Aside from the obvious goal of creating an environment that provides entertainment, excitement, and fun, the objective of designing a private theater should be to produce a room that supports the accurate reproduction of audio and video.
In the design and engineering of a private theater, when is it appropriate to take it “to the Nth degree?” This is the question that was recently posed to us by one of our most valued integrator clients.
Designing private theaters is a great business.
We often hear comments like, “What’s the big deal, it is supposed to be a dark room anyway” or “The lighting design has already been done by the interior designer.”
Our industry is wrought with buzzwords
and acronyms, and “turnkey” is a term
that has been thrown about for a long
You may not remember Beta versus VHS, but we were all here for Blu-ray versus HD DVD, and now we have Dolby Atmos versus Auro 3D.
In a recent workshop on selling high-performance
solutions, the question
was asked, “What is the first piece of
information that you provide to your
People have been selling home theaters
for more than 20 years–certainly
long enough to have gotten it right.
The audience experience is the most
important element in a private theater
design, from the accuracy of the audio
system to the stunning visual capabilities
of the HD video.
When creating private theater rooms,
many designers and architects now
understand the need for acoustical
treatments in walls and that we don’t
want large windows along sidewalls.
Enjoying dinner and cocktails before the 2015 CEDIA Awards Banquet, October 17, 2015, at the Kay Bailey Huchison Convention Center, in Dallas, TX. Pho...
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