The sky is the limit when it comes to shopping for home theater equipment in San Francisco. Home theater installation prices can vary widely from a few hundred dollars up to $20,000 and more depending on the depth and scale of the work you are trying to accomplish. This number will also depend on the type of equipment you want in your room and how much equipment you already have.
Choosing a Screen
There are many options available for home theater screens today. On the low end, a typical flat panel TV can be purchased starting at about $500. However, you are likely going to be looking to get the largest screen with the best resolution. The other option is to go with a projector and screen setup, which will cost you a bit more, but is definitely a leap in technology and quality. You should plan on spending upwards of $1,200 for a great projector set-up.
Again, there is something for every budget when it comes to home theater speakers. A simple sound bar can be purchased which eliminates the need for speakers throughout your room. Sound bars range in price from about $300 on up, and can be purchased with a matching subwoofer to complete the effect.
On the other hand, true surround sound will consist of many smalls speakers spaced around the room. A few surround sound systems come pre-packaged with everything you need to get started for about $700 and up.
If you choose to go high-end, you will be purchasing a pre-amp/processor combo and a full set of speakers on your own. The professionals at Performance Audio can help you figure out the right mix for your room.
You probably already have some sort of DVD or Blu-ray player in your home. If not, you can pick one up pretty inexpensively these days. Blu-ray is obviously the higher quality and comes with more features than a standard DVD.
So now you want to know, “How much do home theater installations cost?” Well, if you opted for a pre-boxed solution, most of the time you can get away with doing the installation yourself or with the help of a buddy.
However, if you intend to wall mount your TV or ceiling mount a projector, you should definitely consult with the professionals at Performance Audio. This will ensure the safety of your new gadgets as well as the safety of your family.
A home theater technician will also help you run speaker lines in the most efficient way or hide them inside the walls. All together you can expect to spend about $500-$900 for a low-end, out of the box solution, or up to $5,000 for the installation of a fully customized top of the line setup.
The most important thing to remember is that your home theater is about you and your space. Performance Audio can help you make the most out of your home theater and your budget. Contact us today for more information.