HOME MOVIE THEATERS

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Don Harmon  |  Oct 29, 2009  |  3 comments

A few years ago, my wife and I visited her brother’s home in Denver, Colorado. He had just finished constructing a home theater in his basement and we were completely captivated by the idea to build our own theater. Our only problem was that we were living in Southern California, where basements are rare.

Krissy Rushing  |  Sep 26, 2007  |  0 comments

<I>An attic home theater, completely isolated from the master bedroom below, defies the laws of acoustics.</I>

Ryk Schoonheim  |  Oct 29, 2010  |  9 comments

Sarasota based, Sights, Sounds and Such was called in to work on a Murray Homes, Inc. project. The project was roughly a 5500 sq. ft waterfront residence on the Gulf of Mexico in Nokomis FL. A complete remodel, the entire home was rewired from head to toe for TV, phone, data and of course, a state-of-the-art audio/video system.

Ford Gunter  |  Aug 28, 2007  |  2 comments

<I>How one couple pulled off a home theater that is completely independent from the house in which it resides. </I>

Kim Wilson  |  May 11, 2011  |  0 comments
Years in the consumer electronics industry, this homeowner was able to design, build and install this incredibly detailed theater with all the latest bells and whistles. If this is the future capability of DIY theaters than his Star Trek inspired theme is certainly appropriate.
Kim Wilson  |  Oct 07, 2009  |  0 comments

Stewart Filmscreen is branching out, providing unique window treatments designed to improve the overall home cinema experience. While the Acoustishade is a beautiful addition to any decor, available in a variety of colors and any custom size, it also controls ambient light as well as exterior noise from interfering with the viewing experience. The Acoustishade is the most stylish and cost effective soundproofing solution available.

Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 30, 2015  |  2 comments
The music industry has the Grammys to recognize outstanding contributions to the art of song composition. The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, aka CEDIA, which you might know from our coverage of the annual CEDIA Expo, has the Electronic Lifestyles Awards to honor the creativity and technical skill behind some of the most advanced home entertainment and home automation systems on the planet. Here we profile two of the 14 home theaters that made the cut in 2014.
Jamie Sorcher  |  Dec 09, 2008  |  4 comments

For married couples or any two people who live together, life always seems to be a series of compromises. When this Omaha, Nebraska, homeowner built his dream theater, he not only put on an addition to the house for his theater, but he added a room right above it for his wife.

Kim Wilson  |  Apr 10, 2009  |  3 comments

It's the perfect situation – a dedicated home theater and a completely separate room for critical music listening. One homeowner in Massachusetts was able to realize his dream of the 'perfect' audio system, and still provide the rest of the family with their own home theater.

Kim Wilson  |  Aug 26, 2009  |  0 comments

What do you spec as a projector in this beautiful Greenwich, CT. home when you have 18 video sources as diverse as X-box and Blu-ray? Well, Opus AVC of North Haven, Connecticut discovered that just one is not enough.

Kim Wilson  |  Sep 22, 2009  |  0 comments

This is one of those times when the pictures just don't do justice to the project. The winner of the 2009 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install is Vision Audio from Lubbock, Texas. The Media Center Integrator Alliance (MCIA), together with Microsoft, announced the winner of the 2009 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest during CEDIA in Atlanta, Georgia on September 13. This impressive system uses Windows Media Center at the core of the home's entertainment experience in an extensive whole-home installation.

Gary Altunian  |  Nov 21, 2008  |  2 comments
Recently I sat down with Anthony Grimani, President of PMI, Ltd., an acoustics consulting firm, to discuss room acoustics and home theater design.
Doug and Candy Laven  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  9 comments

My wife and I own a Queen Ann Victorian home built in 1886 in the Silk Stocking district of Mankato, Minnesota. It’s a large home with each room decorated in period furnishings which isn’t conducive to a large screen TV and visible speakers. This made it hard to watch movies and Monday Night Football, so Doug convinced Candy to build a media room in the basement.

Kim Wilson  |  Oct 08, 2008  |  0 comments

VUDU Inc., has unveiled HDX, a high definition video format that delivers full HD 1080p material using the company's existing set-top box. Content is delivered over the Internet and optimized for 40 inch and larger HDTVs. According to VUDU, the HDX content is the highest quality available from any Internet, broadcast, cable, or satellite on-demand service. HDX movies are available to all VUDU customers and will be rented for the same price as standard HD titles.

Kim Wilson  |  Oct 01, 2010  |  0 comments

We often think of a retrofit as a home entertainment installation within an existing home, versus a new construction install. Robert Crone, otherwise know as the Cable Guy to his clients was asked to retrofit and update an existing wall unit. When he was contacted it was outfitted with a 27” CRT TV and various legacy components, nothing up-to-date.

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