Setting up a home entertainment space carries with it the goal of setting up a family gathering spot, a spot where your children's friends will want to come hang out, and a place that offers something to keep everyone entertained. When creating a gathering spot, you have to keep in mind the type of media that people in your home enjoy and how they consume it. You can then begin the process of setting up a space that will cater to everyone.
One idea is to have more than one screen in your entertainment room. For example, you could have a flat-screen TV that is ideally designed for playing video games. You could then have a screen that rolls down from the ceiling so that you can project movies onto it. Such a set up would only allow you to enjoy one form of entertainment at a time. You may also consider having more than one screen in the same room. You could then watch a movie, play a video game, and have a sports game playing at the same time. While one person may not be able to watch all three, you could have more than one person in the room enjoying time together.
Sound System Options
If you have more than one screen going at the same time in the same space, you also have more than one soundtrack playing at a time. This can make designing a sound system difficult. The traditional option is to have a multi-channel receiver, which would allow only the sound from one source to be played at a time. This gives preference to one of the screens. Thus, you may want to give each screen its own sound system. When more than one screen is in use, you could have the option of having some people wear Bluetooth headphones so that people playing a video game or watching a movie can wear headphones and enjoy sound without competing with everyone else in the room.
While having multiple screens with multiple media sources playing at the same time may seem chaotic, it is becoming more common in today's world. You can find forums and FAQ sheets on the internet where people discuss their experiences with multi-task entertainment. You can also reach out to companies like Metro Sound & Lighting for a professional installation.
With the plenitude of entertainment options available today, it seems only natural that people will enjoy more than one entertainment source at a time. At the very least, setting up an entertainment space in your home where it is possible to enjoy more than one type of media is worth looking into.