The Basics of Building the Dedicated Home Theater of Your Dreams
Turn Your Home into the Ultimate Private Cinema in the Woodlands
If you’ve been mulling-over a dedicated home theater installation, now’s the time to act. With the holidays behind us and the Super Bowl right around the corner, a home theater is just what your Woodlands, Texas property needs to start the New Year off right. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the latest trends in private cinemas, and guide you through the basics to get you started.
Projector Vs TV: A Growing Debate
It wasn’t too long ago that a true home theater experience wasn’t complete without the traditional projector and screen set up. But today’s 4K TVs are really giving the purists a run for their money.
Don’t get us wrong, the projector-and-screen combo is still a great way to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows. With advancements like 4K resolution, color-enhancing, high dynamic range and liquid cooling systems that keep them running quiet, there’s never been a better time to invest in projectors.
Plus contemporary screen design has become so advanced that you can watch your programs in anything but direct sunlight and still have an incredible picture without fading.
But 4K TVs are really stepping up their game. Along with similar 4K resolution and HDR features, plenty of smart TVs also offer direct access to all of your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and more. And given the fact that they can easily run over 70 inches, you won’t have to worry about the size of the image either.
Immerse Yourself in Surround Sound
Audiophiles know that their favorite movies rarely sound as good at home as they did in the theater. Why? Until recently, the technology just didn’t exist in a practical way. But with the emergence of immersive, “3D” audio systems, that’s no longer an issue in your home theater.
Technology like Dolby Atmos has revolutionized the way sound is recorded and played back in movies, creating a realistic-sounding sphere of audio around the listener. The sound is able to travel in front of, behind and above the viewer freely because it’s unhindered by traditional “channels.” And Blu-Ray discs are already being mixed with immersive audio formats, meaning you don’t have to wait to have incredible sound in your home theater.
Custom Seating Keeps You Comfy
An often overlooked aspect of the home theater experience is customized seating. In fact, it’s one of the first things you should consider when building your dream theater.
Comfort is a must, but your seating needs to do more than just help you relax. They need to be made from materials that won’t absorb sound, or reflect light. And more importantly, they need to give you the support you need to enjoy the images on the screen, without blocking sound due to high seat backs.
Plus, choosing the position of your seating before installing the rest of your system will ensure that you have a display and viewing angle that allows everyone in the room to enjoy the movie or show optimally.
Are you ready to upgrade your Woodlands, Texas property with a dedicated home theater? Contact us today.