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Take Your Dedicated Home Theater From Good to Great with Automation

Smart Home Automation Creates a Luxury Theater Experience

Creating that larger than life cinematic experience in your home theater requires more than just a 4K UHD screen and surround sound. Top-quality A/V equipment can certainly create a good theater environment, but if you feel like something is missing from the dedicated home theater in your Houston, TX residence, you might be right. Below, we discuss how smart home automation can greatly enhance your movie-watching experience.

See Also: The Basics of Building the Dedicated Home Theater of Your Dreams

Control Your Lights

Think about what it’s like to go to a typical movie theater. You walk into the theater, find a seat, and watch some trailers before the movie begins. When the movie is about to start, the lights fade away, leaving you in darkness so that you can enjoy the crisp picture from the projector. After the movie finishes, the lights brighten, allowing you to easily see the path to the exit.

What does this have to do with automation? Well, if you don’t have a way to control the lights, you break that experience by having to get up from your seat to go turn the lights on and off, creating a jarring sensation as the brightness levels rapidly change. A smart lighting control system enables you to set the perfect lighting levels for your movie with the push of a button. You can even set up your home automation system to automatically lower the lights whenever you start a movie, with no manual effort required.

Control Your A/V Equipment

You probably have a controller for your Blu-Ray player, one for your projector, one for your speaker system, and another one for each gaming device hooked up to your theater. Why not simplify all of that by using your smartphone or tablet to control everything at once? If the speakers are too loud, all you have to do is tap the screen to get the sound to the perfect level. To pause the movie while you go get popcorn, use that same controller. You never have to fumble around trying to find the right controller in the dark—everything you need to control all of your A/V equipment is consolidated together.

Control Your Media

Whether you’re streaming Netflix or choosing a flick from your media server, picking out and starting your movie should be a quick and simple process. Your smart home automation system can give you instant access to your media library and streaming services from the same tablet or smartphone used to control the lights and equipment in the theater. All you have to do is select the movie you want to watch and press play. The automation system will take care of the rest so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

With smart automation control, you get all of the advantages of a traditional home theater, plus the benefit of choosing what you watch and when you watch it—all from the comfort of your own home. To learn how Refined Systems can design and install the perfect dedicated home theater for your home, contact us today.