The terms “media room" and “home cinema” are used interchangeably by many, but there is a difference. Below is a guide explaining the differences which should help you plan the perfect system for your home. It is important to consult a professional AV company early on in the design process to ensure all factors are taken into consideration.
A Media Room is usually a casual entertaining space that not only serves as a place to watch TV/ films and listen to music, but also may be used as the Family Room or Sitting room. The dual-purpose nature of the room can mean that perfect speaker positioning and seating positioning may not be possible. Having a professional AV company working in conjuntion with the interior designer or architect will ensure your media room is set up for everday use but still has excellent picture and sound quality. Often an important consideration for media rooms is ensuring that the AV system is discreet and isn't over bearing on the rooms interior design. H&H Audio Visual have many smart solutions for discreet AV such as:Invisible speakers
One of the most important aspects of a home cinema (or home theater for our US friends) is that this room is a dedicated space, devoted to the best possible reproduction of picture and sound. Other important aspects are:A large video display located at the correct viewing height and at the optimal distance from the viewers
It is important to consult a professional AV company early on in the design process to ensure all factors are taken into consideration.