The Secret To Ensuring The Best Possible Quality In Your Home Theater
Updated: Sep 22
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Mayweather and McGregor may have come and gone, but one of the biggest stories out of the matchup had nothing to do with boxing. Plenty of sports fans tuned in to the bout, but then the unthinkable happened – the UFC Fight app crashed, sending viewers into spasms of despair and disappointment. The reason the app crashed is because there was too much strain put on UFC’s network; the same kind of strain you may be putting on your personal home theater network when you want to watch premium, 4K content and listen to lossless audio. In this blog, we’ll explain how you can ensure the best possible quality in your home.
What Is a Network?
Your network is probably the most important single part of your home entertainment system. In fact, it may be the most important part of your smart home automation system, too. While you may like to spend time ogling the new 4K TVs and the cool smart thermostats, your network is what allows them to do the things they do. For instance, if you want to view crisp, 4K content with HDR in your home theater, you’ll need a network that can facilitate that amount of information.
The network is like the pipeline on which information flows. When your TV connects to your Wi-Fi, it can speak to the sound system and other features in your home theater, allowing you to control the devices at the same time. The more devices you add – and the types of information you send through it – can put a greater strain on your system. That might result in a crash of UFC-proportions in your home theater!
How Do You Get a Stronger Network?
The best way to get a stronger network is to work with a professional technology integrator. They will be able to offer tips on the latest technology, implement Quality of Service best practices to prioritize the most-used tech and also design a wired or wireless layout for strong AV distribution.
One of the most overlooked aspects of home theater networking is the cables. HDMI cables are the most common, and they’re generally perfect for short distances. But what do you do if your AV gear is stored in an unused closet, far away from your screen and projector? In those cases, you’ll need to use specialized cabling for long distance distribution. Your integrator can run the right kinds of cables to each of your rooms, including your home theater.
Are you interested in avoiding a crashed network? Want to enjoy the best possible quality of content in your home theater? Contact Futurian Systems today!