Best Home Theater and Outdoor Space Awards Go to DSI

The 2012 Electronic House 'Home of the Year' Awards Honor DSI Entertainment Systems for Three Custom Audio Video Installation Projects. All Three Winners Feature New and Advanced Applications of Home Theater, Media Room, and Home Automation Technology

Los Angeles, CA April 20, 2012

DSI Entertainment Systems, a Southern California audio video integration firm specializing in custom home theater, media rooms, and home automation, has been awarded the following three awards by Electronic House in their annual 'Home of the Year' contest: Best Home Theater in the over $150,000 category, Best Outdoor Space, and Best Amazing Application. This is the 4th year in a row DSI was recognized by Electronic House for outstanding audio/video design and installation, and marks a total of 5 years of winning Electronic House 'Home of the Year' awards.

For Best Amazing Application, DSI was recognized for a Beverly Hills, CA luxury MDU installation atop the Montage Hotel that featured many unique audio/video and control system enhancements. The Media Room features a hidden four video projector system that displays art, still pictures, and video on the home's large central ceiling dome. Elsewhere in the Media Room, the "smart home" control system is even able to change the color of the LED-backlit onyx fireplace through a special control screen on the Crestron touchpanel. In the Master Sitting Room, a large SEURA flat panel TV hidden behind a mirror suddenly "appears" when turned on. Architecture and interiors by Philip Nimmo Interior Design.

The winner of Best Home Theater is located in Los Angeles, CA and features reference level audio and video performance. The home theater was acoustically designed by Anthony Grimani of PMI Ltd. A challenge of this screening room was the client's desire to have no compromises when screening movies, yet double as a gamer's dream system. The end result is a high-design home theater with three tiers of seating, DBox motion controlled home theater seats, 4-way adjustable motorized projection screen, a high-end JBL Synthesis audio system, and the ability to play two game consoles at once with a split screen. In gaming mode, the audio can be split between the speakers on each side of the room. The Crestron-controlled theater can even display up to four video sources at once, allowing the homeowner to monitor multiple sporting events when desired.

The winner of Best Outdoor Space is located in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, CA and features the largest water pop-jet fountain ever installed in a residential application. Extensive outdoor lighting and hidden landscape speakers create an inviting outdoor environment. The water jet fountains feature LED color changing lights to create a constantly-changing show set to music; such as seen at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. A portable weatherproof TV can be moved to different areas of the yard yet hides out of the way when not in use.

Videos of these award-winning audio video installations may be seen on DSI Entertainment Systems' website.

Says Patrick Martinez, Senior System Designer at DSI Entertainment Systems, "It was a lot of fun pulling together so many different aspects of the yard system. Having the outdoor landscape lighting, pop-jet water feature system, fountains, music, video, plus the many pool/spa features all in one easy-to-use interface made all of the planning and hard work well worth it."

About DSI Entertainment Systems:

DSI Entertainment Systems, a CE Pro Top 100 company, is a leading audio video integration firm specializing in the design and installation of custom home theater systems, media rooms, home automation / smart home control, lighting control systems, motorized shades & drapes, and advanced audio video IT networks. DSI Entertainment Systems has won more custom installation awards than any custom audio video integration firm in North America. Awards include the CEA's 'TechHome Integrator of the Year', Lutron's 'Best Total Light Control' project, Crestron's 'Best Integrated Home System' and 'Best Home Theater', and dozens more. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, DSI has offices in Santa Barbara and Newport Beach yet performs installations throughout the nation. For up to date industry information, subscribe to DSI Entertainment Systems' audio video & technology blog at

About Electronic House:

Electronic House delivers inspiration, information and guidance to homeowners looking to achieve and maintain a greener, smarter, and safer connected home lifestyle. Our Home of the Month and Right Price features, Great Room and Now Playing sections are at the core of the magazine. Our New Product Review, Trend and All About sections keep readers informed on new products and technologies that help in their purchasing decisions. Published by EH Publishing, Inc.

For more information about DSI Entertainment Systems and the custom installation services they offer, contact DSI online, through email, or write to 653 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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