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The Logic Behind Home Theater Installation

The idea of a home theater installation is exciting. Finally, you can watch your favorite movies with crystal clarity and resonant sound without leaving your Pennsylvania home.

But in all the excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of what your space will need. Every theater is different, and you don’t want to waste time, money, and manpower on installing components you’re not going to use.

In this blog, we’ll make it easy to determine what kind of space you have and how to maximize it.

To find out more, just keep reading.

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Video Display

Home theater: In a dedicated theater, you have plenty of options when it comes to video displays. Most common is probably the fixed screen and front-projector combination. That helps recreate the look and feel of a real movie theater.

Typically, a screen and projector work best in a space where you can control the lighting conditions. With that in mind, you won’t find a better space for the classic duo.

Media Room:  A media room is typically a bit more versatile than a dedicated space. In there, you may consider a retractable screen or even a large, flat-panel 4K TV.

Motorized retractable screens roll up at the touch of a button for easy storage, leaving the space available for other fun, family activities. You can also mount your projector on a motorized lift so that disappears when not in use as well.

A flat-panel TV may not seem as fun as a traditional screen and projector, but in spaces with hard-to-control lighting conditions it might be the best option. Because TVs aren’t dependent on reflecting light, they offer brighter images that are easy to see in heavily windowed media rooms.

Plus, you can install your TV on a lift too, so you can hide it when it’s time for other activities.

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Audio System

Home Theater: Generally, a dedicated home theater is the perfect place for an immersive audio system like Dolby Atmos.

Atmos works differently than a typical surround sound system. It features the usual speakers, or “channels,’ in front of and behind the listener. But it also uses two overhead speakers that fire downward to make your audio appear in three dimensions.

Media Room: A lot of times, a media room doesn’t feature the same conditions as a home theater. The shape of the room (vaulted ceilings, window walls, and more) can have a huge impact on acoustics.

Instead of trying to accommodate a fully immersive sound system, you can think smaller with a Dolby Atmos soundbar and a few satellite speakers around the space.

That will help you hear what you want to hear, and still enjoy all kinds of fun in your media room.

How else can you get the most out of a theater installation for your Wayne home? Find out by calling one of our experts at 484-412-8108 or by filling out our online form.

The Logic Behind Home Theater Installation
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