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CEDIA members represent the world's finest custom electronic design and installation companies. Cedia members are the most highly regarded providers set the standard for design excellence, technical knowledge, and customer service. CEDIA membership and CEDIA Professional Certification are your guides to the very best home theater installation for your home, business or commercial setting. Don’t trust your custom home theater installation to an amateur. Specialized expertise is a must for ensuring high-quality results. That’s why considering a CEDIA certified member is an important step toward realizing the home theater you’ve always wanted.

Home Theater Installation

Not long after the widespread adoption of television, home theaters starting showing up in homes of consumers interested in the movie theater experience. Today, home theater installation specialists can create an experience unlike anything outside a movie theater.

A well-designed home theater system comprised of high quality components elevates your media experience to levels beyond what many consumers even realize is possible. Every home theater installation is one of a kind because each is optimized based on numerous variables. From the layout and design of the space, to the smaller details, including seamless integration of speakers, components and wiring into the room, nothing is left to chance. For the true media enthusiast, a custom home theater is the premier option.

Modern home theaters offer a nearly endless array of options, levels of integration and pricing. Before committing to a custom installation, spend some time considering your goals for the setup. Are you converting an already finished, frequently used room for home theater use, or are you “starting from scratch” with a basement or empty room? Do you plan to use the room primarily for watching movies, or will the space need to facilitate multiple media uses such as gaming or listening to music?

Once you’ve decided how your new home theater will be used, it’s time to consult a professional. A home theater installation specialist will work with you on all aspects of the system and environment. He or she can offer advice on seating, lighting and room layout – and, of course, the components that will make up your system.

Home theater systems are typically comprised of separate input units that run through one or more processing units delivering video and audio signals to outputs, such as TVs and speakers. The number, type, placement, and cost of these units and associated hardware are almost infinite. A specialist will be able to help you decide which products work well together, and are right for your application.

An often overlooked benefit of a custom installation is the quality, professional look and feel of the completed space. Using a room designed for optimum media enjoyment is a treat for both enthusiasts and casual watchers. Obvious elements, such as perfect seating and amazing audio-visual quality, are combined with easily overlooked details such as specialized insulation and correct speaker placement. The result is an overall home theater experience that is as attractive as it is functional.

Don’t trust your custom home theater installation to an amateur. Specialized expertise is a must for ensuring high-quality results. That’s why considering a CEDIA certified member is an important step toward realizing the home theater you’ve always wanted.

CEDIA-certified companies have met vigorous industry standards, are formally educated and specially trained. Also, CEDIA member companies have agreed to the CEDIA Code of Ethics, perhaps the most highly regarded standard in the Electronic Lifestyles® industry.

Visit Cedia's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards area to view examples of outstanding designs and installations.