There’s no question that the idea of a home theater is still extremely popular among many people. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of having their place at home to see their favorite movies in full screen with surround sound (minus all the annoyances of going out to see a film in the actual theater) or watch the big game on a 70 inch TV? While the idea of a home theater isn’t a new one, whether it’s part of a family room or a man cave there have been significant changes in the trends of how homeowners are looking at putting in their home theaters.
One Big Screen Vs. Multi-Screen
The traditional set-up is to have one large screen TV as the primary focus of the entire room, and this is a trend that is still popular. With flat screen TVs, it is much easier to have a 70 inch TV and to arrange the room around it – not to mention the fact that he pictures quality on these televisions has never been better. While this is the traditional current setup, it is also worth noting that the multi-screen setup has also become extremely popular.
“The multi-screen setup is quickly gaining popularity, however.” says Evan Blank of Home Theaters Scottsdale.
“This setup has one main screen with several smaller ones on each side which are ideal for watching sports in particular, where multiple games or events could be going on at the same time. At one time, this was tough to pull off with the old tube-based TV system but with flat screens, this becomes much more doable and can create one heck of a theater setup.”
Computer Master Control
Another trend in home theater installation is running your master control through a computer which allows not only for the playing of movies but also quick access to Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or whatever other streaming or video services you watch online. You can watch whatever your favorite video or event is on the big screens, and not just off of a small laptop and their little speakers which bring, even more, options at your fingertips and allows for the full immersion experience no matter what form of media you are using.
Tower Speaker Systems
Tower speakers systems are also becoming more popular just because they can be moved around the room to create more surround sound or a better overall viewing experience as opposed to small wall mounted speakers that have to be kept in the one place and can’t be adjusted after that. The old tower systems are making a comeback.
There is no wrong way to set up your home theater system, and by looking at these new trends, you are far more likely to like the final result.