DMX512, or DMX as it is commonly known as, is a standard for digital communication networks commonly used in stage lighting and effects. What’s really interesting, however, is how DMX lighting technology is currently being applied in homes, particularly home theaters. You can have a projection system and tiered seating, but once you add specialty rope lighting, you elevate your space from a place where you go to watch movies, to a true in-home version of a movie theater.
Let me establish first how I differentiate a home theater from a media room. That, to me, is the screen. There may be more exacting or formal definitions out there somewhere, but for the purposes of this post, it’s really the key difference I want to focus on. What that means is that the first thing you need to consider is the room you’re going to use.