The Technologies You Need in Your Home Theater System
Build a space that offers incredible picture and sound quality
If you’ve always wanted to enjoy a home theater in your Garden City, NY property, but you were concerned about adding a rigid, old-fashioned setup to your space, you’re in luck. Contemporary home theater systems are versatile and modular, so you can build one that fits your lifestyle. In this blog, we’ll show you some of the smart technologies you need to get the most out of yours. Keep reading for more.
The essential part of any home theater is the video display. Whether you're interested in a traditional approach with a projector-and-screen, or you're looking for something more modern like a flat-panel TV, your theater can look and feel the way you want it.
Projectors have achieved 4K resolution and offer large images with minimal space requirements. You can choose from traditional long-throw units that sit five or more feet away from the screen or ultra-short throw devices that sit a mere two inches away. Additionally, you can ensure a bright image by installing a high-contrast display that rejects ambient light.
On the other hand, some homeowners enjoy the versatility of a 4K or 8K television display. Modern smart TVs offer images that compete with (and sometimes surpass) projectors in both size and quality. Users enjoy the self-contained nature of the devices, as well as the ability to connect to various apps.
Chances are you’ve heard of surround sound, but there have been quite a few advancements in the world of home theater audio. Rather than a multi-channel system that features speakers in front of and behind the listener, immersive configurations add a whole new dimension (literally) with overhead speakers as well.
But that's not the only way immersive systems like Dolby Atmos improve your listening experience. Sounds are mixed entirely differently -- rather than being assigned to a specific channel, each piece of audio is treated as an individual object. With the appropriate Atmos-enabled equipment, your theater audio sounds realistic, as if the things you see on screen are moving around the room naturally.
Immersive systems offer big sound, but they don’t require a massive system. Atmos delivers fully immersive audio with a configuration as small as 5.1.2 channels. That means you can enjoy it in just about any space.
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