December 26, 2011
Okay so you’ve got your home theater set up with your nice slick Blu-ray player and you’re ready to have some friends over so you can show off that sweet new home entertainment system of yours. What movie should you watch? Here are the top 5 (one man’s opinion, of course) Blu-ray movies you should consider. All five fall under the action / thriller / crime / suspense / fantasy / drama genres, but you can bet that each of them will do the job!
Aside from the fact that Inception might be the greatest cerebral thriller of all-time, it also has its fair share of digital visual and sound effects that will make your seat shake. The director Christopher Nolan created a masterpiece with this film and main actor Leo DiCaprio is great as always.
If you’re solely looking for that “wow” factor but don’t really care about Read More »
December 13, 2011
You may have a shiny 60-inch LCD television as your new centerpiece, but an equally important component of your home theater system is its sound. Indeed, if you are to maximize the performance of your system, clear, vibrant, and rich audio blasting from your speakers is an absolute must. That’s why here at Hooked Up Installs we have come up with a guide that, hopefully, will help you discover a number of neat home theater sound tips and tricks, and enjoy not just cinematic viewing, but also a perfect listening experience.
Use the menu. Your 5.1 or 7.1 channel speaker system likely comes with some sort of calibration menu that you can access to improve the sound of your speakers. Options usually include: listening to test tones, balancing channel volume, enhancing the lower-frequency or bass effects of your subwoofer, and even measuring speaker sizes and distances. Make full use Read More »