Flat-panel TVs, wireless surround sound, and smart automation are transforming movie night
If you’re a movie fan, you’ve likely heard the rumors that the megaplex is on the verge of extinction. Once a staple of the neighborhood, traditional theaters are going out of style. All the negative soothsaying tends to focus on the obvious culprit: streaming services like Netflix. But according to a Variety report last year, new evidence suggests the exact opposite. The same people who do the most streaming are also the ones who still buy tickets.
Of course, the rise in streaming availability indicates a significant change in the way we watch movies. Homeowners want systems that are versatile, elegant, and easy-to-use. If you’ve considered adding a private cinema to your Saratoga CA property, here are the essential home theater design trends to keep in mind.
New Ways to View
Once shunned by theater designers because of their limited size, flat-panel TVs are becoming the go-to for many homeowners in 2019. Thanks to advanced technology like 4K Ultra HD, high-dynamic range, and high-frame-rate capabilities, many flat-panels offer a greater variety of ideal settings for everything from movies to sports to streaming YouTube content.
And in 2019, size isn’t an issue. For instance, Sony’s 100-inch model offers ultra-premium LED/LCD backlighting, an X1 Extreme 4K processor, Dolby Vision dynamic imaging, and an incredibly broad color palate thanks to its TRILUMINOS display. The Bravia gold-finished casing makes it as much a work of art as anything in your theater. Plus, the native Android TV operating system offers a wealth of streaming apps and sophisticated search and control features that can be updated over time.
Wireless Surround Sound
As much as it may shock die-hard audiophiles, wireless audio is no passing fad. And now that Bowers and Wilkins has jumped into the fray with their Formation series, you can experience high-end, wire-free sound in your home theater.
After a remarkable debut earlier this year, Formation has impressed even the most resolute audiophiles with incredible audio imaging and stunning reproduction. Homeowners will enjoy the stylish designs as much as they love listening to the devices.
The Formation Bar offers three-channels and nine performance-optimized drivers to capture every detail of your content’s soundtrack. Duo, Formation’s bookshelf speakers, sport the same carbon domed tweeters you’ll find in their flagship products. And they all pair seamlessly with Formation Bass, the line’s robust subwoofer.
Taken together, you’ve got a complete wireless surround sound speaker system and game-changing audio for your home theater.
Now, more than ever, it’s essential to integrate control of your home theater with a smart control system. With technology that ranges from TVs to smart lighting, you’ve never had so many devices in your theater before. And with a smart system by Savant, you can control it all with one touch.
Savant’s Pro Remote is one of the most intuitive interfaces for home entertainment available today. The app-based platform and combination of hard-buttons and touch screen functionality are sure to satisfy any user. And with the company’s latest update, you can now personalize the experience to each user and integrate with Siri voice control.
Of course, the more things change, the more they stay the same — and some things never go out of style. Quality home theater design isn’t just about finding the latest technology; it’s about calibrating and optimizing a room for immersive picture and sound playback. Networking, soundproofing, lighting and shading control, and more come together to create the perfect movie-watching environment.
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