Are you ready for the 2012 Super Bowl? Even if your team won’t be in it, there’s no denying that the Super Bowl is one of the most fun-to-watch games of the season. You can have the best snacks, drinks and friends but it’s not a proper Super Bowl party without a flawlessly set up home theater system. For the ultimate viewing experience, it’s important to make sure that every component of your system is working properly. Here are some tips to help make that happen.
If you’ve ever wandered through the TV section of an electronics store, you’ve probably noticed that nearly every television has a slightly different picture. This happens for a few different reasons: First, every manufacturer builds their TVs to slightly different specifications, so brightness or contrast may not be the same from one set to the next. Secondly, picture appearance can change as the TV ages, or be reset in a power outage.
But most importantly, it’s because, quite frankly, it can be hard to adjust picture settings with just the naked eye. That’s where color calibration comes in. Using sophisticated software and a color spectrometer, a TV’s settings can be adjusted to meet an ideal, objective set of specifications. The result is a natural looking picture, instead of neon grass and sportscasters who appear to have fallen asleep in a tanning bed.
The same principles apply to your media room and the audio components of your home theater system. You might not know it, but you’re probably not getting the most out of your receiver and speakers. Modern receivers can have so many settings that it can be overwhelming to set them up. HDMI switching? Passthrough? Dolby Digital DTS EX 7.1? Some of these things are better left to the pros. CEDIA-Certified technicians from Tekmax can tweak your audio system to make it sounding better than you’ve ever heard. There’s nothing like the sound of bone-crunching hit in high-quality to make you feel like you’re right inside the stadium.
So now your home theater system is set up to put out perfect picture and sound for the super bowl, but the components are still sitting on a wobbly TV stand with wires in a tangled mess. Tekmax Technologies provides professional audio/video installation services throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. They can have a CEDIA-Certified tech out to your home to get that TV hanging securely in the family room, with all of the wires tucked into the wall. Don’t let a messy installation distract you from enjoying the super bowl, world series, final four, or any other big game.
Finally, to really make the best of your home theater system for the super bowl, get integrated. There’s nothing more inconvenient than needing to use a different remote for each of your components. With a cable box, television and audio equipment, it can be hard to keep track of which remote does what. The simplest solution is to use a single remote that can control everything. Control4 is a premier manufacturer of universal remote controls. Equipped with gorgeous touch-screens, they can control countless numbers of components, and even household functions like room lights or your heating and air-conditioning system. TekMax is an authorized Control4 Gold Dealer, and they can set up a universal system to fit your specific needs.
Having a properly set up theater system will make watching the Super Bowl much more enjoyable. If you’re in the greater DFW area, there’s still time to get help from recent Angie’s List Super Service winners, Tekmax Technologies.