Home with Dean Sharp

Home with Dean Sharp

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Help With Your Home Theater

The Basics

The difference between TV and Home Theater is Home theater is an attempt to bring the fidelity of the theater experience into your home.

The audio side of a Home Theater is defined by numbers which represent the presence of speakers: 5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.2.4

Home theater isn’t just about the tech …

• Seating - distance, comfort

• Lighting - viewing pleasure, mood, glare

• Distractions - please no talking or texting, silence your cell phones “I can fully focus and second screen” No you can’t. That’s science.

Choose your experience and set the boundaries.

If you’ve been invited to watch something, then watch it : “The gift of one’s full attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil


luxury estate theaters have concession stands

popcorn with REAL butter and extra fine sea salt



hot dogs



• TV size formula

• TV height 15º above eye level

• The most important speaker in a home theater - Add a sound bar. some even help add Atmos to a room.

• The second most important- subwoofer

full, rich, three-dimensional effect we love in movie soundtracks and in music.

Before you add a home theater receiver ...

• The age of the AV receiver may be over

• WISA (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) wireless speaker system

WISA has over 60 members, including brands such as Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Harman, LG, Onkyo, Pioneer, TCL, TEAC, THX and Xbox.

Klipsch - $2000-$3000

Axiim LINK wireless transmitter and a 2019 or newer LG OLED or NanoCell TV, Xbox One, or Windows 10 or Mac OS computer for a convenient, simple setup.

WiSA goals: define and implement worldwide standards for high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio for TV, movies, gaming and music. In short, an audio system majoring on convenience.

WiSA wireless tech offers one-tenth of the latency of Bluetooth

WiSA will eliminate most wires but each speaker still requires power which means an outlet close by.

Control lighting

• Theaters are dark but your family room shouldn’t be

• All you need to set up your own bias lighting is a light source placed behind your monitor or television.

• The number of commercially available kits for bias lighting is only growing, and they range from about $10 to upwards of $100 online. Many kits are even USB-powered, meaning installation is as simple as plugging in the USB end of the strip into the USB port on your television and attaching the lights to the back of the television or entertainment system.

• The main feature you're aiming for is a light source with a temperature of approximately 6,500k. This is the industry standard white reference point for manufacturers of displays and content creators. Lights of a different temperature will alter your perception of the colors on the screen.

Listen to Dean explain it all below:

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