Why Now is a Great Time to Start Planning Your Home Theater

 Gorgeous entrance of a recent Sound & Vision design build home theater project.

Gorgeous entrance of a recent Sound & Vision design build home theater project.

I recently watched, downloaded to the Kaleidescape Strato, Ant-Man and The Wasp in glorious 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos. It was amazing! I began thinking about the incredible level of performance we can provide today, for far less money than 10, or even 5, years ago. We can now truly deliver what the director intended in the comfort of your own home. This put a huge smile on my face. This was exactly the reason I started Sound & Vision over 25 years ago! Providing a magical experience is what we’re all about.

 Pristine 4K HDR Video from classics to modern blockbusters.

Pristine 4K HDR Video from classics to modern blockbusters.

Why is now the time to plan your home theater? For the first time I can recall, there is a perfect alignment of both amazing sound with Dolby Atmos, breathtaking picture technology with 4K HDR, and plenty of available 4K HDR content. The advancements in both audio and video make it the perfect time to explore your theater options. We’d love to help you get started on planning your dream theater or providing an upgrade path for those with an existing system. We provide turn-key theaters from design, construction and the finest seating you’ve ever seen.

 Immersive sound from Dolby Atmos that has to be heard to be believed.

Immersive sound from Dolby Atmos that has to be heard to be believed.

What is 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos?

4K televisions have been around for years but 4K projectors were reserved for the top end of the price range and 4K content was limited. Well both have now changed dramatically. We now have true 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range - contrast between the brightest whites and darkest blacks) projectors that start at $4,995 and 4K HDR content is everywhere with Kaleidescape and the Apple TV emerging as the content leaders. Kaleidescape has over 600 movies in 4K HDR for ultimate performance. All of your favorite original shows from Netflix and Amazon are in 4K, many with Dolby Atmos sound. iTunes also has tons of content.

Dolby Atmos employs overhead speakers as well as surrounds to immerse you in the sound. This has had a huge impact on the quality of sound and the in-home movie experience. With the addition of a couple speakers, you are enveloped in the sound like never before. This is the first major upgrade to sound we’ve had in more than a decade and it’s a massive improvement.

Let’s get started!


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 The New  Strato S

The New Strato S

The new Strato S movie player, the most advanced, compact player with internal storage that the company has ever produced. Strato S ships with kOS 10.3 system software, which integrates the Kaleidescape Movie Store into the onscreen display to offer the best user interface for selecting, purchasing, and playing movies.

The new player’s machined-aluminum enclosure, clean gloss-black bezel, and gold-plated connectors are of the same high quality and finish as Strato, Strato C, and Terra, and reflect the luxury market position these products occupy. Strato S saves rack space with its efficient single-rack-unit design, and the larger 12TB storage capacity supports an impressive 180 true 4K HDR movies with lossless audio (or 320 bit-for-bit Blu-ray-quality titles).

For customers who watch movies on streaming services, Strato S presents an opportunity to upgrade their viewing experience. Kaleidescape is the only way to experience an Internet-delivered motion picture in true 4K Ultra HD and lossless surround sound that match the capabilities of a modern home cinema. The Kaleidescape Movie Store offers the world’s largest selection of pristine 4K titles, with the greatest films from all major Hollywood studios, as well as compelling titles from many boutique studios.

For your clients who have a Premiere system, a Cinema One, or an Alto movie player, Strato S is a perfect opportunity to help them enjoy the benefits of the latest audio and video technologies. Kaleidescape is now offering special incentives for our valued customers to migrate to our flagship products, and you can also take advantage of the new factory download service for content purchased from the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

Contact Sound & Vision today for more information.

Sony Launches Three New 4K HDR Home Cinema Projectors

Sony Launches Three New 4K HDR Home Cinema Projectors

Sony Electronics Inc. today at CEDIA EXPO 2018, the global showcase of the future home, announced the launch of three new home cinema projector models to further enhance consumers' immersive viewing experience. Pursuing the highest true 4K quality for the home, the new VPL-VW995ES laser projector is equipped with an innovative All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens, which was introduced in 2012 with Sony's first 4K home projector, the VPL-VW1000ES, and is currently found in Sony's flagship consumer projector, the VPL-VW5000ES. The ARC-F lens provides the best focus and resolution across the entire the screen with the new Digital Focus Optimizer function.

Take Control of Your Internet

With a new Sound & Vision network, featuring OvrC Home parental controls, you can manage Wi-Fi access right from your phone or mobile device.

Wi-Fi Management

With Wi-Fi access management, you can easily manage your home’s wireless devices. Easy-to-setup user profiles allow you to schedule and restrict Wi-Fi access as you see fit. Limit child Internet access during dinner time, bed time, or any time. 

Edit Profiles

Pause Profiles


Content Filtering

This feature gives you the ability to filter out and block select URLs from being accessed. You're able to select one of four levels that range from just blocking malicious URLs all the way up to very stringent filters.

 


Fix Issues With The Touch Of A Button

When it’s late at night, early in the morning, or when it’s not convenient to call us, use OvrC Home personalized for you, to resolve many common issues.

Crestron Integration with Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit Announced

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Homeowners will soon be able to control Apple TV with their voice through Crestron remotes, and use Siri to control their Crestron-driven home.

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Crestron will soon be providing a next-generation user experience for Crestron home systems. Announced at Apple’s WWDC 2018 conference, Crestron Technology Professionals will soon be able to leverage the power of Apple TV, Siri, and HomeKit to enhance their clients’ lifestyles and user experience. 
 
This new integration will bring two important benefits to Crestron customers. First, it will enable IP control of Apple TV, including voice commands via the TSR-310 touchscreen remote control. And second, it allows users to use Siri on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or HomePod to control the Crestron devices in their home such as lights, shades and thermostats.
 
“We are working to ensure a complete technology solution for Crestron Technology Professionals and homeowners,” says John Clancy, VP of Residential at Crestron. “An overwhelming percentage of our residential customers use Apple products as part of their home technology ecosystems, and delivering a seamless integration between Crestron technology and Apple solutions will absolutely enhance the homeowner’s user experience.”