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Discover The Wonders Of A Smart Home Theater

Discover The Wonders Of A Smart Home Theater

Incorporate Smart Technology In Your Home Theater Installation When planning for a dedicated home theater, most homeowners think about the most obvious components first: audio, video, and seating. This makes a lot of sense because these components play the most significant parts in your viewing experience, but there’s much more to consider for a home theater installation. Smart home technology has made it easier than ever to replicate the theater experience by eliminating the hassles of setting up your space, and in many instances, it makes your home theater superior to your local multiplex. Keep reading to learn about three different smart technologies that help you make the most of your Chicago home theater installation. SEE ALSO: Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know Smart Lighting A key moment in the theater experience is when the lights go down and the audience sits in anticipation for the movie begin. It’s when everyone’s attention shifts away from their phones or the person sitting next to them and they focus on the screen. It’s hard to capture this moment by flipping a light switch, but with smart lighting control, you can program your lights to dim at the specific time the movie begins. If you need to make any lighting adjustments, all you have to do is open your smart home control app to gain instant access to your fixtures, and you have a variety of options to create the exact lighting configuration you need. Media Distribution You’ve outfitted your dedicated home theater with 4K video and Dolby Atmos surround sound, but how are you playing your media? With...
Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know

Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know

Tips to Achieving a Truly Successful Home Theater Installation   A successful home theater is about far more than having the latest 4K Ultra HD projector or the right seats to fit the theater theme. In order to create a theater that immerses the viewer in each film, it all starts with the architect. Size, shape, layout…the initial plans of a home theater lay the groundwork for the final product. So if you’re an architect in the Chicago, Illinois area, we invite you to read over these tricks of the trade to make your next home theater installation a success.   SEE ALSO: What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?   Soundproofing Isn’t Optional Soundproofing is often an afterthought, something that’s addressed after the initial build of the theater is complete. But it’s so very important. A properly soundproofed room makes for a great theater, while a poorly soundproofed room is a theater that will seldom be used. For proper soundproofing, you must decouple the room. Only by decoupling the walls can you achieve the level of soundproofing needed for a dedicated home cinema.   Calculate Dimensions Based on Chairs We’ve seen it many times: after the theater room is built, the homeowners find out that it can’t accommodate the number of chairs they were planning on. Theater seating is far more complex than a standard living room or dining room. Each chair must be strategically placed to provide an ideal viewing and listening experience. It’s best to decide on the type of theater seating and number of desired seats before the room is planned out. That way,...