About This QuizThere are lots of tips and tricks to know when it comes to creating your digital home entertainment room. Take our quiz to get valuable information on your family digital media room.
What is usually the central focus of a multipurpose family room or media room?
Though a multipurpose family room may also have a DVD player, a video game system or a computer, its central focus is a state-of-the-art TV.
What is the main purpose of a home theater?
A home theater is built for the purpose of watching TV and movies, with special acoustics, lighting and seating to enhance the experience.
putting on plays
hosting live concerts
When budgeting for your media room or home theater, you should __________.
spend the most money on enhancing acoustics
invest in a few good components
Spend your money wisely. Invest in a few good components to make your dollars go far.
invest in one key piece
What are some of the extra costs to consider when buying an electronic device?
delivery and installation charges
both of the above
Delivery and installation charges, extended warranties, routers and more memory are all extras that can add up when buying electronic devices.
What potentially large costs are often overlooked when buying electronic devices?
In the 21st century, services subscriptions for digital electronics are often essential. You should price satellite TV, Internet and digital recording services before making any purchases.
DVD soundtracks are recorded with _________.
Dolby Digital 5.1
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) 5.1
either of the above
Most DVD soundtracks are recorded with either Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS (Digital Theater Systems) 5.1.
How many speakers do you need for a good surround sound system?
You need five speakers and one subwoofer to get a great three-dimensional sound experience.
When planning your digital home, it's a good idea to install extra_________, even in rooms that don't presently have electronics.
wires and cables
It's always a good idea to think about the future when planning for electronics. You never know when you might want surround sound in your bedroom.
Cabinets planned for electronic equipment should have __________.
Since electronic components tend to get hot, plan cabinets with ventilation holes in the back panel and deep shelves so air can circulate.
For maximum enjoyment of your home media room, what type of remote control is best?
one remote for the video and one remote for the audio
an all-in-one remote to control everything
For maximum enjoyment and convenience, choose a mega remote control that controls all the devices in your home media room.
a sound-activated remote control
Where should you install intercom units in your home?
by every doorway
in frequently used rooms
For maximum enjoyment of your intercom system, place units in the most frequently used rooms of your home.
only in bedrooms
Where should you place temperature and security control panels in your home?
by the front door
by the back door
in the main hallway
For easy access, you should install temperature and security control panels in high-traffic areas such as the main hallway.
When investing in a home digital entertainment system you should:
Buy everything at once.
Buy one piece at a time.
Invest in a few good components and upgrade when you can.
Don't feel you have to buy everything at once for your home entertainment system. Invest in a few good components and then add to it when you can.
What should you do before installing wires to accommodate your new electronic equipment?
Draw a sketch of your rooms.
Before installing wires to accommodate your new electronic equipment, plan where you will need wiring installed and where you will place the components in your room. A simple sketch will help you create a clear plan.
Make models of your equipment.
Buy new tools.
Who should help plan and install your home digital systems?
an electronics professional
It pays to seek expert advice when installing expensive electronic systems in your home. Ask for recommendations and then do your homework when searching for a professional.
your neighbor who works in tech support