Basement Gets A/V Makeover
A homeowner transforms a boring basement into a high-tech rec room and bar. And he does it himself for $10,500.
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Out went a rear-projection CRT, and in went a 60-inch Pioneer plasma TV. Perfect Stranger © 2007 Revolution Studios Distribution Company. All Rights Reserved.
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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)

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Steven Castle - Contributing Writer
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.

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