Flat Screen or Projector: Which is Best for Your Home Theater?

Flat Screen or Projector: Which is Best for Your Home Theater?

Check Out the Advantages of Both Features If you’re considering a home theater installation for your Marion County, IN living space – there are probably lots of features and components on your mind.  What type of brands, the seating placement, or even where you’re going to install the theater system itself – it’s all a part of the process.  But what about what you’re viewing your actual media on?  You have two major choices – a flat screen television, or a projector and screen combo. So depending on your space, your preferences, and design, either selection could be the perfect solution for you.  In this blog, we’ll go through the benefits of both and which one will fit your exact needs.  Keep on reading below!   SEE ALSO: HIDDEN FEATURES CAN ENHANCE YOUR HOME THEATER DESIGN    Hidden Capabilities and Features There might be nothing quite as sleek and shiny as a high-end flat screen to view your media on.  Whether you set up your home theater system in a multi-purpose media room or in a dedicated private cinema – the design benefits of a flat screen are plenty.  With a press of a button, a flat screen can descend from the ceiling when you’re ready to watch a movie or show, and then disappear instantly when it’s not in use.  Maybe you want the space where the screen is to stay occupied – but not as a blank screen.  You can have a wall panel run over the TV that can display artwork or a mirror, so there’s something lovely to look at when a film isn’t on. ...
The Home Network

The Home Network

The Backbone for the Smart Home Bandwidth With the increase in consumers ‘cutting the cord’ and transitioning their audio and video sources to streaming, the network has evolved into the most important aspect of the home technology equation.  Video streaming eats up the most bandwidth. The first determination should be the speed you need from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to support your streaming needs.  To support two simultaneous video streams, a speed of 10mbps would be needed.  Once you make the leap to 4K streaming, a suggested speed of 25mbps would be the minimum. Add in the additional tablets and mobile devices using the bandwidth for the rest of your family and you can see how quickly a family of four could start using the available bandwidth. SEE ALSO: SMART HOME AUTOMATION: A BEGINNER’S FAQ Hardware The network equipment supplied by your ISP is generally not good enough to support your network from a speed perspective as well as from a security standpoint.  Utilizing better equipment from a CI firm will allow your hardware to support the higher speeds and throughput of your network. If you had an increased internet plan of 50 to 100mbps, the consumer-grade routers supplied by your ISP can’t support the speeds.  When considering your needs for online gaming, low latency, the time it takes your computer to talk to the game server, is more important than bandwidth.  The majority of your bandwidth for online gaming is used to download the game. Security With the increase of security cameras and home automation, the network is also critical from the operation of the system of smart...
Hidden Features Can Enhance Your Home Theater Design

Hidden Features Can Enhance Your Home Theater Design

Seamlessly Blend Technology with Your Décor A home theater can transform every movie night and TV show-binge into an immersive and fantastic viewing experience. But to create that ultimate entertainment environment in your own Hamilton County, IN living space, you’ll need a professional home theater installation. Many believe that technology doesn’t mesh well with interior design and style – meaning your theater can’t feature a stunning design. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! In this blog, we’ll dive into how your theater can incorporate hidden AV features that are sure to elevate the space and maintain and highlight your existing décor. Keep reading below to learn more! SEE ALSO: TAKE MOVIE NIGHT OUTSIDE WITH A HOME THEATER   Concealed Screen & Projector You have a choice between a flat-screen TV or a combination of screen and projector in your theater. Either is great for watching media, but one thing is for sure – you’ll definitely want to watch in 4K Ultra HD resolution. But how well will this technology go with your theater’s interior design and style? The great news is that whether you use a projector/screen combination or a flat-screen TV, you can conceal and blend them in easily with your interior design. You can simply press a button on a remote or a smartphone application that hides your flat-screen when not in use, and then brings it back into view in just a few seconds when you’re ready to watch a film or catch up on a TV series. There are also the screens that disguise themselves as mirrors or paintings when not in use....
Take Movie Night Outside with a Home Theater

Take Movie Night Outside with a Home Theater

Audio-Video Components Create an Immersive Experience   Who says that a home theater has to be within the four walls of your home? Bring the excitement and entertainment outside with an outdoor theater! You can turn you Indianapolis, IN backyard and patio into the perfect venue for movie night, with the proper outdoor home theater installation. In this blog, we’ll go through the many features that are a part of your installation. Keep reading to learn how you can enjoy all your favorite films outdoors, just in time for the summer. SEE ALSO: CHECK OFF THESE 5 ITEMS DURING YOUR HOME THEATER INSTALLATION Quality HD Screens One of the most important aspects of a home theater is its screen – and just because your theater will be outdoors, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on screen quality. A 4K-resolution Ultra HD TV screen is a must for any viewing experience. With anti-glare and high-brightness features, you won’t have to worry about where the sun is in the sky – and you can enjoy an action-packed blockbuster or the big game without missing a single scene or play. The weather won’t be an issue either if it gets stormy or starts raining. Your screen will be weather-proof and can withstand harsh winds and water hitting it, and it will give you just as clear of a screen afterward. High-End Audio The other component to media-watching is of course, what you hear. So you want to make sure your audio outside is just as good as it would be in a closed theater room. Placing your top-notch speakers strategically around...