HE 2006 Special Events & Giveaways

The Home Entertainment Show 2006 is only weeks away, running June 1–4 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Here is a sampling of some of the giveaways and special events that will take place at the Show. Several of these should be of particular interest to home theater enthusiasts.

music_XM_logo.jpgLadies' Day
XM Satellite Radio–Oprah's digital radio home–would like to invite all women to the show. It's Ladies' Day on Sunday. All women get into the show for free with any regular adult admission on Sunday, June 4 from 10am–5pm.

Register To Win a New XM2GO Pioneer Inno
Sponsored by XM Satellite Radio. Nine lucky showgoers will win Pioneer's great new media players. Entry forms can be picked up at registration. Drawings are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5pm in Gateway Salon One. Three Innos will be given away per day. No purchase necessary. Good Luck!

sponlogo.elusive.jpgRegister To Win $10,000 of Gear!
Sponsored by Musical Surroundings and Elusive Disc. Over 15 prize packages total. Win Benz Micro phono cartridges, Clearaudio turntable, Musical Surroundings Phonomena, Pathos integrated amplifier, Stax headphone systems, Gingko products, Kubala Sosna cables, Groovenote music gift certificates, and more. Entry forms can be picked up at registration. No purchase necessary. Registration will take place all weekend; drawing will be held in rooms 200 and 206 on Sunday, June 4 at 4pm.

Free Home Theater Movie Night
Sit back and relax for a great Home Theater event within the HE2006. The editors of Home Theater will present a showing of a classic movie on Friday night at 7pm in the Grand Ballroom. Enjoy the best surround sound and projection equipment—just like you would with your own in-home system—only here, you get to see what it looks like with 400 guests! Come have some popcorn and enjoy the show. Available free to the first 400 ticket holders. Tickets available at registration. Showtime: Friday, June 2 7pm Grand Ballroom.

music_elflogo.jpgELF Live Auctions
Creating Rooms of Magic. The Elf Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity that brings the enchantment of uplifting music and film to sick children around the country by building state-of-the-art home theater systems in children's hospitals. While you are at HE2006, join in to pick up some great deals on great gear donated by industry leaders. This will ensure that you go home with a deal while also helping to make a difference.

HT Gaming Room
Join the editors of Home Theater magazine and try out the best in gaming home entertainment equipment. Try our special seating and surround sound. See what it is like to enjoy your favorite games on systems valued at over $30,000.

sponlogo.headroom.jpgHeadRoom's Headphone Heaven
Tired of reading about the best in headphone technology and not being able to try them out? Take a test ride with headphones from $10 to $500 and see how to make your computers and mobile gear give their best performance ever.

sponlogo.acousticsounds.jpgRecord Pressing Plant and Mastering Facility Tour
Acoustic Sounds presents a tour of the RTI/AcousTech record pressing plant. This four-hour off-site tour will take attendees to the RTI record pressing plant to see vinyl in action, as well as to the AcousTech mastering facility! The tour is free and maps are available at registration or you can take the bus. The bus leaves at 6pm sharp on Friday June 2 from the HE Show registration. Registration and an additional fee are required to take the bus. Pizza and beer are provided during the ride. To register , click here.

Acoustic Treatment Rooms
Join members of the Acoustic Guild and industry experts in acoustics in really hearing the difference in acoustic treatments for your home. Two rooms will be set up with the exact same system: one with acoustic treatments in place, one without. See if you can tell the difference. Ask the hard questions. Debate the experts. Is the space the final frontier to achieving great sound?

sponlogo.hp.jpgHP Presents the Digital Photography Workshops
Two great days of hands-on seminars are being held at the Show on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 in the Hermosa Room. Your ticket also gets you into the Home Entertainment Show.

Day One: Digital Cameras Made Easy
In this day-long lecture seminar, you will learn how to take your pictures from the camera to the finished print and discover how to easily and effectively manipulate on the computer the photographs you took with your digital camera. This class opens the door to all aspects of digital photography. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the pros.

Day Two: The Digital Darkroom
In this day-long digital darkroom seminar, you will learn to work with digital photographs or digital scans of existing film images to enhance, manage, color correct and print your images. This seminar covers in more depth, aspects of digital imaging that you will need to know to make the most of your photographs once they are in your computer.

$80 per day advance registration—includes admission to HE2006
$90 per day on-site registration—includes admission to HE2006
For more information, call (561) 276-9797, ext. 111. To register, click here.