At Audio Video King everything revolves around sound and vision – we do not have vacuum cleaners, tumble driers or microwave ovens and with years of experience we are specialists in sound and vision! And you can use our knowledge.

You have a nice TV installation or audio set, but you still have problems with using it every time. Perhaps in the course of time, a digital TV decoder has been added, or you have changed the cable provider and the radio does not work anymore.

Or were you used to a stereo installation for years and now you have a Home Theater installation, then we can imagine that the operation is not what you’re used to. We are happy to help you get started again and will give you the right text and explanation in peace so that you can optimally enjoy the best picture and sound!

We are happy to help you with:

(re) connecting the existing TV installation / or audio set
setting up digital TV
explain the correct operation in peace
explain the remote controls
optimize the number of cables
solving technical problems
on your way to streaming your music
to hang up the television


Connecting your home theater system or soundbar: you need to know this

TV & Home Theater Installation

If there is one subject that is widely read and about which many questions are asked, it is the connection of equipment. What are the best ways to connect your home cinema set or soundbar? Which cables can you use best? And, how do you connect multiple devices to each other? In this blog, we will discuss the most important cables, connections and ways to connect your home theater system or soundbar.

Connect guidelines to home theater or soundbar
There are so many different devices for sale, from televisions and blu-ray players to audio video installation Los Angeles and set-top boxes. For this reason, it is impossible for each device and any combination of devices to put the correct connection method and the right cables together. Yet we can give you a general direction, with tips on the best cables, the easiest connections, and the most common combinations. If you still can not figure it out, ask your question in our question and answer section.

Before you start
Before you start connecting things, you probably already have a hundred questions about the type of cables, the order, and the operation. It is therefore wise to make a clear overview of the devices you want to connect and what connection options these devices have before you start. If you have mapped these connections you can also quickly and easily match them. Also look for one central point, also called a hub. This can be a TV, a home cinema set, a sound bar or a TV. This is the point where all (or most) components come together. Take, for example, a home cinema set with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. Connect your components (players, decoders, etc.) to those inputs and have the image sent to the TV via the HDMI output. One hub gives you an overview and also makes adjustments easier.

If you still purchase equipment, make sure you also make an overview of the connections you need. For example, if you have five devices that need to be connected via HDMI, buy a receiver, a home theater set or a TV installation with at least five inputs. This saves you a headache later about connecting your system. The same applies to other connections, such as RCA ports, optical and digital coaxial inputs and outputs.

Digital is preferred
The very first tip is actually quite simple; if something can be digitally connected, then connect it digitally. Digital is always preferred (unless you are a hi-fi enthusiast who hears the difference with analog) because it is less susceptible to interference and is also compatible with the latest audio formats. And when we talk about digital, HDMI always prefers optical (Toslink) and digital coaxial. The main reason for this is that HDMI transmits both image and sound, while optical and coaxial digital only transmit sound. In addition, HDMI offers a larger bandwidth, allowing the latest surround formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X to be transmitted.

Everything depends of course on the devices you have and what connections you have on these devices, but if there are HDMI ports available, use them. If these are not there, first look at optical and digital coaxial output inputs. If these are not there or you can not match the sender and receiver, you will look at the known and analog tulip connections.

Receiver, soundbar or home cinema set as a hub
I have briefly mentioned above but always look for a hub, the central place where the components are connected. We always prefer a receiver, a home cinema set or a soundbar, provided that they have enough inputs to store all your components. Here, too, you first look at the digital possibilities, preferably HDMI. All components are connected to this. The home theater set, soundbar or receiver is then connected to the TV using one (HDMI) cable, while the soundbar, set or receiver simultaneously provides the audio output. On the receiver, soundbar or set you can then select the desired input so that the right image is displayed on the TV and the corresponding audio sounds over the speakers.

Can not you lose everything on the receiver, soundbar or home theater set? Then use the TV as a second hub. For example, connect a media box or console to the TV (preferably via HDMI but otherwise via a digital cable). If you have a TV and a receiver, sound bar or home cinema set with HDMI arc (about which more below), the audio of the connected device is automatically returned via the HDMI cable to the first hub (soundbar, receiver or set) So you have sound through the speakers of your system and image on your TV. Offer the TV and first hub not support HDMI arc, connect an audio cable directly to the TV to devices connected to the receiver or soundbar home theater set.

Sound TV channels over speakers
What many people often run into is the sound of the TV via the speakers of the receiver, the soundbar or the home cinema set. If you have connected everything as described above, via one central hub, you automatically get that sound over your speakers when the decoder or set-top box is switched on and you select the correct input on the hub. But, if you watch analog TV or have the decoder or set-top box connected directly to the TV, you only get the sound on TV. You can put an extra audio cable between the decoder, set-top box or TV, and the hub, but HDMI arc is the best solution.

HDMI arc (Audio Return Channel) is a function that requires both the TV and the receiver, soundbar or home theater set and makes it possible to return sound from the TV itself (its own tuner and its own content) via the HDMI cable. Also image and audio come through. In short, you do not have to lay extra cables. Read more about HDMI Audio Return Channel.

Pay attention; HDMI arc is a standard that can often cause problems and does not work the same on every device. If your sound from analog channels or sound from apps within the smart TV platform of your TV is not heard through HDMI arc, use an audio cable between the TV and the central hub. Here, too, applies again; digital is preferred.

Devices without HDMI
You may still have devices that do not have an HDMI port. So you can not use the central hub to receive audio and video so that the audio is then transmitted to the TV via the speakers and the image via the HDMI cable. If you want the audio of these devices to run over your speakers and the image via your TV, then it is best to connect the TV for the image and to put an audio cable to the hub for the sound. You can also choose to transfer audio and video to the TV and then send the audio via the TV to the hub via HDMI or a separate audio cable. If you want audio and video through the TV, use for example a SCART cable between the device and the TV.

If you have too few HDMI inputs on your home cinema set, soundbar or receiver, you will have to make choices. Which source do you view the most? Or, at which source is a high quality (surround) audio quality important? This source is then connected via HDMI. The other sources can be connected directly to your TV (for the image via HDMI of course). Then you go from the device with an audio cable to the hub or via the TV and HDMI arc or an audio cable to the hub.

Connecting equipment to your home theater system requires some preparation. So make clear for yourself which devices you have and which connections are available. There is, unfortunately, no set-up for an unambiguous conclusion, except that digital is (almost) always preferred and that you have to know in advance what you want and need. For the rest, your situation can deviate from what is ‘standard’ due to the choice of certain products, but with the above information, you can start at any rate. If you still can not figure it out, ask your question below or ask your question in our phone number 323-332-6781.

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Installation of a home cinema system

home-theater-installationWhat do I have to pay attention to when installing a home cinema system? The question is often asked. We are already trying to get you started with a number of tips and points for attention.

1. The room
The room in which the home cinema system is installed is sometimes forgotten as a factor in the home theater installation. Different aspects of a room have influence.
Let us first consider the image quality of your television. Light sources play a role: both natural and artificial light. The natural light during the day we can try to keep out with the right choice of curtains, of the dark type. However, we need a little light in the room, if only to find the remote control or to sip the glass. The low-wattage lights are best aimed at a corner or on a wall to provide indirect light. A low beam is even better: dimming when the film starts.

The shape of space also plays a role, and this in the auditive field:

  • Rectangular space
    This is the ideal shape for perfect placement of the speakers. Place the television against one of the short walls and your sofa in the middle of the room.
  • Square space
    Not so ideal. Unless this room is huge, the listening position will be pushed against the back wall by the shape of the room. Place the surround speakers against the back wall in the corners.
  • L-shape
    These spaces sometimes suffer from a strange bass sound. We advise you to think away the smaller space in the Land continue the installation as if it were a rectangular space.

The rear loudspeakers are best placed at an equal distance from the seat or sofa. They must also be placed slightly backward.

The included manual or built-in menu often gives you good visual support for placing the speakers. If you attach them to the wall or wall, you should aim them down a bit, towards the seat.
When you lay the cables, keep some cable left for the end. So you give the speakers some room to move when positioning. Do the same on the other side of the system. If your speakers are floor models, buy or make a support for the bottom. The center speaker gets a place on or under the television.

The last speaker you place is the subwoofer. This sound box provides the reproduction of the low tones such as explosions and other special effects. Here we can distinguish two types: passive and active. The latter needs its own power source, which means that this subwoofer has to be given a place close to an outlet.

Now that the wiring of the loudspeakers is ready, the fun part is coming: connecting the various devices. You can choose from different cables for which the quality differs considerably.

The cables that come with most speakers are of a lower quality and do not get the maximum out of your installation.

High-end AV cables are thicker (and more expensive) than normal cables but they have a much better response and less signal loss. They are especially recommended for slightly more expensive equipment.
Investing in a pair of decent cables often means a real transformation of your equipment and chain. It would be a shame to pay a lot of money for the devices and to come home with a thin cable that does not use all the possibilities of your installation.

With these more expensive cables, the length is also important. The longer the cable, the larger the price tag will be. Therefore measure the length of the different components that must be connected.

Most cables for home theater sets are colored: red for audio right, white for sound left and yellow for video. With all-in-one-box systems, the cables and the place where you have to plug them in have the same color. This should facilitate installation a lot.

The different cables in a row, in order of quality (best to less):
HDMI (digital HD audio and HD video)
This is a recent type of cable that connects the main unit of the home theater system to the television, in particular, an LCD TV or plasma TV. HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface.

The 19-pin connector has become the standard for Audio Video Installation equipment. As far as television, DVD players and game consoles are concerned, it has taken over the function of the start cable; in terms of sound, it replaces the optical or coaxial digital connections.

An HDMI cable transmits sound and video digitally between the various devices. As a result, in theory, the connection between the various components is much easier. Multichannel sound and high definition television can be transmitted over one HDMI cable. The condition is of course that your flat screen has an HDMI connection.

What’s more, with multiple HDMI inputs you can connect other devices at a later time, such as a game console. Those who only have one HDMI input on their flat screen can happily purchase a so-called switch box where you can connect all HDMI cables and connect them to that one HDMI input.

Different versions of HDMI
As with USB, there are different versions of HDMI. The version that is used almost standard today is HDMI version 1.3. This specification offers a number of improvements over the older versions such as a more accurate color rendering (over a billion colors), a large bandwidth (for the transmission of more colors and HD sound) and Auto Lip Sync, which makes image and sound synchronized through all devices.

HDMI will continue to develop, just like USB, but for now, you are comfortable with HDMI 1.3 in the coming years.

Scart (analog audio and video)
This cable handles both video signals (Composite, RGB, S-video and Component video) and audio signals.

Scart stands for Syndicat Français des Constructeurs d’Appareil’s Radio and Télévision.

Component video (analog HD video)
This is a professional type of connection that gives excellent picture quality and is not inferior to HDMI. The video information is divided into three separate signals, two for the colors, and one for luminance or brightness.

The cable consists of three cinch connections which are also referred to as Y (green indication), Pb (blue indication) and Pr red indication). Component Video is better than S-Video.

S-Video (analog video)
S-Video is the best connection when component video and HDMI are not available. The video signal is divided into two parts, one for colors and one for brightness.

This should result in better detail and higher resolution of the image. The sharpness of the images is better than composite video.

Composite Video (analog video)
With composite video, the signals for the brightness (luminance) and colors (chrominance) of the image are combined in one cable.

The quality of the image is less because they affect each other, and noise and interference can occur.

Optical digital (digital audio)
S / PDIF stands for Sony / Philips Digital InterFace and is a digital connection between various components to transfer audio. For example, you can connect the digital audio output from a DVD player or set-top box to an AV amplifier. From S / PDIF there is a coaxial version and an optical version.

The optical version, often called Toslink, uses pulses of red light to transmit audio. The coaxial variant uses copper wires.

This connector is known from the tulip plugs, with red for audio left, white for audio right and yellow for video.

New Powerful Subwoofers Installation

polk-home-theaterPolk Audio has added two new top products to the Home Theater series, namely the subwoofers HTS10 and HTS12. These 10 and 12-inch long-throw subwoofers feature Polk’s patented Power Port technology and add powerful and deep bass to any home theater installation.

The Polk Audio HTS subwoofers are equipped with a dynamic Dynamic Balance 10 inch (HTS10) and a 12 inch (HTS12) driver, patented Power Port technology and an advanced 200 W versus a 400 W Class D amplifier. The result is an overwhelming bass effect that makes films and music even more alive.

The unique thing about both subwoofers is the fact that they are the only subwoofers with this Power Port technology. Polk Audio chose this technology to give the models a lower and more accurate bass sound. The Power Port technology ensures that the air flow from the loudspeaker is sent smoothly to the listener, with a deep bass and minimal distortion.

Michael Greco, Global Brand Director of Polk Audio confirms the choice for Polk’s PowerPort technology, reducing port noise, but maintaining the depth and clarity of the sound.

Both the HTS10 and HTS12 have optimized drivers. They are also compatible with home theater equipment and are equipped with connectivity via LFE or component inputs. As a result, the subwoofers connect perfectly to any home theater system. A simple control panel for volume control and a 12v trigger for switching on and off are also available.

And finally the appearance of the HTS10 and HTS12. They are built with a strong and acoustic housing. In addition, the MF construction with extra reinforcement ensures a lifelike sound.

Audio Video King the most expert distributor of TV installation in Los Angeles

Wall TV Installation

Audio Video King is the specialist in the field of TV and audio video installation in Los Angeles, California and surroundings. In our stylish showroom, you can view, compare and try out our extensive range of all well-known brands. Our showroom has various demonstration rooms with numerous types of TVs from different brands, such as Smart TVs, OLED TVs, 3D TVs, HD TVs, flat screens and much more.

Also, you can also enjoy the beautiful sound of hi-fi speakers and amplifiers such as our Pioneer amplifiers, Yamaha amplifiers, and Marantz amplifiers.

Professional TV installation
Our after-sales service also provides a professional TV installation of your hi-fi or home theater installation and projection system. Besides a perfect service at home, we are one of the few things with our technical department. With all your technical questions or problems you can also contact us.

TV and Hi-Fi experts
Our TV and HiFi experts have the expertise and knowledge to guide you perfectly in your choice of TV or hi-fi system. Moreover, they are always aware of the latest developments and systems. Come quickly to our showroom or contact our specialists for useful advice and a perfect service.

Yamaha MusicCast
The new MusicCast from Yamaha is the new revolution of wireless music systems. An integration of more than just wireless speakers. Use all your MusicCast products together or separately. The choice is entirely up to you. Control this all from a user-friendly app! The system is even capable of providing more than fifty rooms with wireless audio. The systems all just run on your existing WiFi router. Thanks to the built-in WiFi amplifiers, the MusicCast only makes your connection stronger.

Home cinema and powerful surround speakers

Home theater speakersTimes are changing. Previously, you went with friends to the cinema to watch the latest movies in high sound quality. Now the home theater installation also popular. The show atmosphere is created by, AVK, a flat screen. A good home theater set is essential for this. For excellent surround sound, buy the best a 5.1 system.

AudioVideoKing offers in the category of home theater different systems. Something for everyone. From complete micro and small-sized installations to pole systems. Each room equipped correctly. When buying a little on your home, so the home cinema system fits in well here and is not well represented. In the living room are very popular speaker columns. For work or student is advised a complete microsystem. And valleys is still possible, exactly in between.

Listening music with home cinema

Home theater systems are now so advanced that Dolby surrounds sound even for unlimited music to use. Of course, a home cinema impresses most when soundscape with an entertaining film. But not only that. More concerts, e.g., concert DVDs, sound to the home theater system almost like being there live with. The home cinema can also use for mobile gamers. So you immediately have the feeling to sit in the middle of the game. Not only the sound of the game is displayed perfectly but also killing some extra emphasis on the various effects and what is happening in the picture.

Home cinema sets also considered by Audio Video King complete set of surround AV receiver offered.

It is important that you know where you position your home theater, where it is important to pay attention to the size of the room. Here eventually makes your home theater to an individual and most realistic experience.

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Best Home Theater Installation Services

home theater installation los angelesSince 1998, Audio Video King is a company specializing in the Security Cameras and realization of Home Theater Installation Los Angeles. Discover us and our services through the different sections we offer. For further information, please contact us.

Audio Video King guides you through each step. We offer the services you need to carry out your project:
Wall TV Installation
– Home Theater System
– Projectors Installation
Security Cameras Installation

The installation of a Home Theater can be undertaken in any rooms or hall.

We work with major brands such as Epson, LG, Samsung, etc.

For more information or for a free quote, do not hesitate to contact us by phone (323) 332-6781 or through our “contact us” page.

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Home Theater System Basic Setup

A home theater installer framework is a collection of electronic segments connected together so as to reproduce the experience of viewing a Movie in a Home theater los angeles.
When it comes to installation a home theaters, there may be some perplexity as to the sorts of parts require. It is normal that a ton of inquiries will be asked around there. It will be further bolstering your good fortune to recognize what are the parts needed.
At that point toward the day’s end you will have the capacity to choose which ones are to be incorporated and which ones are redundant so as to make a home theater that is both compelling and stimulating.
Right, we should begin by taking a gander at what are the extremely essential and critical segments that are obliged to situated up a home theater framework.

Home theater installerDisplay System

The principal part is the showcase framework. This can be the TV installeer los angeles or set that you have now. On the other hand on the off chance that you choose to have another presentation framework, then the decisions are you can have back projection TVs, LCD or plasma TVs or front projection projectors. Every sorts of showcase framework have their own particular favorable circumstances and weaknesses. At that point there is a distinction in costs among them as well.
Which to pick is controlled by your necessity, your room size and plan. Case in point, a necessity perhaps you need your presentation framework to be HD, that is High definition prepared, accordingly you have to verify the showcase framework you purchase is HD prepared. Alternately the home theater room is not extensive, in this manner it bodes well to get a screen estimate that is sensible. Accordingly you have got the chance to strike a parity among the prerequisites said.