Installing a home theater system has always been a challenge regardless of how easy manufacturers are trying to make the setup. While it is indeed easy to purchase a home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) kit, the installation itself is not always so straightforward. For that reason, many people prefer to hire a professional installer to do the installation.
However, you may not want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to enlist the services of a professional. By closely following the installation manual you should be able to install the speakers yourself. One issue though is the fact that you’ll need to run fairly long cables to connect all of your speakers to your AV receiver. There are some cordless surround sound kits on the market which stream the audio wirelessly and thus reduce the amount of speaker cable.
If you are planning to use one of those kits then you’ll need to make sure that you place the wireless transmitter base as well as the wireless receiver unit such that the are in direct line of sight. Most wireless kits will also work if there is no direct line of sight but the transmission may possibly suffer. Alternatively, you can get sound bars which do not require setting up a lot of speakers around the room.