Learn Which Entertainment Space is Right for Your Lifestyle
In the world of home entertainment, a home theater has long been considered the star and was, at one time, only found in luxury homes and large estates. Today, many homeowners consider including these spaces that maximize audio-video performance in their homes and decide to create a space where they immerse themselves in another place and time.
Recently, media rooms have been growing in popularity. These social spaces are a place to gather with friends and family, whether watching a movie, playing a video game, or letting the TV take backstage to a game of pool.
So, which entertainment space is right for you and your family in your Del Mar, CA home? Let’s explore the differences between a custom home theater and a media room.
If you’re a movie buff who dreams of the cinematic experience with tiered seating and immersive images that pop off a 140-inch screen in a pitch-black room, a home theater may be for you. The lights slowly will fade as the image on the screen fills the room.
A home theater offers the authentic feeling of the best cinemas around and, due to today’s technology, can provide better picture and sound. Strategically placed in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofers will deliver the sound that surrounds you, so you not only see the collisions; you feel the impact.
Can you watch your favorite sporting events and play video games with friends? Absolutely! A home theater is all about screened entertainment.
Media rooms are better for social events and are as different as the people that enjoy them. Some incorporate a pool table or pinball machines. Others turn their family room into a media room with hidden technology that’s kept out of view until movie night or game day.
Some homeowners opt for a short-throw projector and a screen that descends from the ceiling. An ambient light rejecting screen is perfect for spaces where total darkness is not achievable or desirable. These screens reflect ambient light away from the viewer, negating the washout effect that light can have on an image and improving the color and clarity.
For those looking to retain their home’s aesthetics, the industry-leaders in video all manufacture TVs that appear as art, including Sony, Samsung, and LG. For example, the Frame from Samsung runs on a QLED panel and delivers bright, vivid colors. When not in use, you can transform it into a masterpiece from a curated library of fine art from the world’s best galleries or even a personal photo from your own collection.
Tiered seating may give way to comfy loveseats and sectional sofas. By integrating a whole-home audio system, you can have high-fidelity sound in your media room, home, and outdoor area.
Of course, neither room will be used much if it’s not easy to operate. With the power of home automation, you’ll be able to tap a button on a touchscreen or remote and dim the lights, lower the blinds and screen, and start the movie.
If you’re still wondering which entertainment space is right for you, our in-house theater design team will be happy to take a look at your home and make some recommendations based on our years of experience. To learn more about custom home theaters and media rooms or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Andrus Smart Technologies today.
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