Building A Home Theater On Different-...

Building A Home Theater On Different-Sized Budgets

There are 5 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 30, 2009, titled Building A Home Theater On Different-Sized Budgets. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

We're about three minutes from showtime, so let's make this quick: A home theater puts you in the front row of your private screening room.

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#1 May 31, 2009
Great article on audio & video needs for a home theater, but to truly accomplish a theater type ambiance you must have designed or remodeled the room to enhance the sound quality, not distort or absorb it. A design & build quote from a qualified builder who understands sound quality will assure the homeowner that all that money spent on high tech gear isn't wasted by a room which absorbs all the sound. For a quote from one of our qualified technicians go to G3 builders LLC on the web.

Pembroke, MA

#2 May 31, 2009
All you need is a good movie. We've become a culture of material boarders who rarely enjoy the actual things, moreso we enjoy the process of getting those things (because our real lives are so dull).

Phoenix, AZ

#3 May 31, 2009
Good article. Best purchase lately is the Sanyo brand at WalMart. 46" HDTV for $699.00
Stitchcraft Int Designs

Huntington Beach, CA

#4 May 31, 2009
We could not agree more with George at G3 builders. Great advice and we do not see it or hear it enough. We (Stitchcraft Interior Designs)are in the wall treatment business and we run into the very same challenges with trying to educate the client on acoustical panels and how not to over treat or under treat the room. So from Southern California, we too would ask you to visit Stitchcraft Interior Designs on the web where we design it for the wow factor visuals but underneath gets the proper treatments.
As far as budgets, we have found that setting a realistic budget plays a huge part in this process. It is important to know the real "wants" of the client so that when the project is completed, we can exceed the clients expectations. Low budgets produce low wow factors.$100,000.00 seems to be the lowests overall number for real customer satisfaction. This would include the audio, video and the design and installation of the acoustical treatments. This is the only way to get a great room that will give many years of enjoyment without having to constantly upgrade the system and pay for redo's.
The question of can it be done for less...? Yes! Is always the answer. But, you did say you wanted WOW didn't you? Everyone always wants WOW.
Ann Theresa


#5 Jun 1, 2009
I am just not into a theater in my house. I guess I don't watch alot of movies. Too busy.

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