You're going to need a comfy seat from which to view this endless stream of entertainment, and if you're going to spend all of this time and money assembling a spectacular high-tech media room, you certainly don't want to go lo-fi with your furniture. Overstuffed sofas are a no-brainer, and if you're doing rows of seating, low profile sofas and chairs are ideal choices. Plush microfibers and buttery suedes are excellent choices for upholstery fabrics. You can go the traditional route, or choose furniture with built-in subwoofers and speakers that are specifically designed for media rooms.
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