Home Theaters: Are They Only for Watching Movies?
Explore The Possibilities of Adding a Custom Home Theater
GHT Group has been building custom home theaters and media rooms in the Alpharetta and Atlanta areas since our inception in 1989. Home theaters are in our name for a reason; it’s the bread and butter of our business.
But if you think a custom theater or media room is only for the very well-heeled, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. Today’s equipment and technology can accommodate a wide range of media use and room types. Sure, you can still get the full home cinema experience with the movie décor, lounge chairs, soundproofing, and the best equipment, but you don’t need to go that route if that doesn’t fit your lifestyle.
Let’s explore some of the latest trends in custom theaters and media rooms.
Today’s home theaters are places in which the family can gather and enjoy entertainment. If you or your kids are into gaming, an Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro now have 4K UHD capabilities for both video entertainment and games. And they look fantastic on a larger screen.
Add the new virtual reality (VR) capabilities of these consoles, and the ability to play with others over the Internet, and you have much more than movies and TV to bring people together in a home cinema. The Xbox One also sports a 4K Blu-ray player, which is perfect for more relaxed time with a movie.
Perhaps you are a big sports fan. One hot trend in media rooms is the multi-screen setup. This setup might include a large flat panel of 75-84 inches on one wall flanked by a couple of 55-inch sets to one side or on both. You could keep track of multiple NFL games on a Sunday afternoon – the Falcons on one screen, and the other games on another two. You could invite family and friends for a watch party any weekend and not miss any of your favorite teams.
If you and your friends are more active, we could build your screens into a game room environment. You like to play ping pong, pool, or foosball while the games are on? No problem, the theater setup can be tailored to your style. The screens can be distributed around the room, with sound systems matched to each area.
Movies and Binge-Watching
Of course, home theaters are still great for relaxing with movies and shows. With today’s plethora of content choices, there is so much to choose from at any time. Part of having a customized experience is being able to control your system and electronics just the way you want. With the many devices you might have for media – an AV receiver, streaming player, gaming console, Blu-ray player, music streamer, and more – you want a simple way to control it all. A home technology integration system like Control4 can make that easy.
When it’s time for that movie or to binge on the latest Netflix series, one button-press on a touchscreen or remote control can start the festivities. You could turn all the right devices on, lower the projector screen, switch to all the right inputs, set the correct surround audio mode, dim the lights, and even set the temperature on a smart thermostat – all with one touch. That’s part of what a customized experience is; one that works for you and what you want to do.
Better than just telling you, come see for yourself what a custom home theater experience looks like. Schedule a visit to our 20,000 square foot showroom in Marietta, where we have three home theater setups that accommodate different budgets.
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