What You’ll Need for True UHD in Your Custom Home Theater
Cherry Hill Movie Buffs Deserve the Sharpest Picture
Think you’re getting the sharpest picture quality in your custom home theater? Maybe not. According to Akamai – a leading content delivery company – only 21 percent of U.S. homes have the bandwidth to support streaming Ultra HD content. That means that if you have the 4K TV, and you’re watching UHD content on Netflix, you’re likely not getting the best possible picture. But the good news is that an upgraded network is closer than you think. In this blog, we’ll show you how to ensure your home is getting the most out of 4K.
A Stronger Network
Upgrading to UHD can be stressful. Sure, there are plenty of benefits, like sharper images, deeper colors and clearer movement, but it requires a bit of heavy lifting. You at the very least, have to pick up a new TV. So when you hear that your network may need an upgrade, it’s likely not the best news. But there are smart reasons you may want to consider it.
- Ultra HD content requires a lot of bandwidth, so you don’t want your movies and TV shows to lag.
- An upgraded network does more than just offer beautiful pictures. All the devices in your connected home will work better and more reliably.
- A well-designed network will continue to perform as you add more devices. Maybe you’ve started with a custom theater, but when you want to automate your living and dining rooms, you’ll already be prepared.
If you want one-touch controls of all your connected components, like your TV, surround sound system, lights, shades and air-conditioning, plus the most up-to-date picture quality, consider a network upgrade.
In addition to a stronger network, the connections between your devices probably need updating. Because bandwidth is so important, old school HDMI cables will need replacing.
HDMI 2.0 offers all of the connection power you’ll need for watching as much UHD content you can bear. If you’ve already installed a 4K Blu-ray player, or you’re streaming content from a Kaleidescape server, you may have already experienced the difference.
The 2.0 is so powerful that you could run two full 1080p programs simultaneously on the same display. While you may not be interested in splitting your attention between two TV shows at once, it goes to show you that your 4K content will be in good hands.
Are you ready to upgrade to an Ultra HD custom home theater? Contact us today!