost-effective than hiring a home theater company to create your vision for you. In fact, quality AV products from leading brands like Sony are becoming more affordable than ever—even as they improve in quality and performance.

You may also consider DIY if you have the time to research the products you want and the know-how to properly install them. Not everyone has a grandiose vision for their home theater—a tabletop projector, soundbar and subwoofer may be all you need to create the home theater you desire.

Plus, the internet offers plenty of free tutorial videos and step-by-step instructions on how to install a beginner-style home theater in an already-built home. If you simply want a quality display and speakers but aren’t interested in capturing the immersive experience of the cinema, then you may consider DIY.

When to Hire a Professional

On the other hand, high-end home theater rooms that recreate the thrilling excitement of the cinema with undisturbed darkness, larger-than-life picture, enveloping sound, strategic theater seating and effortless room control require the assistance of a professional.

If we just described your vision, then cost likely isn’t your top priority. Rather, you desire an unforgettable media experience in the comfort of your home—an experience that takes you inside your favorite films and leaves you breathless after it’s over. That’s the kind of home theater experience our experts at Encore Sight & Sound create for our clients all over Colorado.

Capturing the thrill of the cinema requires much more than a large display and surround sound. You must also consider proper lighting, acoustic treatments, system wiring, speaker calibration, seating distance from the screen and more.

If you desire quality and performance above all else, then you should consider hiring a professional. Our home theater experts offer full home theater design/build services that can be customized to bring your vision to life. From the bolts and screws to the moment you sit down to enjoy a movie in your new home theater, you can trust that Encore Sight & Sound will deliver impeccable home entertainment that exceeds your expectations.

If you’re considering hiring a professional for your home theater project, look no further! We’re here to help every step of the way. Call our team today at (970) 217-7018 or fill out our online contact form.

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