Media Room or Dedicated Home Theater: Which is Better?
Find the Home Theater Installation Style that Meets Your Needs
Everybody wants a space in their home where they can enjoy the latest Oscar-winning flick or Netflix original show. But there are a lot of options in how you design that space. The two most popular options are to do a dedicated home theater installation or a multipurpose media room. Each option has its own merits, which we’ll discuss below. Maybe you’re building a new property in St. Petersburg, FL or simply renovating an existing home in the Tampa area—whatever the reason, keep reading to discover which media experience is the best fit for your lifestyle and personality.
Advantages of Dedicated Home Theaters
Nothing says “high-end home” quite like having a room tailored for the ultimate movie-watching environment. These home theater installations recreate the same audio and visual quality of a commercial cinema—and you don’t have to change out of your pajamas or drive to the theater in order to enjoy the film!
And with smart home automation, you can even get that effortless experience of sitting down and having the movie start for you. Just press the “Movie” button on your smartphone or tablet, pick out the film you wish to watch, and your home will do the rest. The lights will automatically dim, all the theater system devices will power on, and your movie will start—simple as that.
If you consider yourself a movie buff, then a dedicated home theater is the way to go.
Advantages of Multipurpose Media Rooms
There are so many neat things you can add to your Florida property, so if you don’t want to use that valuable real estate solely for a home theater, a multipurpose media room might be a better bet. These rooms give you a lot more flexibility in creating a complete entertainment environment. You could have a pool table, arcade machine, virtual golf setup or whatever entertainment you most enjoy, that can be included in this room.
However, keep in mind that one of the main goals of a dedicated home theater installation is achieving the perfect acoustics and visual perspectives for the film. With a multipurpose media room, you’re going to have to sacrifice some of the audio and visual quality. We can install acoustic treatments and design the room to minimize the impact that the other entertainment elements have on movie-watching, but there’s no way to get rid of the acoustic drawbacks completely.
At the end of the day, it’s all about what’s most important to you. Do you prioritize top-notch movie quality or having a space that can also be used for general entertainment? Whatever the choice, AV Specialists can help turn your dream media environment into a reality. To learn more, please call us at (727) 441-9292 or fill out this quick contact form.