How to Upgrade & Modernize Your Home Theater

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Get Your Home Cinema Ready for Today’s Entertainment

It may be hard to believe, but home theaters have been around for almost 40 years. But since we're in Beverly Hills, California and the heart of the motion picture industry, it's even longer than that as some in the film business replicated the equipment of commercial theaters in lavish homes. For the most part, however, it's been since the 1980s that the equipment to reproduce the magic of cinema sight and sound has been available for home environments. 

The longstanding history of home theater means many homes already have one. But home theater experiences have evolved significantly since the 1980s, especially as digital audio and video formats and the internet have reshaped content distribution and availability. That means some home cinema equipment as little as 5-7 years old may not be offering viewers the ultimate watching experience. Since we’re a home theater company, we’d like to tell you three ways you should consider upgrading your personal cinema space so you can enjoy immersive movies, TV shows and more with the latest high-performance components possible. Please keep reading below!

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Home Theater 102: The Basics of Surround Sound

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What to Know about Surround Sound for Home Theaters

As you may well know, surround sound for home theater has been around for decades. In the 1990s, multichannel audio components with Dolby Surround started appearing. Surround sound then was very basic. In fact, these first components initially took stereo and synthesized it into surround sound! But things progressed quickly after that.

We don't have room to cover all the history here, but surround sound has come a long, long way. No home theater should be without great surround audio; it is part and parcel of the movie experience. As a home theater company, we know there are many ways to get an excellent surround experience in your Calabasas, CA home cinema or media room. We’ll get into some of the basics below!

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4 Top Home Theater Trends to Watch in 2022

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The Home Theater Becomes a Media Entertainment Hub

Beverly Hills, understandably, is a town that understands film, theaters, and the entertainment industry. Beverly Hills residents had home theaters before home cinema was a thing anywhere else. And with some of the best commercial theaters in the country right here in Los Angeles and Westwood, we all understand a great theater experience.

Unfortunately, as we all know, the pandemic has taken its toll on the in-theater movie business. Streaming platforms have reduced theatrical releases to short theater runs. If you’re in the film business, that may be an issue for you. But if you’re a film fan, it’s never been a better time to have a home theater! Chances are you already have a home theater or media room of a sort, and you may be looking for ways to enhance your experience. As a leading home theater company in Beverly Hills and L.A., we'd like to share some of the top trends we see in home theaters for 2022. While not completely new, you're going to see a lot more of these in the future!

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Home Theater 101: The Basics of Screens and Projectors

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What to Think about When Choosing a Home Theater Display

We’d venture to say that when people think about a new home theater, the first thought might be about what type of screen they envision and how big it can be. It makes sense; a big screen is a large part of the cinematic experience. Fortunately, the options for large screens continue to multiply, enabling you to have a small home theater in your bedroom and a huge one in a dedicated room, with both providing an exceptional viewing experience.

To get you started thinking about your home cinema, we’ve put together a basic Q&A about home theater screens. While this blog can start your thinking about options, the best way to choose the ideal display is to partner with a home theater company like Malibu Wired, which can do everything from design to installation in your West Hollywood, CA home. Keep reading below to learn more about home theater displays and screens.

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What Can a Home Theater Company Do for You?

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Build Your Dream Home Theater with a Pro

Here in Bel Air, with so many people in the film industry, home theaters must be a cut above the norm. Even if you are not in the industry, Los Angeles has a heightened appreciation of quality when watching movies. How many cities have theaters like the TCL (Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre, the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, and the Fox Theater in Westwood Village? When bringing the cinema home, you want the same magical experience.

If you are thinking about adding or upgrading a theater in your Bel Air home, you want a true home theater company as your professional partner – one that will meet your exacting standards. Read on to learn more about how home theater companies work with you to build your dream media space.

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