Posts Tagged ‘home theatre installation’

Does A Home Theatre Equal Home Value?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Improvements made to your home almost always increase the value of your home, and a new home theatre is no different. Home theatre installation doesn’t only increase the value of your home when looking to sell; it also increases the value of your home while you’re still living in it. A home theatre makes your house more comfortable by providing a space solely for relaxation.

Home-Theatre-Home-Value Installing a home theatre is not only an investment in your future; it is an investment for you that gives you an immediate return. Aside from the obvious benefit of making your house feel more like a home, a home theatre also equals increased home value. Why?

1. Home theatres are becoming the norm. With many new-construction homes, there’s often an option to add a home theatre as a feature. Because they’re becoming more common, homeowners are looking for and expecting a home theatre more and more. A home theatre will either put you ahead of the competition or bring you up to par – either way there’s a notable and positive change in your home’s value.

2. Out with the old, in with the new. Physical books are becoming increasingly irrelevant with the popularity of the Kindle and other tablet devices. Libraries used to be the go-to when deciding what to do with an extra room, but now more buyers are looking for a way to watch their endless collection of movies and television shows thanks to services like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

 3. High-end finishes lead to a higher ticket price. Finished basements are so common now that in order to set apart your home from the competition, high-end finishes in areas like the basement make your house stand out when you’re ready to sell and thus increases the value.

A better design and more advanced components to your home theatre can also increase the value of your home. Talking to a professional about your home theatre installation can increase your home value substantially. It doesn’t have to cost a lot and you also don’t need a lot of space for a home theatre. A quality home theatre can considerably increase your home value as well as making your home more comfortable.

 About Us: Down to Earth Communications

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in quality home theater installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/garden/would-a-home-theatre-increase-the-value-of-my-home.html?_r=0

Spend Your Date Night In With a Home Theatre System!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

When it comes to spending time with your significant other, it can be difficult to find a good opportunity! From driving children to after-school activities to picking up the dry cleaning, your day-to-day schedule may be too full, and leave you too tired, to plan for a night out. And even if you do by some miracle find the time, you have a whole new set of challenges to contend with: finding a babysitter, making a reservation, and dealing with the extra expenses. So what is the solution to your date night dilemmas? Your very own home theatre system!

datenightInstall a Home Theatre for the Perfect Date Night In

Having your own home theatre makes deciding what to do on date night a breeze. Going out to a movie theatre can put a serious dent in your wallet over time: each individual date can add up with the price of tickets, popcorn, beverages, and of course dinner beforehand. But with a home theatre installation, you only have to deal with the one-time expense, which is really just an investment in your home’s overall value anyway! When comparing the financial side of things, installing a home theatre is a much more budget-friendly choice than dozens of nights out. Having a home theatre of your own also means that you will not have to go through the hassle of finding a babysitter, another saved expense!

Don’t wait for the movie theatres to show a film you’re interested in: watch your favorites anytime with your significant other when you spend a date night in with your home theatre system!

About Us: Down to Earth Communications

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in quality home theater installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Keeping Your Home Theatre Installation On-Budget

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Updating your home theater system can be an exciting proposition, but it can also get expensive really fast if you don’t know what you’re doing. To get the most bang for your buck to get that surround sound system you really want, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your home theatre installation on track.

Home theatre The four key things to consider in a home theatre installation are: acoustics, lighting and furnishings, video, and audio.

 Acoustics: Down to Earth Communications can help you figure out the best way to arrange speakers in a room to take advantage of what you already have in place, while thinking about flooring, ceiling, and walls. The type of material your floors, ceilings, and walls are made of can determine the quality of sound you get from your home theatre system.

 Lighting and Furnishings: Finding the right balance between lighting, comfort, and style can be tricky. Maybe you want your home theatre to look like an old-fashioned movie theatre with curtains – or maybe you want your home theatre to have a stage in front. We can help you draw up a plan for a home theatre that best suits your needs and fits your budget.

 Video: The big debate when it comes to video is whether to go for an HD projector or a flat screen LED television? We can help you do cost-benefits analysis to figure out what is best for your home and your budget. We can also help you figure out what equipment and cables are needed to get that movie-theatre quality for your home.

 Audio: Audio is probably one of the most straightforward components of a home theatre installation – from speakers to cables to a receiver. Fortunately, we have access to all sorts of vendors and suppliers, which means we can get you a great deal on audio equipment without breaking the bank.

Give us a call today at 410.242.0000 to learn more about how we can help you build the home theatre of your dreams. You can also reach us through the website so we can help you with all your commercial audio/visual needs!

 About Us: Down to Earth Communications

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in quality home theater installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

Home Theatre For the Holidays!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

With the bulk of the gift-giving season right around the corner, you may be wondering what present to get that the whole family will be able to enjoy. But not many things fit that bill, do they? If you are trying to find something that suits all age groups and interests, then it is time to start thinking outside the box. Have a custom home theatre installed to make this holiday season a memorable one!

home theatre for the holidaysCustom Home Theatre Installation in Maryland

A home theatre will appeal to everyone on your shopping list. You can use it to screen films for your children, all of the biggest sports games, primetime hits, and anything else you could imagine. Your home theatre can also become a central feature when you entertain company, particularly over the remainder of the holiday season. Have extended family staying with you? While they’re waiting for a meal to finish cooking, screen a classic holiday movie for them to enjoy! The possibilities with a home theatre system as an early holiday gift are endless.

The expert home theatre installation from Down to Earth Communications knows how to incorporate all of the features that you want into your very own home theatre. From a touch screen controller to a customized lighting system to a high definition big screen, your entire home theatre experience will be tailored to your personal tastes.

Have a happy holiday season with a home theatre system to call your own! Get in touch with Down to Earth Communications today to get started.

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Home Theatre Installation: Why DIY is a Don’t!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Everyone can get enjoyment out of their very own home theatre system, but can everyone install their own? That’s a different story altogether. While many home improvement projects can be easily managed by homeowners on their own, home theatre installation can get complicated. So what are some of the common DIY home theatre installation mistakes, and how can a professional installer help you avoid them? Read on to find out!

 home theatre installationHome Theatre DIY Disasters: Stick with the Pros

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when installing their own home theatre system is mounting the television at an improper height. Too low and you’ll miss that cinematic feel, too high and you might have to hold your head at an awkward angle in order to see your screen. Professional installers know exactly at which level your screen should be hung so that the picture is not distorted and you won’t have to contort yourself in order to see it!

When trying the “do-it-yourself” approach of home theatre installation, another issue that can come up has to do with the speakers. You want the highest quality of sound and the most impressive speakers possible, but this does not necessarily translate into massive, floor-standing speakers. The size of your room matters when it comes to speaker selection; professional installers can determine what size speaker will appropriately fill the space without becoming overwhelming.

A homespun home theatre system might seem, at first, as though it is going to save you money more than hiring professional installers would. Au contraire: what many DIYers don’t realize is that there are many more components to a home theatre system than the TV and speakers, and they end up blowing their budget on these items alone! Professional installers will ensure that you get the wiring, cables, and accessories you need, within the limits of your set budget.

 Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Source:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/10-common-home-theater-mistakes/

Why Should You Have Your Home Theatre System Professionally Installed?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

home theatre systemHaving your own home theatre system is a great way to relax after a long day at work. Instead of dealing with loud, overcrowded movie theatres after working for 8 hours, you can come home to your personally climate controlled, quiet home theatre. Choose the movie, pause it when you want to, and relax. If you don’t have a personal home theatre system yet, the first thing that you need to do is find a professional theatre installation company that will work with you to figure out how to set up your perfect home theatre system. Wondering why you need a professional to help you set up a home theatre system? Keep reading!

Perks to Professional Home Theatre Setup

  • Installation can get complicated – Figuring out which wire goes where and how you’re possibly going to hang that rear speaker from the ceiling can make installing a home theatre system an infuriating process. Having a professional do the installation will ensure that everything gets installed properly and in the most practical way possible so that everything works well together and is in a good spot.
  • Learn about more products – You may have an idea of products that you want installed, but you may not know all of your options. You wouldn’t have a home built without first consulting someone and hearing all of your options. Your home theatre system should stay with you for a long time. You want to make sure that you’ve got the right components and that you know all of the different options for your home theatre system. Get something you really like the first time around, that way you only have to upgrade a little at a time later on.
  • Professional level sound and audio – Hooking up a cord to the back of a TV or sound system is pretty easy to do. Knowing which cord will work the best for which connections and various brands is another story. Technology has come a long way in the past few years. To get a system that is up to date and professional, you should have a professional suggest the best options. They’ll be able to customize your home theatre system so it is optimized for you and your home.

Professional Home Theatre Installation in Baltimore

Home theatre systems are complicated. Many people choose to have a company help them choose and install the best equipment rather than going it alone, because there are so many things that can go wrong in the process of installing a home theatre system. At Down to Earth Communications, we can help you with the entire process, from start to finish. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate for your new home theatre system, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Source: Convergence

Things to Avoid When Setting up a Home Theatre System

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

home theatre installationA home theatre could be a great addition to your Maryland home – providing it’s set up correctly. One of the hardest parts of getting any new type of technology is setting it up and making sure that everything is done properly. It’s time consuming and can be confusing. Deciding which cord goes to what (or how to program that cordless speaker) can lead to hours of frustration. We’ve got a few tips for setting up your home theatre system with minimal frustrations. It just takes a little bit of preparation and a willingness to learn!

Tips for Avoiding Home Theatre Catastrophes

  • Read your owner’s manual – Whether you have your new home theatre system professionally installed or you decide to install it yourself, you should always read the owner’s manual for everything that you’re installing. You’ll need to know how to run all of it as well as how everything needs to be hooked up. Taking a little extra time to peruse the owner’s manual and learn how things function will help you to better understand how things work and the best way to work them.
  • Make sure that your subwoofers and speakers are properly placed – Don’t take for granted that your speakers are set up for optimal sound without first consulting the manual and figuring out where everything needs to be. Your subwoofer will give you better quality sound if it’s placed properly in your home theatre room and if the settings are all correct. Properly placed sound equipment will help give you an immersive home theatre system.
  • Check to see that you have all of the pieces – Obviously you want to know that you have all of the pieces included for each of the components of your new home theatre system, but you also want to make sure that you have the components themselves. A crystal clear, big picture isn’t worth much without good speakers that are hooked up with all of the proper cords. Read reviews online and find out what other people are saying about the product as well as the best ways to hook up the equipment. You might be surprised at what you’re missing.

Home Theatre Installation

Home theatre systems are complicated. Many people choose to have a company help them choose and install the best equipment rather than going it alone, because there are so many things that can go wrong in the process of installing a home theatre system. At Down to Earth Communications, we can help you with the entire process, from start to finish. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate for your new home theatre system, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Source: Crutchfield

 

Tips for Turning Your Living Room into a Home Theatre

Friday, May 9th, 2014

home cinemaHaving space for a living room and a home theatre room is difficult to come by. Sometimes the basement or spare room just has to be used for other things. In this case, there are ways that you can make your family room feel like its own home theatre system without sacrificing the comfortable living room feeling for your family and friends. One of the best things you can do to make your living room feel more like a theatre is to add some theatre like ambiance on top of a decent surround sound system and a big screen TV. What makes a room feel like a home theatre?

  1. New Paint or Fabric – Changing your paint color to something dark will make your living room feel more like a secluded theatre. Fabric will give you the same aesthetics, while also helping improve the acoustics of your surround sound system. Adding fabric to all of your living room walls may feel a little bit overboard, though. Consider just doing a few panels.
  2. Change the lighting – Mood lighting makes movie theatres special. The lights are usually just barely raised – enough that you can see to get in and out of the theatre, but not so much that they interfere with the picture. Adding dimmer switches, wall sconces, or rope lighting can make your living room feel a little bit more like a movie theatre without going overboard. It’s the subtle changes that will really bring out the theatre feel.
  3. Add risers and seats – You can choose to install risers that are basically just two or three steps. It’ll give you the feeling of levels. Plus, you can put whatever kind of seating you want in on the different risers. Adding recliners with cup holders and somewhere for popcorn would be ideal for your living room/theatre room.
  4. Hide the electronics – Hiding your speakers, boxes, and other electronic devices will really help you feel like you’ve got a theatre in your living room. Wondering how to change the channel or operate the volume? A home automation system can help with this; you can control most electronics right from your smart phone with the right app. It puts you in control and lets you make changes from anywhere in the room. Talk about convenience.

Creating your own home theatre will make you feel like you have a getaway right in your own home. While these tips will make your living room FEEL more like a home theatre, you still need the equipment to go with it. This is where Down to Earth Communications comes in. We can help you find the best home theatre system for you and work with you to install it properly in your home. Have some questions about how to turn your living room into a home theatre? give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website. We can’t wait to help you create your own personal theatre!

Source: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/10_tips_to_make_a_family_room_look_like_a_theater/home_theater