Performance TheaterTraditional Home Theater, Philadelphia
Home Theater includes a stage for family band concerts. The adjoining bar area adds to the family entertaining area. This project won National awards from NARI and Electronic House. The Theater gear was supplied and installed by Media Rooms' electronic integration department. The Theater proscenium, Stage and Bar were designed & fabricated in the In-House Cabinet shop of Media Rooms Inc.
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Accommodating an AudienceThis custom Philadelphia room was designed to serve as both the family’s home theater and a space where the family band could rehearse and perform together. Home media design firm Media Rooms addressed those wishes with the aforementioned spotlights, as well as with acoustical wall panels, a backdrop curtain and a 14-inch-high stage that conveniently masks an unsightly drainpipe. While Rob Dzedzy, president of Media Rooms, says his firm typically uses more traditional (but comfy) reclining movie theater-style seats in media rooms, casters are sometimes added so that seating can be easily reconfigured for live performances or for just casual hanging out.
What’s Next for Projectors? New chips. Texas Instruments invented the DLP micro-mirror chip in 1987, and most video projectors use this technology. The company also has developed a 4K projection chip, again for commercial applications. This 4K DLP chip is used in many projectors, such as Digital Projection, NEC, Barco and Christie, to name a few. These projectors are expensive, many costing $80,000 or more. Texas Instruments also has developed a 4K DLP chip for the home market. We will be seeing several manufacturers bringing affordable models to the market soon using the TI 4K chip. LED and laser light sources.To further improve picture quality, several manufacturers are beginning to use laser and LED light sources in projectors. Those are just now coming onto the market and have a couple of distinct advantages over the traditional lamp used in projectors. Projector lamps usually last about 1,500 to 2,000 hours before they burn out and need to be replaced. Both LED or laser light sources last 20,000 to 30,000 hours or more. This means that you may never need to change the projector’s lamp. Laser light sources also are much brighter than traditional projector lamps. The extra brightness means you can use a laser light projector in a room with ambient light.This performance theater I designed for a home in Philadelphia includes a stage for family band concerts, an adjoining bar area and an Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser 4K Enhanced projector hidden in the soffit.