Is Your Ideal Entertainment Space a Designated Home Theater or a Media Room?
There was a time when home theater systems consisted of VCRs connected to TVs and mono sound that gave way to Dolby Stereo. Today’s home theaters are, fortunately, remarkably different.
Native 4K laser projectors display incredible lifelike images on hand-crafted ambient light-rejecting movie screens. Dolby Atmos provides object-based surround sound with audio that exists in a three-dimensional sound field. We have definitely embraced the immersive cinematic movie experience.
One home theater system that’s gaining traction is the media room. These are significantly different from screening rooms designed to experience the latest films, but are often the perfect alternative for families that enjoy socializing, playing games, watching concerts, and gathering with friends for Sunday’s big games.
Let’s see which type of entertainment is the perfect fit for your home, whether in Charlottesville, VA, or along the Eastern Seaboard from New York to Florida.
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Many home theaters are designed for the ultimate movie viewing. Tiered recliners offer everyone the best seat in the room, and beautiful acoustic paneling ensures surround sound that’s crystal clear no matter where you’re sitting.
A media room is a multi-purpose space. Some include comfy loveseats and sectionals with an area for gaming chairs and cuddle seats. Unlike movie theaters, these rooms encourage conversations and friendly competition. For many families, the camaraderie and interaction ensure that this room becomes the favorite room in the house.
The Audio & Visuals
Today’s high-performance audio and video advancements enable our designers and certified technicians to create a space that almost rivals the designated home theater’s immersive audio and video. And the best news is that we can hide the technology, leaving the space pristine until it’s time for game day, movie night, or a bout of Fortnite.
Today’s 4K HDR TVs offer displays nearing 100-inches with breathtakingly vivid images, unprecedented contrast, and brilliant colors. They can also hide in ceilings, floors, furniture, and custom paneling until it’s time to call them from their depths with one touch of a button. Ultra-short throw projectors can produce a 150-inch image on movie screens that disappear into the ceiling.
High-performance audio brands also offer nearly invisible in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. When strategically installed and calibrated, you experience the sound that surrounds you. If installed throughout your home, you have a whole-home audio system that delivers Hi-Fi music and audio to every room.
So, which home theater system is right for you and your family? It’s a lot to consider, and that’s where StereoTypes comes in. We’ll explore the entertainment that brings your family the greatest joy. For some, this may include a media room with a golf simulator, a pool table in the back, and a wine or wet bar in the corner. For others, it’s the immersive home theater—a windowless room with a fiber optic star ceiling and LED lights that dim as the movie begins. Our team of experts has been designing entertainment spaces with the latest high-tech equipment for over 30 years. Today, almost anything you can imagine is possible. To learn more about the possibilities or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact StereoTypes today.