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Picture Perfect: Ensuring the Best Images for Your Home Theater Installation

Des Moines Homeowners, Make 4K UHD Your New Year’s Resolution

Picture Perfect: Ensuring the Best Images for Your Home Theater Installation

There are few things in life more exciting than watching a movie in your very own home theater. Whether you’re a film buff who wants to catch every detail, a sports fan that wants to experience the most realistic game or a video gamer looking to completely immerse yourself, a private cinema is right for you. And along with custom seating and a killer sound system, you want the crispest, clearest picture possible. In this blog, we’ll break down why you should invest in 4K UHD and HDR displays as part of your home theater installation. Read on for more.

What Is 4K UHD?

One of the biggest buzzwords in home theaters last year was “4K Ultra HD”. The phrase refers to an image standard that offers four times the resolution of 1080p High Definition. The result is a much sharper image, with some manufacturers claiming you could sit as close as five feet away without seeing any deterioration.

It was an exciting advancement, but some homeowners were skeptical. After all, the increased resolution didn’t mean that there would be enough 4K content to view on it. However, their fears were quickly laid to rest with the development of 4K UHD Blu-rays and available content from online streaming services like Netflix. Today, 4K UHD is becoming standard in home theaters around the country.

What Is HDR?

Just as important as the pixel density of 4K UHD, High-Dynamic Range has completely transformed the way images look on a video display. By widening the difference between the deepest black and the brightest white, HDR offers an incredible amount of visible color, making images look more realistic than ever. Many have described the experience more like looking through a window than watching video.

What Is HFR?

After reading about UHD and HDR, you might think you’ll have nightmares about alphabet soup, but both are worthy investments to your home theater display. And we promise, this last one will make a big difference in your home, especially if you’re a sports fan.

HFR stands for High Frame Rate. Essentially, it offers more images per second than standard frame rates, resulting in clearer motion. A typical frame rate for a TV show or movie is shot and played back at 24 frames per second, but HFR offers rates of 48 – 120 fps to help you follow the ball as it moves down the field.

Are you excited about getting perfect picture quality as part of your home theater installation? Contact Reference AVS today!

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