Dedicated Home Theater and Media Rooms
We create the ultimate private home theater experience.
A true home theater experience can take you away to another place. You become so immersed in the movie, you feel like you are part of it. This is what happens when you create a real dedicated home theater. With the right planning, investing in a home theater can be one of the best enhancements to your home and lifestyle.
A state-of-the-art surround sound system that puts you right in the middle of the action, with a totally customized design that reflects your personality and décor. We select the finest audio and video components, cabinetry, acoustical treatments, lighting, control systems, and accessories. Then we meticulously install everything to perfection.
In designing a dedicated home theater, we design the perfect combination of sight and sound. We can design screen layout, projector, speakers and components placement with your architect or designer. Other important considerations may entail the room treated with our acoustics approach for the enjoyment of your dedicated home theater.
Screen Size and Viewing Distance.
The next step is to decide both the location and size for your video display. Both the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and THX Ltd. (a developer of quality standards founded by Lucasfilm) have recommendations on this subject. This step is very important to get right, and is probably the most difficult challenge.
Acoustics and Soundproofing
Great sound immerses you in a film’s sound effects. All things being equal, acoustic treatments have a larger impact on the sound than almost any component.
In designing a dedicated home theater, speaker placement is extremely important. By far, the most important track in a film is the dialogue track. This is produced through the center channel speaker. If you cannot understand the dialogue, the impact of the movie is greatly reduced. In theater rooms with multiple rows of seats, hearing dialogue clearly can be a challenge. Not only should your family and guests be able to see the entire screen, they need to hear all of the speakers.
Choosing the Right Equipment
This is the fun part for most people. Significant improvements in video technology can give you a great picture for a fraction of the cost only 10 years ago. This allows more room in your budget for great sound. Unlike video, audio pricing has held very steady in its cost to performance ratio. Recent improvements in home theater speakers will make your surround sound experience even more fun. Matching all your equipment is where Wilshire Home Entertainment experts and our experience will be a big help.
Controlling It All
If no one can figure out how to turn the system on and make selections, the enjoyment factor will drop! A well thought out control system can make all the difference. Reliable options now exist so you can hide all your components and get signals to them perfectly. We offer you a wide range of options from programmable universal remote controls to complete home automation systems.
In most dedicated home theater rooms, equipment is housed outside the room to minimize noise. It is critical for the life expectancy of components that they have adequate ventilation. Your amplifier or receiver will put out some heat, but the cable box, satellite box, or video game system radiate a great deal of heat. If you use an existing cabinet, passive ventilation by drilling holes is not sufficient to exhaust hot air. We typically installs a ventilation fan in the cabinet to exhaust the hot air.
The Ultimate Home Theater
Imagine an area of your home decorated with a cinema theme, perhaps with a vintage popcorn machine and concession area outside the screening room. Your invited guests gather here for wine and conversation before the movie begins. At the scheduled time for your film, your lighting control system automatically dims your lights as programmed, signaling when you and your guests should move to your theater to enjoy this week’s latest Blu-ray movie release. When everyone is seated, a single button press on your personalized touch screen controller dims the lights to viewing level, activates your projector and starts the movie. During the film, images have almost three-dimensional vividness, and you are enveloped in the music and effects of the soundtrack, clearly understanding everything that is said. When the movie ends, your friends comment that the experience is so much better than a movie theater, they can’t imagine why you would ever leave home! Is this your ultimate home theater dream? Whatever yours happens to be, our design team can help your dream come true.