Welcome to the first of our three-part series on home entertainment spaces. Today’s homes are all about creating areas where friends and family can gather while enjoying the best that technology offers. In fact, by 2026, the percentage of homes in the U.S. with smart home entertainment is expected to reach over 23%.
One of the fastest-growing segments in this space is the home theater. People are looking to enjoy the same immersive experience found at premier cinemas in the comfort of their own homes. Fortunately, with the advancements in audio-video systems, a home theater can surpass the images, acoustics, and ambiance found at your favorite movie theater.
Let's look at how the latest technology transforms rooms into cinemas in Salt Lake City, UT, and the surrounding areas.
Some homeowners envision the big screen that covers a wall and engulfs the viewer in the scene and setting. Others prefer the bright, vivid images that a 4k or 8K OLED or LCD TV provides. The good news is that today’s native 4K projectors offer true 4K resolution and dynamic color contrast. In fact, you can find Sony’s 4K cinema projectors in the best movie theaters in the world.
The other good news is that some of the best 4K HDR TVs come in 100-inch flat panels, and Sony's OLED display comes in at 83-inches.
Of course, all that good news doesn't help decision-making. A few helpful tips include considering the amount of ambient light in a room. If blackout curtains aren’t an option, TV screens usually perform better. If you’re looking for screens over 120-inches in size, a projector is your best bet.
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One of the highlights of going to a movie theater is experiencing the sound that fills the space. Planes fly overhead, seas crash around you, and you find yourself in the middle of a rainforest, with birds and rustling leaves blowing in the wind. For a few hours, you are suspended in time and space, and much of that is due to today’s advancements in sound technology.
And, yes, you can experience this type of immersion in your home theater. The right equipment, strategically calibrated and installed, can produce the ultimate enveloping surround sound.
The design element of your home theater includes several essential details that have a significant impact on the success of the overall space. Important considerations include seating, lighting, and enhanced acoustics.
Are you considering the tiered seating that reflects the premier cinema or a space with couches and reclining loveseats designed for the ultimate in relaxation? We're happy to look at your area and help you develop a layout that stays true to your vision while optimizing the viewing and listening experience from every seat.
When integrated with a Control4 home automation system, one-touch control can set the stage. For example, tap the entertainment button on your remote or touchscreen to dim the lights, lower the shades, set the temperature, and start the movie.
At Show & Tell AV Solutions, we bring the cinematic experience to life while working within your budget and space requirements. To learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Show & Tell AV Solutions today.