What are the Latest Home Theater Seating Trends?

As time goes on and the entertainment room is being used for more than just a movie viewing area, the furnishings and layouts have become more diversified to accommodate a more casual and interactive environment.

Sanus CFR2136 AVRack

I've used Sanus flat screen mounts for quite some time. At CEDIA 2012, I saw their new Component Series AV racks for the first time and was pretty impressed. The build quality is good and the price is very attractive. As such, they'll suit the pocket book of many DIY installers and offer an opportunity for improved margins for the ever-squeezed custom installer.

HomeToys Interview - Media Decor - Vanessa Sayen

Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Media Decor, LLC was founded in 2003 to fulfill elegant designer-level solutions for today's home entertainment installations for designers, architects, and A/V custom installers. 

Avtrak Rotating Equipment Rack

This rack was an absolute breeze to install --- even for me --- so professional installers will have no problem whatsoever.

It's Time to Personalize Surround Sound

Most people think that Star Wars (1977) was the first movie shown in movie theaters using surround sound technology. It wasn't. Although Star Wars ushered in the new era of surround sound (despite being named Dolby Stereo), it was Walt Disney that utilized Bell Lab's Fantasound technology in the movie Fantasia (1941).

Stargate Theater is an Epic Creation

With a deep appreciation for The Stargate Atlantis television series and boxoffice hit, this homeowner came to Phil Chaney with the concept of recreating the set of Stargate Atlantis for his theater.

Arabian D©cor and State of the Art Audio

This type of high end audio technology project is becoming the norm in Dubai. System Integration and AV Installers are learning that now customers are demanding that their interiors be designed correctly from start to finish, including the AV systems.

The Latest In Billionaire Home D©cor

The StarDome replicates the "skylight" featured on the bridge of the enterprise; and it happens to be one of Sekulow's and his children's favorites.

Cinema Design Group Focuses on the Art of Home Theater

Cinemascapes™ are high-performance acoustic paneling, available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, that take the home theater atmosphere to a new level of individuality.

ArtScreen Masking System - A Retractable Work of Art

Integrated into the ArtScreen housing, the SoundScape 360 features a fully dimensional sound compartment positioned below the plasma display, which meets all existing manufacturer's specifications. Within the audio compartment is an acoustically lined, sound dampening interior, dedicated to preserve sonic quality, integrity and performance.

Home Entertainment Chair

Seamlessly embedded within the ultra-comfortable BodySound chair is a complete sound system, including six audio speakers.

Soundations Home Theater Stand

As for looks ... simple and elegant is what I call it. As you can see by our layout, there is lots of room for everything that we need and more. The stand is made of cherry wood, 3/8" tempered glass and machined and brushed aluminum.

A Separate Tactile Channel

With the continued persistence of forward thinking home theater enthusiasts and manufacturers, dedicated tactile (motion) playback as a new standard in home theater cannot help but become a reality.

Motion Simulation

It's been a wild and thrilling ride so far as we've progressed from a prototype that wasn't at all commercially viable to a product line with 15 consumer models and from a mere 4 minutes of motion coding to well over 500 full-length motion pictures.

Finding a Niche in A/V Installations

Unique installation situations such as this give one the opportunity to think outside the box, and combine style and function in a design.

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