Adara Noya Media Storage January 25th, 2018 - 10:03:22
Don’t forget that we see rooms in 3D, and not just as a series of separate walls. Sometimes the best way to balance out a TV is by putting something with a similar visual weight on the opposite side of the room, like this dark bookshelf.
It's tempting to try to repurpose a piece of vintage furniture or use a shelving unit, buffet or console table as a media cabinet, but there is a big difference between a standard cabinet and a media console.
Choose 7.1 surround sound. The latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room. Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase — no matter how good the speakers look, a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.
Sort your seating. What good is a home cinema without cinema-quality seating? With a home control system and D-Box technology, you can have your seating rumble and vibrate in time with the action up on the big screen! Another option to consider, especially if the room will be used by children, is soundproofing. Not only does soundproofing mean you can turn up the volume; it also ensures that the little ones’ shouts of excitement won’t be heard by anyone next door.
It saves you space- The days of CD cases and DVD wallets stacking up like stalagmites on your desk or sofa side table can now be a thing of the past. Taking the clutter out of any environment and organizing it sensibly is not only a reasonable thing to do, but can directly add to the quality of your life.
Cutouts in the rear of a media console do more than allow cords through. The openings also permit much-needed ventilation. Electronics get hot when in use, and you'll want air to flow around them and vent outside the cabinet. This reduces the risk of fire, and can lengthen the life of the components.