Why You Shouldn’t DIY Installing A Home Theater System

Author: Northern Nevada Low Voltage | | Categories: Access Control System Installation , Alarm System Installation , Commercial Security Systems , Custom TV Mounting , Fiber Optic Testing , Home Audio System Installation , Home Theater Installation Company , Security Systems


We know how excited you must be about the new home theater system that you just brought home. But it’s frustrating to have to wait until a professional comes to our house to install a home theater system when you are already eager to watch your favorite movies on the newly bought system.

While installing a home theater yourself might seem like an easy project to undertake. However, there are so many important details, big and small, that you could overlook. As an expert in the field, we at Northern Nevada Low Voltage have written down why you shouldn’t DIY installing a home theater system.

1. It can be confusing
When you are working with a home theater system, you have to work in a confined space. You may not know which cables are to be inserted where. That can affect the quality of sound. Moreover, since there are plenty of cables in a home theater system, you may fail to arrange them well. As a result, you’ll end up installing a home theater system that looks like a mess rather than adding class and appeal to your living room. Additionally, accidental drywall cuts can sever high voltage wires or pipes behind the wall.

2. You do not have a professional eye
If you don’t have a professional view of your space, you will probably overspend or underspend on your sound selection. As a layman, you wouldn’t know which cables go in where. As a result, the audio and video of the home theater system won’t be calibrated right. Only a professional can do it right. Bad sound design can cause a limited life to equipment.

Do things right - Hire a professional
A professional can guide you on the correct equipment for the space you are working in, provide a clean seamless installation, and help get you the best possible end product possible. They have Cedia certifications, Confined space certification, power tool experience, A/V design certification, etc., to install the system properly. Unless you really know what you’re doing, installing items like speakers, projectors, or even reclining chairs can put not only your personal safety at risk but also the safety of your home. If you don’t have solid experience in this type of work, our advice is to hire a professional to install your home theater system.

If you are looking for a residential and commercial security systems and home theater installation company in Sparks, Nevada, reach out to us at Northern Nevada Low Voltage. Not being at your house or in the office doesn’t mean you can’t keep an eye on things. We provide CCTV system installation so you can record what happens on your property. You’ll never have to guess what’s going on while you’re away. We also offer smart home automation. We offer our services to clients across Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Verdi, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and the surrounding areas.

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