The Ugly Home Theater Contest

WireTracks LLC announces the Ugly Home Theater Contest.

For Immediate Release

Seattle, WA, March 2005 - WireTracks LLC announces the Ugly Home Theater Contest.

"Everyone is adding a home theater," explains Bruce Gutman, president of WireTracks, "But many are doing it badly, hastily, and without proper integration."

"I have seen a lot of bad home theaters," adds Bruce Gutman, "but I want to see the worst and I want to help."

The first place winner will win $500 worth of WireTracks products, the second place winner will win $300 worth of WireTracks products, and the third place winner will win $200 worth of WireTracks products.

· Poor integration
· Visible wiring
· High component visibility
· Unattractive surface mount raceways
· Color choices
· Compromises (home theater in a garage, unfinished barn, etc.)
· Plain ugliness

How to Enter:
Send up to 4 photos of an Ugly Home Theater that you own or have worked on (JPG format, 500K or smaller), your name, company, address, phone number, and email address to

The last date for entry is May 31st, 2005. Winners will be chosen July 15th, 2005.

WireTracks manufactures home infrastructure products through which wiring for new technologies can be added at any time in the future. For more information about WireTracks, visit

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