The popularity of entertaining outdoors has been skyrocketing in recent years, not only for massive summer parties, but also for everyday family outdoor entertainment. It can be a viable solution if you lack the space indoors for a luxury media room but still want a place for watching movies and enjoying each other’s company. Here are a few tips for a successful outdoor entertainment experience:
1. Shop for electronics that are rated for outdoor use. You want your equipment to be able to handle humidity, cold, and heat without becoming damaged.
2. Provide shelter to protect them. Even though you’ll select waterproof and UV-protected electronics, you should still place them under eaves or an overhang to protect them from harsh weather, birds, and other dangers.
3. Proper speaker placement. There are many wrong ways to place speakers for your outdoor entertainment system. Common mistakes are putting the speakers too far apart, not directing them properly (resulting in neighbors being able to hear them better than you do), not having enough speakers for the outdoor entertainment area (or too many), not having a proper amplifier, and lacking the supportive bass reinforcement needed for outdoor spaces.
4. Hire a professional. Getting the best results from your outdoor entertainment setup could take a lot of trial and error if you don’t have experience with this type of setup. You could end up with several holes from putting up brackets in the wrong places and even buying the wrong components. You’ll save time and money by hiring a professional.
Here at Hot Wired Audio Video, Inc., we have more than 15 years of experience with electronics and audio/video systems. We also have experience with incorporating automation into systems, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor entertainment system. Contact us today to learn more.