As football season approaches, it’s time to make sure you have everything you need to host perfect game day parties. Beyond drinks, snacks, and décor, there’s one big thing that can have a huge impact on the quality of your football experience: your home entertainment system.
If you’re sticking with a standard resolution television and speakers, then it’s worth exploring how the latest AV technologies can greatly enhance the way you enjoy media in your Bellevue, Washington home. Keep reading to learn about the top upgrades you should consider!
1. 4K Resolution for Crystal Clear Visuals
You shouldn’t have to squint at the screen, trying to assess if the ref made a bad call on a pass completion. A 4K Ultra HD television can deliver a beautifully clear picture, with every aspect of the game captured in perfect detail. You’ll get a better view than if you were sitting in the bleachers!
As its name suggests, 4K televisions have four times the pixels as a standard resolution television. And it makes a huge difference. Once you compare a regular display to 4K, you won’t ever go back to the grainy, blurred images of a non-4K TV.
2. Surround Sound for that Stadium Ambiance
Nothing beats that sense of comradery and excitement you get from being part of a packed stadium cheering on the Washington Huskies as they pound the competition. Is it possible to recreate that feeling in your home? We can’t deliver on the crammed bleacher seats or inclement weather, but we can help to recreate the roar of the crowd and the sounds on the field with the right surround sound setup.
Today’s modern surround sound systems actually direct different audio signals to specific speakers depending on where they’re located. So if a ref blows a whistle on the left side of the screen, you hear it through the leftmost speakers. Once all of the audio signals are combined, it creates a fully immersive, 3D listening experience.
3. Smart Control for the Entire Room
If you really want to take your game day experience to the next level, consider upgrading to a smart home automation system from Control4. This technology is more than just a universal remote for your TV and speakers – it can control the lights, motorized blinds, thermostat, door locks, and more!
It makes prepping the perfect environment for football as easy as pressing the “Entertain” button on your tablet or smartphone. That could cause the front door to unlock (to give easy access to your game day guests), the thermostat to lower to a comfortable temperature, the lights to brighten in the entryway and lower in the media room, and the window treatments to close to create the perfect lighting levels for your 4K screen. Whatever smart technologies you have in your home, you can incorporate them into these preset scenes like “Entertain” for whatever activity you want!
Now is the perfect time to give your home entertainment system an upgrade – add the technology now and enjoy it for the entire football season and beyond.
To learn how Beyond Hi-Fi can help with the design and installation of these smart technologies, call us at (425) 998-8008 or fill out this quick contact form!