Here you will find common questions and answers about all of our service and installation options.
What is a Home Theater?
No crowds to fight. No arguing over armrests. Silence is golden…welcome “Home!”
A home theater is a room in your home that is dedicated to providing the highest quality movie viewing, TV watching and music listening experiences for you and your family. Traditionally, they feature more than one row of theater style seating, a 100-inch or larger viewing area and a surround sound system.
One Sound Choice can help decorate your home theater in a wide variety of whimsical, hobby, character or sports-oriented themes to reflect your family’s interests. Instead, you might opt for a decidedly theatrical motif, incorporating as much or little detail as you desire – from candy counters to marquis and elegant draperies!
A night spent in your home theater beats a night spent at the local Cineplex any day of the week!
In this fast-paced world, time is of the essence. We, at One Sound Choice, know that it can be difficult to get everyone ready and out of the house for a night on the town. That’s why our clients opt for home theater systems – which are free of sticky floors, chatty crowds and annoying cell phones (unless they’re your own)!
These are magical atmospheres in which to enjoy playing X-Box and Sony Play Station games with the kids. They’re designed for optimal viewing and enjoyment of all your favorite movies and broadcast or Pay-Per-View sporting events.
Designed and constructed to enhance the acoustic properties of the room they’re in, One Sound Choice home theaters are inherently the quietest rooms in any home – an ideal place to escape to with laptop in tow.
Many of our customers have finished off their basements, attics or other small spaces to accommodate a home theater system. Always a welcome addition, they add character to any room and increase your home’s value.
Even without the ability to dedicate an entire room, you can create a theater atmosphere that’s full of life and excitement and will be a source of enjoyment for the whole family for years to come.
The One Sound Choice “Home Theater in a Box” packs almost everything you need into one small space – just add TV!
Reclaim your in-home real estate!
One Sound Choice offers a wide array of flat panel equipment, which differs from flat screen (or tube-based) units in that they take up less “real estate” in your home – freeing up space that can be used for placing furniture, meaningful decorations and family heirlooms.
Flat panel equipment can be wall-mounted, offer better picture quality and are uniquely capable of providing excellent viewing in even the brightest rooms in your home. By nature of design, they offer brighter picture quality which helps offset light which might filter in from other sources such as sliding doors and windows.
At One Sound Choice, we help you decide among the finest names in flat panel products designed to suit your intended use and choose installation methods that contribute to the seamlessness of your in home media system.
All components are carefully selected to accommodate your needs and desires. When considering your personal entertainment preferences we’ll determine which you gravitate toward more often – audio or video sources. We’ll ask how you plan to use your equipment.
Will it serve a primary purpose as a source of enjoyment that’s located in an active room of the house, like the family room? Or will it serve a secondary purpose as an additional TV located in a bedroom, providing you with a quick source of news or entertainment at the end of a long day?
We consider your overall budget, the brightness or darkness of the room you want your TV mounted it, whether or not it has to “play nice with others” as part of a home automation or smart remote system and more.
Surround sound brings the experience home!
In all audio/video applications, the aspect with the most impact on enjoyment level is audio output. High quality sound, delivered the way a film’s director intended it to be, adds a layer of realism to your viewing experience that can’t possibly be derived from picture quality alone.
A great audio system, complete with surround sound, connected to a small screen TV can offer a tremendously enhanced viewing experience when compared to a large screen TV without any audio upgrades at all.
It’s like running a mint condition, bright red ‘69 Chevy Camaro on 6 cylinders instead of 8 – all show and no go!
Surround sound systems components include a receiver and a sound delivery system with anywhere between a 5.1 and 10.1 ratio (speakers to subwoofers). At One Sound Choice, we consider the size of the room your system will be located in and suggest a ratio that best suits your needs in order to enhance the channels of sound delivered by your home media products (CDs, DVDs, etc.).
Speakers are wall mounted and wiring is hidden leaving less chance for expensive equipment to get knocked over or for a pet or child to get tangled up in an untidy, wiry mess. Ask one of our designers to advise you about the options for hiding or painting over your speaker system to further increase the aesthetic value of your One Sound Choice media room or home theater.
What can a One Sound Choice lighting system do for me?
Ambiance – it’s what our lighting systems are all about!
At One Sound Choice, we’re masters in the art of setting a mood. We seek out architectural details, show them off with spotlighting and accentuate them with whole house lighting designs that compliment and capitalize on your home’s own unique characteristics.
A “scene” is a dramatic effect created by cross-regulating light sources within your home. One Sound Choice technicians can help you plan and set the brightness and dimness of each source. Setting them at different intensities results in custom lighting design that sets a definitive mood.
Feeling romantic? What to quickly dim all of the lights for optimal movie viewing? How about the “Don’t wake the kids I just got them to sleep” mode? We just made that one up! But you get the picture, don’t you? Keep this in mind when you consider in-home lighting.
One Sound Choice offers a wide variety of lighting product lines – ones that offer one scene option and others that let you program and define 1,000 or more!
Get rid of indoor and outdoor timers once and for all…you won’t need them with our system. It’s got intelligence built right in! Programmed at the time of installation, your One Sound Choice lighting control system automatically adjusts its schedule to accommodate for daylight savings time and the changes of season – something traditional timers just can’t do for you.
Has someone set foot on your property or walked up to your door unannounced? A One Sound Choice outdoor lighting system will illuminate them, letting both you and them know that their actions have not gone unnoticed.
This puts you in control, making it easier for you to see just who’s come a knockin’. Additionally, we’re equipped to set up sensors around the windows and doors of your home. Their activation system reacts to potential intrusions by lighting up designated areas whenever someone violates your space or makes an attempt to enter your home.
What’s more, our indoor system doubles as an added security feature. As easy for us to install as a wall plate, the home lighting control products we offer turn on and off automatically based on your outlined preferences. Stuck in traffic and it’s getting dark outside? Not to worry. Your lights will be on when you get there!
Timers can also help. Plugged into outlets and lamps, they can be programmed to turn on and off at certain times of the day. This is a great way to give your home a “lived in” look – even when you’re on vacation.
Our climate control feature takes the “intelligent thermostat” concept to the max!
Linked in to your One Sound Choice home automation system, our climate control system makes supposedly “intelligent thermostat” products, which you may have seen or purchased in large chain hardware stores, obsolete.
Before you head for Florida, push the “Away” button. Your lights will turn themselves on and off ensuring you’re the only one who knows you’re out of town! Your HVAC, or heating ventilation and air conditioning system, will be regulated for you – saving you the expense of heating or cooling a home that’s temporarily vacant.
It’s a robust system with limitless programming possibilities…one that’s easily installed, energy efficient and designed with your comfort in mind!
Some rooms in your home, by nature of their location, will experience higher levels of sun and wind exposure. Motorized window shades, offered for purchase and installation by One Sound Choice, are one option for minimizing their effects. Programmed to open and close at certain times of the day, they help block out unwanted light and provide a buffer against the elements.
This, in turn, saves you money by helping regulate the overall temperature of your home!
One Sound Choice takes issues of family safety and security very seriously!
Also a feature that’s easily linked in to your One Sound Choice home automation system, our block of security services incorporate light safety and panic mode features that will keep your family safe, alert to potential danger and – as much as it can – out of harm’s way.
Hear a strange sound coming from below your second story bedroom window? Remotely turn your outside lights on. In the event of a breech in internal safety, your inside lights will automatically begin to flash to get your attention and help you and your loved ones remove yourselves to a place of safety.
At the first sign of fire, sirens will ring out and local emergency personnel will be called to the scene. Your One Sound Choice security system offers you another measure of control in the form of a building block that helps create a truly effective whole home automation system!
These two documents include information for a small and/or large home electronics system. They are designed to help you as well as us through the design and guidance process. Click on either link to download the PDF. Once your done give us a call so we can help you !!