The Super Bowl is one of the biggest party days of the year, and the Feb. 3 kickoff date is quickly closing on us. There’s a lot to plan, but it’s important to not forget the centerpiece of your Super Bowl party: your TV and speakers. To make sure your home is Super Bowl ready, we’ve put together this list of tips to help Houston residents enjoy a better home theater installation and have more fun watching the game.
To enjoy the smoothest, best-quality picture on your TV come game time, you want to make sure you’ve upgraded to a 4K TV. The level of detail and the smoothness of motion on 4K displays means you get a crystal-clear view of what’s happening on the field with a minimum of motion blur.
If you have not installed a 4K TV yet and are looking for a quality model, one option might be the Sony MASTER Series line. These displays, introduced in the summer of 2018, aim for video quality equal to that of professional studio monitors, and the reviews suggest they hit that goal.
With 4K resolution and High-Dynamic Range (HDR) color-grading technology, these TVs bring the action to life in stunning quality with eye-popping color intensity; you’ll feel like you’re in the crowd at the game. Additionally, the A9F model can project sound through its screen with surround sound capability, making it an all-in-one A/V solution. The A9F can also be set up as a center channel in a more traditional surround sound setup.
Speaking of surround sound, what you hear is just as important to bringing you into the action on screen as what you see. You want to hear every crunch as a player makes a tackle, every roar of the crowd, and every bark from the quarterback and coaches. To do that, you need quality surround sound.
If you haven’t upgraded your sound system in a while and need a manufacturer recommendation, we’d suggest Bowers & Wilkins or Wilson Audio. We carry products from both manufacturers, and both brands are known for delivering high-performance audio.
The other important factor when it comes to your speakers is placement. You’ll want to be sure you have three speakers near the TV as well as at least two other speakers either behind or to the side of you. Placement rules are a little laxer when it comes to subwoofers, but you’ll get the best results if it’s placed in a corner.
Sports events like the Super Bowl are unique when it comes to watching them at home because they’re staged live; you could watch the game after it’s been played, but doing so takes away much of the expense. And besides, we all want to see the Super Bowl commercials, so it’s important to get as few interruptions as possible while the game is on.
To make sure you don’t miss a minute of the game (or the commercials), install a whole home A/V system. Whether that means linking your TVs or leaving it at a linked network of speakers, whole home A/V means you can stream whatever is playing on your home theater screen to any room in the house, resulting in fewer interruptions. You’ll never have to miss the action due to a snack or bathroom break.
These are just a few ways you can get your home theater ready for the Super Bowl. To learn more about iconic.system’s home theater installation services in the Houston area, call us at (713) 933-0606 or contact us.