Style Meets Function with the Latest Hidden A/V Tech

Keep your display, speakers and other components out of sight for a cleaner look for your living spaces

 Despite the stunning images and spectacular sound offered by high-end home A/V systems, oversized TVs and standing speakers aren’t the most appealing things to look at. Not to mention all the space they can take up that could be put to better use.

If you’ve been looking for a way to clean up your home’s interior design without throwing out your expensive TV and speakers, there’s no need to stress. With the latest hidden A/V technology, it’s easier than ever to keep your equipment out of sight. In some cases, your components may not even need to be seen at all. Read on to see how easy it is to set up a hidden home audio-video system in your Baton Rouge, LA, home.

SEE ALSO: Why Choose Acadian For Your Home Theater Installation?

HIDING YOUR TV

Whether you’ve installed a screen and projector in your home theater or have a flat screen TV, your display is the largest component of your home A/V system. This makes it the hardest piece to conceal. For homeowners who’ve opted for a projector, just roll the screen up when it’s not in use. If you’re looking for a new display that’s easy to hide, LG’s Signature OLED TV R9 features a screen that rolls down into the base.

These solutions won’t work for homeowners with large, bulky displays, though. But don’t despair if you’re in this situation; there are still ways to hide your TV and get a more streamlined look for your home.

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3 Ways Conference Room A/V Makes Meetings More Productive

Commercial automation technology makes it easy for Baton Rouge small businesses to work more efficiently together

Your conference room or boardroom is one of the most important spaces in your business. It’s where you gather your team to share ideas, distribute crucial information, meet clients and more. Given their innate importance, you’d think high-quality audio and video systems would be standard in most industries, but that’s not the case. Many companies, from the boss on down, find conference room meetings tedious or unhelpful.

If you’re frustrated with the current technology in your conference room, it’s time for an automation upgrade. A commercial automation system from Acadian Home Theater & Automation can help you and your employees get more work done more quickly, as well as share that information more easily. Here are three ways a revamped conference room A/V installation can improve your Baton Rouge, LA, business.

SEE ALSO: How to Improve Employee Satisfaction with Conference Room AV

ONE-TOUCH CONFERENCE CALLS

The focus during meetings in your conference room should be on the engaging material being presented, not trying to troubleshoot your technology. If your current conference call technology is causing you aggravation, it’s time to move to an all-in-one solution.

Modern conference call tools contain everything you need within one tidy device. They’re often controlled as touchpads, making them easy to use. Many models also have built-in wireless presentation technology, HDMI connectivity and can easily connect to any laptop using a USB hub. No more pre-meeting hassles!

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How to Make Your Daily Tasks Simple with Smart Home Control

Make life easier around your New Orleans home with new automation technology

 As more and more technology finds its way into our lives, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the different devices in our homes. Our TVs, speakers, computers, gaming consoles, phones, tablets and even some appliances are all smart devices now, delivering a constant stream of notifications, feedback and information.

What if there was a way to link devices into one cohesive network you could control simply from one device anywhere in your home? This is the promise of home automation, particularly smart home control. With the right smart home control system, simplify everyday chores around your New Orleans home and enjoy a more relaxed, more comfortable lifestyle.

Here are five devices that can be linked to a control system to give you control over your home technology again.

SEE ALSO: Home Automation System Trends to Watch for in 2019 

MOTORIZED SHADES

Adjusting your home’s shades may not be a physically daunting task, but it is time-consuming. Motorized shades can be controlled remotely from your bed or couch, so you don’t have to get up to adjust them all the time. You can also program your shades to adjust themselves automatically based on a premade schedule or by following the sun’s path through the sky.

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Must-Have Upgrades for a Superior Home Theater


If you’re a movie buff looking to modernize your home theater, we have everything you need to create the perfect entertainment system

Some of the most exciting technology advancements available today are all centered on entertaining you. High-definition resolution at 1080P was the gold standard for many years, but that’s been surpassed by 4K technology and other advancements. A 5.1 surround sound system was once state of the art, but now there are better systems available so you can enjoy your movies and shows to their fullest potential.

If you live in Baton Rouge and it’s been a few years since your home theater installation was finished, you may be due for an upgrade. Here’s what you need to modernize your home theater.



SEE ALSO: Why Choose Acadian For Your Home Theater Installation?

YOUR DISPLAY

Although there are a smorgasbord of options out there, you want a 4K Ultra HD display for your home theater. There are a few 8K TVs now available for purchase, if you really want to future-proof your system, but currently there’s very little in terms of native 8K video content.

It’s important to note that not all 4K TVs are the same, however. Your home theater display should use High-Dynamic Range imaging, or HDR. TVs and projectors with HDR give you a wider and more intense range of colors than screens that don’t have it, which helps with color contrast to produce more lifelike images.

Another pro tip: Go with an OLED 4K TV. Unlike LCDs or regular LED displays, each pixel on an OLED screen is lit individually. By not relying on edge lighting, it’s easier to separate brighter and darker tones on the screen. This way you get better contrast and true black colors for a better image.

There’s one last thing to note when it comes to 4K home theaters: Every piece of the system must be 4K-compatible. From screens, to receivers, to the right cables for handling the extra bandwidth you’ll need them all to work together. Not to mention a home network fast enough to handle 4K streaming. No worries, we will guide you every step of the way.

YOUR SOUND SYSTEM

While 4K displays are impressive pieces of technology, your sound system is often what immerses you in whatever’s happening on screen. Now you can use the same surround sound technology as many movie theaters: Dolby Atmos. What separates Dolby Atmos from prior technologies is the immersion factor, rather than loudness or sound quality. (Though Atmos systems are still plenty loud and very high quality.)

In years past, you built a surround sound system by placing speakers throughout the room. This directed the sound to different channels to create a layered approach. Dolby Atmos systems work a bit differently; each sound on the soundtrack (meaning all the sounds you hear on screen, not just the musical score) is rendered as an individual audio object. Each of these objects is then placed in a three-dimensional soundscape created by speakers in front of you, to the side, even behind you and overhead.

Installing a system creates an unprecedented level of immersion. A word of warning, though: You only get the full effect with content mastered for Dolby Atmos. More and more content is Atmos compatible, though, and you’ll still get high-quality sound with other audio content.

HOME NETWORK UPGRADE

As physical media becomes increasingly less common, video streaming has become much more prevalent. This presents some challenges when it comes to streaming video at 4K-quality. You may have the best TV and speakers on the market, but you need a sufficiently powerful network for 4K streaming.

Like we mentioned earlier, watching 4K content requires every component of your home theater to be 4K compatible. Your home network is the first link in that chain, so it needs to be fast enough to handle 4K streaming. Internet speeds can vary widely depending on geographic area, your Internet service provider and the type of network cabling you’re using. That’s why we recommend you get a professional network installation.

Ready to bring your home theater installation into the 21st century? Call us at (225) 442-9849 or fill out our contact form. You can also click on the chat box below to speak to one of our associates.

 
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3 Stylish Spring Updates That Actually Save You Money

Everything you need to know about motorized shades and automated lighting

 It’s getting warmer in Louisiana and it might be time for some smart home spring cleaning. Though smart home technology is a significant upfront investment, it can truly pay off in the long run: You’ll see excellent returns via economic and energy savings to justify the cost. Not to mention you’ll enjoy these features as soon as we install them. Today, we’ll specifically discuss motorized shades, automated lighting and outdoor updates.

 Are you ready to freshen up your Baton Rouge, LA, home for spring? Keep reading to see our suggestions that enhance your home’s aesthetic while saving you money.

SEE ALSO: 3 Smart Lighting Control Benefits That Might Surprise You 

Motorized Shades

We can’t think of a more stylish, customizable example of conserving resources than motorized shades. You conserve resources just by changing your drapery -- and we’ll help you find the color, texture and fabric that matches your home. Read this blog for a comprehensive list of QMotion designs that Acadian Custom installs!

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