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Geek Goes Wild in Apartment
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Geek Goes Wild in Apartment
Not willing to sacrifice for his technology, this gadget geek packed a ton of electronics into a small space.
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May 01, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

A homeowner that loves electronics is nothing new. A homeowner that wants to take his 15-year-old Mexico City apartment to the next level of technology. Well, that can be a challenge.

While many homes use the power of hardwiring, this one relies on the Internet for day-to-day tech needs. Dish Network programming is transferred over the Web, so the user can watch TV from his cell phone or computer.

The Web is also the homeowner’s interface for survelliance and controlling lights and blinds, via Control4’s services.

Audio and video is also present -– and partially hidden. The THX system includes Denon and B&W products. Gadgets and gaming devices, including iPods, a camcorder and an Xbox are at arms-length, when lying in bed. There is also an interface for using a laptop or desktop on the 61-inch plasma (the desktop can tap into a 15-inch LCD as well).

Another thing that can be displayed on this monitor: the contents of the 400-disc DVD changer.

Other highlights include a variety of keypads and touchpanels, motorized blinds, a “smart” toilet, and in-ceiling speakers in the bathroom that can play music from a variety of sources via the Control4 media server.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at


    A/V Equipment
  • Apple iPod Universal Docking Station
  • B&W ASW675 Subwoofer
  • B&W CCM60 Surround Speakers
  • B&W HTM2 Center-Channel Speaker
  • B&W N805 Front Speakers (2)
  • Control4 AVM-MC1-B Media Controller
  • Control4 AVM-TUN1X-B XM Tuner
  • Denon AVR3806 AV Receiver
  • Dish Network ViP 622 HD DVR
  • DVDO VP50 High Definition Video Processor
  • Harman Kardon Soundsticks II Speakers
  • Marantz LC1510 15-Inch LCD
  • Marantz PD6150d 61-Inch Plasma TV
  • Marantz VC5200 5-DVD Changer
  • Polk Audio RC60i Speakers
  • SlingMedia SlingBox A/V
  • Sony DVPCX777ES 400-DVD Changer
  • Home Control
  • Control4 RCZ-SRC1-B Remote Control
  • Control4 TSE-3.8C1-W 3.8-Inch Touchpanel
  • Control4 TSM-10.51-B 10.5-Inch Touchpanel
  • Lighting
  • Control4 KPZ-6B1-W 6-Button Keypads (2)
  • Control4 LDZ-101-W Dimmers (9)
  • Networking
  • 3COM 16-Port Hub Switch
  • NetGear VPN802 Router
  • NetGear VPN824 Access Point
  • Other
  • ATM Cool Sat Ventilation System
  • Inax Luscence Smart Toilet
  • Somfy Motorized Blinds

Av. Urbina ·14
Naucalpan, NM

Interior Designer
Rose Levy


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