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Make sure your Home Theater System is Ready for Entertainment!

Comparing home theater systemsDo you ever wish your house was the one your kids wanted to hang out in or your friends wanted to come over to watch the big game at? Perhaps you’re desiring that quality family time with a good movie and buttery popcorn? Whatever the wish, a home theater can help deliver! But if you’ve ever stopped by the electronics department, you’ll soon find that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices and technology available! Rest assured – we are here to help!

Choosing a TV

Samsung, LG, Vizio, Sony- the list goes on! Choosing what brand of TV to use in your home theater can be, understandably, a difficult task. With so many options, the task can feel overwhelming. Some questions and facts to consider include:

Where will the TV be located?

Outdoor home theaterMeasuring the area in which you are looking to put the TV is a great way to start your search for the perfect TV. Will it go above your fireplace, on a bedroom wall or in a basement family room? What size fits best for your space? There are also plenty of options for outdoor TV’s if this is where you wish to create your entertainment space. If you want a durable TV for the pool side or patio, we might suggest a SunBriteTV, which is great for enduring the elements that Central Illinois weather can bring.

What TV is right for you?

This depends on your budget and features that are most important for your viewing experience. Currently, 4K UHD TVs are the way to go. They offer brilliant pictures with built in smart apps. From there you will need to decide on picture quality and other enhanced features that each specific brand offers. We are here to help you find the best solution for your situation.

Choosing Video Sources

Now that you have your TV, you will need to choose your video sources that provide the audio/video content you’ll play on your home theater system. Cable TV, Satellite, Blu-ray players, streaming devices such as the Roku, Apple TV, etc. are great components to access all the latest choices for entertainment. Keep in mind a majority of TVs come with built in smart features that allow easy access to video/audio content. Another important question is where do you want these components to be? Behind the TV, below the TV, in furniture or hidden away in a closet near your entertainment space? Our technicians are well equipped to assist with any of these options.

Receivers and Speakers

If you really want to impress your guests, surround sound speakers are the way to go. Again, there are many brands to choose from so asking for a professional opinion never hurts. We understand that this choice can be difficult, and we’d love to help make the process easier. There are also many different styles of speakers to choose from. Bookshelf, floor-standing, in-ceiling, in-wall and Bluetooth/wireless speakers are all popular sound system options. Sonos for example, offers a range of wireless options that sound great and are easy to integrate within your home.

To power your new speakers, you will need a receiver. The receiver serves as a “hub” for all your audio/visual sources, as well as your TV. Today, many of the receivers let you control the system wirelessly using a mobile app. If you love to listen to Pandora or Spotify at home, we suggest upgrading your system today. This is sure to get your house party started!

Home Theater Remote Control

Remote Controls

How will you control your spiffy new devices? Skip the headache associated with linking your new devices to a remote control and give Ryan Electrical Solutions a call. Our audio-visual department is sure to make this difficult process less painful.

Surge Protectors

The high-tech devices of your home theater are a big investment, so you will want to make sure all devices are protected from electrical surges. Surge protectors block excess voltage from damaging your equipment.

Professional Installation

Enjoy the experience of a theater at homeNow that you have purchased your new full home theater system, how will you set it up? From watching football on Sunday afternoon with friends, to Saturday movie nights with the kids or binge watching the newest Netflix series, you want to make sure your home theater system is fully equipped and installed properly. There is nothing worse than having TV complications in the middle of a big game or loss of signal due to weak WIFI connection.

So many different components within a system leaves plenty of areas for complications to arise! Take our advice, give us a call and we will make sure this installation process runs smoothly and pain-free.

If you’re planning on purchasing a home theater system, now is the time to get your free estimate from Ryan Electrical Solutions. Our audio-visual department provides top-notch services. Audio-visual work entails lots of thought and preparation. Let our audio-visual experts help you decide which TVs, sound systems and overall home theater systems suit your needs best. Ryan Electrical Solutions is part of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Illinois, the Springfield Area Home Builders Association, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Not only can we provide you with expert information on today’s latest technologies, but we will ensure that your components will be guest-ready for all occasions. Ryan Electrical Solutions has been in business for over 23 years. You can have peace of mind knowing that our technicians are not only experienced, but considerate of your preferences and needs. Be sure to check out Google, Facebook and Yelp for our customers’ testimonials.

Contact us today at (217) 698-4877 or online for all your electrical, audio-visual or generator needs. We would love to bring the experience of a movie theater to the comfort of your own home!

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