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Media Rooms at Martins

70inch tv in media room, mounted on the wall above the grey tv cabinet, on screen is the home control4 software apps

Media Room.

Depending on your requirements you may think that a projector and screen is not exactly what you want. We understand different people have different needs, which is why a Media Room is becoming one of our fastest growing install styles.

Traditional television, combined with upgraded audio and also equipment to make the most of SKY Q, Netflix, Prime and other streaming services. Upgrading the wifi to help ensure your office continues to work even when the PS4 or Xbox is in full multiplayer streaming mode.

The backbone of your home is the network and a media room is a very good way of making the most of modern steaming, music, voice control, and lighting. All housed in one place and controlled by you via phone, screen or tablet.

Clients Brief

General: The client came to us, as in the early stages of conducting a complete renovation of his period home/estate. Wishing to have reliable broadband – Wi-Fi and 4G were essential for both business and pleasure. The importance was to sympathetically and discreetly integrate all aspects of home entertainment technology into a period home. To work with the interior design team, with a fusion of old and new design. The brief was also to include multi-room audio, video distribution Inc. Sky and streaming providers. A DJ system in a dedicated room for entertaining and social events. Mood lighting control to compliment the rooms throughout the house was also installed.

Media Room:

The requirements of dedicated room with a lounge style. Based around a large television for day and evening viewing. A projection system was considered however this was not possible for the room in a 15th century part of the building. For use for video distribution Inc. Sky and streaming providers, as well as use with a variety of games consoles. The importance of high-quality playback for music.

Lounge Cinema Room, large TV with XBOX console, showing Control4 smart home software on the screen

Vision, what, why and how

Large 75” LED television to create the wow factor and visual impact for a system that can be used both day and night

Sound, floor standing?  In-wall, other

Elegant floor standing loudspeakers chosen for good hi-fi audio playback as the main stereo pair. For use in a high quality 2 channel hi-fi system. A complimentary matching center and sub-woofer chosen configured as a 7.1 channel system using discrete ceiling mounted speakers. 

Grey Hi-Fi cabinet storage with black floorstanding loud speakers either side

Equipment Housing, how is the equipment presented in the rooms

We designed a dedicated bespoke cabinet to suit the room interior. Careful design and consideration were taken on the overall dimensions (internal space, height- as the centre speaker was positioned on top for best performance. Finally, ventilation and colour (Farrow and Ball to match).

How it works, brief user guide to make it sound simple and remove the worry of hard to use

A dedicated all-in-one system remote control was included in the design. This provided the family with an extremely easy to use solution, utilizing the television screen display as the graphical user interface. The remote integrates all video sources required including Sky, Blu-ray / DVD, streaming providers such as Netflix and Amazon, games consoles and various smart TV features. CD and music streaming control were also available and simple to operate.

Future Proofing

Any future content providers can be added as and when required as can games consoles etc, in fact totally upgradable.

Also installed

Mood Lighting

Picture showing mood lighting in blue and pink installed into the ceiling of the dining room

Control Your Home: control your home via any touchpad, tablet or TV. In this install, the bedroom television is linked to your home network so you can see your security cameras and turn the lights on before you go downstairs.

Bed with larger tv at the foot of the bed which is retractable. On screen in the control4 home control software app

Smart Kitchen Lighting: Voice control lighting and multi-room audio. Speakers installed in the ceiling, and music controlled via touchpad or tablet.

Kitchen with smart lighting in the ceiling, three lamps in the foreground and lights above the cooker.

Martins Services and aftercare provision.

We are offering on-going support, servicing, and maintenance.

Control4, Bowers & Wilkins and Arcam were chosen for their overall quality and technical merits. Highest quality equipment with best in class equipment allowing complete reliability, and full back up, programming and service support.

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