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How to Get the Most Out of a 4K Home Theater Setup

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Got a new 4K home theater setup? Here’s how to get the most out of it.

If you’ve just invested in a nice home theater setup, you’re going to want it to look and sound as good as it can. Perhaps you’ve bought a brand new 4K TV and it doesn’t look quite as good as it did in the store. You may be wondering how you can get your setup to be as good as it can be. We’ve got a few tips to help you improve your new home theater!

Calibration & Setup

We’ve talked before about calibrating your TV, but that’s not the only thing that needs to be setup properly. To get the most out of your home theater, try different positionings for your soundbar or receiver and speakers. You’ll want to also make sure to invest in the proper cables. 4K televisions and audio equipment both require certain cables to allow for 4K pass-thru, which means you need to make sure you’re using the right cables to take full advantage of your equipment.

Choosing the Right Content

Keep in mind that not all content exists in 4K yet. This means that your basic cable provider might be transmitting your television shows in regular HD, and while most 4K TVs are capable of upscaling and will make a regular HD signal look better, you’ll need actual 4K content to get the most out of your TV. So where do you get 4K content? Right now, your best bet is either a Blu-Ray player (make sure you get one specifically for 4K) or a streaming service like Netflix. Not all titles on Netflix are in 4K, but they will say if they are, so make sure to check.

Internet Speeds to Match

If you do go the streaming route, you’ll need fast enough internet to support 4K resolution. You don’t want your internet speeds bottlenecking the quality of your TV signal. If you can, opt for fiber-optic internet and a quality router–this will ensure that your internet is as fast as it needs to be for all that 4K goodness.

Integrated Technologies Group Can Help Set Up Your Home Theater

Ready to have the home theater of your dreams? Integrated Technologies Group has the expertise and great prices to make it happen. We have been providing Maryland residents with top-notch home theater services, home security services, and home automation services for over a decade. We work throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. Ready to get a quote to make your smart home dreams a reality? Give us a call at 1-800-560-3280 or visit us online. For more informative articles, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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