By Dave Rongey Summary:
Planning your home entertainment and game room should include special attention to data and multimedia device requirements. This information will help guide you through the process.
Planning your Dream System makes all the difference A home entertainment system is made up of several components which must be selected for compatibility, your personal preference and budget considerations.
Understand where your video service will come from in order to have the proper signal cable installed. A Dish TV Service will require specific cabling for high-definition video viewing.
Music and Audio may be played from a variety of devices including Audio Video Receiver, DVD/MP3 Player, Stereo Receiver, iPod or even a Karaoke system. Cabling must match each device and interface to each other.
The selection of the Speaker System will need to match the Audio System and the placement of the speakers in your room will require the right wires to be installed.
Game devices require a location that will enable easy access to the video and audio components for easy connections.
Electrical outlets will need to be provided to the main component cabinet or location. It is advisable to install a voltage filter and surge protecting plug strip to protect your equipment.
Lighting and Switches
Your system is not complete until you add the right kind of lighting which sets the mood while providing functionality. Flush Lights provide a variety of options which can be controlled with wall mounted or remote dimmer switch controls.
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All home electrical wiring projects should be performed correctly by trained and qualified individuals who understand the principles of electrical circuit wiring and the basic fundamentals of home construction.
Detailed information is provided throughout areas of this website about the complexity of specific projects to help assist with you to understand the scope of work involved.
The following categories will provide more specific information for each project - below is an Example:
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced - Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required:
Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Identify the electrical circuits found in the project area, turn them OFF and Tag them with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Home Electrical Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing additional home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
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