5 of the Most Exciting Home Theater Trends Emerging in 2018
Make the Most of Your Home Theater System in the New Year
Home theater technology and design continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
No longer does your private cinema have to be used for only watching movies. The ways you can enjoy home theaters are evolving, and we couldn’t be more excited about those developments.
So, what are some of the trends to watch for in the new year?
Below, we share five exciting ways you can enhance your Brookline, MA home theater system in 2018. Simply keep reading to find out more.
While typical home theater systems include a projector and a screen, you now can go far beyond that setup.
Sure, you still can include a projector and screen, but behind your screen, you can incorporate a video wall – a setup that includes multiple flat-panel, wall-mounted TVs for your enjoyment.
With a video matrix switch, you will be able to watch different channels from each TV – making your home theater the ultimate spot for sports-viewing and more.
When you want to transform your home theater to watch a movie or a major event, just roll down your projection screen to hide your video wall and view your favorite film in a traditional fashion.
As more streaming services begin to include 4K content, it presents a unique opportunity for your home theater: You now have more to watch in high resolution.
In addition to DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, home theaters now can play content from media-streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.
These devices, which you can connect to your A/V receiver or matrix switch, distribute a wide variety of streaming services that you can directly watch from your home theater projection screen.
That means you can watch YouTube and Netflix content – and even live streams – in a theater environment.
Many media-streaming devices and smart TVs not only offer full Internet-browsing capabilities, but they also provide built-in applications for access to your favorite social media networks.
How does this fit into your viewing experience?
Well, according to a Twitter survey conducted in early 2017, 72 percent of superfans replied that social media platforms play a role in their TV-viewing experience – whether it included sharing thoughts on the show, watching clips or following hashtags.
As home theater technology continues to evolve, you will be able to join the conversation while you watch from your projection screen or widescreen smart TV.
Intuitive Automation Control
We at Tailor-Made Audio and Video always recommend merging your home theater’s technology onto an easy-to-manage control system.
But we’re beginning to notice an industry-wide trend toward home theater automation.
What does that mean?
We can integrate each piece of technology in your home theater onto one control system, so that you can manage every aspect of your cinema from the convenience of a universal remote, a touchscreen panel or a smartphone or tablet application.
This easy-to-maneuver system can control everything from the lighting in your home theater to even navigating Netflix and choosing shows to watch.
It not only makes home theater management convenient. It makes the experience fun.
Voice Control Integration
One of the most significant trends we seein the smart home automation industry is the growth of voice-control technology.
After all, almost 50 percent of all searches will be through voice control by 2020, according to ComScore.
As these voice-control devices gain intelligence, they also are beginning to integrate with automation systems.
The technologies are still developing, but just by speaking a simple command to your Amazon Echo you already can turn off all of your Brookline, MA home theater’s lights.
These voice-control capabilities only will expand in the future.
If you want to learn more about some of the other home theater system trends we’re noticing for 2018, we encourage you to reach out to us.
To get in touch, you can either call (888) 232-2287 or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to answering any questions you might have!