Somehow, every year the developers of digital technology, seem to reinvent the wheel. Well, not actually, but given the chance I bet they could. The advancement of home entertainment technology year to year is mind-boggling and this year is no different.
Here’s some food for thought – 25 years ago (in 1990) viewing your favorite movie required a VHS system and a video tape, your TV was a large box that weighed well over 50 lbs, and Dolby 5.1 surround sound was just beginning to refine their system. The year is now 2015, and digital technology for home automation seems to have advanced as if 100 years has passed. Here is a look at the 2015 Home Theater Trends and what your living room could look like during this year of unprecedented advancements in home automation technology.
The Home Theater System
The most anticipated Home theater trend of 2015 is finally available for home purchase: Dolby Atmos, the most realistic three-dimensional audio experience on the market in 2015.
“In the cinema, at home, and on the go, Dolby Atmos transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows all around you.”
Just a bit of history – The release of Dolby 5.1 took off in the early 2000’s with the explosion of DVD and Blu-ray players. While 5.1 and 7.1 began to find its way into American homes, Dolby Digital continued to research and develop a way for viewers to get the most realistic sounding experience possible. There focus, not just adding distant ambient noises with no dynamic placement but designating a three-dimensional sound experience allowing the listener to hear the sound sources as if they were actually coming from where it should be. In 2013, this state of the art system had only been installed in 300 theaters worldwide.
Want a taste of what 3D sound means? Put your headphones on and listen to this video here. Dolby Atmos gives you the same type of effect but with much better quality and without headphones.
Home Theater Projectors
Three-dimensional audio sure gives our ear’s something exciting, but the advancements of projectors are utterly amazing! one of the biggest 2015 Home Theater trends is 4k resolution. What that means is four times the resolution of 1080P. So what can you get on the market? Let’s start with a name familiar to the American household: Sony.
The Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector will downright blow your mind away. You’ve never watched a movie like this! This projector is capable of providing an image on a 200” screen, at 4 times the resolution of a standard HD1080P, with 1700 lumens of brightness. And, of course, it can do all of this in 3D as well!
One of the most dynamic projectors of 2015, the JVC e-shift 3 D-ILA projector, truly gives you an enhanced visual experience. Keeping up with the trends of 2015, this JVC projector has 4K resolution. Using liquid crystal on silicon chips, it has less moving parts than its predecessors and features an intelligent lens aperture for a crisp image in any setting. Enjoy 2 and 3D viewing experience in 4K resolution.
For the guy who has everything, this projector is the whole “shebang”! The DLP M.150S SIM2 LED projector is the world’s first multi-purpose “green” projector line. Forget about the lamps of other projector’s, this baby uses lasers. This system is the trend setter by introducing a LED projector at its highest level ever. Over two years of advanced engineering, this projector gives you unprecedented picture quality in 2 and 3D. Its 1200 lumens of brightness are equivalent to 1800 lumens of a lamp-based projector. This is the same quality video used by surgeons in robotic surgeries. And by using “SIM2 Super pure LED” technology, it is the best colorimetry on the planet. Not only that, but you’ll be sure to enjoy your projector for years to come, as this LED system has a life expectancy averaging 30,000 hours of silent, uncompromised viewing.
Home Theater A/V Receivers
Of Course, all these cool new toys need to be connected, right? The trend this year is wireless technology! To truly get the most out of the Dolby Atmos experience, the Integra DTR 70.6 11.2 receiver gives you what you need. Use your smart device to control this gem. It’s digital to analog/sound conversion rate is double that of your favorite mastered CD. What does this mean for you? Well, grab a script and start memorizing your lines. You will feel as though you are a character in your favorite movie. But seriously, with connections to 11 speakers and two subwoofers, your ear’s won’t know what is real, and what is in the film.
Krell “Evolution 707 3D
Are you all about that bass? The Krell “Evolution 707 3D” hears your calls. Along with a Krell Multi-Channel Amplifier, you can control this thing with any smart device in your home. This processor gives you eight speakers and four subwoofer channels. And although that is enough bass to shake your foundation, this bass experience is tight and well placed. Using its Automatic Room Equalization System (ARES), the whole system adapts to its surroundings, giving you the biggest and best-equalized sound on the planet.
Home Theater Speakers
Are you crazy about crisp clear sound? Well, these state of the art speakers will provide you with just that! With the huge Dolby Atmos shift, the trend in speakers of 2015 is anything that can perform to the level Dolby wants them to. The Paradigm Prestige, Signature, and Studio Series speakers take everything you thought you knew about audio to a whole new level. Not only are these speakers encased in gorgeous, decorative cabinets; they provide excellent, breathtaking sound. So what makes the different series so different?
Let’s start with the Prestige. This speaker is built using “Perforated Phase-Aligning technology”, allowing for equal distribution of audio into the room. Wherever you sit in the room, you will hear the speaker as though you are standing five ft in front of it. The speakers include pure aluminum mid and bass drivers, along with over molded “ART” surrounds and a SHOCK MOUNT “Isolation mounting system”. Wanna play your music loud with none of the rattle? These speakers are perfect for you.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be the conductor of the Boston Pops. The Paradigm Signature series gives you just that. They are constructed in 2 gorgeous veneer finishes of Cherry and Piano Black. The speakers are made of pure Beryllium tweeter domes that are lighter and more rigid than aluminum allowing for flawless harmonics in sound. And by elevating the dome, these speakers are premium for off-axis acoustic dispersion.
As if the Prestige and the Signature series weren’t enough, paradigm also offers its studio series. These speakers give you the sound as if you were in the studio recording it. The speakers are constructed of Gold-Anodized Pure Aluminum Domes. This extremely rigid and suspended speaker gives you instantaneous power response, providing the cleanest and clearest sound on the market. The Prestige, Signature, and Studio series speakers truly provide the source that Dolby Atmos had envisioned during all these years of research and development.
Home Theater Seating
Your dream 2015 advanced home automated system is almost complete, except for one thing; Comfort! I’m sure you don’t plan on enjoying your awesome theater sitting on the floor. No, you need some gorgeous, comfortable, and classy furniture to truly complete your theater. Fortress seating’s is the best in furnishing your theater. Want to be creative, try out some of their awesome concept seating; or sit back on one of several gorgeous loungers. Fortress seating is truly the way to spend time with your family in comfort and style. Our team at Creative Sound has an incredible team for home theater design, equipment installation, acoustics, and theater seating.
Although every year home technology improves, the trends of 2015 have created a special year of advancements. From Dolby Atmos, to LED projection, this is the year that will define home automation. The best products ever are being released, and are all at their best quality. 2015 will surely go down as a benchmark year for home theater advancements in innovative technology and engineering.