5 Considerations for Any Media Room Installation
Whether it’s traditional or modern, this is what you should think about
Home AV is changing. You don’t need to install a stuffy home theater to enjoy the incredible picture and audio quality. Instead, you can experience stunning sights and sounds in a versatile home media room. Perfect for everything from movie nights to weekend afternoon video game binges, contemporary media rooms deliver unparalleled playback of all your content. But just because they’re built for a diverse array of content doesn’t mean you can skimp on the essentials. If you’re planning on a media room installation for your Houston, TX property, here’s what you need to know.
There are few things worse in the world of AV than a sound system that doesn’t work right. No matter how high-end your speakers are, they won’t sound their best in a room that can’t accommodate them. Whether you’re building a custom home theater or modern media room, your installer should consider the acoustics of the space. Furniture, carpeting, windows, and more will affect sound reflections and high and low frequencies, so they should plan accordingly.
Home theaters tend to be installed in back rooms and spaces where there’s not a lot of ambient light. But media rooms tend to work as more open spaces, often featuring a lot of windows and overhead fixtures. Ask your installer about light management options, like lighting control systems and motorized window treatments. That way, you can reduce or eliminate the chance of glare ruining your experience with the touch of a single button.
One of the most exciting things about 4K (and now 8K) resolution is that you can enjoy a larger TV screen in a smaller space, without seeing any deterioration in the image. But consider this: is the flat-panel you’re eye-balling too big for your media room? You’ll want to avoid having to turn your head every time an object moves across the screen. Your installer should plan where the seating will go and offer suggestions for a comfortable and immersive viewing experience that won’t give you whiplash.
Sources and Switches
You don’t have to be a technology expert to understand this simple concept: changing sources should be simple and intuitive. If you want to watch a movie in the morning, catch a football game in the afternoon, then play videogames in the evening, your system should make it easy. A quality integrator will store your sources in an out-of-the-way space and simplify switching between them so you can start enjoying your content without hassle.
No matter what content you want to enjoy in your media room, one thing will always be true: there’s a lot of technology in there. That means you’ll need a way to control it easily and efficiently. Integrated smart control allows you to command, adjust, and otherwise affect all the systems in your space from a single, intuitive interface. Streamline control by automating the optimal settings for lighting, picture brightness, audio formats, and more with one command. Combine controls of every device in one place and enjoy the simplicity and convenience of smart control.
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