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How to set up a multi-media room in a home

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Having a multimedia room In your home is considered one of life’s many luxuries, the ability to control your content, set up the environment, choose your audience, and pick out the right tools for your intended use is just a scratch of the surface of how useful a multimedia room can be. However, the cost of setting up a state-of-the-art multimedia room is a bit on the high side, but thanks to the growth and an ever-increasing demand for these kinds of rooms, the technology needed and the skill required to set one up has become more accessible to the general public. Here is how to set up a multi-media room.

‘Step 1’
Pick out the ideal room

Picking out the ideal room is crucial as it affects the entire multimedia room, so take your time to pick a room in your home that could serve as a multimedia room. It should be a minimum of 10 x 16 feet in size and should not be an open room but one that is enclosed.

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‘Step 2’
Get your equipment ready

The main equipment you will need includes a really big multimedia screen which could be an HDTV or an HD projector, a surround sound system inclusive of a Blu-ray player, a gaming console and wireless connection to seal the deal.

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‘Step 3’
Set up your TV

The TV is the center of your multimedia room and hence the tv should be positioned at eye height and viewers should sit about 5.5 to 8 feet away from the TV

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‘Step 4’
Think surround sound

Surround sound is essential for any multimedia room. A 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 should be ideal for a dedicated multimedia room. For the best experience, all the other components including your Blu-ray player, gaming console and others should be connected to the sound system, to which the TV is also connected.

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‘Step 5’
Room lights

Lighting also has a part to play in a multimedia room, you need a variety of lighting for, gaming, watching movies and listening to music. Dimming should be a choice and the lights should be hidden along the ceiling, walls, and floor for best results.

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‘Step 6’
Control

Control is one of the reasons we opt for a multimedia room in the first place, all your media tools should be controlled via a single universal remote.

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‘Step 7’
Optimize your environment

Get the most comfortable chair and furniture, consider a couple of seats or at most two rows of comfy theater chairs for when family and friends come over. Consider amenities as per your specifications. Tie it all together and press play.

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‘With the above steps you can now easily set up a multi-media room in your home’
 

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