How to Capitalize on the Latest Home Entertainment Technologies of 2021
Home theater technologies are always changing and improving. What was “cool” years ago is out of date today. So, if you built your home theater five or ten years ago, it’s likely that you’re using outmoded technology. To ensure you have a private home cinema that provides the luxurious and immersive experience you want, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest home theater design trends.
When you do, you’ll watch movies that come to life in ultra-high definition, hear everything in high-end surround sound that puts you in the center of the action, and enjoy amazing control of everything from the comfort of your theater seats. If you think you have a luxury home theater in the Bay Area, read this blog to see if you can check off all the boxes.
1. Upgrade to a Vivid Display
Can you see the pixels when watching a movie? Maybe the color and contrast aren’t as vivid as you’d like. If the visual experience you get at the movie theater is better than your private home cinema, then you definitely need to upgrade your display. Today’s 4K UHD TVs and projectors from Sony dramatically improve image quality – compared to older displays. Nearly all models use HDR (high–dynamic range) imaging and other advanced technologies to reduce image blur and pixelation, as well as enhance the vibrancy of colors and the richness of contrast. If you really want to take your home theater TV to the next level, then consider an OLED. It’s a relatively new backlighting technology that provides superior color accuracy with “true black.”
2. Do Away with the Soundbar
We’re not knocking soundbars. But they have no place in a home theater – unless you don’t mind having all the sound come at you from the screen. But that’s no way to watch a movie. Surround sound systems from makers like Bowers & Wilkins and Sonance immerse you in everything – the dialogue, music score, and sound effects. Coming from all around you, the audio brings you into the movie, making everything real-to-life. When a helicopter flies overhead in the movie, it comes from the ceiling speakers. If an explosion happens behind the characters, you’ll hear the sound behind you. And don’t forget the deep rumble from your subwoofers that let you feel it all.
3. Get Comfortable with Luxury Seating
Now that you have the best display and sound system, it’s time to relax in your luxury theater seats. Whether you want traditional, yet incredibly comfortable, theater seats with cupholders, swivel trays, and electronic controls, or you prefer lounge seating where you can snuggle up with a loved one, you’re certain to find the perfect options from Fortress Seating or Salamander Designs. Available in many designs, fabrics, and colors, your new seats can perfectly complement your theater decor. Visit the Fortress Seating website to view their expansive theater seating selection.
4. Control It All with One System
Nobody likes having multiple remotes to control the TV or screen, the audio system, the lighting, and other technologies. Simplify it all with an integrated system. Smart home technology merges all your devices and remote so you can take command of your technologies with a tablet or smartphone. Open up your tablet or app, select a device, and take control. But it gets even better. With smart home control, you can program a “Movie Time” scene in your tablet. When it’s time for the film, simply touch the scene, and all the technologies adjust to your specifications. It’s the ultimate in comfort and control.
And There’s Even More!
We haven’t even discussed smart lighting, climate control, motorized shades, theater décor, and all the other benefits of smart home integration. Home theater design is one of the most customizable and enjoyable experiences, because it allows you to be creative.
If you are interested in finding out how Hermary’s can completely optimize and transform your home theater space, reach out to us. Get in touch by calling 415-993-7600 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.