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Media Room Vs. Home Theater: Which Option Is Best for Your Family?


Invest in the right entertainment space for everyone in your household

A home entertainment system provides so much more than a way for you to watch movies, play video games, or cheer on your favorite sports team. It’s a hub for shared experiences, bonding, and relaxation as you and your family enjoy a movie together, champion the home team on game day, and start up a friendly rivalry over Mario Kart.

Your entertainment space should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone in the household and well-stocked with the entertainment sources they want to use. Which brings up a great question: should you invest in a home theater or media room for your Edina, MN, home? The answer depends on your family’s preferences, habits, and style. 

ResTech Systems is happy to help guide you to the right choice. Keep reading to gain a deeper understanding of the differences!

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Enjoy a Flexible Entertainment Space with an Open-Plan Media Room

Multipurpose media rooms are designed to support socialization and several kinds of entertainment. One popular trend we see is homeowners transforming their living or family room into a media room with one or more TVs, a sound system, smart lighting, and shading. 

Technology advancements mean that you can have an amazing audiovisual experience in an open-plan living room. Modern TVs scale up to 85” for a big-screen feel and come equipped with 4K or 8K resolution and high-dynamic range (HDR) technology for stunning picture clarity, color, and contrast. A surround-sound speaker configuration or a well-placed soundbar (for smaller rooms) enhances the audio experience for movies, TV shows, sporting matches, and more. 

With motorized shading solutions, big picture windows don’t have to be a source of glare, heat, and light when you’re trying to watch a film. With a button press on your smartphone, set shades to precisely the right level to establish the ambiance for your entertainment.

If you and your family like entertainment to be fluid and flexible — starting the evening with a spirited game of Guitar Hero, then shifting to a movie marathon as the night wears on — a media room is probably the right choice for you. 

Lose Yourself in Immersive Entertainment with a Dedicated Theater Room

Dedicated home theaters are designed with the sole purpose of displaying media the way it’s meant to be seen and heard. Many home cinemas are equipped with a projector and projector screen to recreate the movie theater experience. Theater rooms are isolated and acoustically treated to deliver enveloping, surround-sound audio that sweeps you up in the middle of the action. Windows are covered with motorized blackout shades that seal the room in darkness with the press of a button. 

The result is a fully immersive experience for watching films and TV shows. If you want to block out the world and enjoy distraction-free entertainment, then a private theater is probably the right choice for you. 

The team at ResTech Systems is ready to build the entertainment space of your dreams — whether that’s a multipurpose media room or a dedicated private cinema. Let’s get in touch to discuss your available space, lifestyle, and entertainment needs to find the right fit for your Edina, MN, home. Give us a call at 763-710-5700 or fill out an online contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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