Our customers have lots of experience building a home theater!
Are you considering building a home theater in your house? You know, the kind of room where friends and family kick back with big bowls of popcorn and the latest box office hit, immersing themselves in better-than-movie-theater sound? If so, get the inside track on what to do when building a home theater room by taking advantage of this hard-won advice from our message board members:
1. Buy more cable than you had anticipated. Accounting for twists, turns, reroutes, and doubling-back means that what once looked like more than you could ever need is now labyrinth-like maze that that needs to be fed ever-increasing lengths. Log in
Continue reading Building a Home Theater? 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Start »
Panels for your fridge to match the surrounding cupboards, invisible magnets holding cupboard doors shut . . . sometimes the best place to hide something is in plain sight. If your room or personal style doesn’t lend itself to a freestanding home speaker system, you may be looking for options that give you a that ‘invisible’ look.
5.1 Surround Sound = A Lot of Hiding!
How do you hide an entire 5.1 surround sound system? Turns out there are lots of ways! First and perhaps easiest, you can do what chameleons have been doing for centuries . . . just take on the same appearance as your surroundings! Get loudspeakers finished in the same wood as the rest of your furniture, or take it a step further and use a paintable finish.
Continue reading Where To Hide a Home Speaker System? In Plain Sight! »
New home buyers are increasingly requesting home theater rooms when shopping.
A recent article in the San Diego Union Tribute said that among the most frequently-requested features in a new home are home theater rooms. The article speculates that it is because there is so much technology now that we need a place for all of it to converge. I think it’s so much more than a convenient place to store gadgets and gizmos, though: for most of us, it’s our own portal to another place and time. Think about it: how many other rooms in the house are there exclusively for pleasure, and for relaxation? Log in
Continue reading Home Theater Rooms Becoming One Of The Most Desired Features In A Home »
A great home movie theater expresses your personality.
There’s something curiously satisfying about building your own home movie theater. It’s a great opportunity to express your movie taste in the décor, and a perfect place for nesting with family and friends to watch the latest releases without the hassle of parking, line ups, cell phones going off at suspenseful moments, and of course, not having a pause button just when you need it most!
So how can you take the experience from ‘good’ to ‘great’? With these five things in place, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect home movie theater experience. Log in
Continue reading Five Things Every Home Movie Theater Needs »