Home theaters are no longer only a rich man’s privilege; the advancements in the TV technology have made having a multimedia room at your very own home an affordable luxury. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some popular home theater trends that will help you come up with an amazing entertainment room.
4K with HDR
Ever heard of the 4K technology? Well, if you haven’t, you must’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years. Never has there been a current technology so advanced that the experts are beginning to wonder about the necessity for further improvement. Well, there are two essential things that you need to know about the cutting-edge 4K television technology:
- These TV sets are mind-bogglingly exceptional, seeing as how they are able to deliver four times the 1080p resolution or, in other words, you get 8 million pixels instead of “mere” two!
- Secondly, the prices of this technology are rapidly falling, so this climate is perfect for investing into it.
At the time of its introduction, the popular universal remote has swooped the digital world, much like the traditional remote has done so many decades ago. Well, you’ll be happy to learn that the universal remote now has a successor, and we’re not too sad to see it approach the throne. While the former brought the opportunity to use a single piece of technology to control the television, cable/satellite box, speakers and much more to the table, the ultimate remote will be able to perform a multitude of additional functions. Using “macros”, a single button can be designated for activating or deactivating a multitude of selected components. Essentially, this means that pushing the “off” button can, for example, both play the content and dim the lights in the room for a perfect cinema-like experience.
A home theater is actually an outdated term; a media or entertainment room is much more appropriate and there is a solid reason behind this. This area is probably going to be a hybrid space – a room that can serve for everything from listening to music to playing video games, in addition to watching video content. Essentially, this means that you can use traditional furniture, like sofas and couches, but also the seating arrangement of a typical cinema, all depending on personal preference. Nowadays people avoid limiting the use of this room because of its increased comfort. Vast choices mean that you are probably going to need professional advice and assistance for arranging your hybrid space, which is why many Aussies opt for professional home theater installation in Brisbane, and you should consider it too.
Stick with floor standing speakers
Yes, in-wall speakers will do wonders in terms of making your entertainment room look and feel like a true personal cinema, but a hybrid room will allow for more wiggle room in terms of your audio system. Floor standing speakers produce the clearest audio and seeing as how nothing is really set in stone with the modern home theatre, these audio system components are going through a true revival!
Nowadays, the internet streaming simply goes without saying, especially in your designated home theater room. There is a good reason behind this – with streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and many others, it simply pays off to have this type of access. Furthermore, the trend of “YouTubing” has already caught on and imagine how awesome it would feel to be able to catch your favorite videos on a big, 4K television screen!
With the amazing 4K technology becoming cheaper by the minute and with the availability of a multitude of useful devices, now is the perfect time to make your home theater dream come true!
June 6, 2017