The environment should be fine-tuned to offer the best experience.
If the room is especially bright, look for blackout shades or
curtains. If the floor is hardwood, consider carpets or rugs to
dampen the sound a bit. Gadget lovers should take a look at
electronic light controls from manufacturers such as Lutron
Electronics Co. Such controls enable you to preset a room's lights
at different levels, all by remote control. But you'll still have
to get up to make your own popcorn.
Home Entertainment 2001
Hilton New York
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association has
information for the homeowner looking to create an in-house
theater. It can also refer you to an expert in your area.
Sony - www.sony.com
Tannoy - www.tannoy.com
Lutron - www.lutron.com
HOME CINEMA HIGHS AND LOWS
Whether your budget is $5,000 or $55,000, you can install - or have
installed - a system to make your private screenings spectacular.
Sony KV-36FS12 36" TV; $1,700
Sony DVP S560D; $399
Sony STR-V333ES; $800
3 Phase Technology PC 33.1, 2-way speakers; $300 each; $900
2 Phase Technology PC, Surround Sound speakers, $350 each; $700
1 Power 12 subwoofer; $500
Rear Screen High Definition TV
Runco 58" DTV-5801; $10,995
Sony DVP S7700; $999
JBL Synthesis 3 Home Theater Package; $30,000