Enjoying the Cinema Experience at Home Is Easier Than Ever
The ongoing pandemic has turned many aspects of our lives upside down in the past few months. Families are working from home, schools are either remote or in a hybrid model, and a lot of entertainment is happening at home with large gatherings and public outings curtailed.
The pandemic won’t be with us forever, and lives will return to normal. But some trends that were happening long before this time have accelerated and will continue. One of those is the evolution of home entertainment. Recent closures of some cinemas due to pandemic effects have reduced the amount of new theatrical movies and content, with some going straight to video. Right now, a family or date night out at the movies is far more limited than it was less than a year ago.
Pandemic or otherwise, as home entertainment options continue to multiply, a home theater installation makes more sense than ever for your Smyrna, GA home. If you can't go out for a cinematic treat, why not bring it home with your own home theater? Here are three reasons to get you started.
How Room Correction Fixes Audio Problems in Your Home Theater
What is room correction? No, we’re not talking here about moving walls around to fix your room. We are talking about how your home theater audio system sounds in your room. For those of you that are audio aficionados of either the two-channel or multichannel type (or both), you may already be familiar with this. It’s the use of calibration software and methods for adjusting a sound system for even, natural sound in a media room or theater.
Why is room correction important for your home theater installation in Buckhead? Because every room is different, and even the best equipment and speakers may not sound quite like you expect without a little corrective help. Keep reading for a quick view of room correction and how it can help your sound quality. Or, skip the rest of the blog and call us; as metro Atlanta’s premier home theater company for over 30 years, we can expertly calibrate your home theater or media room for superb sound!
If You Haven’t Tried Video Games, You May Be Missing Out
A home theater can be a significant investment. A large screen, the audio system, lighting, control, and seating can all add up. Granted, your home theater doesn’t have to be just for movie watching. It can be the place for Netflix binges, sports, gathering together to watch presidential candidates debate, and more.
However, sometimes all this content doesn’t take full advantage of everything your Marietta home theater installation can do. If you've invested in multichannel Dolby Atmos sound and the latest projector or 4K TV with HDR, you want to take advantage of it! Yet many streaming and cable TV offerings don’t use these features. Some movie and show soundtracks don’t use the surround audio channels much, and many are not mastered for the high-contrast imagery that HDR can display.
You might be surprised at what we’ll suggest. Try video games! Even if you’re not a gamer, you might be blown away by the storylines, cinematic presentation, and incredible use of sound that comes with the best of today’s titles.
Why Stereo Sound Can Be Perfect for Small Home Theaters
We already know what you're thinking, what heresy (not Klipsch Heresy—we’ll get to that in a moment) to suggest that a mere two channels of sound can make a home theater. Throw in the fact that our name used to be Georgia Home Theater, and you might think we’ve gone off the deep end.
All kidding aside, we know many of you two-channel audio enthusiasts in Alpharetta think movies and other content can be just as enjoyable with two channels of good stereo sound versus multiple channels. The other reality is that smaller spaces may not be conducive to numerous speakers, but you still want to enjoy great sound with your excellent picture.
For you home theater diehards that will only accept multichannel audio or bust with your movies, perhaps this blog isn’t for you. However, please visit our home theater installation categories for our many thoughts on multichannel audio. The rest of you, please keep reading!