If, like us, you are a cinema lover, this post is made for you !
At home, we don’t have room for a real home theater, but as we spend most of our time in the living room, we have tried to bring the maximum comfort and simplicity to our everyday-use of the TV.
First, all of our installation is controlled by a Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote. The remote is compatible with more than 225 000 devices and can control up to 15 devices simultaneously. Forget the stack of remotes lying on your coffee table ! To give you an idea, with Harmony we control:
- a Samsung television (UE46F6400)
- a Pioneer amplifier (VSX924)
- a Sony PlayStation 3, as a Blu-Ray player
- a video projector Epson (EH-TW3000)
- a TV Box
- the Plex app that we use to organize and play all our movies and TV shows
When we want to watch a movie, with one touch, Harmony turns on the video projector, the amplifier and the Blu-Ray player. We can also, with the same remote, switch on our Philips Hue lights to create a nice atmosphere.
As we didn’t have a wall big enough to project a large image, we bought a Lumene Paradise screen, with a telescopic arm. We absolutely love this screen : the image rendition is great, you can adapt its height and it is portable!
Now you can imagine how your smart home installation can improve your Home Theater : with connected shades or smart lights your room is plunged into darkness very quickly. The IoT offers plenty of possibilities to improve your cinema installation!
Last but not least, one funny thing to add to your Home Theater is a Butt Kicker ! Set up under your chairs and connected to your amplifier, the Butt Kicker will make you feel movies like nothing else by vibrating during action scenes.
The only thing missing being the connected popcorn machine…