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The 22 home theater finalists for CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards.
Finishing Touches
Simple Elegance
Under the Sea
Challenging Dynamics
Studying Up
Eye-Popping Performance
The Gold Standard
Cozy Hideaway
Maximum Capabilities
Ahead of the Curve
Country Chalet
Inviting Escape
Under the Tuscan Theater
Rustic Appeal
Above the Tide
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Eye-Popping Performance

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater.
The goal of this project was to turn a dilapidated, unfinished basement into a useable high-tech family space suitable for viewing DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, web content, and playing video games. The homeowner was adamant that form should follow function, and that the eye-popping video performance was the highest possible priority. The finished theater represents the ultimate marriage of both form and function, resulting in the user experience.

What technical features are notable in this project?
This project is notable for its stunning video performance. With a 1080p Runco projector and a 110” Stewart Luxus Delux MicroPerf screen, this theater quite simply offers the best picture quality available anywhere. The display also accepts low-res streaming from YouTube and other Internet sources, too, thanks to a Netgear digital multi-media receiver that pulls in all types of digital content from the family PC. One fairly unique feature of this theater is the Richard Grey power conditioner which eliminates ground loops and delivers extremely clean power free of frustrating hums and buzzes—an important feature all too often overlooked in home theater construction.

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