3 Reasons Why Now Is a Perfect Time Install a New Home Theater
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.
Home Theater, Your Way
When GHT Group first started installing home theaters in homes, the equipment was bigger, bulkier, and more complex. Digital technology has made for much smarter theaters, far better picture quality, sophisticated surround audio, and less complex control systems. Your home theater can be modest, with a large flat panel smart TV for the display. Or a short-throw projector could provide a cinematic 100-inch plus screen without taking up much room. Of course, you can still choose from a variety of ceiling-mounted projectors for gigantic screens with 4K resolution and HDR for the latest video formats - but you have many options.
Similarly, you can have great sound without clutter. High-end soundbar options can provide excellent simulated surround sound in smaller rooms, and there are even custom options to fit TVs or furniture. Architectural speakers can be discreetly installed in walls and ceilings for fully immersive surround without seeing the equipment. Choices for seating range from theater-style recliners to more casual sofas and chaises. Whether you want a complete cinema experience replete with a popcorn machine or a multifunctional space to enjoy all your media, your home theater can be customized for what you prefer.
A Huge Array of Media Awaits
The advent of streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video and others bring an immense array of content to your theater. Not only the choice, but increasingly much of that content comes in the latest formats like HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, providing an aural and visual experience that rivals commercial theaters. If you crave even better than streaming quality, movie servers like Kaleidescape let you have your own digital library of movies and shows with the highest quality lossless audio and video to watch whenever you please. Plus, Kaleidescape often offers new titles before you'll find them on other services, so it's like having your own first-run movie theater.
Music in Surround
Surround music never became very popular in the early days with disc formats like SACD and DVD-Audio. Yet audio enthusiasts to this day still enjoy content produced in these formats in their surround sound systems. The music streaming services – notably Amazon Music and Tidal – are starting to bring more immersive surround music mixes back to take advantage of your surround system. Using new formats like Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Audio designed for today’s equipment, you can make your home theater sound like a concert venue. Most of today’s home theater receivers and processors also include a variety of surround formats for music, so you can have fun experimenting with them to enjoy your favorite music in a more immersive way.
Are you ready to build or upgrade your custom home theater? GHT Group has been metro Atlanta’s home theater company for over 30 years. To get started, contact us here, make an appointment to visit our showroom, or use the chat box below to connect with one of our home theater experts quickly. We look forward to working with you!