Posts Tagged ‘home theater’

How to Choose your Home Theater Screen

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

While you may fall asleep each night dreaming of adding a beautiful theater screen to your home, this isn’t a project you can just rush into.

You deserve to kick back and make your new home theater system the envy of everyone in the neighborhood, but accepting a “one size fits all” approach is not the way to go. Taking your time to understand your home theater screen needs is the only way to make sure your viewing experience is perfect.

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Beat Winter Blues with Home Theater Installation in Baltimore!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

As the weather continues to get colder and colder, there are fewer options for your typical after-work activities. The time you might have spent outside playing sports or cooking on the grill is long gone; no one wants to be out in below-freezing temperatures for any longer than they need to be! So what to do instead for entertainment in the winter? It’s time to consider having a custom home theater installed for your Baltimore home! Read on to find out how.

home movie theaterHave a Home Theater Installed in December

Never be bored or blue in winter when you have your very own home theater system!  A system like this provides constant entertainment value for both your family and for any guests you might be hosting over the holidays this year. The expert team from Down to Earth Communications can work with you to create a design plan that works best for your home; from a smaller screen to a giant one or from ceiling speakers to surround sound, they will find the perfect way to make your home theater your favorite room in the house!

Home theaters do more than provide you with entertainment in the winter, of course. They can be enjoyed year-round and you can make use of them no matter what the weather outside is doing. Watch a summer blockbuster or an autumn award-winner—whatever you’d prefer! But remember than come winter when your entertainment options are much more limited, you will be glad you had your Baltimore home outfitted with a custom home theater system.

About Us: Down to Earth Communications

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in quality home theater installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

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Key Components of Home Theater Systems

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

home theaterHome theaters have been around for a while, but haven’t made it to every household just yet. Why? There could be many reasons, such as price, availability of space or some misconceptions about this technology. Down to Earth Communications is here to shed light on home theater systems and help you make an informed decision if you plan on purchasing one.

What is a home theater?

Essentially, a home theater is an arrangement of various audio and video equipment designed to replicate movie theater experience. Going to movies is fun, but why pay money if modern technology made it possible to enjoy theater-like experience in the comfort of your own home? The only minor inconvenience is that you’ll have to wait till a particular movie comes out in your preferred media format.

What does a home theater system consist of?

Video. Depending on your budget and available room space, you can opt either for a big-screen TV or a high-resolution projector. The size and picture quality matter most, so choose wisely! You can even pick a device with 3D capability to further enhance your movie experience.

Audio. As a Maryland surround sound installation service provider, we know that no home theater is complete without a surround sound system. The sound is just as important as the picture, because it often helps follow the storyline and add dimension. A surround sound system works by splitting the sound into multiple channels that carry it to corresponding speakers. Here are most common components of a surround sound system:

-          Front, center and rear speakers may come in different shapes and sizes. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4 speakers, but the more you install – the better the surround effect.

-          Subwoofers create deep bass sounds and are responsible for that rumble under your feet when a train passes by in the movie.

-          Audio/Video receiver is a central hub of the surround sound system with a job of receiving signals from various input devices, decoding, amplifying and directing the sound into right speakers.

Media devices. You will need to install devices that would read and play your movies depending on their format. We are talking about Blu-Ray players, DVD players, VHS players, gaming consoles and cable/DVR boxes. The good news is that you don’t need to have one of each (what a clutter that would be)! Most Blu-Ray players also play DVDs, some gaming consoles play both formats, and many smart TVs come with built-in Netflix app or could be easily connected to stream media from your laptop.

You can buy a home theater that has already been put together, or you can build your own by combining components from different manufacturers. If you go with the second option, make sure all the parts are compatible with each other.

As a Maryland home theater installation company, we know that any installation project can be stressful and take a lot of your valuable time. Moreover, you risk ending up with a mess of wires and unsecure connections. If you decide to employ a professional, let us know and we’ll help you design a perfect home theater layout and will perform a fast and clean installation.