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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to put in a home theater?

You will likely pay between $2,000 and $33,000 to install a home theater. A large part of this cost is the home theater system itself, which includes the TV, wiring, sound system and disc players. You will also need to install lighting, comfortable seating and potentially sound-dampening to prevent noise leakage. The installation will also come with labor costs and may require more than one technician.

For a more accurate cost estimate, request quotes from several home theater installation professionals near you.

How much does it cost for surround sound installation?

Here are some examples of average home theater installation costs and the cost of surround sound speakers:

  • TV wall mount and up to 5 wall-mounted speakers with hidden wires: $399.
  • 60-inch TV and small home system: $2,080.
    • Equipment cost: $1,680.
      • Five box speakers and subwoofer: $500.
      • Three HDMI wires: $30.
      • Surround amp: $250.
      • 60-inch TV and bracket: $900.
      • Labor cost: $400 Including setup, wiring and TV mounting.
  • Projector and screen system plus audio wiring throughout home: $12,900.
    • Equipment cost: $9,900.
      • Approximate wire costs: $2,700.
      • Projector and bracket: $1,500.
      • 110-inch screen: $600.
      • Surround amp: $500.
      • 5-inch ceiling speakers and sub: $1,400.
      • Remote control system: $400.
      • Eight zones of speakers and volume controls: $2,800 ($350 each)
      • Labor cost: $3,000. Includes prewiring for 5-inch ceiling speakers, one subwoofer, one 20-inch to 50-inch HDMI, Cat. 6 control wire to projector, 1.5-inch tube for future wire changes, and wiring for two to eight additional audio zones throughout the home. All equipment (audio boxes, amps, cable box, etc.) is concealed. The audio zones are controllable by iOS devices from anywhere in the home.

Who do I hire to set up my home theater?

While there are a number of different professionals who are capable of installing a home theater, your best bet is to go with a dedicated company that specializes in such systems. Search for top-rated home theater pros in your area on Thumbtack, and narrow down your search by looking at the customer ratings, reviews and project photos showing their work.

Before you hire anyone, look into their licensing and certifications. Then, request pride quotes from at least three professionals. Choose someone who offers fair pricing and boasts high-quality work.

What is a home theater system?

A home theater is a combination of a large-screen TV or projector and hi-fidelity surround or stereo sound — essentially, an entertainment center made to mimic the experience of going to a movie theater to see a movie. The size of the screen plays a large role in this experience, but the sound is also important. With surround sound, you can hear sounds not only on your left and right but also in front of and behind you.

How do I build a home theater sound system?

Building your own home theater sound system is a challenging process, requiring expert knowledge of audio-video systems, electronics and wiring. For this reason, it’s often better left to the professionals if you don’t have the skills, experience or time. These pros can help you select the best screen, projector or TV, and sound system for your space. They can also manage the electrical work, including installing new lighting and remote control of the entire room, ensuring all of this equipment works properly and safely.

How do you choose a home theater system?

Start with the TV. You can choose between a projector or a TV, but if you choose a TV. Next, choose the room and base your speaker selection on its size and dimensions. While large speakers are appealing, some more discreet speakers can fit unnoticed in ceilings and walls. 

Next, decide on what streaming services you want. Finally, pick out the seating and lighting you need for the full theater experience.

If you’re stuck on which components to buy for your home theater, you can always consult with a professional. These pros can also help you install everything you need for your system.

Which is better: a sound bar or speakers?

A sound bar is less expensive than a receiver-based system with multiple speakers, but the sound quality may not be as good as a system with several speakers and a subwoofer, according to a report

However, if budget is a large concern, a sound bar does a good job of creating an exciting cinematic experience. Ask a home theater professional what they recommend for your home and budget.

What are the advantages of a home theater system?

Home theaters are leagues beyond television sets in terms of the experience they provide while watching movies. The seating is optimal, as you won’t have to choose back-row or side seats. You can bring whatever food you like, from dinner to dessert and beyond. The sound is optimized, and you have control over the volume. And video gamers will have a far more intense experience with better visuals and more realistic sound.

What are some different types of home theater systems?

In terms of video, home theater systems can be divided into categories of TVs and projectors. Choosing a projector over a TV creates more of an authentic theater experience and allows for a much larger screen. You can also choose between stereo and surround sound systems. Stereo is the left and right that we’re all accustomed to from headphones and car speakers — surround sound also includes front and back elements to further immerse the audience member.

What components do you need for a home theater system?

It takes more than a big TV to recreate the experience of a movie theater. You will need to start with the TV or video projector and screen, of course, but you’ll likely need other items, such as:

  • A home theater receiver to process the surround sound system
  • Cable or satellite box if you want connection to networks
  • Video source (4K media players, Blu-ray player, Apple TV, Roku, etc.)
  • Subwoofer, soundbars and speakers positioned strategically around the room
  • Comfortable seating and lighting

Contact home theater installation professionals who can help you decide which equipment you should buy and set up in your home theater.

Reviews for Frisco home theater installation professionals
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't ask for a better professional to install my home theater. James installed my projector, screen and my surround system. My room was not pre-wired but James did it for me. He was very patient and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him for home theater installations.
West Wind CommunicationsWest Wind Communications
Aravind G.
Brian and his team were knowledgeable in home theater installation. They suggested solutions proactively and gave me options to pick. They were prompt to share the quote and punctual on the day of install. They did a neat work as promised. I am very happy with their work and will recommend them to my family and friends.
Brian KeeneBrian Keene
Jigish P.
Levi is terrific. This guy does the home work by properly understanding the requirements, asking details about the different devices before coming to your house for the installation. He is knowledgeable, professional and courteous. He will provide answers all your questions to ensure you are 100 percent satisfied with the work. I'd hire in a heart beat for you TV installation, Home Theater installation including Audio/Video components.
DFW TV InstallDFW TV Install
Thumbtack Customer
Job was to fix a new home theater system. Lee did a professional job and still supports when ever I have issues. I have recommended Lee to a few people and couple have got installation done by Lee and are happy
Next Gen Audio Video, Inc.Next Gen Audio Video, Inc.
Vinod H.
We were in the process of setting the Home theater system and design home audio. We had designed the system and had purchased all equipment as well. However, Brian advised on a much better and cheaper solution. Luckily we could return some of the components. The team which installed was very professional, punctual and they completed the work in half a day. Highly recommend their services for anyone setting up AV systems.
Brian KeeneBrian Keene
Sachin A.
Derek’s work was excellent. I needed to move the Home Theater & projector from my old house & have it installed in the new house. I just showed him the broad outline of what needed to be done - and he planned & competed the whole project in about 6 hours. He was very meticulous, professional and took care of the whole set up.His fees were quite reasonable also.
Expert Sight & SoundExpert Sight & Sound
Stefan J.
Brian was able to put the finishing touches in my home theater wiring as well as install some ceiling speakers and a couple surround speakers. He also mounted a TV and diagnosed (and fixed) a faulty Ethernet wiring issue. I have no hesitation in recommending Brian. Work quality was quick and neat and he was very transparent with what he was doing and what everything cost. He also ensured everything was clean after he completed the work.
Brian KeeneBrian Keene
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