Exciting Ways to Enjoy an Outdoor Home Theater This Spring
Outdoor Audio Video Is Better Than Ever When It’s Integrated
With the warm weather quickly approaching, there’s plenty to do outside. One of the best ways to enjoy the comfy climate is with an outdoor AV system. And though you’ve probably spent the past few months huddled in your custom home theater or media room for warmth, passing the time with top-of-the-line 4K HDR picture and immersive surround sound, you don’t have to sacrifice quality when you step outside. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the ways you can enjoy similar quality in your back yard.
When you picture a home theater setup, you probably imagine it goes like this: from front to back, screen, seats and projector. A traditional theater arrangement economizes space by placing the projector in front of the screen and behind the viewer, and by using the natural reflection of the typically white screen to show you a picture. And while this is completely normal, it also poses some problems – namely that the image can often become washed out and viewers can easily block it if they get up for a drink.
So how do you improve the image when you’re outside? The answer is simple: rear-projection. In this setup, the projector sits behind a specially-designed screen that allows light to filter through. The projected image is typically brighter, sharper and easier to see from more angles. And because it’s not based on light reflection, it doesn’t get as washed out. Plus, the viewer can’t block the projector unless they walk behind the screen, so you won’t see any shadows ruining the experience either.
Part of the beauty of a home AV distribution system is that it allows you to stream your movies and music from single sources throughout your property. In most cases, that includes your back yard and pool areas. So how do you connect the components in your yard to the AV rack in your basement when HDMI cables only reach a maximum of about 16 feet?
The answer is customized cabling. While wireless options may sound tempting, you’ll only get true 4K HDR quality and high-fidelity sound by streaming the signal through HDBaseT or fiber optic cables. Your integrator can find a solution that fits your needs and help guide you to the right course of action.
Are you interested in enjoying the warm weather with an outdoor AV system? Futurian Systems can help! Contact us by filling out this short form or giving us a call at 866-597-6616.