Overhauling your home theatre system

We’ve all been there, feeling like we should be getting just a little bit more from our home entertainment systems. You’ve installed a big TV, plumped up the cushions, and turned the volume to the max, and yet, it still falls short of the home theatre experience you’ve been looking for. And with the holidays just around the corner, gathering the family for a day of cheesy movies and big-screen blockbusters with a lacklustre system is not going to be an easy task.

We’re here to help you find the perfect tech to upgrade your entertainment system. So you can experience room-filling sound, uncompromising big-screen quality, and effortless comfort with some of the industries most advanced and versatile smart home technology.

6 products to create the ultimate home theatre experience:

1. The Video

Optoma CinemaX Projector

Flat-screen TVs are great for catchup. But, 4K Ultra-HD projectors with HDR technology? That’s the real cinema-at-home system you’re looking for. Perfect for recreating the big-screen experience, the UHZ65UST short-throw laser projector from Optoma is packed with the latest technology to ensure you get an uncompromising picture, with true-to-life colours, and zero frame-interpolation. It comes with full voice control, all of your latest streaming apps, and a built-in media player too. This is the perfect way to enhance your viewing experience to the max. 

3. The Lighting

Lutron RA Select

Now that you’ve got your visual and audio equipment ready, it’s time to set the scene — and no home cinema is complete without automatic curtains, blinds, and lights. Lutron’s RA Select range gives you total control of the lighting in your home, allowing you to dim the lights, or turn them off entirely while shutting your blinds with the touch of a button. And, if you’ve integrated the system with wireless receivers, you won’t even need to leave the comfort of your seat. Away on holiday? You can also use the Lutron RA system to deter intruders, by automatically adjusting lights in the evenings to make it appear as though you’re home.

2. The Sound

Sonos Arc 

One of Sonos’ latest products is the Arc soundbar — and it’s everything you would have hoped for from one of the world’s leading wireless audio specialists. As a standalone product, you’d be hard-pressed to find another soundbar that offers a competitive soundstage at this price, with exceptional audio separation and clarity. For non-dedicated bass units, it provides a surprising level of depth. But, paired with a Sonos Sub, it’s an unrivalled experience. And, if your entertainment system is capable of playing Dolby Atmos content, you’ll take your movie-immersion to the next level.

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4. The Comfort

Heatmiser NeoStat

There’s nothing worse than being too hot in a packed-out theatre, or too cold in the big empty cinema. But with NeoStat from Heatmiser, finding the perfect temperature will be a thing of the past. These slim and stylish thermostats are packed with smart tech like a self-learning preheat system that calculates the time it takes for your rooms to reach optimum temperature. And, the temperature hold feature, keeping your room at a comfortable temperature while you host a viewing session, and reverting to your pre-programmed settings when you’re finished. Plus, with the ability to control the heating from anywhere using a smart device, you’ll never come home to a cold room again.

Video Distribution in the Home

5. The Control

Control4 Neeo

We’ve talked about Control4 before, and for a good reason. The new Neeo remote from Control4 is revolutionising the way we connect with our homes. The compact remote with a crystal-clear screen gives you total control over every aspect of your home. Switch between video services like Netflix, AppleTV or your home Blu-rays, dim the lights and close the blinds, or set the soundtrack for your Christmas get together — it’s all right here in this elegant multi-purpose smart remote.

Want to find out more? We spoke about why we love this product, here

6. The Security

Ring X Line

The Wizard of Oz is a Boxing Day classic, and, as Dorothy once said, “there’s no place like home”. Installing a smart home security system like Ring X Line could be the protection and peace of mind you’re looking for. There’s a wide range of products available in Ring’s collection, including their ever-popular video doorbell, offering you an HD stream of your doorstep from anywhere in the world. It even comes with two-way talk, so you’ll never miss a package, or Santa, again. 

Are you interested in Ring products? Find out more here

Expert advice and certified installation

We’re not just passionate about the products we use; we’re certified installers too. Whether you’re looking for a complete home upgrade or a theatre fit for the holidays, we’ll help you to make the most of your space and budget. Please speak to a member of our home automation London team today to find out more.

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