Enjoy the Best Movie Audio and Video Experience with Kaleidescape
You have undoubtedly had a collection of favorite movies at some point in your life. Depending on when you started your collection, those movies may have been on VHS tapes, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs. Of course, today, you can have digital collections be stored on a computer or in the cloud through a digital service.
We all know VHS tapes are long obsolete, and DVDs are stuck with video resolution from the 20th century. Blu-ray discs are still viable, and the best quality format is UltraHD (4K) Blu-ray. With the convenience of streaming from Netflix, Amazon Video, and a host of other services, people are accustomed to the satisfaction of searching for content and watching immediately.
Physical media like UltraHD Blu-ray has always had the advantage of the best playback quality. The 4K video and uncompressed audio are unencumbered by the compression necessary to stuff the many bits required for a high-quality video into the network pipe that flows into your home. Even an HD Blu-ray rivals or often exceeds the quality of a 4K stream over the internet, both in audio and video performance.
Are we telling you to stop streaming and to buy a disc player? No, but we are saying that if you have a high-end home theater, you will want a high level of performance; there is another option for your Buckhead home – a Kaleidescape movie server. Read on to see why it’s the perfect addition to your home theater installation.
The Easy Home Theater Installation Alternative to a Projector
Most everyone wants an immersive big-screen experience in their media room or home theater. The only issue? Not everyone has the space for a full-fledged theater installation. In some areas, mounting a projector in the ceiling or a back wall is not a practical solution.
You might ask - why not go with a large flat-screen display? Many people do, and there are many that Georgia Home Theater can recommend from brand partners like Sony. But, some people want that projected large screen experience without giving up space, and the truly large, over 100-inch flat panels can get very expensive.
There is a solution, and it’s called the ultra-short-throw projector. It’s a projector than can sit mere inches from your wall and project an image up to ten feet across diagonally. The best part is that it only requires a slim wall-mounted screen, and it sits on your typical media credenza or cabinet.
What’s more, the latest models feature the newest 4K and HDR technology for an eye-popping picture, and sometimes also include full smart TV functionality for an all-in-one solution with the convenience of a TV and the cinematic impact of a projector.
One of Georgia Home Theater’s favorite models in this category is the Epson LS500, and it may just be the answer for the media space in your Smyrna home. Read on to see if this is the easy big-screen home theater installation solution you’ve been waiting for.
The Best of Both Worlds—Sleek Home Theater Installation and Great Bass
Subwoofers are a necessity for a proper home theater. Movie soundtracks are full of deep bass rumble from crashes, explosions, and ominous musical passages in soundtracks. With surround sound, many installations don't use full-range speakers for those positions, and the subwoofer provides the low-end punch for the soundtrack.
There’s no true problem with subwoofers besides the fact they are almost universally large, bulky boxes. Since we often recommend dual subwoofers for the best bass response in a home theater or media room, that makes for two large, bulky boxes. Some theaters and media rooms can't comfortably accommodate the large subwoofer box into the décor, however, no one wants a theater without the bass to handle today's immersive movie soundtracks.
The solution to this dilemma has been the architectural subwoofer. While built-in subwoofers have been around for years, there have seen recent technical improvements in driver design, amplification, and room correction that rival the performance of their bulkier, freestanding brethren.
That brings us to this month’s product overview: the JL Audio Fathom IWS subwoofer line. This subwoofer series is specifically designed to deliver the type of performance JL Audio is known for, while easily fitting into standard wall construction.
Read on to learn how JL Audio architectural subwoofers can provide the bass without the box in your Sandy Springs home theater installation.
Install the Ultimate Home Theater Screen with Black Diamond Material
When you think of a home theater, the first thing that comes to mind is the big screen. While today's flat panels are growing to 100-inch sizes and even higher, the most cost-effective way to showcase a giant picture is still through a projector and screen; as long as you have the space.
What might keep someone from having the projector and screen setup? One common reason is that projectors and projection screens work best in darkened settings, and not everyone wants to retreat to a theater-dark room to watch a Netflix show or the night’s Braves game.
Fortunately, one company saw that problem and invented a solution. Screen Innovations is true to its name, designing innovative screens for media rooms and home theaters as well as unique motorized shading solutions for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond theater screens are the first optical projection displays that reject ambient light from every direction, making them the perfect choice for any home theater or media room.
So if you have a media setup with a projector – or you are looking into a new home theater installation and would love to watch with the lights on or the shades up – a Black Diamond screen might be just what you need at your Roswell or Metro Atlanta home.
Keep reading below to learn more about Screen Innovations and its Black Diamond screen material!