Super Bowl LI is right around the corner, which means you’re in the last quarter of watch-party prep. To help out, The Daniel is here with some advice about how to arrange your entertainment system for peak performance on game day.
Make sure your TV is in a position that is easy for everyone to see. Many interior decorators warn against placing TVs high up on walls or over fireplaces–and your guests will agree. This position causes unnecessary strain on the head and neck while viewing.
Instead, try to position your television so that it is directly in the line of sight of your guests when they are seated. This way everyone can focus on their nerves from the game rather than the strain on their necks.
Entertainment System Proportions
Consider the proportions of your space when you arrange your furniture for the game. Remember, bigger is not always better when it comes to entertainment systems! If your television console is engulfing the entire room, switch it out for a TV stand that will offer more floor space and cause less distractions.
Another way to minimize distractions is by decluttering your entertainment system. The most noticeable way to do this is by containing all your wires in one bundle rather than letting them loose in a chaotic knot. Use power strips to consolidate your cables, then collect them together with a zip tie to keep them under control.
People rarely set their speakers up in an optimal position when installing them. Generally, people place them in a convenient location that is out of the way of the rest of the room and call it quits.
Even with high quality speakers, you will rarely get the full audio impact unless you position and program them correctly. Revisit your speakers’ packaging to see if there are installation instructions or placement tips that will allow you to experience the full benefits of your speakers.
Now your entertainment system is ready for kickoff. Get ready to rally for your team!