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4 Essential Technologies to Include in Your Home Theater System


Discover How to Transform Any Room into Your Private Theater

With most commercial theaters still closed, families are itching for something to replace their go-to movie outings. But who says movie night has to be a thing of the past? Now that first-run movies are available on demand or direct-to-streaming, it’s the perfect time to upgrade to a professional home theater.

Cutting-edge AV technology lets you turn movie night at home into the ultimate experience. On weeks when no new releases pique your interest, you’ll also be able to enjoy your brand-new theater to watch TV shows, the latest football game or even play a video game. Instead of considering home entertainment an afterthought in your life, it’s time to put it front and center.

Today’s home theater systems give you everything you want – from 4K and 8K vivid displays and immersive surround sound to luxury seating and dynamic lighting. With the latest technology advancements, there is a wide range of home theater solutions available for all budgets and sizes. If you want a remarkable viewing—or playing—experience in your Pittsburgh, PA, home we recommend focusing on these four features.


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A Dynamic Display: The Centerpiece of Your Home Theater

First and foremost, you want to pick out the ideal display for your home theater. It’ll be the focal point of your system so it’s vital that you find the right one for the space. In smaller multi-purpose theater environments, a Sony 4K or 8K flatscreen delivers the ultimate realism, contrast and color reproduction. If you want to embrace the big-screen vibe of a commercial theater, then we recommend sticking to a projector and screen combination. Go with a 4K projector and ambient light rejecting screen for dynamic, larger-than life images. Whichever option you go with, our team will advise you on the size and location for your display to ensure everyone in the room gets the best video quality possible.


Enjoy Immersive Surround Sound That Centers You in the Action

While the display steals all the attention, it is the sound that truly transforms any room into a theater. That is why you can’t just settle for your television speakers for your audio. Don’t worry, with surround sound technology improving drastically in the last five years, there are a variety of ways to enjoy 3-dimensional sound in your theater.

We can work with any size room and configuration. However, If your space and budget allow it, nothing compares to high-performance speakers strategically placed in the walls and ceilings. We partner with companies like Paradigm, Bowers & Wilkins  JBL Synthesis that not only deliver outstanding quality but offer architectural models that blend into walls and ceilings, so you get the sonic experience you want without any clutter ruining your décor.


Dynamic Lighting: Set the Right Mood for Your Theater

You’ve got a 4K TV. You’ve got Dolby Atmos surround sound. Now what? Don’t forget the lights. The display and the audio system provide the immersive experience you need, but the wrong lighting can ruin it in seconds by causing glare or washing out the images on your screen.

With integrated lighting control and motorized shades, you can set the ideal viewing conditions with the touch of a button on your smartphone, tablet, or remote. You can even create dedicated scenes that prepare your theater in seconds. When you press play, blackout shades lower to eliminate ambient lighting and the lights dim to help you escape into your favorite movie.


Luxury Seating: Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Show

Want to add a little extra spark to your home theater? Whether in a dedicated theater room or your living room, power recliners will help you add a touch of luxury to your system. Beyond the added comfort, many theater seats include cupholders and swivel tray, embedded electronic controls with USB charging ports, attached head and neck pillow, and lumbar support.

Choose the upholstery, color, and style to complement your design preferences.


And finally, because all of your home theater technology is connected with your smart home system, you’ll be able to control everything with the touch of a button – the TV, projector, lighting, and audio.


When it comes to your new home theater, the team at Simply Automated provides customized and turnkey solutions to ensure everything exceeds your expectations. Call (412) 343-0348 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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