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Home Theater Wiring

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

One of the major decisions to make when building or installing your home theater system is whether or not to install your home theater wiring yourself, or to hire a professional.

This decision will depend on two things…your proficiency with electronics and wiring, and the complexity of your system.

If you have a very complex system, or if you don’t have the time or inclination to do the wiring yourself, then hiring a professional is probably your best bet. It shouldn’t be too great an investment.

These days, home theaters are very common home projects, so professionals have the steps down pat. You can hire either a regular electrician for the job, or find a home theater installation service.

Now, if you have any experience running wires, or if your system is a simple one, you may be able to handle it yourself.

The installation of home theater wiring is a pretty straight-forward matter, but it can become quite tricky when it comes to running wires through the walls or under carpet.

It’s probably a good idea to look around online for specific instructions for your situation, and for tools to help with the job.

The folks at Home Theater Magazine have some great tips for installing wiring for your home theater system.

One of the best tips is to always run more wire than you think you’ll need…this is true with so many home improvement projects.

Always err on the side of having too much, because you never know when you might miscalculate something or change your mind about an arrangement!

There are many kinds of wiring available for your theater systems, both in conductor and channel capacity, and in physicality.

There is even a cable that is so flat that you can install it in an area where it’s impossible to drill…it’s flat enough to paint or wallpaper over, so it’s practically invisible!

You can get specialized tools online in several places to feed wiring under carpeting or through the walls.

The most important things to keep in mind are to do your research regarding what kind of home theater wiring to use, and to be patient and take things slowly.


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