A home theater is a room or space designed to recreate the experience of watching a movie in a commercial cinema. Home theaters, media rooms and home theater systems come in many varieties and prices, but all include a surround sound system, large display (such as a flat panel TV or home theater projector) and high-quality source components (such as a 3D Blu-ray player or high-definition video server).

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Severtson Updates Legacy Home Theater Screens

Rachel Cericola
Severtson Screens Legacy Series Home Theater Screens

With CEDIA around the corner, manufacturers are beginning to provide sneak peeks at some of the new products that will be at the show. Severtson Screens plans to show one of its older home theater screens—but with a new twist.

Severtson Screens announced a new pricing model for its Legacy Series fixed frame home theater screens.

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3D Audio Delivers Dramatic Impact to Home Theater

Lisa Montgomery

Each year the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) honors several home systems integration firms for their high-level of technical expertise and quality craftsmanship. The project profiled received awards in 2014  for Gold Technical Design Level V and Best Overall Home Theater. 

Audio often takes a back seat to video during the design of a

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4 Favorite Movie-Themed Home Theaters

Rachel Cericola

When it comes to generating home theater ideas and creating an overall plan, some people like to latch on to a theme. That theme could have to do with a favorite color or favorite style of decor. Of course, we here at Electronic House love the themes that go to the extreme!

Recently, we took a

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Home Theater Ideas and Problems for Small Rooms

EH Staff
small room home theater ideas

For many people, the fun of planning their home theater ideas comes in the early stages when dreams are big, budgets are unknown, and plans are extravagant. Eventually, however, reality sets in that not everyone can have six home theaters in their residence. It’s at that time the true planning begins.

Spacious home theaters are fun

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9 Top Home Theater Receivers for Under $1,000

Rachel Cericola
best home theater receivers

The AV receiver (also known as the AVR or home theater receiver) isn’t the prettiest piece of a home theater system, but it’s certainly the most important. It’s a magical place where all of the audio meets all of the video and sends music and soundtracks to your home theater speakers.

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Great Basement Home Theaters

by Innerspace Electronics

For people who live in a part of the country where basements are prevalent, below-ground rooms are still the dominant place for dedicated home theaters. A basement is a nearly perfect location for a theater or media room for lots of reasons. The sidewalls aren’t usually shared with other rooms; if there are windows, they’re

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Tips for Choosing Quality Home Theater Loudspeakers

EH Staff

WHEN YOU THINK OF THE TERM “home theater,” what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s probably the bright, vivid, larger-than-life video screen. While this component is certainly essential, having a top-notch audio system is just as important to the overall home theater experience.

By audio, we mean a surround-sound system. Made

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Set Sail for Awesome AV With This Pirate-Themed Theater

Rachel Cericola
Pirates of the Caribbean-themed theater

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (September 19), we wanted to take a peek at one of our favorite theme theaters. Enjoy, me hearties!

A bottle of rum may be enough of the pirate’s life for some. However, for Paul and Emily Konold, it’s all about the home theater.

On one of the Konolds’ yearly

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3 Ways To Protect Your Home Electronics

The time has come. You have done all your homework and, after much deliberation, have finally selected all of the electronic components for your fancy new media room! This is an exciting project, but before you pull the trigger on that new gear, it’s important to ask yourself one key question. Have you given enough

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