Financing Home Theaters Part Deux

February 21, 2008

Way back in August of 2004 (that seems like an eternity ago) I wrote about financing home theaters, at the time the focus of the post was on rolling home theaters into the mortgage price which if I remember correctly was a pretty fair rate at the time, I’m not sure where they’ll go from here (up would be my first guess) but what I wanted to do today was shift from rolling home theaters into mortgages to some financing offers the rest of us (already in a home) can appreciate.

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Drive-In Home Theater

February 16, 2008

I ran across this over at The Cool Hunter (yes I hunt for the cool too) and wanted to make sure you saw it. This 5800sf house nestled in the hills of Los Angeles has a rather unique home theater, forget those blow up outdoor home theater blimp-screens, this home has the real thing. Head […]

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iSky: A New Twist on Star Field Ceilings

July 13, 2007

If you’ve ever researched just what goes into installing a fiber-optic, star field ceiling for your home theater, you’ve likely discovered that while the end result is often spectacular, that result doesn’t come without considerable planning and effort. The guys over at iSky panels want to change that; have changed that would be more accurate. […]

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A Home Theater by Any Other Name

November 1, 2006

Business Week recently ran an slideshow also features other innovative designs from the likes of ‘Hometronics’, ‘Electronic Systems Consultants’ and other high profile system integrators. The article serves as a good primer for anyone interested in transforming their “TV room” into a full fledged home theater or media room, sound advice indeed. (pun most definitely […]

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CEDIA 2006 Electronic Lifestyles Awards

September 21, 2006

Bit of a quickie update today but I did want to point out the CEDIA 2006 Electronic Lifestyles Awards, which showcases 19 home theaters submitted at the recent CEDIA Expo in Denver. The winners per usual highlight some of the most elaborate custom home theater installations of the last year. The theaters range from the […]

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QuietRock, THX Certified Sheetrock

July 5, 2006

When I read the tag line “First THX Certified Sheetrock” I have to admit I found it a bit humorous, not the fact that sheetrock can indeed lower the noise floor and provide varying degrees of soundproofing. What I found humorous was envisioning how others would receive THX certification of a building material. Regardless of […]

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RPG Diffusor Systems, Modex Plate

October 10, 2005

Poor, low frequency, bass response is more often than not the number one problem we run across in hastily designed dedicated home theaters and the fix is often just as undesirable as the sound. That ‘fix’ is generally freestanding or roughed in after-market, room absorption materials that by and large solve the acoustical problems, but […]

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Another theater from Doug Charrois, the classic

August 31, 2005

Ok more show ‘n tell from Doug Charrois, the same theater guru that brought us the “Indiana Jones” theater. With theme theaters being all the rage it’s nice to see something nostalgic every now and then, I think you’ll agree with me he pulls off the old Hollywood feel here quite nicely. Being a theater […]

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Raiders of the lost home theater

August 24, 2005

Doug Charrois of IQ Design sent in these pictures of an Indiana Jones themed home theater project which he completed earlier this year. Doug tells me the owner of this home theater obtained some actual props used in the movie, recognize the little gold idol in the last shot? Great work here Doug, I love […]

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Picking the right color scheme, for your dedicated home theater

May 17, 2005

In the early days of home theater light output from video projectors was about as precious as a cold Mountain Dew in the Sahara, if you had it you wanted to conserve every precious drop. Today we have video projectors that can almost take out an eye if you errantly look down the lens, but that’s not to say that all modern video projectors are light cannons. To the contrary many of today’s entry level DLP and LCD projectors provide the minimum light output necessary, to faithfully render the directors vision for his/her movie.

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