If you are trying to set up a home theater, there are many options available for entertainment content. This often includes cable company and other paid services. Today, there are many free services available to give you the content you want, and even specific paid prescriptions you can get for your entertainment center without a cable TV service. Here are some tips to help you cut the cables with your new home theater setup:

1. Add A Home Media Server To Stream Content You Own To Your Theater

If you already have a lot of multimedia content on a PC, hard disk, or other device, having this material in a central location can make it easier to enjoy in your new theater set up. You may want to consider building or buying a home media file server. This will allow you to access content anywhere in your home and not just in your home theater setup. The server can be installed anywhere in your home and the media streamed over a home network to provide you with the content you want.

2. Media Server Hardware And Software To Administer Free Internet Content

In addition to the main media server, you will also want to have the hardware and software for your theater. This can be a small TV mini PC box with media center software on it. There are small sticks and devices that you can use to stream media to your TV from your main media server. To reduce power consumption and performance problems, it can be a good idea to have these systems separate, such as a dedicated file server for your network and the media box for the entertainment center.

3. Using Online Subscriptions For Free And Paid Content For Your Home Media Center

There are many different types of services that you may want to consider for content for your home theater. These can include some subscription services that you have to register for but that offer free content. There may be other services that you pay a small fee to, which can give you content like sports and some of your favorite TV shows.

There are many ways that you can ditch the cables when you have a new theater installed in your home. If you need help setting up your equipment for the best entertainment experience, contact a company like Royal Plus Electric to help with wiring for your new equipment. 

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