Electronics is one of the hardest industries to keep up with because there are so many changes to equipment type. It stands to reason then, that many people who built media rooms in the 1990's and in the first part of the 21st century have already figured out that their media room technology is no longer as relevant as the equipment that is shipping today.
So when it comes time to take a look at building a media room or remodeling an existing room, there a few things to take into consideration before you get started:
Get The Sound System Right:
It is now possible to get a very sophisticated sound system for your room. In fact, the latest independent 3d sound system will scan the room using cameras and find up to eight different people. Each person can then have a separate audio stream broadcast to them directly. The net effect is that you could have three people on the couch watching Harry Potter and one of the people would hear Spanish, one would hear, English, and a third could hear the French version. The sound is that directed. Interestingly enough, because the sound beam cameras track individuals by characteristic, even if you get up and switch places with your friend, your beam will follow you.
Of course, some people have found the latest sound system to be a bit creepy for their needs and Sony and other television manufacturers stopped manufacturing most of their 3d sound TVs due to a lack of demand. So if you would like to follow the top technology outside of 3d sound, you should look at vendors like Sony to get up-to-speed.
Find the right contractor:
So much of a media room has to do with creating the right acoustic effects in the space that you have. If you have been to Greece, you will know that the Greeks were masters at creating theaters that allowed the people on stage to speak without microphones. The buildings were designed to send sound up to the audience whereever they might be.
To achieve this type of effect, you will want to hire a qualified general contractor. If you are looking online, you can find one at websites like renovationexperts.com. The main features of renovationexperts.com are that they will always allow you to get a free quote now and they validate all the contractors that wish to work through their website.
Ensure that it is the size that you want:
Another problem that people who build media rooms sometimes have is that they fail to plan for family growth or lifestyle change such as an empty nest, leaving them with a room that is too small or too large to enjoy. As the Babyboomers continue to retire and downsize into smaller homes, the media rooms that fit well into their suburban castles are no longer as interesting to the next generation, negating some of the value that they used to add to homes that were on the market.