Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater: The Pros and Cons

Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater: The Pros and Cons

Where to Place a Home Theater System in Your Westfield, IN Home There was a time when dedicated home theaters were a standard feature in luxury homes. Enjoying a movie in a professional cinema in the comfort of your own home was incredibly popular. And while many families are still purchasing dedicated theaters and designing them with their own personal touches, media rooms are becoming increasingly popular. New technology allows you to choose between installing a home theater system in a dedicated room, like a basement or extra bedroom, or in the living room. In this blog we’ll help you choose where to put your surround sound system and screen. SEE ALSO: Make Your Home the Smartest on the Block with Control4 Media Rooms The Pros: More socialization: A media room is a great option for families who want to include their home theater system in common areas. Many interior designers choose an open concept in homes so that rooms aren’t divided. Open areas give parents the ability to watch their kids as they cook or clean, since they can glance from the kitchen to the living room. Open concepts are also beneficial for entertaining. Instead of sitting in a dark room and watching a film, your guests can converse with you, eat or drink, and watch a show at the same time. More options for activities: By concealing your technology, you can easily transform the area from living room to home theater. For example, we could hide a TV behind a piece of art or in a mirror so that all you have to do is press a...
Experience the Dolby Atmos / Cinematech Theater At Digitech!

Experience the Dolby Atmos / Cinematech Theater At Digitech!

That’s right! We just finished up with a complete redesign of one of our demo theaters with a top of the line Dolby Atmos system, Cinematech acoustic paneling, furniture, and fiberoptic FiberStar ceiling, Sony 4k projector and 4k movie server, Bowers and Wilkins top of the line in-wall speakers, Savant integration control system, and all of best theater equipment we could pack into one enclosed room. This is the pinnacle of theater technology, and we finished everything the Digitech way for you to experience our quality service first hand. Whether you’re considering a new home theater or some modest upgrades to your current system, our Cinematech theater will open the door to the most immersive audio-visual experience, and it will allow you to draw upon personal observations with a greater understanding of what is available when budgeting for future projects. As always, we are excited and proud to show off some of the best services and technologies we have to offer! Call us to set up an appointment, and come showcase the pinnacle of the home theater experience in our new in-house demo...
Epson’s New Laser Projectors Boast Better Black Levels, Long Lifespan, and an Incredible Price

Epson’s New Laser Projectors Boast Better Black Levels, Long Lifespan, and an Incredible Price

I have nothing against super-massive televisions. I promise. When I wander past an 80- or 90- or 110-inch television at trade shows, I ogle along with everyone else. And yet, I can’t help but wonder—in a totally non-judgmental way, I assure you—why the purchasers of those gargantuan displays don’t simply opt for projectors and projection screens instead. They’re more adaptable. They’re easier to hide. Heck, with projection you can have a 110-inch (or larger!) screen drop magically from the ceiling, then disappear again once your movie- or TV-watching is done. Not to mention the fact that they’re exponentially cheaper once you get up into screen sizes above 80 inches or so. Take the two new projectors that Epson debuted at this year’s CEDIA Expo, for example. The new PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector both boast enough light output to easily fill a 100-inch screen. And although final pricing isn’t quite locked in stone just yet, both will be available for “less than $8,000.” What do you get for that amount of coin? In both cases, some really cool projection tech. The LS10000 and LS9600e both rely on Epson’s laser-driven 3LCD Reflective technology, with an estimated life of up to 30,000 hours in ECO Mode. (That’s a little over 20 years, assuming you watch no more than four hours per day.) The result, Epson promises, is Absolute Black contrast ratio and “one of the industry’s largest color gamuts.” In other words: deep, rich blacks; a vibrant, dimensional image; and a silky-smooth transition between onscreen colors, with no banding. What sets the...