Newer technology, fresh ideas and consumer demands have brought about several new home theater trends. Consumers have a number of ways they can customize their own home theaters to suit their preferences and needs. The best new trends include bigger screens, hidden equipment, multitasking rooms and multiple displays.
There is no doubt about it; consumers want the big screens, the bigger the better! The days of watching your favorite movie or game on tiny little TV's are gone. Consequently, home theaters rooms have become even larger to accommodate more equipment with bigger screens.
The newest trend for home theaters is to hide or disguise equipment as opposed to the look of the eighties where we scattered every piece of technology equipment throughout the room. Drop down projection screens and in-wall speakers are all the rage these days to omit clutter and customize your theater.
Spending quality family time together has become a number one priority for most families these days. Consequently, many rooms in the home that were once separate like family centers, game rooms and media rooms are now being combined within theater rooms. This brings the family closer together, and it also helps to reduce the amount of components spread throughout the home.
Many home theaters are now equipped with home networks to provide the necessary Internet connections for streaming video, Blu-ray players, dedicated streaming devices, smart TVs and gaming consoles.
Since prices have come down considerably, more homeowners are choosing to enjoy a variety of screen options to suit several needs. Some folks may prefer one gigantic screen; while others want access to multiple screens like one or more flat-panel TV's and a huge hidden projection screen that drops down for watching special events and movies.
HDTV's have become extremely popular for split-screen features that enable users to watch one show on a large screen while viewing the Web or another program on another smaller screen.
There is no doubt that todays' homeowners want increased performance, more features and plenty of space in their home theaters for entertainment and relaxing with family.