Home Entertainment - Theaters/Installations http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/3/0 en Two Creative Solutions to TV Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22780 <p style="font-size: 140%">Dallas integrator knows custom means creative.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Huse_2_TVs_main.jpg" alt="Theater Advice's work" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>David Huse, owner of <a href="http://www.theateradvice.com/">Theater Advice</a> in Dallas, TX, knows that custom electronics integration means solving problems and satisfying customer requests. When a customer invites him into a home, Huse never knows exactly what kind of issues he’s going to find.</p> <p><strong>Patio TV</strong></p> <p>In the first project, the client wanted an outdoor TV for his cover, but not totally enclosed, backyard patio. The client didn’t want to spring for a more expensive weatherproof TV, so Huse’s job was to create a protective enclosure that would shield the TV from most of the elements (it would take six feet of water to get this TV wet) while also allowing it to be hidden away when not in use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22780">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22780#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:52:55 -0700 Administrator 22780 at http://www.hemagazine.com Big Basement Makeover http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22773 <p>He got a cool home theater. She got a nice design. The kids got a place to hang out with their friends. And the entire family felt the satisfaction of incorporating some eco-friendly and energy-efficient products into their made-over basement.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Main_Before_After.jpg" alt="Basement Makeover pic" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>The Brown family in Maryland converted a cluttered basement space into a casual-style home theater complete with an adjoining game room, kitchenette and bath—primarily so their two teens would have a place to have fun with their friends, without having to go out.</p> <p>Before taking the plunge, they checked out some systems at the showroom of custom electronics company <a href="http://www.gramophone.com/">Gramophone</a>, and wanted to use some green products to help furnish the space. “We’ve been interested in green and conservation,” says the lady of the house. “I don’t think we go to extremes, but when we have the option to be more environmentally sensitive, we try to go for it.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22773">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22773#comments Theaters/Installations Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:15:16 -0700 Administrator 22773 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Tour Through a Multimedia Mansion http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22771 <p style="font-size: 140%">Each Samsung LED TV gets it's own Marantz Blu-ray player.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Multimidia_mansion_main.jpg" alt="Multimedia Mansion: The Library" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>All home theaters are not equal. A home theater for a studio apartment is going to be vastly different than one for a 3-bedroom home. But what kind of theater befits the style, form and function of a multi-million dollar mansion? The owner of this home is a high-level executive at a world-class electronics company, so he knows a thing or two about technology. In outfitting his large home, approached <a href="http://www.thesourcehometheater.com/index2.html">The Source Home Theater</a>, of Staten Island, N.Y. for advice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22771">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22771#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Tue, 09 Aug 2011 07:01:45 -0700 Administrator 22771 at http://www.hemagazine.com Inside Entourage Star Kevin Connolly’s Home Theater Transformation http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22762 <p style="font-size: 140%">DIY Network helps actor turn drab bar area into an eye-popping screening room.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Connolly.jpg" alt="Kevin Connolly's home theater" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Oh, to be rich and famous enough that TV networks make shows about fixing up my home. Entourage may be winding down as the hit HBO series recently kicked off its final season, but things are just starting to heat up, technology-wise, at the home of star Kevin Connolly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.diynetwork.com/hollywood-hi-tech/show/index.html">Hollywood Hi-Tech</a>, a new program on <a href="http://www.diynetwork.com/">the DIY Network</a>, recently helped Connolly, better known as “E” to Entourage fans, transform his bachelor pad-style bar area into a home theater.</p> <p>Ari Gold, Drama, Turtle and Vinny Chase won’t have a problem screening a movie or two on Connolly’s 110-inch Stewart Filmscreen StudioTek Screen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22762">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22762#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:29:00 -0700 Administrator 22762 at http://www.hemagazine.com “Biggest” Elan Home Control System Ever http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22736 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>House claims to have the biggest Elan home control system.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Elan_g_chicagoMain.jpg" alt="Biggest Elan home control install?" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>There’s a lot you can do with a home control system. They are so smart and powerful that if you wanted to automate the dog you probably could. Not quite, but there’s no limit—other than your budget—to the amazing setups possible when you’ve got the right system, the right professional installing it and a really creative mind.</p> <p>The Elan g! system programmed by <a href="http://www.electronichouse.com/findinstallers/Illinois">AudioVideo Specialists, LLC.</a>,Gilberts, Illinois, for a 10,000-square-foot suburban Chicago home epitomizes the extend of a well-executed home control plan. Some of the niftiest setups include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22736">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22736#comments Theaters/Installations Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:24:29 -0700 Administrator 22736 at http://www.hemagazine.com The House That Sharper Image Built http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22729 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Richard Thalheimer, founder of The Sharper Image, sells his tech-enhanced home.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Thalheimer-home.jpg" alt="Richard Thalheimer sells his tech-home." hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Sharper Image founder and former CEO Richard Thalheimer has moved on to gadget site <a href="http://www.richardsolo.com/">RichardSolo.com</a>. Now, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576369490487137006.html">The Wall Street Journal</a> says that he’s moving onto a different home.</p> <p>We know that The Sharper Image has a ton of cool tech-enhanced toys. So why would the founder’s home be any different?</p> <p>Thalheimer’s 7,750-square-foot home is located in San Francisco, California. Like the retail chain, it features enough technology to keep you busy for hours on end—as well as entertained.</p> <p>One of the many tech perks includes touchscreens sprinkled throughout the house, which can access cameras, music and even automated shades. There’s also a total of nine flat-screen HDTVs.</p> <p>After buying the house in 2002, Thalheimer spent three years remodeling the place. Now, he wants $15 million for the Mediterranean-style house, which has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one half-bathroom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22729">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22729#comments Theaters/Installations Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:38:25 -0700 Administrator 22729 at http://www.hemagazine.com Audio and Video Inside and Out http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22712 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Simple operation is what completes a complex system.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/In_and_Out_Main_Web.jpg" alt="Inside and Out Home Integration" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Retrofitting a full automation system into an existing home that wasn’t originally wired for one is always a big challenge, for both the integrator and the home owner.</p> <p>In this case, the homeowners liked the traditional, colonial look of their home, and didn’t want technology to be an intrusive element, but they still wanted the benefits of the best technology at a reasonable budget.</p> <p>The home, located in Lake Wales, Fl, got the complete audio/video and control treatment from <a href="http://www.homesoundsolutions.com/">Home Sound Solutions</a> for less than $50,000. The gorgeous three-bedroom home includes an office and media room, as well as a detached guest house. The owners were looking for a whole house audio system, plus an impressive home theater system for enjoying movies and TV. It was important that the system be reliable and very easy to operate. Also, being Florida, the owners wanted to incorporate their outdoor space, which included an extensive deck and pool.</p> <p>For the multiroom audio option, Home Sound Solutions went with a <a href="http://www.crestron.com/">Crestron</a> system and Crestron touchpanels located throughout the house. A Crestron wireless TPS-6X was included that allows a user to walk anywhere and still control all the audio sources and zones. They can even use it outside, because it has a 300-foot range.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22712">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22712#comments Theaters/Installations Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:33:31 -0700 Administrator 22712 at http://www.hemagazine.com Home Theaters Come of Age http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22711 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>A past and present look at the evolution of movie viewing at home.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Vantage.familyroom_.jpg" alt="A Home Theater, dating back to 2004" title="Fairly standard a theater of 2004: a smallish TV tucked into a cabinet flanked by banks of audio and video equipment." hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>When was the concept of home theater first conceived? It depends on how you define it. Today, most theaters are comprised of a screen that measures at least 60 inches diagonally, get audio from seven speakers and a subwoofer and pull much of its content from the Internet. Look back 16 years ago, and the definition of a home theater was much different: In a 1995 issue of Electronic House, the Consumer Electronics Group of EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance) identified the components of a theater as a large screen (25 inches or larger), hifi stereo VCR, laserdisc player, audio/video receiver with surround-sound capabilities and four or more speakers. You’d be hard pressed to find a theater still spinning laserdiscs these days. We also spent a lot of time writing about ways to store physical media back then. Suggestions included building special cabinets for a collection of videotapes and later investing in a mega changer that could hold 400 or so discs. While many home theater enthusiasts have hung on to their collections, shelves crammed with discs are going by the wayside with consumer instead getting the entertainment from the Internet, which requires no physical storage space at all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22711">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22711#comments Theaters/Installations Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:14:20 -0700 Administrator 22711 at http://www.hemagazine.com Buy Me: Sprawled Out Texas Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22708 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>The home theater is just a very small, very cool piece of this 13-acre property.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/MLS-5325390.jpg" alt="Home Theater as a part of a home" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Everything is truly bigger in Texas. At least the property on this MLS listing seems to be quite supersized.</p> <p>The 13-acre purchase does include a 4,777 square-foot home, which has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms.</p> <p>However, if you’re more impressed with technology than the number of bathrooms, this estate doesn’t disappoint. It has a full home theater with as many theater seats as there are bathrooms. We’re not sure how the view is from those side seats, but they do look comfortable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22708">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22708#comments Theaters/Installations Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:22:29 -0700 Administrator 22708 at http://www.hemagazine.com Power House of Energy Efficiency http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22698 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>An Elan home control system and a 14-kW solar array help achieve record energy efficiencies.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Power_Haus_Main_Web.jpg" alt="Home Control and a Solar Array make this energy efficient house possible" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>It’s one of the most energy-efficient and green homes in the United States, but some of its high-tech energy-saving features would not be possible without a full-blasted home control system from <a href="http://www.elanhomesystems.com/">Elan Home Systems.</a></p> <p>The “Power Haus” in Sarasota, Fla., claims the lowest HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score in the United States, a negative 22, which means the house produces more energy than it uses. (A score of zero means it produces all its own energy.) The house also scored 118 LEED (Leadership in Energy &amp; Environmental Design) points, making it one of the highest-scoring LEED homes in the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22698">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22698#comments Theaters/Installations Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:41:14 -0700 Administrator 22698 at http://www.hemagazine.com iPad Introduces Couple to Home Control http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22688 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Arkansas family unleashes the power of their iPads to manage their home.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ipadhome_52511_main.jpg" alt="iPad controlled home" hspace="10 vspace=" /></p> <p>When you’re an owner of an iPad, consider yourself an ideal candidate for a home control system. Larry and Stacey Newcomb of Jonesboro, Ark., discovered this after a visit to a showroom of a local home systems installation firm. “They came to our design center and we showed them what was possible,” says Ryan Heringer president of Sound Concepts. Initially, the Newcombs thought they’d only need a few flat-panel TVs for their new 7,500 square foot house, but after seeing the Elan g! control system in action, they decided their home deserved much more technology than that. “By the time I told them they could turn off every light in the house from an iPhone or iPad, they didn’t want to live without it,” says Heringer of Elan’s g!Mobile app.</p> <p>Today, the Newcombs use their iPads (as well as wall-mounted Elan touchpanels) to operate 156 dimmer switches, a 12-source audio distribution system, and 10 TVs which can access four satellite feeds, two Kaleidescape media servers, video from their iPods and a surveillance camera at the front door. Some of the electronic amenities are automated so that the Newcombs never need touch a button. For example, at 5 p.m. select lights turn on then switch off at 10 p.m. </p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22688#comments Theaters/Installations Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:07:06 -0700 Administrator 22688 at http://www.hemagazine.com Arrrg, It’s A Pirate Theater for Me http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22684 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>This work in progress will include a pirate tavern, ticket book and ship's deck.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/pirate_theater_main.jpg" alt="Pirates of the Carribean themed home theater" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>If you could have a fantasy home theater designed after a favorite film, what would it be (keep it clean, nothing with Debby in the title)? I think I’d go with Excalibur or maybe Blade Runner. One lucky Florida resident is getting a dream theater styled after the Disney series Pirates of the Caribbean.</p> <p>Bobby Bala, president of Elite Home Theater Seating, designed a pirate-themed theater for one client. The theater isn’t built yet, but Bala shared some of the computer designs on his company’s web site to show what’s coming. He noted that the project will take about 18 months to complete.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22684">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22684#comments Theaters/Installations Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:56:18 -0700 Administrator 22684 at http://www.hemagazine.com iPad Introduces Couple to Home Control http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22680 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Arkansas family unleashes the power of their iPads to manage their home.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/ipadhome_52511_main.jpg" alt="the iPad Home" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>When you’re an owner of an iPad, consider yourself an ideal candidate for a home control system. Larry and Stacey Newcomb of Jonesboro, Ark., discovered this after a visit to a showroom of a local home systems installation firm. “They came to our design center and we showed them what was possible,” says Ryan Heringer president of Sound Concepts. Initially, the Newcombs thought they’d only need a few flat-panel TVs for their new 7,500 square foot house, but after seeing the Elan g! control system in action, they decided their home deserved much more technology than that. “By the time I told them they could turn off every light in the house from an iPhone or iPad, they didn’t want to live without it,” says Heringer of Elan’s g!Mobile app.</p> <p>Today, the Newcombs use their iPads (as well as wall-mounted Elan touchpanels) to operate 156 dimmer switches, a 12-source audio distribution system, and 10 TVs which can access four satellite feeds, two Kaleidescape media servers, video from their iPods and a surveillance camera at the front door. Some of the electronic amenities are automated so that the Newcombs never need touch a button. For example, at 5 p.m. select lights turn on then switch off at 10 p.m.</p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22680#comments Theaters/Installations Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:54:22 -0700 Administrator 22680 at http://www.hemagazine.com Supersize Me http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22674 <p>Why go to a resort when you can create your own in the comfort of your own backyard? That was the idea behind this outdoor pool and pavilion in the Dallas area. Even the best appointed resorts would be hard-pressed to match this personalized vision of the great outdoors. </p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Main_Outdoor_Silver.jpg" alt="Outdoor TV" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>The owner of this inside-outside estate wanted TVs viewable from any angle in the cabana, and a jumbo outdoor theater that measured in feet rather than inches. Finding a projector was easy. The multi-tasking owner happed to be in the process of upgrading his home theater; the outdoor project presented an opportunity to recycle the Runco MBX-1 three-chip DLP projector that had once provided the big-screen action inside. The custom electronics (CE) pros at HomeTronics, Dallas, Texas, paired the projector with a Da-Lite 25-foot-wide projection screen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22674">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22674#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Thu, 26 May 2011 13:27:06 -0700 Administrator 22674 at http://www.hemagazine.com Something Old, Lots of New http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>It looks like an old-world mansion, but with 25,000 square feet of fun.</strong></p> <p>We usually have a Home of the Year category for Fun Rooms, which we’ll feature in a future issue. This home, though, could have a fun category all to itself.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/34_photo_Pool-Table-Room_bronze_50+.jpg" alt="Home of the Year pool table" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>There are fun rooms peppered throughout this 25,000-square-foot Atlanta area mansion, from the wood-paneled home theater with its 127-inch screen to a cavernous music room with the owner’s guitar collection. There’s also an indoor putting green, a kids’ game room and a family style “keeping room” off the kitchen with a soaring cathedral ceiling. The 60-inch Pioneer plasma TV over the fireplace in this room actually looks small.</p> <p>Just call this house a cathedral to fun. There are more than 200 devices being controlled by a Crestron home management system, via 72 wall-mounted keypads and five wireless touchpanel controllers, as well as iPad and iPhone control options. The house boasts 32 separate audio zones and 16 video zones—in addition to 144 lighting zones, 13 heating and ventilation zones, and 65 security zones with 28 surveillance cameras.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Thu, 26 May 2011 06:26:38 -0700 Administrator 22673 at http://www.hemagazine.com Salmander Let’s You Design Your Own Theater Seating http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608 <div style="text-align: justify">So you're finally building that home theater you've dreamed of for years. Congrats. You deserve to have it your way, not some stuffy fru-fru decorator. Salamander, maker of home theater seating and entertainment cabinetry, has a nice surprise for you. With the Salamander &quot;DYO&quot; configurator, you can have your seating built to your taste.</div> <p> Choose straight or wedge-shaped arms to design straight or curved theater-style rows or connect armless chairs to configure loveseats, or connected rows of seats. Opt for a quiet powered or manual Mechanism and recline in ultimate comfort. Care for recessed black or silver anodized Cup Holders? 
Salamander will give you a wide selection of premium and eco-friendly Leathers and durable Microsuedes. 

Additional features can include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22608#comments News Theater Seating Theaters/Installations Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:47:59 -0800 MarkE 22608 at http://www.hemagazine.com 3D Home Theater Features 180-inch Screen http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22571 <div style="text-align: justify">And from our sister online magazine, &quot;Electronic House&quot;, comes this eye-opening story, written by Lisa Montgomery. The CE pros at Osbee Industries, Inc., of Harrison, NY created a theater in a renovated basement, comprised of a 180-inch wide, curved, acoustically transparent, Screen Research screen, which shifts shape to accommodate the aspect ratio of any film the residents happen to be watching. The projector of choice is the Digital Projection Titan Reference 1080p 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> video projector, with an anamorphic lens attached to the unit to allow movies shot in a CinemaScope widescreen to be viewed in their native 2.35:1 aspect ratio.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22571">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22571#comments Contemporary News Theaters/Installations Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:02:19 -0800 MarkE 22571 at http://www.hemagazine.com Aesthetically Asian Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>First Impressions Theme Theatres’ Jeffrey Smith inherits a theme for a home theater and creates an original masterpiece.</strong></p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:16:43 -0700 geoffm 21767 at http://www.hemagazine.com Theater in the Round http://www.hemagazine.com/Theater_in_the_Round <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Award-winning Chicago Interior Designer John Cannon weaves together an elaborate downstairs entertainment zone that revolves around an antique Parisian bar and a breathtaking home cinema, all decorated with the utmost in Art-Deco detailing.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Theater_in_the_Round">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Theater_in_the_Round#comments Theaters/Installations Art Deco Fri, 04 Jun 2010 01:18:14 -0700 geoffm 21743 at http://www.hemagazine.com Ravishing in Red http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A developer, who has only one home theater under his belt, designs a client’s dream cinema to rave reviews.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 14 May 2010 00:12:36 -0700 geoffm 21708 at http://www.hemagazine.com Miami Nice http://www.hemagazine.com/Miami_Nice <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>First Impressions Theme Theatres’ ever-colorful owner/architect/designer Jeffrey Smith turns the tables on himself–and designs his own high-tech bachelor pad complete with, of course, a private home cinema.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Miami_Nice">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Miami_Nice#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Mon, 12 Apr 2010 01:41:27 -0700 geoffm 21660 at http://www.hemagazine.com Masterfully Modern Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterfully_Modern_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A contemporary home with 11,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space is built for entertaining. </strong></p> <p>Interior designers Sam Ewing and Gail Winn discuss the details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterfully_Modern_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterfully_Modern_Custom_Installation#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:05:09 -0800 geoffm 21603 at http://www.hemagazine.com All in One - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner<br /></strong><br />Best Media Room: Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: Starr Systems Design—Baltimore, Md.</p> <p>This client wanted it all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:21:43 -0800 geoffm 21581 at http://www.hemagazine.com Well Wired - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner </strong></p> <p>Best Integrated Home: Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consutlant: T&amp;T Automation Ltd.—British Columbia, Canada</p> <p>When Tony Harper, the managing director of T &amp; T Automation Ltd., was hired to handle all the a/v and automation for a sprawling 35,000-square-foot residential compound in Vancouver, Canada, it’s fair to say that the word “imposing” crossed his mind.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:08:58 -0800 geoffm 21561 at http://www.hemagazine.com Masterful and Modern - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterful_Modern_CEDIA_Award_Winner <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner</strong></p> <p>Best Large Home Theater: Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: La Scala Home Cinema + Integrated Media—Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>If a residential electronic systems consultant is so bold to offer a customer-service hotline 24/7—and a return phone call within 15 minutes—the firm is either crazy or confident. Or a little of both.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterful_Modern_CEDIA_Award_Winner">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Masterful_Modern_CEDIA_Award_Winner#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:36:18 -0800 geoffm 21542 at http://www.hemagazine.com