What about a family slideshow to revive memories, trigger laughter, and maybe embarrass a few (former) youngsters? The Samsung Frame makes it easy to create a slideshow of cherished family memories.
Upload old family portraits along with your own photos to create a slideshow as unique as your family. You can even show dance recital or wrestling match videos that you took with your phone.
ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE ARTWORK
When it's not being used for entertainment, the Samsung Frame transforms into a beautiful piece of framed art on your wall. Suddenly, the TV is no longer the bane of a home decorator's existence.
The most beautifully designed and decorated room was marred by that big black rectangle on the wall. These modern necessities just aren't attractive when the screen is off. As television screens became larger, the problem of how to draw attention away from them became even worse. Everything from hiding them behind shutters to encasing them in custom furniture was tried.
Enter the Samsung Frame! This designer-inspired TV becomes artwork when the screen is off. First, choose a customizable monitor bezel from a selection of different styles and colors. When you're ready for a change, the built-in magnets make it easy to swap one bezel for another. Then hang your Samsung Frame flush against the wall like any other piece of fine art.
There are few things worse in the world of AV than a sound system that doesn’t work right. No matter how high-end your speakers are, they won’t sound their best in a room that can’t accommodate them. Whether you’re building a custom home theater or modern media room, your installer should consider the acoustics of the space. Furniture, carpeting, windows, and more will affect sound reflections and high and low frequencies, so they should plan accordingly.
Home theaters tend to be installed in back rooms and spaces where there’s not a lot of ambient light. But media rooms tend to work as more open spaces, often featuring a lot of windows and overhead fixtures. Ask your installer about light management options, like lighting control systems and motorized window treatments. That way, you can reduce or eliminate the chance of glare ruining your experience with the touch of a single button.
One of the most exciting things about 4K (and now 8K) resolution is that you can enjoy a larger TV screen in a smaller space, without seeing any deterioration in the image. But consider this: is the flat-panel you’re eye-balling too big for your media room? You’ll want to avoid having to turn your head every time an object moves across the screen. Your installer should plan where the seating will go and offer suggestions for a comfortable and immersive viewing experience that won’t give you whiplash.
SOURCES AND SWITCHES
You don’t have to be a technology expert to understand this simple concept: changing sources should be simple and intuitive. If you want to watch a movie in the morning, catch a football game in the afternoon, then play videogames in the evening, your system should make it easy. A quality integrator will store your sources in an out-of-the-way space and simplify switching between them so you can start enjoying your content without hassle.
A great summer activity is playing video games with friends. Whether you are playing vintage consoles like the N64 or more modern consoles like the PS4, you need an audio video system that will give you the best performance possible. For an exceptional experience, consider installing a video wall of multiple televisions. You can display one picture across multiple TVs, or you can use split-screen mode to enhance multiplayer gameplay.
For example, if you are playing a competitive game, separate screens enhance player privacy and avoid revealing your location to your opponents. In co-op play, a split-screen mode can help you explore different parts of the map more effectively. Hi-fi surround sound systems completely immerse you in the world of the game. A Savant home automation system will allow you to control various aspects of your home's technology without hitting pause.
Summer is the perfect time for watching blockbuster movies, but with social distancing orders in place and movie theaters closed, you miss out on those classic movie nights. What if you could bring the experience of the cinema to the safety of your home? Stream 4K content from a variety of services to watch all of your favorite movies and TV shows. Movie services like Kaleidescape and Prime Cinema offer you access to brand new movies before the theaters reopen. And with many commercial theaters closed, many releases are hitting streaming services in just a matter of weeks.
If you are set on having a video wall for gaming purposes, consider installing a projector screen in the ceiling that rolls down in front of it for movie night. Integrate your audio video equipment with a home automation system and create a scene called "Movie Night." With just the press of a button on a remote or smart device of choice, roll down the screen, dim the lights, close the shades, turn up the AC, lock the doors, and start your movie without leaving the comfort of the couch.
The centerpiece of any media room is the screen. All eyes will be turned to the screen for the duration of the game and that makes the quality of your screen one of the most important aspects of your media room. One of the characteristics you will want in your screen is for it to be ambient light rejecting or ALR. This means that your screen will reject other light sources, such as the lights in the room or sunlight through a window. They will enable you to watch the game with the lights on without glare thereby allowing you the opportunity to fully invest and enjoy the game. These screens will also produce a higher level of contrast when they are compared with matte screens making every image more vibrant and crisp.
Before you embark on purchasing the perfect screen for your media room, you will need to decide if you would like a fixed screen or motorized screen. The choice you make will have an influence on the types of materials you have to choose from for your screen. The choice to go with a fixed screen enables you to choose from materials such as Black Diamond, Black Diamond film, Slate, Flex Glass, and many more. Many of these materials are usable both in a fixed or motorized manner. However, there are also some, such as Black Diamond, that is only an option if it is being used in a fixed capacity. Screens, such as the Black Diamond, communicate images that go way beyond simply watching a game or television show. They create an immersive experience that allows you and your guests to feel like you are right there in the thick of things.
Motorized screens, on the other hand, can give your media room a wow factor that fixed screens may not. Screens such as slate screens, which can be found in either a fixed or motorized capacity, can create a hush that falls over the room when they drop from the ceiling. Slate screens are made from a special material that reject the light in such a way that makes it popular with many people, including astronauts. That's right, slate screens are the projection screen material used by the International Space Station. Slate screens make content quality good even in space so just imagine what they could do in your Houston living room and your Super Bowl experience.
You are prepared and ready for the biggest game in football. You have the food ready, the drinks ready, and the perfect people to watch the game with you. The only thing that remains to be done is making sure your media room is as ready for the big game as you are. The right screen, such as one from Screen Innovations, is the key to creating the perfect Super Bowl experience. Echo Workshop can help you choose the right screen to make your team, your friends, and you have an incredible Super Bowl experience.