If you're installing a new home AV system, the sky is practically the limit in terms of how costly and complicated the system can get. It's important to set some limitations on your AV installation from the start to make sure that the system is within your budget and still meets the requirements you set. Here are some of the things that can affect your AV installation costs.
The capabilities obviously will affect the requirements for your equipment, but it's a good idea to also think how your capabilities go together. For instance, you may be able to group certain capabilities into a single piece of equipment to avoid buying redundant equipment. For instance, for a simple home entertainment system, you may want to group subwoofers, and surround sound capabilities if you need them. You might choose to have a receiver that has all of the audio and visual inputs you need as well as HDMI capabilities; buying other equipment specifically for the HMDI port can be counterproductive. If you want to be able to use video conferencing from your AV system, grouping these functionalities into the TV or other piece of equipment can help you to avoid buying a separate microphone.
When you're planning out the types of equipment you need, it's important to consider the future as well. While you may be very happy with a system that meets your needs now, if everyone in your industry will soon be switching to a new technology or requiring a new tool, you can save money and time by figuring that out now so that you're ahead of the curve rather than behind it.
When you figure the cost of your equipment, also be sure to budget for the cost of making equipment compatible with each other and your computer. Additional dongles can be more expensive than you'd think for specialized equipment. If you're unsure whether your equipment is compatible, your audio video company should be able to look up the specifications for you.
AV systems can take up a lot of electrical power, so you might need to factor in the cost of hiring an electrician. You may need to add additional cable hookups or power outlets to meet the demands of your new AV system.
Now that you know some of the things that will affect the price of your AV installation, it's time to sit down with your audio video company, like esp media productions inc, (and possibly an electrician) to determine what you can get for your budget. It helps to have your goals in mind ahead of time so that your technician can design an efficient system that won't have too many redundancies or require unnecessary wiring.