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What Is an 8K TV & Do I Need One?

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Staying in? Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your home entertainment. After all, in-person sports aren’t an option, and concerts have been canceled indefinitely. If you’re looking for the most lifelike TV experience, that would be in 8K resolution.  

While 4K used to reign supreme, 8K TVs now offer what The Verge calls “likely the clearest digital picture the human eye will ever see.” Brands like Sony now offer 8K screens with High Dynamic Range (HDR), dazzling anyone who gazes at it.

But how does 8K work, and do you really need it for your Austin, TX home? Find out below.

SEE ALSO: Rock or Relax Outside With an Outdoor Sound System

What Does 8K Mean?

How did we jump from 4K to 8K? Let’s start with standard HD screens, which display 1080 pixels vertically. Moving up, 4K TVs typically include 3,840 pixels horizontally and 2,160 pixels vertically, giving it the shortened nickname 4K. 8K quadruples the total number of pixels in 4K screens, with 7,680 pixels across and 4,320 vertically for a total thirty-three million pixels.

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Choosing the Right Screen for Your Private Home Theater

Installing a private home theater is all about enjoying the big-screen experience. Whether you’re watching a movie, your favorite TV show or the Astros, it all just feels a little different when it's shown on a 120” screen. As you’re looking for the best equipment for your brand new theater –from Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers to 4K Ultra HD projectors—it’s important that you don’t skimp when it comes to your screen. You also need to consider that bigger isn’t always better. Read on to see how you can find the right one to fit your room’s specifications.

SEE MORE: 5 Steps to Creating the Home Theater of Your Dreams

Figuring Out the Perfect Size
While one of the biggest advantages of a private home theater is having larger-than-life images, you need to be careful when choosing the size for your new screen. You want to go big, but there some things that will affect just how big you should go: your space limitations, seating distance, and your projector.

1. Space Limitations: These will likely have to do with height rather than width. You don’t want your screen to go all the way to the floor for a variety of reasons. For one, you may have a central speaker that needs to go under the screen. In bigger rooms, the row in front of you will impede the view of those in the back. It’s the same with the televisions in your home. They’re usually raised at least three feet off the ground for optimal viewing.

2. Seating Distance: You also want to take into account the length of the room. If you’re sitting too close to a large screen, the image may look pixelated, and you'll have to be moving your eyes constantly to take in the entire picture. A general rule of thumb is that for a 120" screen, you want to be at least 12 feet away.

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Houzz Honors Texas Integrator with Best of Awards

Houzz Honors Texas Integrator with Best of Awards

We’re excited to announce we recently received a “Best of Houzz” award for both Design & Customer Satisfaction from Houzz—the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The team at Relative Home Systems was chosen by more than 25 million monthly users that make up the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. This notable award is an honor, but we’d prefer to let our work speak for itself. And if you’re looking for a great way to spend more time with the family or entertain guests in your home, then you’ll want to read on.

There’s nothing quite like going to the movies to experience the cinematic wonder of a Hollywood film. Now imagine hosting your friends and family in your own custom home theater. If you’re in Austin, Texas, there are several reasons to consider adding a home theater.

Reason #1: Avoid the crowds and sticky floors; host your own movie night.

After a long week of work at the office and school, the entire family can unwind and relax together watching their favorite flick or latest On Demand release. Get comfortable as you and the family recline in plush theater seats and immerse yourself in the story line unfolding on the screen. Or, create new memories with friends and family as you watch old episodes of your favorite TV sitcom or drama.

Reason #2: Watch your favorite team like you were sitting on the 50-yard line.

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How It's Made! Custom Home Theater Seats

How It's Made! Custom Home Theater Seats

We go inside Fortress Seating for a behind-the-scenes look at how home theater seats are made.

I’ve always wondered about home theater seating: What makes it so different from regular everyday seating? How are they built? What types of materials are used?

 


I recently stopped by Fortress Seating in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. for an look at the art of designing, constructing and customizing home theaterseats. Every seat at the 25,000-square-foot Fortress warehouse is built from scratch. Integrators send in their specs and the Fortress team creates one-of-a-kind seating.

Gabi Wolper, vice president of sales, walked me through the entire chair-building process. There’s a lot that can affect the quality of a home theater seat. For example, Fortress uses solid wood and metal-to-metal connections to make the seats durable.

This tougher-than-nails approach is part of the company’s lineage. In the 1930s, Fortress built only metal desks and filing cabinets. It wasn’t until 1970 that it added office furniture to its lineup, and later seats for healthcare industry.

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Apple TV 1080P Just Released

Amid the excitement over the New iPad was the barely mentioned Apple TV.
No this isn’t the iTV or Apple smart TV many thought was coming. It’s just an updated version of the earlier Apple TV, but it comes with some welcome updates.

The most important upgrade for home theater fans is the new support for 1080p video. You can get 1080p video from iTunes and other services and enjoy them in all their pixels on a 1080p display.

 

Apple TV is also integrated with iTunes in the Cloud. Any content you have in iCloud can be played over your Apple TV. With AirPlay users can stream from another iDevice to their Apple TV.

Photos: Apple’s Innovations Throughout the Years

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Apple TV 1080P Just Released

Amid the excitement over the New iPad was the barely mentioned Apple TV.
No this isn’t the iTV or Apple smart TV many thought was coming. It’s just an updated version of the earlier Apple TV, but it comes with some welcome updates.

The most important upgrade for home theater fans is the new support for 1080p video. You can get 1080p video from iTunes and other services and enjoy them in all their pixels on a 1080p display.

 

Apple TV is also integrated with iTunes in the Cloud. Any content you have in iCloud can be played over your Apple TV. With AirPlay users can stream from another iDevice to their Apple TV.

Photos: Apple’s Innovations Throughout the Years

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3D Video Projection

With the constant evolution of 3D technology, there is no need to only enjoy 3D movies at the cinema. The awesome technology of 3D viewing is now within your reach for your home with Epson’s PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010. This HD video projector has the capability to play back 2D and 3D content in full 1080p HD resolution and is certified by THX. And if that’s not enough, this projector offers an astounding contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and 2400 lumens color/white light output.

 


We just installed this awesome projector in our Champions Experience Center. The picture is amazing! Shooting crystal clear, coming at you images on our Star Glas screen for a 3D movie experience you never thought possible in a home theater setting.

Visit our Facebook Page for a special offer when you purchase a new Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 3D Projector from Relative Home Systems.

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3D Video Projection

With the constant evolution of 3D technology, there is no need to only enjoy 3D movies at the cinema. The awesome technology of 3D viewing is now within your reach for your home with Epson’s PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010. This HD video projector has the capability to play back 2D and 3D content in full 1080p HD resolution and is certified by THX. And if that’s not enough, this projector offers an astounding contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and 2400 lumens color/white light output.

 


We just installed this awesome projector in our Champions Experience Center. The picture is amazing! Shooting crystal clear, coming at you images on our Star Glas screen for a 3D movie experience you never thought possible in a home theater setting.

Visit our Facebook Page for a special offer when you purchase a new Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 3D Projector from Relative Home Systems.

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