Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Your Home Theater Speakers

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Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Your Home Theater Speakers

Whether you've invested in a high quality set of JENSEN floor standing speakers, in-ceiling speakers or in wall speakers, one thing is certain - you can't expect any piece of technology to operate 100% perfectly 100% of the time. Every so often things can and will go wrong, as Murphy's Law seems hell bent on proving every now and again. The key thing to remember here is that most problems can be solved in just a few quick moments, so long as you know what to do and how to do it.

Check Your Speaker Wires for Loose Connections

If you suddenly get static-filled audio or the occasional dropped connection to your JENSEN home theater system, the most common culprit is likely a loose connection. It happens - don't worry about it. Maybe you moved your home theater receiver by accident while you were dusting, or your cat decided that the speaker wires looked a whole lot more like play things than you're comfortable with. Carefully examine the back of each JENSEN speaker and the home theater receiver to make sure that nothing is loose and if it is, address the issue to solve your problem.

A Firmware Update is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Think of firmware as the "brain" of your home theater system. Much like the operating system on a computer, it tells hardware what to do and how to do it at any given time. If you're experiencing a problem that you just can't seem to fix, visit the manufacturer's website and see if a firmware update is available for your home theater receiver. Manufacturer's regularly release these updates all the time to address certain issues and even add new features, so be sure to stay current for the best possible results.

Check the Source

The moment you begin to experience audio-related issues, it can be natural to assume that your own equipment is the culprit. This won't necessarily always be the case, however, and in fact almost never is. If you're watching a Blu-ray, put the disc into another Blu-ray player in your home and see if you can recreate the problem. If you're watching TV, turn the same channel on with another TV and see if the issue persists. If it doesn't, the issue isn't with your JENSEN home theatre speakers at all and is actually a temporary problem that is unfortunately beyond your control.

Test Your Cables

If an issue has developed with either your speaker wire or the HDMI cable that connects your home theatre speakers to your TV, check to see if replacements are needed. Take that cable and plug it into a different TV and receiver in your home, for example, to see if the problem persists. If it does, a trip down to the local electronics store for a replacement is probably in order.

If you want to create the best home theater speaker system you can, you’ll want to choose the correct speakers for your environment. That’s why  you can bet on JENSEN speakers. Whether you are looking to install slimline and stunning in-wall speakers or in-ceiling speakers, or you are searching for the best price on a surround sound system, JENSEN speakers has the home theater audio solution for you.