3 Must-Haves For Your Home Theater Installation Or Upgrade
Don’t Forget These Important Technologies to Get the Cinematic Experience You Need
Is it finally time to install or upgrade your home theater? Having your own private cinema means enjoying the finest in entertainment. While others are fighting traffic on the way to the theater, paying high prices for tickets and concessions, or simply watching a movie in their living rooms, you’ll enjoy a phenomenal cinematic experience in your private theater.
A home theater installation in your Greenwich, CT, home lets you enjoy immersive entertainment. With all the right technologies, you won’t simply watch a movie on the big screen – you’ll experience it! By installing cutting-edge surround-sound speakers, 4K projectors or TVs, and custom lighting controls and fixtures, you’ll turn your ordinary room into your home’s entertainment hub. Read our blog to learn how a new home theater creates the space you need to watch your favorite movies and shows.
Why Pixel Count Matters
Nothing beats a 4K UHD TV – except an 8K UHD TV! Install either one in your home theater, and prepare to be blown away visually. If you’re accustomed to watching a high-definition (HD) TV, you won’t believe what you’ll see with 4K and 8K TVs and projectors.
Their predecessor, the HD TV, has approximately 2 million pixels (or dots) on the screen that form a picture. HD TVs may work well in smaller spaces, but they should never be used as home theater televisions. Even though they make large HD TVs, the problem is that larger sizes produce lower-quality images. The pixel count stays the same, yet because the TV is bigger, you are more likely to see the individual pixels. And you don’t want that! You want a display that is sharp, vibrant, and lifelike.
The 4K TVs have four times the number of pixels (over 8 million) than an HD TV. And the 8K has more than 33 million pixels! So, we’re talking super, high-density displays. The more dots, the better, because they add extra definition, color, and contrast to the images. Due to the amazing resolution – no matter how big the TVs are – your viewing experience gets a significant boost in visual clarity. 4Ks and 8Ks offer extraordinary displays for unparalleled realism. Either one is a must-have for any home theater.
Surround Yourself in High-Quality Audio
Nothing beats the heart-stirring melody of a good movie soundtrack, the deep drum of suspenseful music during an action movie, or the roar of the crowd as you watch a live game. But it all falls flat if you don’t have surround sound. What’s the point of a home theater and a great TV screen when your audio system is lackluster?
With in-wall speakers, ceiling speakers, and subwoofers, as well as the right audio equipment to pull it all together, you’ll amp up your listening experience. An ultra-high-definition screen paired with a hi-fi audio system puts you in on the action. You’ll hear the full spectrum of frequencies – the way they’re meant to be heard. Also, when everything is integrated with your home automation system, you have complete control of your home theater – the music, movies, TV, project, lights, and much more!
Let’s Talk about Lights
One of the biggest home theater technologies that people forget is the lights. Sure – the TV, projectors, and audio system are the big stars. But don’t forget the most important supporting roles in your home theater. Lighting control sets the stage for the atmosphere you want. Without it, your home theater will feel like any other room in your house. You set the mood for your big event on the screen by adding recessed lights, wall sconces, ambient lighting, and even unique fiber optic lights.
There are so many options to choose from to suit the décor of your home theater. So, you never need to feel limited. In addition, when you integrate the lighting into your smart home system, you can pre-program a scene, such as “movie night” or “game night,” and then press a button to make everything adjust automatically.
Ready to make your home theater dreams a reality? Rich AV Design can make it happen for you. Call (203) 653-5025 or fill out our online contact page to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.