#TRENDING: Home Theatres & Media Rooms
Covid-19 hit the movie industry hard in 2020 and Warner Bros. just announced that all 2021 movie releases will be in digital and on their HBO Max platform only. With theatres closed and new movies available from home, we have seen an increase in home theatre and media room inquiries. This is very exciting and we cannot wait to help you create the room of your dreams. So let’s explore what makes a great home theatre for any budget and why there is no better time to get yours now. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/warner-hbo-movies-theaters.html
Lights, Camera, Action!
Why do we go to the movie theatres in the first place? We love the ambiance, a large screen, electric sound, and the feeling of being right there with your favourite characters while your chair shakes with every explosion. Total Home Technologies can create these same experiences for you in the comfort of your own home! And did you know that real theatre popcorn is available on most food delivery apps as well? Let’s get ready to start the show!
Creating the Ambience
Comfy reclining chairs, bean bag chairs, a snack bar, starlit ceiling, custom cabinetry, and more are all hallmarks of a great entertainment space. As you enter the space, grab your favourite snack from the bar and plop down in your favourite seat.
You’re ready to begin the movie but with a basket full of remote controls for your high-performance projector or TV, high-end speakers, receiver, and 4K video source, one has gone missing…. again. Your home theatre is only as good as its control system and investing in a good control system is a must and enables simple one-button operation for all applications. With options from Elan, Savant, Harmony, and others, you can turn on the theatre, dim the lights, select your source, and more all with a single press of a button.
View lifelike videos on a large projection screen paired with a 4K projector. 4K projectors are a hot ticket item and with several options available, you will not be disappointed no matter your budget. When looking for a good projection screen, there are a few factors to consider. There are different screen materials available for different environments. For rooms that have lots of natural light that can’t be controlled via window treatments, selecting a screen material that absorbs that natural light is the best choice. Acoustically transparent screens allow for in-wall speakers to be placed behind the screen and this gives the impression that the sounds and dialogue are coming at you from the image itself. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/jvc-dla-rs1000-4k-uhd-projector-review/
An action movie just isn’t the same without great sound! There are countless options when it comes to speakers. Depending on your wants, options include floor standing, bookshelf, in-ceiling, in-wall and invisible speakers. Custom grills are available including options for pictures to be printed on them as well. The speaker selected needs to fit the room and the desired audio format like Dolby Atmos, DTS X, and Dolby Surround for optimal performance. With the right planning, an audio system will have you directly in the movie… just like at the theatre. https://www.monitoraudio.com/ https://www.focal.com/us/
All the Extras
Starlit ceilings, full lighting control, motorized shades, and drapery tracks create an inviting and interactive space. Draw the shades then gaze up at the twinkling star-lit ceiling while slowly dimming the lights off while the movie starts. Lighting options include (but not limited to) bringing the lights back up to 20% when the movie is paused or turning the lights to full when the system is turned off. With so many extras to customize, your home theatre will be the favourite room in the whole house!