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The Most Common (and Avoidable) Home Theater Problem


Is This Easy-to-Fix Issue Impacting Your Home Theater Installation?

Lights, camera, action! It’s time to start enjoying your favorite movies and shows in a custom home theater installation.

But if you’re like many Cedar Rapids, IA homeowners, you may not be getting the optimal experience.

And it’s often because of a simple, easy-to-fix problem that can quickly go overlooked.

What’s keeping your theater from looking its best? This blog will show you.

If you’re interested in learning about one of the most common problems facing home theater owners – and how to fix it – all you have to do is keep reading.

See Also: Sound You Can Get Lost in: How Dolby Atmos Enhances Your Home Theater Installation

A Very Common Home Theater Problem

Home theaters are intricate eco-systems. Your lights, audio, projector, and more have to work in unison to provide you with an optimal viewing experience.

And most of the time, the complexity of the system is what your installer will focus on:

  • Are you achieving the best sound?
  • Have the seats been properly placed throughout the space?
  • Is your projector actually showing a full 4K Ultra HD image?

These are tough questions to answer, but most home theater integrators will know how.

So when you face a major issue, it probably starts from something so small it’s easy to overlook.

In the case of home theaters it’s simple: ambient lighting.

That’s the light that filters in through windows, under doors, and from different AV components with LED displays.

Too much light in your space and your screen image can look washed out, you can become distracted and the whole experience can quickly turn sour.

So what are you supposed to do about it?

How to Fix It

There are a few easy ways you can fix the ambient light situation in your home theater. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorites:

  • Motorized Shades: Homeowners often think that motorized shades are only for windows. But actually, they can be very useful for minimizing light from just about any area. Whether you have a skylight that needs covering, a hallway door that leaks light underneath, or any other situation, you can usually resolve it with the touch of a button.
  • High-Contrast Screen: In cases where there’s considerable ambient light – like a garage home theater –a high contrast screen may be necessary. They are usually dark gray or black, instead of the traditional white, and they don’t reflect light that’s not shown directly in front of them. That means you can enjoy a clear image in anything shy of direct sunlight.

Are you ready to start enjoying your home theater installation with unparalleled picture quality? Its easy to take the first step.

Just click the “Let’s Talk” button at the bottom of your screen to chat with a member of our staff today.

It’s free, it’s easy and you can do it right now.

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