Home Entertainment - Installation of the Year Award Winners http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/63/0 The best of the best. en Multiuse Media Room Includes Projector and Flat Screen http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22722 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Family squeezed the maximum amount of fun out of a small basement remodel.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Glow_main.jpg" alt="Entertainment squeezed into a small space" hspace="10" vspace="5" /> <p>Often, when people come to CE Pros like <a href="http://www.edgonline.com/">Electronics Design Group</a> of Piscataway, NJ, and ask for a big screen, what the homeowners have in mind is a big flat-screen TV. That was the case in this installation. The homeowner has a his mind set on a 103-inch plasma TV, because most people believe that’s the biggest and best you can get for the money.</p> <p>However, as it often happens, Electronics Design Group proceeded to show this client what a projection theater can be, and it didn’t take long for the plasma dream to turn into a projector reality.</p> <p>What they ended up with was a 110-inch screen from Elite Screens and a DPI M-Vision projector. But that’s not all. While the projector system perfectly suited the client’s wish for something big to enjoy movies and sports, the family still wanted the space to be suited for other purposes, so EDG put in an additional Samsung flat panel TV in the rear of the room, complete with its own audio equipment and sources. While some guests can watch a movie or sporting event on the projection screen, others can play video games on the rear TV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22722">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22722#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:21:29 -0700 Administrator 22722 at http://www.hemagazine.com High-Tech Transformation http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22668 <p>For installer Michael Wackernah of <a href="http://www.limitlessav.com/">Limitless Systems Inc.</a> (LSI) in Huntington, N.Y., this 24,000-square-foot retrofit project was an Olympic test of endurance, attention to detail and control (both emotional and technical). </p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/Main_Before_Silver.jpg" alt="High-tech Transformation" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>“He’s the CEO of a profitable technology company, so he’s always on his game,” Wackernah says, adding the client double-checked LSI’s work, and required them to vacuum behind drilled drywall. Needless to say, this retrofit involved a lot of extreme vacuuming, since LSI retrofitted nearly everything, including a 65-inch Samsung 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> TV wired through an 8-foot-wide stone fireplace.</p> <p>When a ton of technology is incorporated into a new home or a retrofit project, a hard-working, impeccably trained and always-in-control manager is required: That system is Control4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22668">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22668#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Tue, 24 May 2011 06:57:02 -0700 Administrator 22668 at http://www.hemagazine.com Being There http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22659 <p style="font-size: 120%; font-style: italic"><strong>A high-def telepresence system puts this faraway business owner in the boardroom. </strong></p> <p>It’s the ultimate dream, and we’re not just talking about having the money to afford a luxurious spread in the desert. This homeowner runs his business from his home, thanks to a high-definition telepresence system that enables him to videoconference with his executives like he’s right there in the boardroom.</p> <p>And there are plenty of other high-tech goodies that enable him to work from this inspiring desert retreat.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/17_photo_Silver_50+.jpg" alt="HOTY Telepresence winner" hspace="20" /></p> <p>“It’s the ultimate dream, and we’re not just talking about having the money to afford a luxurious spread in the desert. This homeowner runs his business from his home, thanks to a high-definition telepresence system that enables him to videoconference with his executives like he’s right there in the boardroom. And there are plenty of other high-tech goodies that enable him to work from this inspiring desert retreat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22659">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22659#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Thu, 19 May 2011 08:43:29 -0700 Administrator 22659 at http://www.hemagazine.com Lights, Camera, Audio! http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22655 <p style="font-style: italic; font-size: 120%">Behind the rustic looks is a state-of-the-art screening room for a Hollywood producer.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/18_photo_bronze_HT150.jpg" alt="Home of the Year's Theater" hspace="10" width="300" /></p> <p>A top-end home theater is as much about controlling the sound as it is about reproducing the soundtrack the way the director intended. In this premium screening room, Desert Sound &amp; Security of Scottsdale, Ariz., oversaw a project for a movie industry pro who wanted a theater with film-grade performance. This producer/homeowner wanted to view dailies (raw footage) and the final product in the ultimate playback environment—and that’s what he got.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22655">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22655#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Wed, 18 May 2011 07:51:13 -0700 Administrator 22655 at http://www.hemagazine.com Apple of Their Eye http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22651 <!--paging_filter--> <p style="font-style: italic; font-size: 150%">Apple-based control system and an electronic British butler.</p> <p><img rel="lightbox" src="/files/hoty11_apple1.jpg" alt="Home of the Year" width="200px" align="right" /></p> <p>Lights that switch on automatically at dusk: Been there. Thermostats that set back when the security system is armed: Done that. But a shower that’s preset to the perfect temperature and water velocity, an iron that warms up in preparation for the morning rush, and a chandelier that flashes to indicate that the powder room is out of toilet paper? </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22651">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22651#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Mon, 16 May 2011 13:22:32 -0700 Administrator 22651 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/Installation_of_the_Year_Awards_09 <p><a href="/Installation_of_the_Year_Awards_09" title="Installation of the Year Awards 2009" onclick="imceFinitor(imceVar.activeRow); return false;"><img src="/files/u3/IotY2009.jpg" alt="Installation of the Year Awards 2009" width="600" height="73" /></a></p> <p>It's that time of year again, where we award the most amazing custom installations we've seen this year. </p> <p><a href="/Installation_of_the_Year_Awards_09" title="Installation of the Year Awards"><img src="/files/u3/IotYAward_logo.jpg" alt="Installation of the Year Awards" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="250" height="169" align="right" /></a>This year, we saw so many stunning projects with over-the-top technology that we had no choice but to expand our annual “installation of the year” awards. </p> <p>So instead of featuring one mind-blowing project in our awards story, we’ve included six different projects—from the best <a href="/Best_Audio_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Best Audio Installation">audio</a> and <a href="/Best_Video_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Best Video Installation 2009">video</a> installations to the best <a href="/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Home Theater Installation">home theater</a>, <a href="/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation">media room</a>, <a href="/Best_Whole-House_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Whole-House Installation ">whole-house</a> and the best <a href="/Best_Innovation_Installation_09" target="_blank" title="Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation">innovation installation</a>. </p> <p>We'll be revealing the winners all week long in this celebration of the best that custom installation has to offer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Installation_of_the_Year_Awards_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Installation_of_the_Year_Awards_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Fri, 06 Nov 2009 15:46:34 -0800 geoffm 21391 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 Home Theater Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Home Theater Installation</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">First Impressions Theme Theatres Inc. of North Miami, Fla.</span></p> <p>Masterpiece Theater</strong></p> <p>Tons of hidden gear combine with an obstacle course-like construction zone to create our favorite theater of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:01:45 -0800 geoffm 21401 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 Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Media Room Installation</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">Robert’s Home Audio &amp; Video of Los Angeles, Calif.</span></span></p> <p>Supreme Sound</strong></p> <p>This media room/library features an entire wall built from custom CAT/MBX speakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:20:01 -0800 geoffm 21397 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Audio Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-size: medium"><strong>Best Audio Installation</strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Carefree Electronics Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz.</span><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Beating the Spread</strong></p> <p>The solution for an exceptionally large theater: towering speakers and towering amplifiers, all artfully concealed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:03:11 -0800 geoffm 21395 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Video Installation<br /></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Signals Audio/Video Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif</span></strong></p> <p><strong>TVs by the Dozen</strong></p> <p>This ultra-advanced installation distributes any video source a family member may want—to any of 22 video displays. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:05:00 -0800 geoffm 21393 at http://www.hemagazine.com “Installation of the Year” Call for Entries http://www.hemagazine.com/Call_for_Entries <p><strong>“Installation of the Year” Call for Entries</strong></p> <p>Each November we showcase the best of the best in our annual Installations of the Year issue. The installations with the most stellar audio, the most mind-blowing video, the most stunning media room and home theater, as well as the most incredible outdoor project and whole house. </p> <p>If you think your project can compete with the ultimate in custom installations, we would love to check it out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Call_for_Entries">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Call_for_Entries#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Sun, 01 Dec 2002 17:00:14 -0800 geoffm 21146 at http://www.hemagazine.com