DC Metro Home Theater Installation

How Would Encore Custom Audio/Video Design YOUR Home Theater?

on Sunday, 22 February 2015. Posted in DC Metro Home Theater Installation

With an attention to the details that ensure an amazing private cinema experience

In the last blog, we focused on Dolby Atmos and our new 4,500 sq. ft., state-of-the-art showroom at our headquarters in Sterling. Part of the reason we’re so enthusiastic about both is because Dolby Atmos was designed to create a layer of sound from above and the overhead sound extends the height of a system's soundstage, which allows for some very special effects that we enjoy demonstrating in our new showroom. 

How Do You Create the Custom Home Theater of Your Dreams?

on Monday, 29 December 2014. Posted in Northern Virginia Home Theater Installation, DC Metro Home Theater Installation

Encore shows you five ways to make your entertainment space amazing

Creating a custom home theater is a great way to further personalize your home and also entertain family and guests. Features like digital projection and a control system can impress your audience and deliver an experience they won’t forget. Here are five ways you can make your home theater stand out from the rest.

Does Home Automation Improve Your Property's Value

on Tuesday, 30 September 2014. Posted in DC Metro Home Theater Installation

Encore Custom AV offers several benefits for new builds and retrofits

Acquiring your own high-quality smart home automation system is an awesome personal achievement; however, Encore Custom AV knows there is a “bigger picture” to consider:  Will investing in home automation increase your property value?  The answer is YES!  When home network control is integrated correctly (most especially during the construction phase), your home immediately advances to a higher value.

What are the Priorities when Planning a Home Theater Build?

on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in DC Metro Home Theater Installation

This Northern Virginia Home Theater Installation Expert Offers 10 Important Considerations

Part I

There are few things in life more exciting than the mere prospect of having your own private movie theater at home. The very idea of immersing yourself in a carefully crafted space dedicated to your viewing and listening enjoyment might even be keeping you up at night. As anxious as you may be to get started once you’ve decided to move forward on the project, there is a lot to consider before beginning the build.

Over our next few blog entries, we want to offer 10 specific considerations; things you will want to have determined (or at least contemplated) to minimize frustration throughout the process.

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1. The Space

Where do you plan to put it? Keep in mind, the size of the room will determine how large your video display can be, what projection system will work best, how many guests you can assemble, etc. The specifics of the room you choose are going to dictate quite a bit of the work order. Such as:

  1. How much ambient light is currently in the room?
  2. Is the floor surfaced with carpet, tile or wood?
  3. How is the space constructed (and to what degree can it be modified)?
  4. Do you intend to show the components, or would you prefer them in another room entirely?
  5. Do you want to see the speakers, or want them hidden (or even built into the walls)?
  6. How large of a viewing audience do you want to accommodate?

Now, this might seem overwhelming at first, but keep in mind that you can call and ask us ANY questions and, if you’re ready, we can come out for a visit and help assess your options. Just be sure the room you pick is the room that’s going to give you the freedom to construct the theater you want.

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2. The Display

While the video display device ISN’T the most crucial consideration for all practical purposes (that would be seating and acoustics), it IS primarily what you see in your mind when you picture your excellent new theater space, so let’s discuss.

Once again, the size of the space will help determine how large of a screen can be accommodated. Then you can decide which video display works best for you. It might be a projector/screen combination, or a rear-projection television, or something as simple as a Flat Panel LCD or Plasma television. You also have the option of 3D viewing. It all depends on space and budget, but you should have an idea of what system is going to fulfill your needs as early in the planning process as possible.


Tune in next time...

Our next blog will look at the audio components, product protection, furnishings and more. On
average, the most successful build are the ones wherein the homeowner has an idea of the basic requirements from the very beginning of the project. Regardless of how much homework you want to do, the Encore team is available to answer any questions and offer helpful advice based on years of experience. Call or stop by!

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