Design Home Theater for Football SeasonFootball season officially kicks-off on September 7th.

If you’re considering a revamp to your home theater to make this the best football season yet, we’ve got you covered with these 3 easy-to-follow guidelines.

Bigger is Better

If you are wondering whether you should upgrade the size of your television to view the games, the answer is: yes. Home theaters and media rooms should provide an experience that immerses the viewer into whatever is happening on the screen, and for that reason, the size of your screen really matters. You will want to buy the largest TV possible that will comfortably fit in your home theater while taking into consideration the seating and open spaces.

Take a Seat

You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a comfortable seating arrangement for your guests. All you need to do is keep in mind these simple seating principles.

  • Each seat should have a clear view of the screen.
  • Seats should be around 4-5 feet from speakers.
  • Measure the minimum and maximum distances from the screen for comfortable viewing.
    • Horizontal length of screen x 2 = Minimum Distance from Screen
    • Horizontal length of screen x 5 = Maximum Distance from Screen

Finally, make sure your seating is comfortable. No one wants to sit on a folding chair during a 3-hour football game. Spend a little extra to make sure your seating is cushioned.

Listen Up

A lot of people will try and cut costs by relying on their television speaker for audio. Unfortunately, as TVs are being made slimmer and slimmer every year, the speakers included on televisions these days simply do not have the power to amplify a home theater appropriately. If you want to create a truly immersive viewing experience, don’t skimp on your audio. Take into consideration the size of your theater space and look at your options. For smaller spaces, a great sound bar might be all you need. If you have a larger theater and a television that matches, go for surround sound. You won’t regret the experience of hearing the crowd roar as if you were in the bleachers with them.

All decisions you will make when revamping your home theater should revolve around 2 things: the size of your home theater space and the size of your viewing audience. If you consistently keep those 2 factors in mind when choosing your television, seating, and audio, you will be on your way to creating an exceptional viewing experience for you and your guests.

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