All of the Ways You Can Enjoy 4K Right Now in Your Atlanta Home Theater
Don’t Let Your Setup Go to Waste
If you’re a fan of technology, you’ve probably already had a home theater integrated in your Atlanta property. For some homeowners though, they expect limited content when it comes to 4K. After all, 4K Ultra HD was a big shift from now-standard 1080p, which requires increases in network bandwidth and upgrades to some of your home technology. But if you’ve gone through the trouble of integrating that new tech, you don’t want it to go to waste. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the ways you can enjoy 4K Ultra HD resolution right now. Read on for more.
4K Physical Media and Digital Downloads
It seems like forever ago that we were talking about 4K Blu-ray first hitting shelves. Today, many of your favorite movies are getting prestigious 4K UHD re-releases on home video. And just about every major studio blockbuster of 2016 received a simultaneous HD and UHD release when they hit home video. If you’re in the market to bolster your collection with more discs featuring 4K UHD and Dolby Atmos compatibility, you won’t be shortchanged at the local video store.
However, as 4K UHD continues to grow, digital downloads are becoming more and more common. Homeowners are waving goodbye to their physical collections and replacing them with digital downloads. Companies are offering full 4K video storage servers that minimize space requirements while hosting a wide selection of full Ultra HD movies.
Streaming Services and Broadcast TV
Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services continue to offer their original programming and some movies in 4K. Additionally, Amazon scored a big deal with the NFL, allowing them to broadcast Thursday Night Football games simultaneously with major networks like NBC and CBS. There’s no word yet on whether the streaming service will offer 4K options, but thanks to the success of this year’s Super Bowl (shot in 4K) and major pushes from teams like the Dallas Cowboys (now shooting with 4K cameras), it’s likely there will be an increase in content in the near future.
It’s no secret that video game fans are getting older, and that the industry is keeping up with more sophisticated and technically impressive offerings. If you or someone you love likes to play, there’s plenty of 4K UHD options currently available.
The Nintendo Switch is the latest console release from the maker of classics like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. In fact, the latest game in the former franchise has garnered critical praise for its stunningly-rendered 4K UHD graphics.
The Playstation 4 Pro, released late last year, has also impressed with its 4K capabilities. You can now stream and store your favorite content (videogame or otherwise) on the system.
And the Xbox One, which has been lagging in sale compared to the other two on this list, still offers 4K graphics and immersive Dolby Atmos and DTSX audio options.
Are you ready to take advantage of 4K UHD in your Atlanta home theater? Contact Atlanta Audio and Automation today!