Troubleshooting your home theatre

There are several problems which might turn up in your home theatre system while you sit down to watch your favourite DVD along with your family and when that happens, everyone’s mood gets bungled up. Buy hey; there is nothing to worry about. Most of the times the problem is very minor and can be solved effortlessly. One doesn’t need to be an electronic geek for solving those problems. Let’s discuss out some of the basic problems which occur in your home theatre systems.

The connections

When we are dealing with a full-fledged home theatre system which includes a LCD screen, a DVD player, Speaker system, the woofer, the remote control, etc there is bound to be a lot of wiring included and I bet most of the times we end up attaching wrong cables to wrong ports and the result is a failure. You might face problems like no picture, no audio, blurry picture, etc. Go slow while attaching the cables, check every wire one by one and see that every single wire is perfectly plugged in its port and see to that, that it is properly plugged as well. Clean the ports regularly and check the wire-heads for any damage, change them periodically with the new ones. Also make sure that no cable is in strained or stretched, because it might loosen up the interior connections and lead to malfunction of that wire. The ultimate way to end this sort of menace is to centralize all your media in a media server which has all your movies, music stored in it and if you have several players in several rooms all can be connected to it wirelessly and you can enjoy your movies, listen to your music, hear the radio, watch TV, etc directly without any thing need to be arranged by you. Let the remote do it all for you.

The woofer and the speakers

These fellows are very important components in constituting a home theatre system. There are several problems which might occur in them as well. You might hear annoying humming sound coming from them – that’s because your woofer or speakers are closer to your power lines and it is due to your power lines AC current that humming sound is irking you. You might even hear distortion in your audio. Well, in that case check the speakers individually to see if the problem is in one speaker or all. Interchange the speaker cables so you can find out where actually is the fault. If still the distortion persists then you need to check your amplifier/receiver system which is sending distorted signals. So you need to get it repaired then. The remedy to this is avoid blaring your system at full volume for long times and try to install the system in a biggest room with windows possible so that the sound waves can diverse quickly.

Other Things to look out for

There are other few easy tips you need to take care of for your home theatre system to work seamlessly for years. If you are watching your movies and listening to your music using discs make sure that you handle discs with great care and clean them regularly. In the room where your system is installed, fit an AC as well so you can keep the devices in cool atmosphere (ESP people in south Asian countries which are humid and temperate). If possible get a universal touch-screen remote control system for all your electronic appliances in your house. It will help you manage your terabytes of media, your smallest of devices, and lots more just by few clicks.

These guidelines will help you for sure to a great extent in reducing your problems in your home theatre and you can enjoy your evenings and weekends with your family without your wife bursting on you or your kids getting annoyed from you.


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