October 22, 2007
| by Steven Castle
He controls it all with a Universal Remote Control MX-850 using RF, though he had some help programming it from local installers Elite Media, who took care of the Eagles’ media room upstairs.
The Sonance in-ceiling speakers, says Eagle, are used primarily for music, though they can be tied to the big-screen TV.
The best things about the Eagles’ new rec room and bar? The electronics came in at about $10,500, and the family uses the basement space a lot more. It sure saves if you can do it yourself.
Check out these other home theaters on a budget:
-Mini Home Theater with Tropical Flair ($15,000)
-High Tech Touch for Country Farmhouse ($50,000)
-Isolated Home Theater Still Roars ($70,000)
-Five-in-One Home Theater ($100,000)
Steven Castle is Electronic House's managing editor. he has been writing about consumer electronics, homes and energy efficiency topics for two decades. He is also the co-founder of GreenTech Advocates