3 Easy Design Tips for A Home Theater You'll Love


For dedicated movie buffs, a commercial movie theater was the ideal place to see movies in the best possible conditions. It used to be impossible to replicate the visual and audio quality of the town theater in your own home. Times have changed, however, and creating a space in your home that rivals your local multiplex is easier and more affordable than ever. If you want to experience the convenience, comfort and quality of a home theater system in your Lahaina, HI living space, keep reading to learn more.

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Your Screen

If you’re looking for the best value when it comes to a TV or projector for your home theater, then you’ll want a 4K UHD display. A handful of 8K displays are now available for purchase, but there’s very little in the way of content that would make a switch to 8K worthwhile at this time. As is often the case, however, not all 4K TVs or projectors are equally well made. For starters, a display that uses High-Dynamic Range imaging, or HDR, gives you greater color contrast and a more lifelike image on-screen.

Another feature to watch out for is the screen refresh rate. The refresh rate is a measurement of the number of times the image on your screen updates every second. A higher refresh rate means less motion blur, which is especially great for live sports and other action-heavy content. High-end 4K displays have refresh rates up to 240 Hz (meaning the on-screen image updates itself 240 times per second).

We’d also strongly suggest choosing an OLED 4K TV. Unlike LCDs or standard LED displays, every pixel on an OLED TV display is lit individually. This type of screen lighting greatly helps separate brighter and darker tones within an image, giving you a true black background color for a more detailed picture.

Your Sound

The most significant advantage movie theaters had over home theater systems used to be sound quality. But with Dolby Atmos, you can use the same system found in many commercial theater chains.

What makes Atmos systems superior to other surround sound systems is the level of immersion. A standard surround sound setup feeds sound to speakers scattered throughout the room, including center, left, right, and rear channels.

With Dolby Atmos, the audio system renders every sound as an individual audio object. Each object is then placed in a three-dimensional soundscape generated by speakers placed throughout the room, now including behind you and overhead as well. This technology immerses you in whatever you’re watching or listening to like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

Integration and Your Network

Smart home automation is meant to make life easier and add more fun throughout your home. Therefore, it makes sense to integrate your home theater systems with your other automation technology.

Two easy places to start are whole-home audio and lighting control. If you integrate your home theater and your speakers, you can listen to whatever’s playing anywhere else in your home. Similarly, integrating lighting control lets you control your TV, speakers and lights from one device, all with one button press.

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure your home network is running at peak performance to minimize the chance of any glitches. We’ll work with you to make sure your wiring and other components are delivering strong, consistent network speeds.

If you’re ready to upgrade the way you watch movies and listen to music, now’s the time to call. Reach out to us today at (808) 874-8019, or check out our online contact page. You can also click on the chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser to speak with a customer service associate.

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