You can have a theater-caliber experience at home with as little fuss as possible when it’s all designed and installed correctly. It starts with a big screen, a surround sound system, and other audio/visual components. Now if the equipment is too difficult to operate you will lose interest in your investment.
Consolidating Your Controls
Pressing one button on one remote can kick-start the entire home theater setup instead of juggling several clickers. Your home theater system can also configure commands for lighting, fiber optics on the ceiling, temperature setting and can even roll down a projection screen. When you combine whole-home automation and entertainment systems, you elevate your home theater experience while enjoying incredible peace of mind where you can escape and envelope your senses with pure movie magic.
Setting the Mood
Thick, heavy curtains that will block out all incoming light and establish a color scheme for your home theater is a must. Your primary concern with painting the room is to use a flat, neutral color. This will limit the amount of light reflected by the walls and ceiling, and dark colors will help the room fade away and allow you to see nothing but the screen. While you’re buying window curtains, consider adding one more luxury: a velvet curtain for the movie screen to lend the room a little theatrical flair.
The Right Lighting is Crucial
Let the lights fade slowly to black when your press play. When the movie is over have the light slowly ramp up. To the basic setting, you can add intermission lighting for a path to the refreshments and the bathroom. You will want full brightness for cleanup and lighting close to the screen for the gamers in the family who need to see their controls when playing their games.
Take Control of the Experience
It is natural that you be interrupted during the movie at home. You can curb the interruptions when a surveillance camera is tied to your home theater, you can see what is happening without leaving your seat. You can even use an app like intercom anywhere to speak with a family member around the house or visitors at the front door. Views can be transmitted to a portable touch screen or your smartphone. When you integrate your home theater with an automation system like Control4, you’ll have complete control over everything in your environment from a single smart device.
Sharing Video Components Throughout the House
You can share video signals from your home theater’s video source devices throughout your home. It is a shame to only use the video goodness in one room. Many systems are capable of transmitting A/V signals from the home theater gear to displays and speakers in other rooms of the house. Host an outdoor movie on the patio, retire to the master bedroom or even go to the kitchen to get some snacks and drinks and not miss the movie. With multi-room audio and video, you will be able to enjoy entertainment throughout the entire house.
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