Home theaters are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. Busy people want the convenience of being able to watch their favorite movies in comfort and privacy. It’s also easier for families with young children to watch movies in their homes instead of going to movie theaters. This means that trends in home theaters are evolving every year. Here are the top five theater trends for 2020.
One of the problems with watching movies at home is that the ambient light can take away from the viewing experience. In 2020, homeowners will have the option of purchasing an ALR screen. When they are not watching anything the screen won’t be an eyesore in the room. Soon, there will be the option of purchasing screens that can be rolled up when not in use. Rather than rolling down from the ceiling, the screen will roll up from the floor. This means that it won’t even be noticeable most of the time.
2020 will also see a change in the projectors used in home theaters. The new models will have a higher resolution than ever before. Pictures will be better quality and brighter than what viewers have become used to. In addition, LED and laser projectors will join the market.
Pocket projectors already have LED lights, but the new models will be greatly improved. Most of today’s and tomorrow’s projectors for home theaters are generally capable of offering a 4K experience.
These 4K projectors already have the capacity to handle HDR10 and HLG. HLG is a secondary version of HDR10 (the new version of HDR10 is HDR10+) that enables the broadcasting of TV and movies to home theaters. In the near future, it is a safe bet that HDR will enhance the quality of 4K streams. Time will tell if this trend becomes popular with home theater owners. As of now, any movie in 4K is encoded with HDR10, to enhance the viewing experience.
HDR will see some positive changes in 2020. Techniques such as standard and Auto Tone Mapping will be more advanced than ever. As a result, projectors used in home theaters produce crisp, clear and bright pictures. Over the course of no more than two years, the quality of these projections has greatly improved. They are expected to undergo continuous improvement in the years to come. The days of dim pictures are over, as technology is constantly evolving.