Barn conversion to Media Room.

TV or Projector based system? – Why not have both!

The client had an old barn that was due to be renovated and converted to a habitable room. The brief was to create a dual purpose room that would utilise a projector based system for watching movies, plus a TV for day to day television watching. In both cases the technology was to be as unobtrusive as possible to not interfere with the barns’ traditional look.

A 3m wide acoustically transparent Cinema screen from ScreenResearch in conjunction with a Sony 4K projector were used for the cinema components, alongside a Samsung LED TV with Future Automation lifting mechanism to handle the TV watching duties.


Both the systems utilise the same sound system: Artcoustic wall mounted speakers were chosen for their slim profile and their ability to have the Client’s own choice of artwork at a later date.

Operating a system like this could be tricky with a table-full of remotes, but in this case the whole system is controlled with one-touch operation from the ipad.

At the press of a button the blinds close, the Cinema screen drops, the projector starts up and the lights dim – just as it should be.

Equipment used:


  • Screen Research Cinema Screen
  • Sony 4K Projector
  • Samsung LED Curved TV
  • RTI Automation
  • Yamaha amplifier
  • Artcoustic Speakers
  • Lutron Lighting
  • Sonos music

Bespoke TV cabinet by Bonsai.