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Home Entertainment Systems: The Basics

Looking to take your family room to the next level? Start here. 

Nowadays, home entertainment has taken center stage, and a quality setup is crucial for the best experience possible. Think about it, your family room usually doubles as your home’s media center and is probably the one that gets the most love. So, the right home entertainment system will make all the difference.

However, we understand that starting a project like this can be intimidating, so we broke down the top things you should know before installing a home entertainment system in your Fox Chapel, PA home.

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The Two Solutions Your Home Needs for Year-Round Climate Control

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Create a comfortable and inviting home with smart climate control technology

Climate is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting environment inside your Pittsburgh, PA, home. But manually dealing with your HVAC system can be a hassle. You have to get up and adjust the thermostat when the weather fluctuates throughout the day, your house takes a while to heat up or cool down when you arrive after work, and it’s impossible to find a temperature that pleases everyone in the household.

Smart climate control systems take the hassle out of managing your indoor climate. Smart systems save you time, effort, and money and leave you feeling comfortable and refreshed every moment of every day.

Keep reading to learn about the two smart solutions you need for year-round climate control.

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The Art (and Science) of Creating an Immersive Home Theater Soundscape

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Good audio sweeps you directly into the action of your favorite films

As the American film director and screenwriter George Lucas famously said, sound is 50% of the moviegoing experience. A movie’s soundscape has just as much influence on invoking strong feelings and reactions from a film as the visuals do. 

One of the primary draws of a home theater setup is the ability to recreate a surround sound experience outside of the commercial theater setting. Optimizing the acoustics in a home theater requires design and engineering unique to any other type of entertainment space. At Simply Automated, we’ve spent years perfecting the art and science of creating immersive soundscapes in private cinemas across Pittsburgh, PA. 

Keep reading to learn more about how we deliver the best audio experiences to our clients.

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A Deep Dive Into Theater Design: Details That Make the Difference

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Every single aspect of your home theater should contribute to an exceptional viewing experience

As the old expression goes: the devil is in the details. It means that failing to pay attention to the small details can end up causing the largest problems in complex projects or situations. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to your home theater installation!

In a dedicated home theater, every detail matters to create the optimal movie-watching environment. Keep reading to learn about four crucial details you shouldn’t overlook while designing your dream theater in Sewickley, PA. 

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Lights, Camera, Action: The Importance of Lighting in Your Home Theater

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Creating a light-controlled environment is one of the most important aspects of theater design

When planning a new home theater installation, it’s easy to get caught up in the big details, like choosing a display screen or picking out comfortable seats. But what about the more subtle aspects of home theater design that shape your space into the ideal movie-watching environment?

Lighting control is one of the most important aspects of theater room design. Cinematic lighting creates ambiance and aesthetic appeal in your theater and contributes to your overall enjoyment of the movie-watching experience. Keep reading to learn more about lighting design for your home theater in Cranberry, PA. 

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