3 of the Best Technologies to Feature in Your Home Theater Installation
Enhance Your Home Cinema With These High-End Devices
When you add a home theater system to your house, you are building a setup designed for delivering the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience.
Regardless of whether you plan to place your home cinema system in a dedicated theater or a hybrid media room, you still can achieve a top-of-the-line viewing setup.
Our team at AV Specialists has been helping homeowners in St. Petersburg and throughout the Tampa Bay area achieve their cinematic goals through diverse and skillful home theater installations.
In this post, we share three of the best technologies you can include in your home cinema, from projectors to seating and more.
Our blog series previously has focused on the importance of featuring 4K Ultra HD resolution throughout your home cinema.
Of course, one of the best ways you can achieve this is through a projector that can deliver image in 4K-native resolution.
Perhaps equally important to the image quality of your projector, however, is its brightness. Simply put, if your projector isn’t delivering a bright-enough image, you won’t be able to enjoy the action the way it was meant to be watched.
Projectors with high-brightness capabilities are especially important for home theater systems placed in a more hybrid setup. Whereas in dedicated home theaters, you might be able to remove ambient light from your space entirely, media rooms might feature windows that could allow in sunlight while you are watching a film.
Our partners at Sony manufacture projectors designed for any home theater application. Not only do they produce image in native 4K resolution (8.8 million pixels), but the brand’s SXRD Home Cinema Projector even can produce image at 5,000 lumens.
That’s bright enough to showcase vivid and high-contrast picture even in an environment with high levels of ambient light.
That means you can use your projector to enjoy the best image quality, brightness, and contrast in any viewing environment – whether it’s during the middle of the day or in the evening.
Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
While a premier on-screen viewing experience is essential to any home theater installation, so is the importance of high-end sound.
You want to feel as if you are in the middle of the action. That you are not just watching the film – but that you are experiencing it.
Standard surround sound setups only partly achieve this. That’s why we recommend featuring a Dolby Atmos speaker arrangement in your home theater.
Atmos systems feature the standard 5-, 7-, or 9-channel surround sound speaker and subwoofer arrangement. But they also include overhead speakers, so that you are experiencing audio in a truly three-dimensional format.
What distinguishes Atmos even further, however, is that each speaker works to deliver a realistic audio experience within each scene. For example, sound from a helicopter circling overhead in a movie will appear realistic within your home theater setup. It will feel as if you are right in the middle of the action.
Of course, you won’t be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos just by adding overhead speakers to your home cinema. You’ll need movies that are released in a Dolby Atmos format and, more importantly, a receiver that supports Atmos content.
For the ultimate sonic experience throughout your home theater, we recommend the MX160 A/V Processor from our high-end audio partners at McIntosh.
Not only does the MX160 support Dolby Atmos audio formats, but it also supports 4K-native video sources and even upconverts content in lower resolutions to Ultra HD format. The MX160 even will integrate with your Control4 system for simplified and convenient control.
You might feature a projector and a Dolby Atmos system that delivers a top-of-the-line viewing experience in your home theater, but the ultimate factor that will determine how you will enjoy your cinema is your seating.
The fact is, if you aren’t comfortable, you won’t be able to truly enjoy the film.
That’s why we recommend opting for custom seating throughout your dedicated theater or media room.
By getting in touch with our team at AV Specialists, we can work with you to develop a seating arrangement customized to your space.
The options are endless. Not only can you decide between the styles and colors of your seating – even whether you want to feature a sofa or chairs – but you also can add several custom amenities.
For example, you can add seats that are recline-able with just the press of a button and showcase built-in USB ports or LED cupholders. Or you can include seating that features an incorporated space for a touchscreen panel so you can intuitively control your theater’s technology.
The technology options for your home theater installation are endless. That’s why we at AV Specialists are here to help.
Contact our team by clicking the button below to begin your next home theater upgrade today!