Tomorrow afternoon at CEDIA Expo in San Diego, a three-part series of discussions entitled The Home Cinema Experience kicks off with the first installment ‘Better-than-Movie-Theater-Experience’. With moderation by founder and president of ISF, Joel Silver, the panel will include Dennis Erskine, president of The Erskine Group, Anthony Grimani, president of PMI, Ltd., Luc Guillaume, MD at Wisdom Audio, Robert Keeler, VP, Stewart Filmscreen, and Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape.
According to CEDIA and sponsors Kaleidescape, in this first session the panel will discuss a ‘Golden Age of Home Cinema’ which we, as consumers, are evidently currently enjoying. With 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos object-based audio, there has literally never been a better time to upgrade or install a home cinema that can rival or surpass the capabilities of the best commercial theaters. The panel will also look at their own individual processes for designing systems around these new standards, how to explain the concepts to customers who may have been disappointed by the lack of 3D, and what one needs to bring the cinema experience to life in multi-use entertainment rooms that can now surpass customer expectations in performance, ease of use and enjoyment.
The three sessions overall will cover topics ranging from recreating the cinematic experience at home to the differences in 4K UHD quality. Attendees will hear multiple perspectives from Hollywood directors, cinema designers, and audio/video manufacturers on how luxury home cinemas are surpassing the convenience, audio/video capabilities, and available content of both movie theaters and streaming services alike.
I, for one, would love to be in that room to hear the panel speak, and we’ll monitor whether the meeting is recorded and/or broadcast with links here, if so. What do our members think of today’s home AV experience? Is your home theater such a draw that it stops you going to the local fleapit? Have 4K and OBA technology improvements at home cemented that decision? Let us know your thoughts below…