So when do you need professional A/V support? The short answer is you will always benefit from having a pro installing your home entertainment system. Below are some specifics you may find helpful:
1. You want an entertainment system but you have no idea what you should get or where you should start.
This is an excellent reason to seek the expertise of a professional installation company like Century Stereo. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel enlist the help of our expert staff. Once we’ve answered your questions and created a solution that is perfect for you, our professional A/V installers will install it in your home and teach you how to use it.
2. You want an entertainment system but don’t want to install it yourself.
If you lack the time, knowledge, skill or the patience to take on installing a system in your home you need a professional installer. A professional installer has the knowledge, the skill, the time and the patience to install your project allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the finished product.
3. You want to make sure that the installation is done right. (i.e. I care what it looks like and I want to make sure it works when it’s done)
EVERYONE wants to make sure its done right. There is probably very little in your home that you could be satisfied with if it just look so-so and it worked some of the time. Imagine how frustrated you would be with a crooked TV on the wall, dangling cords, a remote that worked part of the time and you found your self still fishing out the other remote. And those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the projects Century Stereo has had to come out to fix after a homeowner trusted a less than qualified “professional” to do their installation. Your best bet is to choose a specialist, like Century Stereo, to design and install your home technology.
4. You are involved in a remodel or new construction.
The most efficient and cost effective thing you can do for your project is to get involved with a professional A/V company like Century Stereo early on a new construction or remodel. Getting involved early will allow us to better plan and coordinate with the other contractors on the job. When walls are open and electrical hasn’t been set, installation is easier. Often times, if a client waits until the project is all buttoned up to call us in, it ends up costing more in the long run or it just simply may no longer be possible to do what the client wants to do.
5. You want a custom solution. (i.e. custom cabinetry, concealed speakers, mounted TVS, a universal remote, distributed audio or video system, home automation and integration of my sub systems, etc.)
If you’re looking for more than just your out-of-the box ordinary, you want to hire professional A/V installers like Century Stereo. This is what we do. Custom solutions are our core business. The vast majority of our clients do one if not all the things we previously mentioned making us highly experienced and qualified to do exactly what you’re thinking. So if you saw it on Oprah or read about it in a magazine, Century Stereo can do that.
At the end of the day, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Professional AV installers are almost always the best option but if you’re still in doubt, call our store and speak with one of our consultants or our installation manager.