Make the Most of Your Home Theater Setup

With 2019 now here, one of your new year’s resolutions might be to upgrade the home cinema at your Southern California house. Or, perhaps you’re ready to take on your first home theater installation at your property – whether in Palos Verdes or beyond.

Regardless, you want to be in touch with the latest home theater trends and technologies so that you are able to enjoy your favorite films in the best resolution possible. Those home theater trends were on display in Las Vegas earlier this month during the 2019 CES exposition.

In this blog, we go over some of the trends we noticed at CES that you’ll want to keep an eye on for your home theater installation. Just keep reading below to find out more.


Massive, Crystal-Clear TV Displays

Some of the biggest things to come out of the home theater announcements from this year’s CES were the actual big screens from companies like Sony and LG. The new Sony Master Series 8K television is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. And you read correctly – 8K, which is the evolution of 4K Ultra HD.

8K resolution on a small screen would be entirely too much to handle, so that’s why the new Master Series TVs are incredibly large, almost spanning a projection screen’s size. The Z9G Series comes in two models, one with an 85-inch display and the other with a 98-inch display. Both are wide enough to cover your wall possibly and gear you up for a fantastic movie night.

On the other side is LG’s roll-up OLED TV. This screen is a little smaller but is still great for a hybrid home theater space at 65 inches. It delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR – but most importantly, it rolls up right out from its base; making it perfect for movie-viewing home spaces that are in multi-purpose areas.

If you’re looking for a genuinely massive display for your home theater, Samsung once again showcased its modular microLED TV appropriately nicknamed “The Wall,” which is expected to be available this year. On show at CES was a 75-inch version as well as a stunning, jaw-dropping 219-inch display.

Dolby Atmos Continues to Increase in Popularity

We’ve previously talked about why you might want Dolby Atmos in your home theater; after all, the object-based audio format makes watching movies a genuinely three-dimensional experience.

Dolby Atmos has, indeed, been growing in popularity over the past few years. But it was especially evident at this year’s CES, with several TV manufacturers – including LG and Sony – releasing models with built-in Atmos support. And it isn’t just TVs that are now offering built-in Atmos support. The Xbox One S and X now both support Dolby Atmos, as well.

In a further positive development, we also are observing an increased amount of Atmos-native content become available, from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to Netflix to even video games.

Of course, to make the most of Atmos audio, you need to add overhead speakers to your surround sound setup and an A/V receiver that also can process and distribute Atmos audio.

Do you want to learn even more about these new home theater trends and technologies from this year’s CES and how they can truly elevate your home cinema in 2019?

Our team of home theater installation experts is here to help, from recommending the best products for your cinema to installing and calibrating your theater to perfection.

Feel free to give us a call at 310-372-2212 or contact us here to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!