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A look at the media room entries for CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards.
Basement Party
Condominium Cool
Daily Viewing
Double the Fun
Family Time
Game On
Hidden Entertainment
Office Entertaining
The Gathering Spot
Unique Design
Urban Fun
Versatile Space
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Double the Fun

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this installation.
The client desired a dual display media room system that would allow him to watch daily TV on a flat panel and drop a large projection screen when the family desired to watch a big-screen epic movie on Blu-Ray. In addition to the audio and video requirements, the remote control needed the capability to dim the lighting, close the shades, and control temperature in the room. The system had to be ultra simple to use, have bullet-proof reliability, and have great audio and video despite the desire for technology to be invisible.

What technical features are notable in this project?
A major challenge was integrating a projector into the media room. The client and architect wanted to get the projector out of the room into a closet behind the room. We had to engineer a solution that would perfectly place a projector port in the wall amongst a carefully detailed stone wall and also allow the projector to create a geometrically perfect image despite the fact that it was off-axis to the desired lens position both horizontally and vertically.

We also had to plan for a projection screen that would roll over the LED flat screen TV and leave less than a 1/2” gap from the face of the television. Since the flat screen TV sat low on a room divider and the ceiling was 10’, we needed to add significant black drop so the screen batten would drop just below the television to hide it, but not cover up the front speakers that provided the front three channels of the surround sound system.

Read more: 12 Amazing Media Rooms