Lower the Energy Bill at Your Metro Atlanta Home This Winter
The holiday season is upon us, and that means your energy bill is about to skyrocket. And we’re not just talking about the Christmas tree, either. The temperatures here in Metro Atlanta are dropping, and your bank account could be taking a big hit when January comes around.
Smart home technology is intended to make your life easier, and it can take some of the financial weight of the holidays off. (You’ll have to hit the treadmill for anything you gain from feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie.)
Motorized shades are an especially valuable smart home technology when it comes to conserving energy.
Read on to learn how these window treatments can lower the power bill of your Metro Atlanta home during the holidays and year-round.
Immersive Sound Will Transform Your Home Theater
Multi-channel soundtracks for film have come a long, long way in the past 25 years.
In the 1980s, Dolby Laboratories developed the Dolby Surround sound format, and it began by taking stereo soundtracks and “matrixing” sound for dialog and effects to the center channel and surround speakers by some clever processing. It was followed by Dolby Pro Logic, which took that technology a step further, allowing the stereo left and right channels to have additional audio information that with the proper equipment could direct those specific sounds to center and rear speakers.
Dolby Pro Logic was good for its time, and because most movies were still on VHS videotape, tape could only handle a certain amount of audio bandwidth. Dolby Digital 5.1, also called AC-3, was the first digital surround format and birthed the modern era of digital audio in video soundtracks. First used on Laserdiscs, a predecessor to the DVD that never quite went mainstream, Dolby Digital became the standard for DVD and also for high definition broadcast TV.
Today, the original Dolby Digital has been thoroughly reworked and enhanced over time. Each successive version – like Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD – has brought increases in audio quality and the precision of placing sounds in a sound field for more realistic and immersive entertainment. The culmination of this development is Dolby Atmos.
So at this point, you may have heard of Dolby Atmos (or not) and wonder what all the fuss is about. You may be wondering why you’d want it for your home cinema in the Alpharetta area and what changes it might mean to your home theater layout.
We thought the best way to do this would be to do a little FAQ (frequently asked questions). Read on as we cover the basics of Dolby Atmos and to see if it’s right for your home theater.
Enjoy A Smart Home That Keeps You Connected from Anywhere in the World
The days of the old-fashioned doorbell are gone. Nowadays, you can see who is at the door and communicate with those people directly without having to walk all the way to the front of the house.
DIY video doorbells have become increasingly popular because they are relatively simple to install and access, but the performance of that technology can be unreliable, especially if there are any errors in the installation process.
Since 2003, Control4 has been leading the charge when it comes to smart home automation services, offering robust and stable control systems that, through a professional installation, can enhance how you interact with your home space.
Intercom Anywhere is Control4’s latest innovation, taking the core idea of a video doorbell and expanding it so the technology plays a more significant role in overall home communications.
Keep reading to learn how this feature can elevate your Metro Atlanta property.
Bring High-Fidelity Audio to Your Marietta Home with JL Audio Subwoofers
At Georgia Home Theater, we have become known for recommending two or more subwoofers for our JL Audio home theater and high-fidelity audio systems. The goal is to achieve the best possible integration of the subwoofer system with the listening spaces of your Marietta home.
Bear in mind that bass is the only part of the audio spectrum that we feel as well as hear. It is vital to the storytelling aspects of a film, whether in the form of explosive special effects or more subtle tones that create drama or atmosphere. In music, bass is quite literally the foundation. Getting bass reproduction right can immensely enrich your enjoyment of movies and your favorite music.
Let’s consider a few basic misconceptions that often get in the way of achieving great bass response in home audio and home theater systems.