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How to Evaluate a Dedicated Home Theater Company

How to Evaluate a Dedicated Home Theater Company

A Guide to Ensuring You Get the Best Theater Possible

The greater Dallas, Texas area is filled with companies touting their home theater installation services. With so many options to choose from, how do you ensure that you’re hiring the best company for the job?  A dedicated home theater is no simple project, and it’s not worth the risk of hoping that the company you hire will do a decent job. Instead, use these three factors listed below to help identify the best option for your Westlake home.


An easy way to identify a reputable home theater company is by the certifications they carry. In the world of dedicated home theaters, one important certification is THX. It’s a standard that was founded by George Lucas (of Star Wars fame) in order to improve the quality of how cinemas showcase movies. To pass THX certification, the installer has to demonstrate precise knowledge of the techniques and skills required to produce a truly top-notch audio and video experience.

Examples of Previous Theater Projects

As important as the audio-visual experience is, there is another aspect of a home theater project that is equally crucial: the design. You’ll want a home theater company who is capable of infusing your design style and personality in the room, and the best way to evaluate that skill is by looking at examples of previous work. Keep in mind that other clients might have had specific tastes in mind with their theaters, so instead of looking for a particular design theme, look for versatility. If all of their theaters look exactly the same, you can get a pretty good idea of what your theater will look like if you choose that company.

SEE ALSO: What are the Most Popular Home Theater Design Themes?


Trust us: you don’t want somebody with zero AV experience working on your home theater. Creating a perfect environment for movie enjoyment takes a great deal of skill, so if you’re considering hiring a freshly established company, keep in mind that your theater project may be the guinea pig for training the installers.

Instead, ask the company how long they’ve been in business, and (more importantly) how long they’ve been designing and installing dedicated home theaters. Another good question is how many theaters they’ve done over the last few years, since it’s also important that their AV skills are up to date with the latest technologies. Finally, you could ask for testimonials or reviews to see how previous customers feel about the company’s work.

Smart Systems has been in the home automation and theater business since 2000. If you’d like to learn more about our certifications, experience, or previous theater projects, we’re just one phone call or live chat away. 

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