How to Set Up an Oscar-Worthy Home Theater

Feb 25 2014 - 4:37am

When the Oscars go live at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST [1] this Sunday, you can feel like you're right there on the red carpet, rubbing shoulders with Jennifer Lawrence and Jared Leto [2], with an at-home, do-it-yourself Dolby Theatre.

A successful home theater system is a complete audio and visual experience. If you've got a big-screen-display-and-audio set ready to be installed, we'll show you how to set up an Academy Awards-worthy home theater for your Oscars viewing party — or, with a little bit of accessorizing, tinkering, and feng shui rearrangement, how to create one with existing equipment.

The Home Theater Trifecta

Location, Location, Location

Choosing the right room can make all the difference. If you're mounting a display above the fireplace, make sure you know about the dangers [11]. Consider these elements while setting up your system.


Photos by Oh Joy! [13] via Style Me Pretty [14] and Getty [15]

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