three basic pieces of the home theater equation are: video gear, audio
gear and control equipment.
TVs, DVDs, VCRs, Music & Video servers
and CD players can be selected by comparing functions & cost. We can
help you determine what components have the most bang for your buck.
and screens are a different matter. Projectors should be selected
according to the room application. There are three main projector formats
to consider, CRT, LCD, DLP. Each of these formats has their Pro’s and
Con’s. CRT (cathode-ray tube) are the projectors you’ve seen with
three separate color lenses; red, green, and blue. Trained technicians
must focus these different lenses. CRTs have the best looking pictures,
but are not as bright as LCD and DLP projectors. CRTs also must be
recalibrated every one to two years by trained technicians and are also
the most bulky of the three. LCD (liquid
crystal display) projectors create an image by shining light through glass
panels made up of thousands of pixels. These pixels can be noticeable if
you sit too close. LCD lamps last about 2000 hours before burning out. DLP
(digital light processing) is the newest technology. It uses light
reflected of off millions of microscopic mirrors. These mirrors can
sometimes become misaligned, the biggest down side to DLP. On a positive
note, DLPs have greater contrast and less pixelation than LCD projectors.
Both DLP & LCD projectors are smaller & more sleek then the CRTs.
size is a function of the size of the room and the distance to the viewer.
Depending on the type of room you are planning to design, you may or may
not want your screen to be the focal point of your room. We can assist
you in the right design for your room.
selection and placement are crucial in order to get the greatest movie
experience & best overall sound from your system. First determine if you want stand alone speakers or built in
wall speakers. The key is to place the speakers around the listener and
fill the area where they will sit. Different size speakers create
different sound waves which, if positioned incorrectly, will take away
from your listening enjoyment.
you want to pre-wire for a major system in the future or go all out now,
our Technical Consultants are here for a personal consultation.