Home Entertainment - Contemporary http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/43/0 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 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 Covering It All: A Wall Covering Company Mixes Technology and Whimsy http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22678 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>The stylish ‘Flavor Lair’ in Brooklyn provides a creative vibe for both work and pleasure.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Apps_Gold_Main.jpg" alt="Wallpaper business goes high-tech" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>You own a stylish wallpaper company and want to entertain clients in a setting that mixes business and pleasure—along with strong doses of whimsy and technology. What to do?</p> <p>If you’re the owner of Flavor Paper, which makes high-end wall coverings, including scratch-n-sniff wallpaper, you buy a four-story building in Brooklyn, N.Y., gut and renovate it to house your business offices, showroom and screening press—as well as apartments for employees. And you top it off with your own extremely entertaining digs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22678">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22678#comments Contemporary Tue, 31 May 2011 07:01:50 -0700 Administrator 22678 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 Sports Lover’s Paradise http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22666 <p style="font-size: 120%"> <strong>A five-display video wall shines in this ESPN-style sports bar.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Main_bronze_fun_room.jpg" alt="A Sport's Lovers Dream Theater" hspace="10" /></p> <p>What began as a show home for the 2010 Parade of Homes in Colorado Springs, Co., quickly became the crown jewel of this abode. As is often the case with show homes, the builder was the one who invited electronic systems contractor Colorado Media Systems to the party, and the homeowner had little direct involvement. The company’s main goal was to install a jaw-dropping residential fun room that would put even the plushest of sports bars to shame.</p> <p>Aside from the sporty ambience, the main attraction here is the five-display video wall. President Glenn Montjoy and his team at Colorado Media Systems installed four 46-inch Samsung LCD TVs to flank a 55-inch Samsung LCD on a motorized mount. These TVs are fed by five high-def Comcast cable boxes via a Video Storm component video A/V matrix. “This is a sports fan’s dream,” says Montjoy. “It’s the perfect environment and a wonderful setup for watching multiple sporting events.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22666">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22666#comments Contemporary Mon, 23 May 2011 11:47:17 -0700 Administrator 22666 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 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 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 Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Whole-House Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Whole-House_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Whole-House Installation </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">Bliss Home Theaters and Automation Inc. of Westlake Village, Calif.</span></p> <p>The Big Show </strong></p> <p>With the push of one button, this home shows off everything it can do. And it can do a lot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Whole-House_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Whole-House_Installation_09#comments Contemporary Installation of the Year Award Winners Rustic Theaters/Installations Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:04:48 -0800 geoffm 21403 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Innovation_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Innovation Installation</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">Cineramax of Miami, Fla.</span></span></p> <p>Reinventing the Wheel</strong></p> <p>Commercial cinema and home theater come together like never before in this amazing private screening room.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Innovation_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Innovation_Installation_09#comments Contemporary Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:01:14 -0800 geoffm 21399 at http://www.hemagazine.com True Blue Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/True_Blue_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A new addition designed for lap swimming morphs into this nautically-inspired home theater.<br /></strong> <br />The “six degrees of separation” phenomenon is happening among <em>Home Entertainment</em>’s readers and home-theater aficionados. Some owners of the private screening rooms that have graced the magazine’s pages actually know one another. </p> <p>A case in point is the couple who built this contemporary movie space, nestled within a woodsy family compound in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/True_Blue_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/True_Blue_Home_Theater#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:32:34 -0700 geoffm 21375 at http://www.hemagazine.com High Style and High Tech Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/High_Style_High_Tech_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A New York business exec brings home the look of a favorite golf club as the setting for his elite A/V toys.</strong></p> <p>It’s not often that the decor of an exclusive golf club becomes inspiration for a private residence. </p> <p>Such was the case, though, when a New York businessman and jazz aficionado found himself enamored with the lofty, masculine and streamlined atmosphere of Long Island’s East Hampton Golf Club.</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/High_Style_High_Tech_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/High_Style_High_Tech_Custom_Installation#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 09 Oct 2009 02:24:48 -0700 geoffm 21356 at http://www.hemagazine.com Green Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Home_Theater <p><strong>Guilt-Free HT: Solar panels help get your theater off the grid.</strong></p> <p>All across the consumer electronics industry, manufacturers are looking for ways to make their products more energy-efficient. Power reduction is a great goal, but let’s talk about power generation. </p> <p>If you could create enough clean energy to power all of your A/V components, then you could spend less time fretting over individual watts and more time enjoying the fruits of your theater’s labor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Home_Theater#comments .eco Contemporary Other Features Theaters/Installations Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:16:27 -0700 geoffm 21207 at http://www.hemagazine.com Country-style Modernism Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Country-style_Modernism_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>In the 20 years this home took to design and build, the architecture and technology become more modern. </strong></p> <p>In 1987, the owner purchased 42 acres to grow citrus in an agricultural community north of Los Angeles. Postmodern architecture was all the rage, so the owner hired Zoltan E. Pali to design a Georgianstyle residence. </p> <p>The young architect, a disciple of the Case Study modernists, was just starting out on his own.</p> <p>In the 20 years between the original drawings and full completion, both men, and the home, evolved in a variety of ways. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Country-style_Modernism_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Country-style_Modernism_Custom_Installation#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:05:26 -0700 geoffm 21058 at http://www.hemagazine.com Exteme Makeover—Inside Edition Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Exteme_Makeover <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A complete interior update of an Old-World estate satisfies the owners’ request for fresh, cutting-edge design and a choice of entertainment venues.<br /></strong><br />What is a sleek, contemporary interior design doing within a 1920s English manor home? </p> <p>According to its owners, it’s doing very well, thank you. While the exterior of this home presents a stately and elegant first impression, the interiors have transformed this venerable estate home into the ultimate modern residence with 21st-century cool decor that’s fully compatible with the family’s active lifestyle. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Exteme_Makeover">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Exteme_Makeover#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:35:55 -0700 geoffm 21029 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stylishly Simple http://www.hemagazine.com/Stylishly_Simple <p><strong>Skipping the flash, this theater goes for clean looks and high performance.</strong></p> <p>When this Florida homeowner was looking to convert his TV room into a full-on home cinema, he turned to Advanced Audio Design in Sarasota.</p> <p>The result is both elegant and stylishly simple.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Stylishly_Simple">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Stylishly_Simple#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 22 May 2009 00:35:46 -0700 geoffm 21005 at http://www.hemagazine.com On the Waterfront Custom Home Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/On_the_Waterfront <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A Miami businessman wants it all — minus the ostentation.<br /></strong><br />When the owner of a waterfront estate in Miami embarked on a three-year-plus building project that grew into a 12,000-square foot dream house, it was not with any desire to show off. </p> <p>And though he wanted to furnish his new home with fine antiques, he didn’t want to live in a museum—or, for that matter, in an environment that made guests feel they had to pad around carefully in their socks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/On_the_Waterfront">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/On_the_Waterfront#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:06:27 -0700 geoffm 20941 at http://www.hemagazine.com With Purpose - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/With_Purpose_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2008 Cedia Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner</strong></p> <p>Integrated home: Level V Silver Technical Design &amp; Best Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: Baumeister Electronic Architects—Niles, Ill.</p> <p>The architect of this home likes to use the word “purposeful” when describing the motivation behind its design. “It’s very purposeful with specific places for art,” says Mark Webber of Wheeler Kearns Architects. “There’s balance between the house, art and architecture.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/With_Purpose_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/With_Purpose_Custom_Installation#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:45:19 -0800 geoffm 20828 at http://www.hemagazine.com The More TVs, The Merrier - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/The_More_TVs_The_Merrier <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2008 Cedia Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner</strong></p> <p>Media Room: Silver Technical Design &amp; Best Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: All Around Technology—Rockville, Md.</p> <p>This neoclassical space—a basement-level room in a historical home in Georgetown, Va.—is prim and proper. The mood is reserved and regal. Dignified. But press a single button on the 8-inch wireless Crestron touchscreen...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/The_More_TVs_The_Merrier">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/The_More_TVs_The_Merrier#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:55 -0800 geoffm 20806 at http://www.hemagazine.com Comfort Zone http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Comfort_Zone_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A former pro athlete creates the perfect field for his growing family’s dreams.<br /></strong><br />In the world of baseball, shortstop is considered one of the most difficult and demanding infield positions—requiring equal measures of agility, range and strength. </p> <p>So it comes as no surprise that former Red Sox shortstop <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royce_Clayton" target="_blank" title="Royce Clayton">Royce Clayton</a> would apply similar skills to any post-sports endeavors. </p> <p>When Royce began making plans to build his dream home in Arizona’s scenic Paradise Valley, he did just that. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Comfort_Zone_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Comfort_Zone_Custom_Installation#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Thu, 25 Dec 2008 00:20:25 -0800 geoffm 20612 at http://www.hemagazine.com Balancing Act Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Balancing_Act_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Creative collaboration produces a home theater that’s truly life-enhancing.</strong> <p>Can home-theater technology help alleviate the chaos of modern life? </p> <p>It’s not the typical path-to-enlightenment story, to be sure. But it’s one that rings true to Stephen and Kelli Brown of Austin, Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Balancing_Act_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Balancing_Act_Home_Theater#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:29:18 -0800 geoffm 20587 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bespoke Beauty Home Cinema http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bespoke_Beauty_Home_Cinema <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A custom installer brings new meaning to the concept of custom installation.<br /></strong><br />Custom installer Michael K. Leader of Leader D-Cinema Systems Inc. in Beverly Hills likes to apply haute couture-level craftsmanship to his custom-designed-and-fabricated audiovisual systems. “I like to apply bespoke tailoring to my work,” says the man who won an audio Emmy for his work on the XXIV Olympics for NBC. </p> <p>Leader’s appreciation for the most minute details of a handmade suit, for example, is directly reflected in every A/V system he designs and builds. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bespoke_Beauty_Home_Cinema">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bespoke_Beauty_Home_Cinema#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:22:22 -0800 geoffm 20577 at http://www.hemagazine.com Out of Thin Air Home Cinema http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Out_of_Thin_Air_Home_Cinema <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Building a home theater out of thin air requires both adaptation and flexibility.<br /></strong><br />When a hip, young Los Angeles real estate developer/entrepreneur decided to add a home theater to his Los Angeles-area home, he knew exactly what he wanted—right down to the color scheme and seating configuration. </p> <p>How to incorporate the theater into his existing home, however, was another question. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Out_of_Thin_Air_Home_Cinema">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Out_of_Thin_Air_Home_Cinema#comments Contemporary Theaters/Installations Fri, 14 Nov 2008 01:00:09 -0800 geoffm 20536 at http://www.hemagazine.com