Choosing to buy a media center is exciting, to say the least. You can’t wait to watch your favorite blockbuster movies, concerts on DVD, and shouldn’t all cartoons be viewed this way? So, you shopped around and did all of the research you could, finding the best price for your home theater system, the right projection television screen and the right speakers. There is only one problem you can see. Who will install this awesome media center?
Before allowing just anybody to hook up your expensive and intricate home theater system, consider hiring a professional for the job. You will need a professional installation if:
- You always insist on only the best.
- You consider installing the batteries on your remote a “handyman chore”
- Your idea of home wiring is plugging in a lamp or small appliance.
- You overreact if something is not done the way that you want it to be.
Hire a professional by asking the following questions:
- What is your professional training?
- Are you licensed or certified?
- Do you have experience in installing these types of systems?
- Do you have references from people you have installed them for?
There are many places that you can choose to buy these systems. You can order them directly online and save a few hundred dollars. You can go to the specialty electronics store. You could go to the big box retailers and select a system, although the choices there will be greatly limited. However, the options for having the system that you purchased properly installed might be even more limited.
Some of these stores do offer installation, but how many of the installers are fully trained to do the job the correct way? Would it surprise you to know that the average training period for installing the various systems in the stores is less than an hour? This may not always be the case—there are probably some very highly trained electronic store employees.
Finally, remember that taking the time to find a professional to install this equipment may give you the peace of mind to fully enjoy it, the way that it is meant to be enjoyed. You know that you won’t be able to stand having that beautiful bunch of gear in your home but not be able to flip it on and rock the house from floor to rafter.