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Home Theater Design - 3 Essential Ingredients

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"Home Theater Design - 3 Essential Ingredients" HTA Certified; Accessed July 6th 2021

Home Theater Design - 3 Essential Ingredients

"Are you in the process of planning a home theater? Possibly you are well into the design or even already have some construction underway. Or, you may have only recently started to consider the possibility. In any case, you have likely been overwhelmed with copious, confusing and often misleading information on just exactly what creates a great home theater experience. To make sense of it all, it is a good idea to step back and consider what is possible, and what is essential to attain the results you desire. This article will consider three key ingredients of proper home theater design.

To be clear by what is meant by the term "home theater" in this article, we are referring to a room dedicated and optimized for movie, music, TV, and increasingly, video gaming. Other synonyms home technology professionals may use interchangeable for the term "home theater" are "home cinema" and private "screening room". What we are not referring to here are dual-purpose rooms that may double as the Living Room, Great Room, etc, that are open to other rooms in the home and that are not able to be optimized for high-performance audio and video. In home technology professional speak, these dual-purpose, more casual rooms are called "media rooms".

 

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TV or Projector? How to Choose The Right Screen For Your Home Theater

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Find The Home Theater Design That Fits You and Your Georgia Home  

Your home theater is where you come to relax and unwind. It’s probably also the space that all of your family likes to gather in and spend the most time together. In a lot of ways, it’s replaced the dinner table. And while we might not talk as much during a movie as we would eating spaghetti, it’s still a great way to spend quality time in a relaxed environment with the people that mean the most to us. 

So designing a home theater that fits your Atlanta residenceis important. Because you need the type of screen, sound, and seating that is conducive to the viewing experience that you want to have. And with help from one of our entertainment and AV experts, you can design the home theater you’ve always wanted. 

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Our Alpharetta Control4 Certified Showroom is Now Open

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We are proud to announce that our Alpharetta Control4 Certified showroom is now open to the public. You can come to check out the best in smart home technology Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or schedule a visit to get a private demo of the showroom. 

The brand-new showroom helps us showcase the best technology from dedicated outdoor music speakers to Contro4’s home automation systems. Below we highlight some of our favorite items to demo at the new location, but there’s much more for you to explore.  

Control4 Certified Showroom

Our Alpharetta and Atlanta locations are two of the few Control4 Certified showrooms in the country. Designated as one of the best dealers in the market after an extensive vetting process, we’re proud to show off the many ways Control4 technology transforms your home. In our showroom, you can take part in demos showcasing the one-touch whole home experience.

Do you want a more natural way to manage lights, music, climate, security and more? A smart home solution from Control4 gives you intuitive control from dedicated touchpads, mobile apps, or even Amazon Alexa. Now you can experience the smart home difference firsthand in our showroom.

Séura Mirror TV

During your visit, you’ll also be able to interact with some of the coolest products on the market. A customer favorite is the Séura Mirror TV, which does double duty as a vanity mirror and a dedicated touchpad to manage and adjust your smart technology. Integrate your devices through skills or apps you download directly on to the mirror. Séura Mirror TVs also integrate with Amazon Alexa so you can use voice commands when your hands are occupied while you get ready in the morning.

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How Does Smart Home Automation Help With The Holidays?

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With the winter holidays right around the corner, it’s time to begin preparing. Whether you’re inviting the family over or heading out of town this year, your smart home automation system can help you enjoy the season with ease. In this blog, we’ll show you how easy it is to take advantage of your integrated technology to make your guests feel welcome or ensure a safe time away from your property. Read on for more.

See Also: This Year, Give the Gift of a Custom Home Theater

How You Welcome Guests

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that your smart home system can help you make your spaces more comfortable. But it can also minimize the stress welcoming guests like friends and family from out of town. Even when you’re out of the house, your home remains hospitable to anyone you invite over.

First, you’ll need to assign your guests a temporary access code. This is a code that allows them entry via your integrated smart locks. When they arrive, you’ll receive an immediate notification. As they walk through the property, the occupancy sensors can tell the lighting to brighten their way and the thermostat can adjust the temperature to a more comfortable setting.

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Set up for Spring Championships With a Smart Home Theater

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Before you know it, the holidays will be over and you’ll have to start thinking about what’s really important: the slew of sports championships hitting in the early months of the New Year. With Super Bowl 50, March Madness, NBA Finals all around the corner, sports fans throughout Atlanta won’t be seen outside of their home theaters until summer. That means now’s the time to prepare with the coolest technology available for your home theater. Read on to find out how upgrading your space now can lead to a winning championship season.

SEE ALSO:  Build a Better Home Theater for the Ultimate Man Cave Experience

4K Sports HFR Compatibility

Between 4K UHD, OLED and HDR you might feel like all of the acronyms surrounding the next generation of video displays are taking precious brain space away from important game statistics and player info. But here’s one you’ll really want to pay attention to: HFR.

HFR stands for high frame rate. Why is that important for a sports fan? The frame rate is all about motion. Movies are generally shot at 24 frames per second (fps), lending a “cinematic” depth to the image, as well as capturing the distinct difference between light and shadow. Sports are currently shot and broadcast in 60 fps, flattening out the plane and capturing movement with incredible detail. But higher resolution allows for even higher frame rates. When you upgrade to 4K, sports can be broadcast in rates well over 100hz, turning your home theater into the ultimate game-watching zone.

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Install a Home Theater for the Perfect Entertainment Escape

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A home theater can come in virtually any shape or size. Whether you’re looking for a fully immersive, dedicated private cinema or simply a place to enjoy the Braves game with your friends and family, a theater can be customized to reflect your personal style and specifications. But no matter how you plan to utilize your space, you’ll want to make sure your components are optimized for peak performance – whether they’re in or out of your house. Read on to find out how your home theater can transform the way you experience your home entertainment.

Customize Seating for a Great Experience

For many homeowners, a home theater is a place for the whole family to come together for quality time with a nice movie or television show. For others, it’s a place to experience the way their favorite films were meant to be seen and heard. Whatever your preference, the right seating can make all the difference when designing a theater. While a nice, plush couch or recliner may seem like a comfortable option, it may interfere with the sound quality or disrupt the viewing angle. Customized theater seating by Palliser is a comfortable and functional solution for viewing movies and achieving the best possible sound and image in your space. Whether you’re a true film buff or simply looking to augment your family time, customized seating is a great option for any home theater.

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