Dedicated Digital Entertainment, Today’s Home Theater
Our choices in digital entertainment are growing at an unprecedented rate, outpaced only by the quality of the content. Is your home theater or media room making the most of the high definition audio and video available? With Thanksgiving Day football fast approaching and summer blockbusters available for streaming, now is a great time to upgrade or add your home theater!
Whether you’re an avid sports fan, movie buff or gamer, a dedicated home theater is an exceptional space for home entertainment. And with technologies like Dolby Atmos and Sony 4K projectors, enjoying the sights and sounds in a room specifically designed for hi-performance audio and video create the ultimate entertainment experience!
Media Room vs. the Dedicated Home Theater
Media rooms offer a great space for enjoying some family-time movie-watching or hosting your friends on game day. They can boast stunning OLED or 4K display quality along with Smart TV streaming and social media features. They can also take advantage of exceptional audio through well-designed surround sound or Dolby Atmos systems. One potential drawback however, is their central location; today’s open floor plans place the media room adjacent to the kitchen. This is great for engaging conversation but is not ideal for either sound or picture quality and detracts from a truly immersive movie-watching experience.
Creating the cinematic experience
A dedicated home theater includes technologies specifically designed to perform in the controlled space. Acoustics have been addressed for optimal sound as well as for noise-control from adjacent spaces. Custom seating is ideally positioned for comfort and viewing enjoyment and speakers systems, like JBL Synthesis, can be positioned and calibrated as designed, without concern. This space is generally free of windows (or provides automated black-out shades) so that no glare shows up on the screen during afternoon games or when escaping a rainy afternoon to binge-watch your favorite streamed series.
In a purpose-built space, décor doesn’t depend on the rest of the house, so the sky is the limit (actually, it’s not; you can add a custom fiber-optic constellation mural on the ceiling!). A home theater is a place that reflects your personality and style– from Art Deco to transitional or something all “you” like the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise, Batman’s lair or a Tuscan wine cellar – or maybe decked out in your favorite Michigan team’s memorabilia or in the colors of your alma mater. Here’s a little inspiration: CinemaTech Gallery.
The set up can be one or multiple screens, or a hybrid of multiple screens for sports with a large projection screen that drops down for serious movie watching. Integrated controls allow the user to choose from a variety of streamed or local content. The content may be exclusive to the theater or shared across the home’s systems from a movie server like Kaleidescape. And responding to that wide variety of content and formats, Screen Innovations developed a revolutionary projection screen that automatically adjusts without masking. Check out the “Transformer”.
Aside from mind-blowing imagery and sound, what’s trending in custom theaters now?
- Wearable home theater & virtual reality – experiencing virtual reality through wearable technology that transforms your movie-watching experience.
- Social Media integration - Superfans of sports, gaming and original network series want to connect in real-time
- Seamless connectivity across a robust network
- Integrated control throughout the home, with access to content sources, control of security features, whole-house lighting, HVAC and more
- Voice Control – Limitless searching, command and control of the theater and smart home’s multiple features including the ability to order your showtime pizza via a voice control interface such as Josh.ai!
Where will you be as our Detroit Lions host the Bears on “turkey day”? Give us a call and let’s get started planning the best seat in the house! Oh yeah, Josh, please start the game!