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Audio Video Installation: DIY vs Professional




When you think of a home entertainment system, you probably think of the devices that exist in your living room or home theater. From TV displays to speaker systems, there’s a lot of AV choices to consider.

That means a lot of clutter, too. TVs and speakers take up a lot of space, and if you’re not careful they can detract from the interior design. 

Wall-mounting your flat-panel and recessing your speakers takes a bit of work, but it’s easily done by a professional installer. What may take them a few hours could be a weekend project for an inexperienced DIY-er, so it’s important to take in time considerations as well as financial cost when considering an upgrade.


You’ve probably seen systems like this: TV propped up in a home entertainment cabinet and a mess of wires in the back.

The images may look good, but the disorganized cabling is a big detraction. And it gets worse when you need to plug something new in or re-arrange the devices.

Structured cabling is an essential part of a professional install. Not only can a professional make the back of each display look organized and easy-to-service, they can also run cabling cleanly throughout your walls.

The best part? When your home is wired for AV, your sources don’t have to exist in the same space. You can play a movie from a dedicated server neatly stored in an unused closet, so it doesn’t have to take up space in your living room.


Once your home is wired for AV, you don’t have to stay in the living room.

You can also enjoy the same content anywhere in your home. That means pausing a movie or show in the living room and picking it up in the bedroom.

An integrator can also install multiple sources and combine everything with a smart home system that allows you easy communication with each device.

So, when you go with a professional install, not only is service done cleaner and more efficiently, but you can also get more out of your AV in any room.

Want to learn more about what a professional installation can do for your AV system? Just click the button at the bottom of your screen to chat with a live representative right now.

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