3 Home Theater Trends to Follow this Fall
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An entire year is almost over and so much has happened in the home theater world. We’re seeing some rapid changes and we are excited to share them with you today in this blog. Whether you already have a home theater system, need an update, or a brand new installation, we hope you read this article to learn about what is coming your way this fall.
Trend 1: Multiple Screens
A giant flat-screen TV always seemed to be the most popular must have for home theater, but recently more homes are requesting multiple screens – also known as video walls. According to an article on CEPro, the president of the Imaging Science Foundation Joel Silver is an increasingly popular trend. Families are placing multiple screens on one wall to watch several sports games or shows at once, while others are hanging a flat screen in the living room and also installing a screen over it that can be brought down for movie nights. By placing multiple screens on different walls in a bedroom, individuals can enjoy various programs in the same space. The truth is that we have so many choices for entertainment today, it’s quite convenient to have more than one screen to watch content on.
Trend 2: 4K with HDR
Experts are predicting that 4K TVs will enter more homes this year than HD. The fact is 4K is definitely trending right now and is here to stay. For one, they look spectacular due to the fact they deliver four times the amount of pixels compared to HD, and secondly the price of 4K TVs is dropping resulting in more people bringing home UHD. Along with the 4K craze is HDR, which stands for high-dynamic range. HDR produces a wider range of brightness than conventional video, as well as more color contrast. Not all 4K TVs come with HDR, but it would certainly enhance your experience if you chose a HD model with this technology instead.
Trend 3: Universal Remotes
Universal remotes are not new. People have been losing or breaking their remotes for a long time, and more families are picking them up at local stores due to remote control fatigue. No one wants to endure the frustration of trying to figure out which of your five remotes turns the TV on. But this trend isn’t about the remote, it’s about the newest features on them and what they are capable of. Today’s universal remotes not only change the channel, source, and screen, but they can also control your entire home, including lights, security, shades, and more. They can even be customized to your personal preferences. Type in your personal code and it unlocks your saved channels and shows. The Control4 remote, for example, has a touch screen at the top where you can tag favorites and access them quickly. Just hit one button on your remote and the whole room will adjust for a relaxing night in watching your beloved programs. The shades will come down, the lights will dim, and the thermostat will raise a bit so you can feel cozy, not cold.
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