2020 marked a year when home entertainment blossomed as movie theaters and public entertainment spaces in Pittsburgh, and across the U.S. closed their doors to help slow the coronavirus’s spread. And as you may have discovered this past year, home entertainment has many perks. At home, you can binge-watch your favorite movies and TV in your pajamas, take bathroom breaks without missing the film, and spend less money on overpriced theater snacks.
Now you may be wondering how to elevate your home entertainment experience to the next level. One answer is creating a new home theater or revamping your existing theater. With major production studios like Warner Bros. and Disney releasing big-name films straight to streaming, there’s never been a better time to invest in a dedicated cinema. Keep reading to learn four benefits of having a home theater!
In a private theater, you and your family can enjoy movies from all your favorite sources, like streaming services, a fantastic digital movie player like Kaleidescape, and Blu-ray discs. The widespread availability of streaming and direct-to-download content makes now an enticing time to invest in a theater for home entertainment. Warner Bros. recently announced they would release all the studio’s 2021 movies straight to HBO Max, including highly anticipated blockbusters like Dune, Godzilla Vs. Kong, The Suicide Squad, and The Matrix 4. Disney+ is also releasing several new films directly to their streaming platform — a live-action Mulan and Pixar’s Soul became available to home viewers in 2020.
Additionally, you can do so much more than watch movies. A dedicated theater room can elevate your sports, TV, and video game experiences as well.
In a professionally designed and installed home theater, you can see and hear movies the way they’re meant to be experienced, where you become engulfed in the experience. You see every detail, you hear every raindrop and your seat rumbles when the bomb goes off. An integrator like Simply Automated will help you choose the right equipment for the size and shape of your space. Additionally, an integrator will calibrate your display screen, install acoustic treatments, and calibrate and tune your sound system to ensure your equipment delivers exciting 4K video and Dolby Atmos, surround sound quality.
In a private home theater, your comfort and style guide the design process. You have the power and flexibility to choose the display screen, audio components, seating, lighting, control devices, and more. We can install a large, drop-down projector screen and a ceiling-mounted projector for a classic theater look and feel. If you prefer the minimalist aesthetic, we’ll install a hidden TV and in-ceiling/in-wall speakers. If you want a combination of sofas and reclining theater-style seats, we can find an arrangement that works. And we can install custom, dimmable lighting fixtures that provide illumination, add ambience and show off your beautiful theater room.
When you work with Simply Automated, we’ll integrate your home theater system with an automation system like Control4 so that you can control your entire theater from one remote control. Customize the AV equipment, lighting, content sources and climate to your preferences using your smartphone or touchscreen tablet. With one-touch control, you can set the scene for a family movie night, a Sunday football game, a spooky Halloween viewing party, or an afternoon of video games.
Trust the team at Simply Automated to be your home theater design and installation experts. We’ll work with you from start to finish to create the best entertainment experience for your Pittsburgh, PA home.
You can find us at two locations now: Pittsburgh — East location on Old William Penn Hwy in Export, PA, or our Pittsburgh — West location on Industry Drive in Pittsburgh, PA. Call or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation at the location nearest you.
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