5 Home Theater Upgrades That Will Last for Years

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In the world of home theaters, technology constantly evolves. In the past decades, we’ve gone from basic flat screen televisions to HD to 4K and now 8K televisions have started getting introduced to the market. When you invest a lot of money into a home theater, you want tech which will last for years to come.

As you plan out your home theater upgrade, consider the following options which will last for years in the future. The upgrades include a wide range of options and feature timeless options that adapt around ever-changing devices like televisions.

1. Mood Lighting

State of the art visuals and sound are important elements of any home theater, but one way to set the mood and experience is with mood lighting. Home theater lighting will last for years with possible bulb changes needed every so often.

The lighting installation may include runner lights on the floor, accent lights to surround the television, and light dimmers to set your ideal brightness.

Once installed, light fixtures require very little maintenance or changes. When you choose LED bulbs for the room, the lights will typically last for over a decade.

2. Seat Vibrations

One way to increase the viewer experience in a home theater is with seat vibration installations. The seat vibration provides rumbles for loud moments and a subwoofer typically provides the direct connection to in-home surround sound.

Action movies, live sports, and musicals all provide fun options to use the seat vibration features with. The vibration element will last for the lifespan of the furniture. Even if you do upgrade the furniture in the home theater, the sub-woofer and vibration bar may transfer to the new piece.

3. Sound Proof Panels

In a home theater, you want to eliminate the echo and allow the audio to sound as natural as possible while you watch TV. Sound proof panels offer multiple benefits and provide a permanent installation which will become a lifetime installation.

Sound proof panels do not wear down or stop working. With some simple dusting, the panels will look brand new and help regulate the sound. Along with removing echoes within the home theater, the panels will prevent the rest of the home from hearing the sound.

Install panels on the side walls or hang panels from the ceiling. The actual location depends on the room itself and how the sound flows throughout the area. A home theater professional helps design and set up the panels for optimal use within the space.

4. Media Closet Set-Up

A media closet is a popular option for home theaters because homeowners eliminate a lot of the clutter found in the room. While the technology within the media closet may change, specific elements will remain a part of the closet.

For example, a cooling fan helps prevent overheating from Blu-Ray players, surround sound systems, and video game consoles. The cooling fan should last for the lifespan of the media closet and also help expand the life of technology as overheating is prevented.

5. Universal Remotes

No matter how many times you upgrade your home theater, a universal remote is an essential tool to control everything. A basic universal remote includes codes to program televisions, media players, and other devices.

An advanced universal remote includes apps, remote control downloads, and updated software to provide connections with modern technology. Both remote options last for years and creates a comfort in the way you operate devices and use the home theater on a daily basis.

For more information on home theater installations contact us at ATech. We will help design a home theater to fit your needs and will help you select technology to last for years to come.

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