Don’t Miss a Minute of the Game with a Smart Home Theater Installation


Are you ready for some football? It’s that time of year again, and you need to get your home theater installation ready for kickoff. But the AV tech you have in your house may not cut it – if you don’t want to miss a down, you probably want to invest in full 4K Ultra HD. Of course, UHD isn’t the only display technology you want to have in your home theater if you really want to enjoy all of the epic drama the gridiron has to offer. In this blog, we’ll explain some common video display upgrades you’ll want to have in your home theater this football season. Read on for more.


Upgrading to 4K

You probably know about 4K; it’s been a buzzword in TV displays for the past couple of years. But as ubiquitous as it’s become for TVs, it’s still relatively new for projectors. And if you’re a home theater traditionalist, you’ll probably want to invest in the look and feel of a classic projection system. So what should you look for in yours?

High-Dynamic Range: HDR is one of the most common technologies associated with the 4K revolution. It digitally widens the gap between the deepest black and brightest white, thereby allowing thousands of new color gradients to appear on screen. These gradients add increased levels of detail to any image you’re viewing, making it even more realistic than you’ve ever seen.

High Frame Rate: HFR is among the most important upgrades for sports lovers. Most movies you watch are shot and played back at 24 frames per second. That’s a large part of the “cinematic” look. Sports, and football in particular, are shot in 60fps, flattening out the image and making the action easier to follow. The only problem is, a lot of homeowners don’t know the difference, so they end up watching a game with blurry movement. By investing in a projector with HFR capabilities (often called “sports mode,”) you can enjoy the entire game without losing track of the ball.

OLED: If you’ve been looking for a new display, you may have come across the term OLED. Though it only applies to TVs and not projectors, it’s becoming one of the more popular terms associated with backlighting technology. The reason is simple: it’s a way to enhance the colors and deepen the darkest black visible on screen. Unlike LED screens, which use LED lights to illuminate colored crystals to create the different hues you see, OLED uses the LED lights themselves to create the different gradients. By cutting out the middle man, OLED can enhance the viewing experience.


Are you interested in watching this NFL season in the best-looking home theater you can imagine? Contact Audio Video Concepts for more information!