Enjoy the Cinema Experience with all the Comfort of Home
The pandemic took its toll on commercial theaters. As people stayed home, theaters closed, and blockbuster theatrical films that drew customers in were delayed and sometimes went directly to streaming. But now, with the situation improving markedly everywhere, commercial theaters – and summer blockbusters – are back.
Does that mean a custom home theater for your Albuquerque, Lost Ranchos, or Corrales, NM home isn't as good an idea right now? Hardly! There's never been a better time to create your private home cinema experience at home. Keep reading below for the top three reasons.
No matter how comfortable those new recliners are at the local movie theater, you won’t be more comfortable than in your own home. Your home theater can have even more comfortable powered recliners, replete with cupholders, food trays, USB ports, and convenience lights. Or you can opt for sofa and chaise combinations with powered footrests, plus much more. And with your own theater, you'll never have to step over people on the way to the concession stand or sit behind a tall person blocking your view!
Big Screen Options
Once, you needed a projector for any type of large picture, but today you have many screen options for small to large spaces. In a smaller theater, the latest high-end 98-inch flat-panel TVs might be all the screen you need. But projector technology has advanced too. Ultra-short-throw projectors can mount on a tabletop mere inches from a wall-mounted screen and project images up to 120 inches. Of course, if you are going for a full-blown theater with multiple rows of tiered seating, opt for a traditional ceiling or rear-wall mounted projector with a screen size up to 300 inches. The latest projectors support all the new video formats you want for a vivid picture, from 4k and 8K resolution to HDR for the brightness and contrast that makes a picture that rivals any commercial cinema.
Big Sound in Many Forms
In the past, your only choices for true theater surround sound were bulky speakers and a plethora of electronic components. That may still be the way to go for large high-end theaters. However, todays' architectural (built-in to walls and ceilings) speakers rival the freestanding ones with incredible power and clarity. For smaller spaces, like a bedroom mini-home theater, a soundbar and subwoofer may provide the room with all the needed sonic impact. For a traditional approach, audio components from Marantz and speakers from Focal can provide the immersive surround sound for that “you are there” experience.