Every home theater installation is different. Here’s how to get the most out of yours.
Modern home theaters are not what you'd expect. Rather than the traditional, rigid megaplex style that's been popular for decades, contemporary configurations tend toward the casual. Raleigh, NC homeowners, prefer versatile spaces that allow them to consume all of their favorite content – movies, sports, video games, and music. And thanks to technological developments, a home theater installation can fit just about any lifestyle. But with so many variables at play, you should know the basic systems you’ll need to get the most out of your experience. Here’s what you need to know.
The Story of Surround Sound
If you’ve ever sat in a movie theater and marveled at the audio that seemed to swirl all around you, you have two men to thank: Walt Disney and George Lucas.
No, neither of them invented surround sound technology. In fact, neither of them was even an expert in audio formats.
But in 1940, to accompany the “Flight of the Bumblebee” sequence in Fantasia, Disney contacted Bell Labs to create a system that moved sound around the audience, instead of just playing in front of them.
Bell’s system (a version of which was already in development by 1940) was too expensive for most theaters, and it wasn’t until after the release of George Lucas’ Star Wars in 1977 that the technology became cheap enough, manageable enough, and in-demand enough to warrant a nation-wide upgrade.
Today, you can not only enjoy surround sound in your own home theater installation; you can fully immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos audio. How has surround sound developed over the decades, and how can you get the most out of it in your Raleigh, NC home? Find out here.
Ensure You’re Getting the Most out of Your System
If you had to think of the most important aspects of your home theater, what would they be?
Most likely, you’re thinking about picture resolution, immersive surround sound, and other technologies.
But because your home theater installation is a place you should want to spend as much time as possible, that means making it a comfortable area to hang out is a must.
In this blog, we’ll give you some smart tips on building a theater in your Raleigh, NC residence that can take your movies and sports to the next level. Find out more below.