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What Screen Display Is Right for Your Home Theater Installation?


The Options Are Truly Endless!

A professional home theater installation from our team at Atlanta Audio & Automation entails so many components – from the room’s acoustics and seating to the overall setup. But what about arguably the most important, certainly eye-catching, part of the room?

Your screen display is crucial to the appearance and performance of your Alpharetta, GA home cinema – and when it comes to the sizing, resolution, and type, you have endless options. Keep reading below to explore the possibilities!

SEE ALSO: Home Theater vs. Media Room – What’s the Difference?

Flatscreen or Projection Screen?

First, you need to make the ultimate choice between a flatscreen TV or a projector and projection screen in your home theater. Both can deliver a truly cinematic experience, but it all depends on what type of theme and setup you’re going for in the end. With flatcreens, you can accommodate a smaller space if needed and integrate the screen within the wall or have it hidden when not in use. Simply press a button, and the screen can rise out of a surface or lower from the ceiling.

A projection screen can have similar hidden components, with a projector and screen lowering from the ceiling when you’re ready and firing up within seconds. However, a projection screen often makes a bigger statement than a flatscreen. It can immediately give a more traditional theatrical feel to the room, drawing attention the moment you dim the lights and turn on the system.

What’s the Right Size?

While choosing a screen or projector to better suit different-sized rooms, these displays can also come in various sizes to fit the needs of any space. With short-throw projectors and flatscreens that rival the sizes of large projection screens, you can truly swap and make either display work in your designated room. But then you need to consider what works best for the space in question.

Do you want a screen that takes up the entire wall? One that is smaller but is still the central focus of the room? With the hidden features, you can have the best of both worlds, if you so desire! Once you determine the size you want, you can then figure out the overall setup of your theater space.

Resolution: 4K or 8K?

Finally, when it comes down to the resolution of your screen display, there are really two options on the table: 4K or 8K. You might have more frequently heard of 4K UHD resolution that is four times the standard resolution of an HD display, with around 4,000 pixels. With 4K, you’ll experience a bright and vivid image, whether on a flatscreen or projection screen, that will blow you and the audience away. Life-like visuals will bring any media to life! And you can take this performance a step further with 8K. While less common than 4K, 8K is rapidly growing more popular as more and more brands start to offer it. So, by bringing this resolution to your home theater, you’ll be ahead of the game.

Want to find out more about the different screen options for your home theater installation? Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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