Setting up the Perfect Entertainment Center

Times are a little strange right now, to say the least. Colleges are moving classrooms online or canceling classes altogether; some colleges are even closing the dorms. Not to mention, companies and restaurants are closing until further notice. In other words, it’s time to dive into that show you’ve been wanting to watch or get your gaming setup on point. Read below for some tips for setting up the perfect entertainment center.

Stay away from the light

Have you ever been playing a video game and you have to sit at a weird angle because of the glare from the sunlight? That’s why you should just fix that issue from the start. There are two simple solutions. First, you could put your television in a place that’s not facing the light. Seems obvious, right? However, maybe your wiring won’t work anywhere else. Another alternative is to get some blinds or curtains. Either way, we can all agree that screen glare is awful and makes your entertainment center experience less than ideal.

Get a comfy chair or couch

If you can, having a comfortable chair is great. There’s nothing better than sitting down with your favorite game and having an awesome chair to sit in. If you’re more of a Netflix or movie person, you might prefer a couch––assuming you’re not in the dorm. We’d be impressed if you got a couch into your dorm, though.

Keep your setup organized

We know it’s exciting getting everything set up and you just want to relax, but take a little extra time to organize your cables and boxes. At one point or another, you’re probably going to lose connection or need to change a cable because something came loose or went bad. If you keep your cables organized, you’ll be able to find out what went wrong much easier than wrestling through a tangled mess. Luckily, most entertainment centers use HDMI cables, so that makes finding the issue a little easier. However, sometimes you just need new cables, so make sure you know the signs of a bad HDMI cable.

Remember the setup is for you, so make it yours

The fun part about setting up the perfect entertainment center is that you get to make it your own. If you’re a big movie buff, maybe you want to get a popcorn maker near your entertainment center for a theater effect. Ideally, you’d get surround sound, but us college students don’t have unlimited funds. Regardless, research some setup ideas online, but always remember that you can customize it for your preferences. There’s no right or wrong way.

Whether you’re setting up in a dorm or at home, you should have an epic entertainment center setup. Sure, your laptop probably works fine, and that’s what most of you are probably using. But nothing beats sitting back on a couch and watching your show or playing a game on an entertainment setup designed for you.

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