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How to Upgrade Your Home Theatre This Winter

Let the WSC Audio Experts Lead the Way!

How to Upgrade Your Home Theatre This Winter

You may already have a basic home theatre equipment set up, but this winter, you might be due for an upgrade. Although any time of year works well for a change, we think the winter months are the perfect time to prepare your Norfolk, VA home for entertaining. You’ll need the right setup for the long winter weekends of watching TV, the Super Bowl, and Oscar viewing parties. Be ready for whatever this chilly season brings your way!

SEE ALSO: The 3 Essentials of an Effective Home Theatre System

Strengthen Your Network!

With so many systems running simultaneously, it’s imperative to have a secure network. Be proactive by revamping your network from your simple router. For a large number of devices you should consider asking a professional about hard-wiring your home, especially if you watch many videos through streaming services. We’ll also help you protect your network from too many people sharing it by setting up guest networks.

Revamp Your Audio

Without surround sound, your home theatre experience will fall flat. One of our top-notch recommendations is the Onkyo HT-7800 5.1-channel system. It’s powered by seven surround sound speakers and one subwoofer as well as a receiver. With support for Chromecast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and several music streaming services, you can sync up your sound seamlessly.

It’s not just about the right products; it’s also about the placement. With some help from an automation professional, you can learn where to place your speakers for the best surround sound experience. Some customers prefer to hide the speakers as well, so they blend effortlessly with their decor.

Automated Lighting and Shades

Another aspect to consider is if your home theatre features any lighting automation that integrates with the rest of your system. Automated lighting can set the mood for a film or TV show you’re viewing, and motorized shades can ensure a glare-free screen. When you automate your shades, they can even lower just as the movie is starting to replicate the real theatre experience.

Welcome to the Big Screen

Bigger, better screens give you larger displays, so you feel as though you’re actually in your favorite movies, shows or sporting events. The Samsung Q9FN has excellent ratings for its impressive lighting and display panel. The brighter, more colorful LED screen combines with 4K mastery that creates a television that may be 2018’s best.

If you want to try a projector instead, we recommend the Epson PRO-UHD for its 3LCD technology. This model balances color brightness and adapts to any ambiance lighting in the room - which is great for balancing out your automated lighting.

Dedicated Space

If none of this feels like a large enough upgrade for your home, you may prefer to add a dedicated room in your home just for your home theatre. Or maybe you’d like to clean out your basement and create a fun space just for you and your friends. The main benefit of a standalone home theatre system is that you and your integrator have total control of how the room turns out.

For example, your integrator can work with you to find the best location for speakers to optimize your audio. Or, you can make sure your equipment and controls suit your decor. When you have one central station for all your theatre needs, you can create a space that has everything you’re looking for, all at once.

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