Custom designed Home Theaters / Media Rooms
Multi-room and outdoor audio systems
Control Systems (Universal Remotes)
Networking (Wi-Fi & hardwired
Why Buy From Home Theater Solutions?
We are authorized resellers of all the brands we use. This gives us direct access to exclusive products and manufacturers representatives to resolve problems or get insider information on how to maximize their products. By allowing us to supply the products, you take advantage of our experience with the recommended equipment and repeated integration of such products. This allows us to have an expected outcome including how easy a system will be to use, how well particular products work together, product reliability and ultimately how well they will meet your project needs. Time setting up systems and programming systems is reduced due to continued product familiarity and not having to learn the quirks of new products, saving time and money.
A few points to make our case
We are competitive in pricing and deliver products free of charge.
Expert system design goes hand in hand with the product selection.
Products have a reliability and performance level that has been proven.
We are a mediator for service needs.
If there's not much 4K media available why buy a 4K display?
It's true that there is not an abundance of 4K material yet. The options are growing though. A Ultra High Definition Bluray player is one of the best options. Amazon® and Netflix® are offering 4K. There may be some material available on demand from your cable service provider.
Back to the point at hand, even though there is not an abundance of 4K material, a 4K television has a faster processor and better video processing circuitry. Not only can it handle higher resolutions but it will help clean up the common HD picture and may be able to scale a lower resolution HD picture up to near 4K quality. Plus there's the fact that you're investing in a new technology not old technology.
LCD vs. LED
Pros of LCD
Not susceptible to "Burn in" - the permanent etching of an image into the screen when left static for long periods of time. This makes them better for security cameras or stock market monitors.
Anti-glare front panel - greatly reduces reflections from adjacent windows. LED TVs are starting to include glass front panels after realizing the resolution improvement over composite panels (a trait of Plasma panels).
Brighter display to help with daytime viewing
Consume less energy = more green
Pros of LED
Available in 4K resolutions
Better blacks due to edge lighting. micro dimming or local dimming. This enables the TV to shut off certain areas of the screen back-lighting to create deeper blacks.
Better with motion video than LCD TVs
not susceptible to image retention "burn-in
Low power consumption
Very small bezel around the TV. This means more, screen less TV
Why do I get vertical black bars on the sides of the screen on a High Definition channel?
High definition is recorded in the 16x9 format (the size of your HD screen). It costs more to broadcast in high definition and so It is typical for an advertisement or lower budget shows to be shown in standard definition but be simultaneously broadcast on standard definition and high definition channel, saving money. Your cable box/TV knows that the signal is a 4x3 ratio (old TVs) encrypted in the HD signal and automatically reproduces it at that size and blacks out the unused screen. When the channel or program returns to the 16x9 format it will again fill the screen. Standard definition channels are broadcast in the lower resolution and can be scaled to fit the screen by using a wide mode aspect setting on your TV. Sometimes the TV will zoom the HD picture and as a result cut off part of the image. Luckily the growing availability of HD is eliminating this problem.
Why are there black bars on the top and bottom of my screen when watching a DVD?
Many movie production companies film their movies with an anamorphic lens which has a ratio of 2.35:1. This is a wide angle, panoramic lens that allows more into the picture. When the film is formatted to the 16x9 standard high definition ratio, the picture is scaled down leaving space at the top and bottom to align the longer sides. Stretching the picture (zoom, H-Fill) distorts the picture and lowers quality. The best image will be with the bars and most don't notice them after a short period anyway. There are many companies that are producing projection screens and projectors to fit the anamorphic size because of repeated request. Some even have a motorized zoom which changes the picture size to match the material with a push of a button. Of course you need a 2.35:1 screen to fit those widescreen movies properly.
Why does the volume get louder when a commercial comes on?
Advertisers use "gain increase" as an attempt to get your attention during commercial breaks. This volume increase in completely intentional. The FCC has recognized the problem and has been working on legislation to ban it.
**Update** There has been a noticed addition of a feature called Dolby Volume™ to many televisions, newer cable boxes and home theater receivers to control this issue. Check your settings to activate it.
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