Home Theater Installation Trends for 2020
Social distancing is easier than ever with wireless audio, ultra-short throw projectors, and more
Summer 2020 is in full swing, and it may seem a little different than years past. But if you’re a fan of AV, you can upgrade your system to deliver the very best quality possible -- and make social distancing a little more bearable. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do it. Check out some of the hottest home theater installation trends of the year and how you can enjoy them in your Manhasset, NY property.
You may be enjoying 4K, but now it the perfect time to upgrade to 8K. In the same way that Ultra HD improved on the resolution of 1080p HD, 8K quadruples the pixels of 4K for an even more pixel-dense image.
What’s that mean for your home entertainment? Bigger screens in a smaller space. Enjoy displays up to 90-inches in size without noticing any deterioration or pixelation, regardless of where you sit.
Ultra-Short Throw Projectors
Homeowners who prefer the idea of a projected image in their home theater will love ultra-short throw projectors. They are a great way to enhance the style and optimize space. What makes ultra-short throw special? A standard projector requires five or more feet of space from the wall. An ultra-short throw unit only needs a few inches. Sony's current model comes enclosed in a stylishly designed chrome-and-glass cabinet. It's as much a piece of furniture as it is a video display.
Is a wireless system as good as a hardwired one? In 2020, lossless, high-fidelity wireless solutions can transform any room into a home theater. Wireless audio, like Sonos and Bowers & Wilkins’ Formation Suite, is more popular than ever. Sonos Beam, the manufacturer’s latest soundbar, features four woofers and a tweeter for a full playback range. Built-in microphones mean beam-forming for auto-calibration and reduction of echo. Plus, it can natively connect with satellite speakers for multi-channel surround sound.
Health and wellness are more important than ever. While wellness technology begins to emerge as an essential factor in design and integration, in 2020, you'll see it transforming even more. Most notably, home theater and AV technology are starting to lean into biophilia.
Some manufacturers are already building home theaters as wellness retreats. Immersive audio, video walls, and ergonomic furniture could turn your home into a more refreshing place this season.
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