A dedicated home theater v/s media room: Have you every wondered about the difference between the two and which one’s better for you? A Dedicated home cinema caters solely to the purpose of TV and movie watching. It is created to provide users with an immersive cinematic experience at home. This room is often windowless and is designed with sound dampening material. Take a look at this Dedicated Home Cinema which was converted from a spare bedroom.
On the other hand, a multimedia room is a multi-purpose room. It allows more flexibility in the use of space and may require a smaller budget. It can be used to watch movies, play games or listen to your favourite tunes. Here, you may not have complete control over ambient light and sound. However, suitable window shades can be used to avoid glare and provide a better viewing experience.
Room Design and specialized systems: To enhance your movie watching experience you can choose a theme which will serve as an overall design scheme for the room. Here are a few fun theme ideas to help you get started. You can also add acoustic panels and carpets without the fear of disrupting the overall design of the room. In a media room you are limited to the speaker choice and the number of speakers being used. However, in a dedicated cinema room you can add as many speakers as required.
Tailored equipment: Dedicating an entire roomto movie watching provides you with the advantage of tailoring every piece of technology, seating arrangement and décor. In a dedicated home cinema, users have complete control over lighting and sound. Video devices as well as seats can be placed in such a way that it not only provides you with comfort but also makes sure you get the best view of the screen. Speakers can be fitted to ensure you get the most of your sound devices.
Limited Use: It cannot be used for anything else.Unlike a media room which is a multi-purpose room, a dedicated home cinema is restricted to TV and movie watching only.
More Socialization: A multimedia room often has comfortable seating and allows for interaction with family and friends. It is a great option for those who wish to include their home theater systems in common rooms. Many people opt for an open concept so that rooms are not divided. Multimedia rooms allow you to converse with one and another, eat or drink, and watch a movie at the same time.
A common sitting area or a living room can be transformed into a home theater. A TV can be placed under a piece of art and then be revealed on pressing a button. Take a look at how this Mumbai apartment turns their living room into a home theater when needed.
Acoustics: Ever wondered why speakers sound better in a showroom or a movie theater? The answer is the room (which is usually an acoustically tuned space). You may not be able to sound proof a multimedia room resulting in disappointing sound quality. With no sound proofing, watching a loud movie may disturb other family members or even neighbours.
Design limitations: While some people would want their home theater to blend into their home’s interior design, others may want to add a theme. You may have to compromise on video and sound quality so that your home theater system blends with the over all look and feel of the room.
Dedicated home theater v/s media room: Which one makes the cut?
A dedicated cinema room and a multimedia room are both great choices. You can settle on either one based on your requirements. Feel free to contact us. We can provide you with assistance in making the right choice so that what ever you choose, it will look and sound perfect.