Here in New York City, we know that it might be difficult to find the space to build a dedicated home theater.
But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the movie-viewing experience in your home. In fact, you can still enjoy a high-end home theater system featuring state-of-the-art technology – just in a more hybrid environment.
In this post, we share three of the best technologies you can showcase in a custom media room design that will enhance the movie-watching experience for you and your guests.
Just scroll down below to find out more.
Not every homeowner has the luxury of placing a home theater system in a room with no ambient light.
However, that doesn’t mean that your image quality will suffer if you build a cinematic system in a media room setting.
For example, you can feature technology such as motorized blackout shades and custom lighting control to diminish the amount of ambient light in the room.
You also can add an ambient light-rejecting projection screen that will produce a clear and bright image even during viewing environments with high levels of ambient light.
Our partners at Stewart Filmscreen created the Phantom HALR material for this exact purpose. Its black screen allows front-projector light to pass through its transmission coating while a light reflector layer rejects ambient light at an 82-percent value.
This means that you can enjoy a high-quality image even during daylight hours.
You can add Phantom HALR to a variety of Stewart Filmscreen models, including the brand’s ElectriScreen or fixed-frame screens.
In your home theater or media room designs, you will need to feature a projector to distribute image to your vast projection screen.
While projectors of old utilized lamps to produce an image, laser projectors are one of the latest innovations sure to enhance the image quality throughout your home theater system.
In a standard projector, your bulb will produce white light – which then needs to be filtered into red, blue, and green light before being distributed to your screen.
Laser projectors feature red, blue, and green lasers that can natively distribute a wide range of more natural, detailed, and brighter colors – factors that are especially important in hybrid theater setups.
Another benefit of laser projectors is that the start-up is exponentially quicker than a lamp projector. You don’t need to wait around for your projector to warm up or cool down.
Even better, projection lasers can last significantly longer than bulbs – meaning you can save money long-term by not needing to worry about continually replacing your projection lamp.
Our partners at Digital Projection offer a plethora of laser projectors, including ones that deliver image in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Our team at Audio Command Systems can work with you to select the perfect one for your space.
When it comes to audio performance throughout your home theater setup, there is no better format than Dolby Atmos surround sound.
Not only will you have speakers surrounding your media room seating arrangement, but you also will feature two in-ceiling speakers that will fire sound downward, creating a 360-degree audio effect.
As you watch a film, each speaker produces sound that immerses you into the scene. A helicopter flying overhead during a movie, for example, will sound realistic. Dolby Atmos places you in the middle of the action.
So, how can you enjoy the best Atmos experience in your own hybrid theater setup?
One of the most important steps is to include a surround sound processor that can distribute Dolby Atmos audio to your speakers.
We strongly recommend Steinway Lyndorf’s Model P200 surround sound processor and the brand’s series of high-end architectural and in-wall speakers to complete your home theater setup.
Our team of media room technology experts then can skillfully install and calibrate every speaker into your home’s hybrid viewing space so that you can enjoy high-fidelity sound from the moment you begin watching.
If you are interested in adding any of these technologies to the media room design in your New York City-area home, we encourage you to reach out to us today.
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