Wiring guide for a home cinema

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Wiring up a home cinema is the part of which usually scares people. But it really isn’t as complicated as you may think. Regular electricians will be more than capable of fitting all the wiring needed to plug everything in.


What Wiring do I need?

• Power supply for your projector

• If you have a motorised screen and or projector lift you will need a power supply for these.

• Certified Ultra High speed HDMI cable running from the projector to an AV Receiver (Making sure to get this the right way round)

• Then run speaker wire to all of your speakers in the room and plug into the back of your AV Receiver

• All of your devices plug into the back of your AV receiver

During the design of your room our system designers will talk you through where all of your wiring needs to go. In addition to this we are always willing to talk directly to your builders or electrican to direct them accordingly.


During the design of your room our system designers will talk you through where all of your wiring needs to go. In addition to this we are always willing to talk directly to your builders or electrican to direct them accordingly.

 

Types of cables required

HDMI Cables

The important factor when buying a HDMI cable is ensuring you are getting a genuine certified cable. We sell a range of Ultra certified high speed HDMI cables, you will be able to get HDMI cables online but be aware that  high end TVs or projectors now use Ultra HD (UHD) resolution, to support these new features the HDMI cable needs to trasmit a higher data rate of up to 18Gbps. Fitting the wrong HDMI cable can be a costly mistake once a room is finished. 

The other thing to remember with HDMI cables is to make sure they are fitted the right way around. You should see one end referenced as source and one as display, it is essential you get these the correct way around.

Another consideration will be cable length, we sell cables up to 50m in length so no matter where you want to place you AV receiver this will be possible. Do not underestimate how long the cable will need to be, its always better to have a cable which is too long that too short.

Speaker Cables

Although often forgotten, Speaker Cables are essential to home sound systems. One thing we often advise our customers is to put extra speaker wire in incase you eventually want to add more speakers to your system. For example if you can currently only afford a 5.1.2 system add some extra speaker wire to give you the ability to upgrade to a 7.1.2 or even a 7.1.4 in the future.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ADDING A HOME CINEMA IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

2022-04-07 12:12:00
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