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When DIY Doesn’t Cut It: How an AV Expert Can Help

Hire an AV Expert

While many of us enjoy a good DIY project, when it comes to home AV projects and solutions, such as TVs, speakers, smart doorbells, thermostats, and everything in between, it’s almost always worth hiring an AV professional to help with the job. While there are certainly some AV solutions, such as a basic speaker or home theater set up, that can be installed by a capable DIYer, an expert is normally a good investment if you want the job done right the first time. The following are some guidelines on when a project can be completed alone and when it’s better to call in an expert.

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The Best Audio Systems for Theater-Like Sound

Best Audio Systems

To achieve the perfect home theater, there are two main technology components to consider: the television and the audio system. The perfect home television needs to be the perfect size for the space with a crystal-clear picture.

Options for televisions are numerous — so are those for audio systems. Audio systems include home theater speaker systems, soundbars, or a combination with a great subwoofer. Check out our guide for finding the perfect audio setup to get great theater-like sound.

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Navigating the Many Options for Media Streaming

Options for Streaming

HDMI sticks, media players, Blu-ray players, and even TVs, are standard for streaming content. These powerful devices deliver a wide range of content on-demand, from the latest TV shows and movies to music to photos to YouTube videos — and more. Many companies have even introduced their own media streaming options like Apple TV and Google TV. Bottom line: With so many different options available, it can be difficult to know which is the best option for you. The following outlines the key features and differences between some of the market frontrunners.

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How To Create the Perfect Private Cinema Space


5 Essential Components for an Awe-Inspiring Home Theater System

When you step into your home theater, you want a space that looks different than any other room in the house. After all, a private cinema should create an atmosphere just like the movie theaters or even better! In fact, with the right technologies and components, your Sandy Springs, GA home theater system can transport you into the movies where you forget about the worries of the world for a while. 

But how do you create the perfect cinema space for movies, media, gaming, and entertaining? In this blog, we’ll focus on the five essential ingredients that ensure a luxury home entertainment experience that is second to none. Keep reading for all the details! 

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Planning for a Dedicated Home Theater


Bring the cinematic experience into the comfort of your own home

Dedicated home theaters, designed for watching content on the big screen, bring the cinematic experience into the comfort of your own home. These rooms are becoming increasingly popular with new technologies, allowing you to personalize the lighting, seating, sound, and other features of the room — maximizing the experience.

There are a lot of factors at play in a home theater. Considering each aspect can help you curate the perfect home theater for your space.

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How to Get Better Sound in Your Home Theater System


When you’re building a home theater system, chances are you’re concerned with the size of the screen and the quality of the images.

But the room isn’t just a fun place where you can go watch movies – it can recreate the feeling of going out to a professional theater to enjoy your content the way it was meant to be seen.

If that’s what you’re looking for, then this is the blog for you. In it, we’ll explore how you can get the most out of your system by optimizing your Cumming, GA space for audio.

Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.

See Also: Blend Your Home Theater Technology Seamlessly with Your Décor

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7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Home Theater System


A Helpful Checklist from Georgia’s Home Theater Experts

Not all home theaters are created equal. While you can technically stick a screen on the wall and a projector on a table and call it a home theater, there is a very distinct difference in quality between a DIY home theater and a professionally installed system. If you want a home theater system for your Alpharetta-Milton area home that is top quality across the board, then here are the seven characteristics it needs to have.

SEE ALSO: Considering a Home Theater Installation? Here’s What to Expect

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Home Theater Systems


Find Out Which One is Right for Your Georgia Home

Adding an outdoor theater is a popular way to give patio spaces a fresh new look and purpose, but is it a good fit for your home? Southern Cinema is an award-winning designer and installer of home theater systems throughout Sandy Springs, Georgia and the Florida coast, so we know a thing or two about finding the perfect theater style. In this article, we outline the pros and cons of the two main home theater types: indoor and outdoor.

SEE ALSO: Considering a Home Theater Installation? Here’s What to Expect

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Home Theater System FAQ: Your Questions Answered


The Most Common Home Theater Questions in One Place

Southern Cinema has been designing and installing home theater systems in the Cumming, Georgia area since 1997, and in that time, we’ve heard just about every question out there regarding private cinemas. To make the process of deciding on the best type of home theater for your property, we’ve put together this quick FAQ on the topic. Check out the answers below, and then give us a call if you still have questions!

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3 Huge Mistakes When Installing Home Theater Systems


There’s no question: a home theater enhances every aspect of a viewing experience.  But having your own theater installed in your house comes with plenty of choices to make.   With a bunch of variables at play, you want to make sure you select the right features the first time around.  Here are the major mistakes to avoid and the best options to add when planning a home theater system installation in your Alpharetta, Georgia home.

1. Incorrect Seat Placement

When you walk into a regular commercial theater, your first thought is most likely, “where do I sit?”  There’s an art to placing home theater seating in the room.  If you don’t have the right location for the seats and sizing of your theater in general, it could result in a really poor viewing experience.

Seating can also affect the audio and acoustics of a room.  If seats are too high up, they can block the surround sound – but you also want everyone’s back and neck to be comfortable as they watch the film.  A perfect choice to make is to have your seating placed in the “sweet triangle,” between the left and right speakers.


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