If there’s one thing that’s constant in this world, it’s change. 2017 is going to see a lot of great advances in home theater technologies—are you planning on taking advantage of them? Before you head over to your local Alpharetta-Milton home theater store, take a look at our predictions for next year's biggest home theater trends.
Still stuck using a regular HD display for your theater system? By the end of 2017, you’ll be hard pressed to find a television for sale that isn’t 4K Ultra HD. These upgraded displays boast four times the number of pixels, and now that they’ve entered mainstream adoption, they’re really quite affordable. Whether you want a regular television or a traditional projector and screen, if you’re planning on investing in a home theater, 4K is a must-have.
The cinema experience isn’t complete without the feeling of just sitting down and having the theater come to life in front of you. That’s possible with smart home automation. With automation, all of the elements in the theater room are connected into one easily manageable system. You never have to go through the manual effort of turning on the projector, lowering the screen, turning off the lights, closing the window shades, and so forth. Instead, just sit down, press the “Movie” button, and the rest happens automatically.
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What if you could have all the benefits of automation but take it one step further by controlling everything using just your voice? With the recent adoption of voice control devices like Amazon Alexa, that’s now possible! Instead of pulling out your smartphone or tablet to start the movie, just ask Alexa to do it.
Are the days of dedicated home theaters a thing of the past? No, but multipurpose rooms are becoming far more popular. These media rooms offer families a way to enjoy movies and shows in high quality while also utilizing the space for other activities. Playing board games, relaxing with friends, or enjoying a game of pool: however you want to spend your time, you can do it in one of these hybrid rooms.
Say goodbye to Blu-ray. These days, you don’t need physical copies of movies cluttering up your theater room. Instead, streaming movies is the way to go. Whether you’re a fan of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, or another streaming service, nothing beats the convenience of simply pressing a button and having your movie start right then and there. Of course, if you already have a large collection of physical DVDs, you can still go digital. Using a service like Kaleidescape, you can immediately access all of the DVDs held in a local disc server.
Interested in taking advantage of these trends in your home? Head over to our Georgia home theater store to explore the technologies listed above, give us a call at 1-404-THEATER, or fill out this quick online form.
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