Like most things, it's difficult to know what you're missing until you experience it. However, when it happens, the world opens up with something new and wonderful, and you kick yourself for not enjoying it sooner. Many of our clients feel this way about their smart homes. Almost all our clients experience this slight pang of regret and exhilaration regarding their home theaters.
Let’s look at the latest home theater design technologies and why homeowners in Huntington Beach, CA, and Orange County are no longer waiting to experience the ultimate in home entertainment.
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One goal true experts in home theater design maintain is creating a space that suspends the viewer's disbelief, transporting them to another place in time. This commitment to the ultimate immersive viewing experience makes a home theater go from good to breathtaking.
You’re no longer lying in a chaise lounge or sitting in a leather recliner. Instead, you’re in the middle of a rainforest with the howler monkeys surrounding you or on the 50-yard line, hearing the quarterback’s countdown before the ball’s snapped. The feeling is the same whether you’re enjoying a movie, your favorite series, a video game, or a sporting event.
Two critical aspects are required to get to this level of audiovisual enjoyment.
Think about your favorite movie theater. What is it, besides the popcorn, that you enjoy? In many instances, it’s the sound that surrounds you—the audio you feel and hear.
The best surround sound experience at home comes from Dolby Atmos. This 3D object-based audio format engulfs the listener in a blanket of sound. It first debuted in the Pixar movie Brave and was noted for creating immersive soundscapes that drew you deep into the cinematic experience. With Dolby Atmos, you’re essentially in a 3D bubble, and the sound engineers can place audio anywhere in this three-dimensional field.
Now, you’ll hear the twig break on the left, footsteps running across the room, and the plane take off in front of you and fly overhead. To accomplish this, we’ll strategically install in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, encasing you in a field of sound.
Now, imagine the big screen that fills up a movie theater. When the lights dim, it’s all you can see. That’s the same experience you get in your home theater, only better. Today, you can get custom movie screens that start at 120 inches. 4K HDR projectors with a wide dynamic range and IMAX-enhanced technology offer lifelike, vivid images in brilliant color and depth. You end up with the most immersive, detailed picture available.
The lighting, seating, acoustic paneling, and architectural elements all go into creating the ultimate cinematic experience. At Launch Systems, we’ve been creating the home theaters of our clients' dreams for over ten years. Each home theater is customized and designed with your unique needs and vision in mind.