A media room is a multi-purpose room that is designed as an entertainment hub for the whole family. Unlike a home theater that is specifically designed to replicate the cinematic experience, a media room is more versatile, and can also be used to watch your favorite shows, play video games, entertain guests, and more.
WHY DO THIS?
Do you plan to entertain guests while watching TV or movies? Will you use the system for other purposes such as gaming, rather than media? If you answered yes to these questions, a media room is probably the right fit for you!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MEDIA ROOM AND A HOME THEATER?
Compared home theaters, media rooms are often more multipurpose and can be installed virtually in any space, whether it’s a family room, game room, great room, etc. Whereas, home theaters are designed to be a controlled environment in order to get the best cinematic experience possible.
DO I NEED ACOUSTIC TREATMENTS OR SOUND ISOLATION?
Media rooms typically don’t have acoustic treatments or sound isolation. Audio systems in these spaces are usually smaller, such as wireless, in-wall, in-ceiling, or soundbars that go under the TV, to create a similar experience to surround sound.
WHAT KIND OF AV EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BUILD A MEDIA ROOM?
You don’t need a large projector screen or surround sound speakers to create the type of media room that you desire. Other than projectors screens, you can add a TV, automated shades, smart home controls, and much more! The choice is yours (:
WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE IN A MEDIA ROOM COMPARED TO A HOME THEATER?
Media rooms are a more social experience- you’re watching the game or a TV show chatting with your friends and family throughout. With a home theater, the lights will be down, there’s usually no talking, and cellphones are away. Also, the seating is more relaxed and is arranged to encourage conversation rather than rows of face-forward seating.