When Is It Time To Update Your Home Theater?

Technology is constantly evolving, so much so that it can be hard to keep up and to know when it may be time to trade in the old for the new. Home theatres are generally either a staple in a household or the complete opposite. With the advancements of laptops and streaming platforms such as Netflix and Stan, you may think that home theatres are not a necessity anymore.

In the past if you were looking to update your home theatre, you would be looking at least 4-5 different appliances, which all tended to be more on the bulkier and uglier side, meaning you were forced to compromise on the look and feel of the room for the benefits. Well, luckily for all of us, things have changed. To achieve an updated home theatre set up these days, all you really need is a new smart TV and sound system.


Are you a fan of streaming platforms such as Netflix or Stan? Or are you a YouTube fanatic? Well times have changed. You no longer have to stream from your laptop or phone and you can toss away those extra devices that sit on top of the tv cabinet which allow you to stream shows. We are in 2019, so it is only natural that our televisions are able to combine all of these platforms into one. The best part is, you will only need one remote! Not only is it convenient, but it will clean up your home theatre, ridding the area of those extra cords and remotes that we end up just losing anyway! A side bonus that comes with these new TV’s is the quality of image and the fact that most are compatible with your smart devices such as Google Home. Want to turn the TV on but can’t be bothered reaching over for the remote? Just ask Google to turn it on for you.


Lacking that impact when watching a movie in your own home theatre? Want to achieve the same experience of visiting the movie cinemas but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home? It may be time to update your sound stereo system. Sound is a vital element as it sets the scene and allows you to fully immerse yourself into the program that you are watching. Why do you think movies are so much more dramatic when viewing them at the movie cinemas? When it comes to sound stereos for your home theatre there are no limits as to how small or big you go. You don’t need to compromise on looks either with bulky stereos as you can now get slimline sound bars that blend in with the TV or TV cabinetry.


Creating the right ambience through lighting within your home theatre is more important than you may think. Nobody wants to settle down and watch a movie within a cold, harsh lit environment as it will detract from the other elements within the home theatre. When selecting your lighting, keep in mind that it should enhance the rooms features and set the mood. Dimmed, warm lights are ideal as it gives you the power to control the lighting so that you can adjust it depending on the imagery in the movie.

If you have any queries or want assistance with upgrading your home theatre, ask your Auckland electricians and they will help you out in the best way possible. At Northern Lights, we can help you with electrical maintenance and LED light installation. We specialise in residentialcommercial and industrial electrical services across the North Shore area, as well. We provide services if you’re looking for electrician Birkenheadelectrician Browns Bayelectrician Milford and other regions. We provide electrical services 24 hours, 7 days a week. Contact us today and one of our friendly team members will help you out!

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