Why should I hire an AV expert?
Doing everything yourself might seem attractive, especially with something like setting up your own home theater, but there might be more to it than you originally considered. Setting up your own home theater is more than just hooking up a TV in your front room, it’s understanding exactly how to seamlessly connect your surround sound, making sure your wall-mounted TV is mounted right, hiding all of your wires in hidden spaces so that people who walk in your room don’t see a mess of wires every time you have friends over to watch the game. When you get your home theater set up you want it done right, the first time.
DIY installations can be a hazard to you or your family
If you find yourself asking “Why should I hire an expert for something that I can do on my own?” you should consider the potential consequences of what will happen if something goes wrong. If you are installing your TV on a wall, what if it isn’t installed quite right and falls and breaks, or worse hurts your child or family pet? In cases where you’re not positive on how to do something it’s best to rely on someone who does, it could save you money and troubles in the future.
Purchasing the wrong equipment can be a pricey mistake
If you purchase the wrong cable for the job or from the wrong place you could be stuck spending more money than you would have hiring an expert in the field of Audio/video installations. Purchasing the wrong size wall-mount, or the wrong cable for your brand new HDTV can get pricey, and trying to install the wrong equipment on your home theater could potentially cause damage which would cost you even more. It’s best to trust someone who knows the ins and outs of your home theater so you don’t have to worry about the details or having your brand new surround sound audio not work on your new home theater.
It’s more time consuming and arduous than you might think
An AV expert is someone who spends all day every day around these home theater setups, so figuring out the proper setup for a certain type of HDTV set or surround sound system and troubleshooting issues is quick and easy. If you’re not an expert in the field you may find yourself spending hours just trying to make your new setup work right.
It’s probably cheaper to hire someone.
Chances are your time is worth more than you would be saving not hiring an expert. Consider that if your time is worth $40+/h, and you’re spending 5 hours just trying to get your home theater set up when an expert can potentially come in and get you set up in an hour or less how much are you really saving by doing it yourself?