Social distance in style with smart AV
The Hillsborough, CA, weather is turning too hot to stay out long. The good news is you can stay cool with your home theater system this season. Watch movies how they should be seen, in a room designed to mimic the private viewing studios of Hollywood professionals. Every home theater is unique to your style and needs and building one that reflects your personality goes beyond installing the largest screen or the loudest sound system. Keep reading for more.
4K, 8K and More Resolution Than You Can Handle
As one of the sharpest resolutions for your home, 4K changed how we see our favorite movies, shows, video games, and sports.
Otherwise known as Ultra HD, 4K provides four times the image quality of 1080p HD. And if you want to enjoy a larger display with even sharper pictures, you can invest in an 8K system. But it’s not just clearer images. The resolution upgrades usually come with a host of exciting features.
For instance, high-dynamic range (HDR) helps images look more realistic. By widening the color gamut between the brightest white and the deepest black, HDR adds thousands of gradients of color for higher contrast and brightness controls. Along with 4K, it appears as if you see through a window.
Because 4K and related technologies are so useful and stunning, it’s easy to forget that they require much more robust connections.
To achieve full Ultra HD or higher resolution, each part of the chain must be capable. From the media server to the display, each device has to handle the signal every step of the way.
However, one thing that many homeowners overlook is cabling. HDMI cables can’t handle the signal. If you’re not using the right cables, you might miss out on full resolution.
HDMI 2.0 or higher provides the bandwidth necessary to handle 4K or higher signals. If you’re distributing high-res AV signals throughout your home, you may need a fiber-optic network. The cables you use can have a drastic impact on the way you enjoy your shows, movies, and more, so ensure you choose the right ones by working with a professional installer.