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3 Smart Upgrades to Your Home Theater System

Experience Stunning Sights and Sounds in Your Private Cinema

3 Smart Upgrades to Your Home Theater System

In recent years, it seems like summer movie season is happening earlier than ever. In fact, we have already seen some big-budget blockbusters hit the screen, and we're still firmly in the middle of Spring! But for Rye, New York film buffs, there's a perfect solution: craft an elegant, commercial-quality home theater. In this blog, we'll take you through three technologies you could be using right now to experience your favorite movies the way they were meant to be seen. Read on to learn more.

Ultra HD

Home theater owners are frequently on the lookout for ways to improve their picture. Thankfully, 4K Ultra HD is finally becoming available in the home market. With the added clarity, you'll be able to appreciate new details and enjoy great classics like never before.

Ultra HD, or 4K as it's informally known, is a massive upgrade in video displays. It packs four times the number of pixels as 1080p HD, making the image sharper, denser and clearer. Plus, most UHD displays – both TVs and projectors – come complete with other great improvements, like the color-enhancing high dynamic range and the motion-augmenting high frame rate technologies.

And now there's finally content available; 4K Blu-rays are hitting the shelves and streaming services are offering UHD options. There's even talk of sports networks jumping onboard soon, so you'll be able to catch the game with a stunning level of detail.

Immersive Audio

Of course, perfect picture is only half of the ultimate home theater experience. You'll also need an excellent sound system. But you don't have to count on old-fashioned surround sound anymore – a poor facsimile of the sound quality you'd get in a commercial theater. Today, you can become totally absorbed in sound thanks to immersive audio.

Commonly referred to as 3D audio, immersive audio does what the name implies: it surrounds you in sound with speakers in the front, to the sides, in the back and above you. In fact, that's how immersive audio systems like Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS:X are capable of reproducing aural vistas like the ones you would hear in a commercial theater.

Despite having far fewer available channels (commercial cinemas can sport well over 60 speakers), it's the positioning of the speakers in your space that allows the system to use the acoustics of the room to full effect.

Additionally, Blu-ray manufacturers are already making immersive audio formats standard on their discs. So if you want to enjoy the latest action movies with amazing sound, your collection may already support it.

Are you ready to experience top-quality sights and sounds in your Rye home theater? Contact us today!