Media Rooms and Home Theaters Offer the Perfect Entertainment Space
If you’ve searched for “Home Theater” images on the internet or platforms like Pinterest, you’ve undoubtedly seen hundreds of options in today’s home theater design. From elegant rooms with velvet draperies, tiered reclining chairs, and movie screens that encompass a wall to media rooms that embrace the casual viewing experience and hidden technology.
While different in design, the best of these have two elements in common: immersive audio that surrounds you and lifelike images that engulf you. Let’s explore the makings of a home theater or media room and how technology has transformed home theater design in Crested Butte, CO, and across the nation.
The Designated Home Theater
Home theaters are often geared toward the ultimate cinematic experience. This is the space where family and friends gather to enjoy the latest blockbuster or get in on the big game. It’s a room that’s optimized for viewing and listening.
Many home theaters consist of large movie screens and projectors. Today’s 4K HDR projectors and enhanced screens offer images once only available in the finest cinemas. Now, you’ll experience lifelike pictures with brilliant color and clarity that transport you to another time. When combined with the latest handcrafted screens, movies draw you into the center of the scene, and sporting events place you on the field.
These home cinemas may also incorporate Dolby Atmos surround sound. This object-based audio fills a room, creating an engulfing sound field. You can almost feel the waves crash over you and hear the helicopter as it starts up in front of you, hovers overhead, and continues its flight pattern behind you.
The Social Gathering Spot Known as the Media Room
A media room, on the other hand, is a space to have fun and enjoy socializing. While there may be many a movie night enjoyed in this room, family and friends may also gather for video game showdowns, Sunday football, a game of pool while watching the latest Netflix series, or pull out the exercise mat and tune into a yoga series.
Because of its many uses, homeowners often appreciate technology that keeps the 4K HDR large-screen TV and audio speakers hidden from view until ready for use. Today’s technology enables TVs to transform into world-class paintings or photographs as well as retract into ceilings, floors, and furniture.
Answering homeowners’ calls for high-performance architectural speakers, some of the best audio brands on the market make nearly invisible in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofers. When strategically installed and calibrated, this audio also delivers an immersive surround sound experience.
At King Systems, our team of expert audio, video, and home automation designers and installers create a home theater unique to our client’s needs, lifestyle, and vision. No two families are alike, and no two home theaters should be either. To learn more about the latest home theater technology or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact King Systems today.