The Most Important Elements of a Top-Notch Home Theater
Everything you need to take your viewing experience to the next level, and why you want an expert installation
If you’re a movie buff and you’re looking for the best way to enjoy your favorite flicks, your best choice may not be your local multiplex. Between the crowds, overpriced food and drinks, and minimal quality control, you might find yourself wondering why you didn’t just stay home.
You may well have been right to think so, because a high-end home theater can easily rival or even surpass the experience of going to the movies. With the right components and an expert home theater designer, you can create your own personal movie haven in your Davie, FL, home.
HOME THEATER NECESSITIES
A 4K UHD-resolution TV or projector offers the best image quality for your home theater. We also recommend choosing a display that incorporates High-Dynamic Range imaging, or HDR. Displays with HDR technology offer greater color contrast and create a more vibrant image.
Another important facet of a display is its refresh rate. The refresh rate measures how many times the image on screen is updated every second. A higher refresh rate means a less blurry image when objects are moving on the screen. We would also strongly advise you to buy a 4K TV with an OLED screen. Unlike LCD or older LED displays, every pixel on an OLED TV display is individually lit. This may sound like a minor distinction but lighting a screen this way greatly helps separate brighter and darker tones within an image.
When it comes to home theater sound, the gold standard is Dolby Atmos. What separates Atmos systems from their competitors is the level of immersion. Other surround sound installations feed audio from your receiver to speakers placed throughout your viewing space. Typically, these setups include center, left, right, and rear channels.
With Dolby Atmos, every individual sound in a scene becomes a distinct audio object. Each of those objects is then placed in a 3-D soundscape created by speakers to your left, right, in front of you, behind you and overhead. A movie or TV show that’s been mastered for Dolby Atmos sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
WHY YOU NEED AN INTEGRATOR
Now that we’ve covered the components of a high-end home theater, let’s talk about why you want expert help with your installation. Let’s begin with your display. No matter whether you use a projector or a big-screen TV, producing the best images requires tweaking multiple settings. These include brightness, contrast, black levels, inputs and more. Your average big box store installer may not have the training or experience to create the ideal viewing experience, but an expert integrator like First Priority Audio does.
This principle is also true for your sound system. Your speakers will need to be linked to any existing audio components and properly placed within your home theater if you want the best sound quality. If any new wiring is required, good luck finding someone at your local Best Buy who will know what you need.
Speaking of wiring, quality components are crucial in any home theater installation. A lousy installation could cause significant damage to your equipment.
The biggest advantage of hiring an expert like First Priority Audio is our extensive experience with smart home automation. To get all of the benefits home automation offers, every device in your home needs to work seamlessly.
Say you’re looking to install a home theater, but you’ve already set up lighting control. You could set these systems up as separate entities, but combining the systems lets you do so much more. Rather than use separate commands to lower your lights and turn on the home theater, you can do both things at once with a properly integrated system. That’s just a sample of what linked automation systems can do.
We’re standing by to show you what an expert home theater designer can do. To learn more, fill out our online contact form, call us at (954) 650-3074 or leave a message in the chat box at the bottom of your browser.
October 14, 2019
inHome Theater Designer