Home theaters are coveted spaces where homeowners enjoy the finest in entertainment. Instead of watching movies and TV shows in a common area, such as a living room, they enjoy a private location to hide away and immerse themselves in the action on the big screen. Complete with ascreen and projector system (or big-screen TV), surround sound, and custom theater décor, a home theater can be anything you want it to be.
Still, a private cinema space is more than simply a dedicated room. To achieve the results you want, you need a creative and experienced home theater designer to make your dream come alive. Keep reading to learn how Southern Cinema uses innovative technologies for your home theater design project.
What’s the point of having an average display in your home theater? While an HD TV or older 4K TV may suffice in your bedroom or living room, you certainly don’t want it in your private cinema. As the screen gets bigger, you’ll notice imperfections in resolution. And you don’t want that! You need to feel like you’re looking through a window and getting a first-hand, real-to-life look of everything in the movie or TV program.
The newest 4K TVs (or better yet, the 8K TVs) can achieve that for you! 4K TVs have eight million pixels to deliver incredible realism with bright colors, high contrast, and blur-free images. But make sure to get a UHD (ultra-high-definition) TV that uses HDR (high-dynamic-range) technology. You won’t be disappointed.
A relatively new technology taking center stage in home theaters is 8K TVs with 32 million pixels. We’re talking amazing clarity, rich textures, and deep image detail. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. You’ll see more of everything – details in a scene that you never noticed before. It’s almost like you’re right there with the actors. Installing an 8K TV in your home theater creates a cinematic experience that truly immerses you in a movie, TV show, or sporting event.
Not everyone can have a large home theater space. For instance, your home theater may only be able to accommodate six people. This can be a problem if you prefer a projector and screen system to a TV. An ultra-short-throw projector (UST) is ideal in these situations. It casts a large image (as big as 120 inches) but sits only about one foot away from the wall.
And when it comes to quality . . . wow! Projectors from years ago can’t even compare to the UST projector. For instance, Sony projectors use a 2500 lumen bulb to produce an amazingly lifelike picture. Its resolution is 4K, and it has advanced technology to ensure smooth and clear images. With a state-of-the-art UST projector, all the viewers in your theater will see from one corner of the screen to the next with perfect image clarity.
When you go to the movie theaters, do you see the speakers? No. And why would you want to? You desire to immerse yourself in the movie and not be aware of the technology. While some homeowners enjoy the look of speakers in their home theaters, others do not. Fortunately, it’s easy to hide the speakers while ensuring the same heart-thumping and ear-tingling audio quality. You’ll hear fantastic surround-sound without audio equipment distracting from your home theater décor.
Best of all, you can manage the surround-sound system (and every other technology in your home theater) with a Control4 smart home touchpad. It’s a fun and futuristic perk for your home theater. With the touch of an icon, you control the audio-video system, the lights, the motorized shades, and much more.
Make your home theater a high-tech entertainment masterpiece. Call Southern Cinema or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.