From movie enthusiasts to sports fanatics, everyone prefers spending most of their time around their audio-video system. And with the COVID-19 forcing most people to remain in their homes, people are increasingly using home theaters and music systems to stay on top of their media experience.
With technologies like IoT and AI coming in the mainstream, the home audio-video experience offers new opportunities to upgrade. Here’s a quick look at some audiovisual technology trends for 2020 and beyond.
Smart home theaters
You must’ve heard of smart home technology; it makes our lives better in so many ways. You can lock the doors, turn on/off lights, access security cameras, and more from miles away with the help of a smartphone. And now, you can transform your home theater into a high-tech media room. You no longer need to play around with a bunch of remotes every time you want to change the channel, video input, or volume.
Smart media rooms provide an integrated approach, in which you can use a universal remote to control all the connected appliances, thus, making your audio-video experience more futuristic and convenient. You can close the blinds, dim the lights, start the projector, and more with one click of a button.
Enhanced sound quality
High-quality speakers are one of the essentials for a superior audio-video experience in any home. Surround sound systems can soundbars can provide your home theater a cinema-like audio experience. With cutting-edge audio technology being easily accessible, it is easy for homeowners to create an immersive experience for sports, movies, music, or anything else that includes sound.
4K TVs are not new, but it was not until recently they came into the mainstream. Now, the entire industry is catching up with the 4K trend; streaming devices, broadcasts, and even local cinema providers are upgrading their services to align with 4K technology. Therefore, get ready to witness a lot of 4K viewing options across various channels and platforms, and if you haven’t already, upgrade your hardware so that you can enjoy an impressive new 4K experience.
Virtual Reality (VR) technology has been gradually making its way to automotive, real estate, retail, and, eventually, the audiovisual industry. Your home theater would make an ideal place for a good-quality VR headset. The technology has witnessed increasing popularity with the younger generation; however, many adults have also taken a step ahead and experimented with the new technology. From games to videos, Virtual Reality has refashioned the way people entertain themselves, and the change has to last for 2020 and beyond.
The most significant development would be the integration of audio-video systems with other smart home appliances to create an immersive experience. While technologies like AI, IoT, and VR would make media consumption more innovative, the ultimate focus would remain on convenience, comfort, and quality.
TekMax Technologies is on the leading edge of Audio/Visual Installations, helping you install the best-in-class home theater and audio-video solutions in your home.