Archive for category Home Theater Design
You’re ready to invest in what will soon be the most enjoyable room in your house and this single room can likely turn your home into the most coveted in the neighborhood. That is, if you do it right.
From dedicated rooms to shared entertainment spaces, home theaters used to be a rarity only the upper class would design into their custom home but with the price of home electronics making plasma TVs and front projection affordable to the masses, everyone wants their very own home theater. So, “everyone” now thinks they can install a home theater. We notice in this business that new companies appear all the time but we also notice that they don’t sustain and we are called in to correct their mistakes. The reality is that it takes years of training and experience to design a theater that will incorporate quality audio, video and aesthetic that best suits your space and desires.
That isn’t to say that anyone can’t design a space and install a theater but they must be equipped with the right tools and information. Here are 5 of the most common mistakes made during home theater design that will affect the success of your room.
1. Overly Complication Operation
While the techie of the house may be able to turn it on, other family members might be left frustrated if they cant fumble through the necessary commands to start their movie. Complicated controls is one of the main reasons that theater rooms go unused. It is important to allocate a portion of your theater budget for a control system that will automate the process of turning on the multiple components (projector, dvd player, etc.) to the proper inputs. In addition to a control system, owning components that address other aspects of your system such as managing your movies will also make your theater fun for everyone to use. For example, a Kaleidescape is a movie server that offers quick, easy and organized access to your movie collection. Read the rest of this entry »