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Six Pieces that Every Home Theater Needs (Part 2 of 2)

Automation Design + Entertainment Presents Few More Essential Elements Needed for Your Private Cinema

Six Pieces that Every Home Theater Needs (Part 2 of 2)

Automation Design + Entertainment is dedicated to designing and engineering an environment that provides maximum enjoyment. In our previous post, we shed a little light on the importance of finding the right screens, optimizing audio and choosing sophisticated seating for your custom home theater.

In this go around we will highlight a few other elements you’ll want to consider to augment your room’s atmosphere.

4. Sophisticated System Controls

You have a lot of options when it comes to home entertainment—such as selecting a film, watching a live football game, or a documentary from the Internet. An easy-to-use control system is paramount. We offer great brands like Savant, Control4, and Elan to help you easily navigate the ultimate custom home theater experience. With the touch of a button on your iPad or other control device, you’ll be able to dim the lights, turn on the projector, and start the film. System controls take all of the guesswork out of managing a sophisticated cinema. It may be fancy and have more features than ever before, but it’s as simple as flipping a switch on.

5. Shading and Lighting Helps Set the Desired Mood

For many, the most exciting moment is when the lights turn off and the film you’ve been waiting for begins. The anticipation is over and it’s time to enjoy the ride. Motorized shading and automated lighting from top companies like Lutron help set the mood for your entertainment experience. Black out shades keep light out during an all-day movie marathon, while lights can be programmed to turn on whenever you push “pause” to keep your guests safe as they move about.

6. Streaming Media Servers

Chances are, as a cinema lover you probably have an enviable entertainment library along with a number of outlets where you stream your favorite shows and movies. Thus, a server to manage your movies, music, shows and other content is an essential component of your private theater. One method for managing your movie collection is the Kaleidescape movie server. The Kaleidescape experience is unrivaled, with one of the largest and most complete databases of information describing movies and music.

If you are in the West Michigan area or beyond, call Automation Design + Entertainment today to start constructing your own personal cinema. You direct, we act. The result is award-winning.