Monday, April 28, 2014

DARK KNIGHT Home Theater System - Batman

Gotham City may typically be located somewhere in New Jersey, but it seems the Batcave is officially in Greenwich, Connecticut.

A hardcore Batman fan is having a $2 million theater constructed in his house by Elite Home Theater Seating to resemble the Dark Knight's cave of solace. Complete with a batcomputer, Tumbler, cape and cowl, secret passages, sound effects, gargoyles, a 180 degree screen, and even a Bat-themed elevator. Just check out the images below:

The images above are apparently CG mock-ups of what the finished product will look like. Elite HTS executive Bobby Bala told Daily Mail,

 "The Dark Knight themed custom home theater was actually a design concept we did free of charge for one of our previous clients, mainly just for fun. Personally, I'm a huge Batman fan and with a background in CG animation, we were able to finish up the design within a couple weeks."

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The Home Theater of your dreams is within your reach – and it’s more affordable than you might think!

Media Decor Hidden TV in a Condo with Lutron NYC - EliteJK Security excels at transforming your space into the ultimate in comfort and media enjoyment, while staying within your budget. We can also turn any space into a “theater experience” with proper placement of speakers, flat panels and other electronics. Any room can have the look and feel of a theater.

The total package

Have you ever considered what makes up a great theater? Every detail has been carefully considered to maximize your comfort and viewing pleasure. The acoustically perfect walls, the sumptuous chairs, the full surround sound, correct lighting, carpets, and of course high caliber visuals. Re-creating this experience at home can seem daunting, but with Techteriors in your corner, you will be amazed at how easy it is. We start with your goal in mind, and work with you to design the best possible use of the room you have. Then leave all the complexities of implementation to us!

No job is too big or too small

Media decor Lift lift_wall_middleJK Security designs and builds full screening rooms that any Hollywood director would be proud of, but we also accommodate smaller projects. Regardless of the scope of your plans, you can count on our industry leading customer service throughout the entire process, and after installation as well. Your satisfaction is our number one goal.
We offer:
  • Flat screen TVs
  • HDTVs and Plasma Televisions
  • Projectors
  • Mirror TVs and Art Wall TVs
  • Customized solutions for your audio/video needs
  • Surround sound systems
  • Electrical Division
  • Full service design and implementation
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What is refresh rate? - Home Theater and TV Facts

 What do 120Hz, 240Hz, 600Hz really mean for the picture quality of your new HDTV?

Original video frames (1 and 2) at 60 frames per second aren't enough to fill 120Hz and 240Hz LCDs. Duplicating the original frames is one method. Alternately, frames can be interpolated to fill the gaps. In this example, the TV's processor creates frame 1a from the difference between 1 and 2. This (along with 2a, 3a, etc.) makes up the difference between 60Hz video and 120Hz TVs. Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
With 120Hz, 240Hz, and even 600Hz, refresh rate gets a lot of attention in the marketing of new HDTVs.

What it is and how it works is interesting, but why it exists is even more so. And it can have a profound effect on the picture quality of your HDTV.


LED LCD vs. plasma vs. LCD - Home Theater Facts and Comparisons by JK Security of Madison

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Monday, April 14, 2014

What goes in to a Home Theater

What Do You Need for Home Theater?

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Putting together a great home theater system can be simple. The key is pairing a good high-def picture with engaging surround sound. We've outlined the components you'll need below, some of which you probably already own.

Why build your own system?

The simple answer is sound quality. When it comes to surround sound, you've got two options: building your own system out of separate components or choosing a pre-packaged one. Pre-packaged systems are designed to be easy to choose and set up, and can definitely deliver an engaging surround sound experience. But with a component system, you'll typically enjoy higher-quality construction and better audio performance. [Shop for home theater systems.]
Component systems are good for folks who:
            • want a full surround sound experience and high-quality audio
            • already have a few key components, like a Blu-ray® player, receiver, or a set of speakers
            • prefer to create a customized home theater system
            • are comfortable choosing and setting up separate components
To learn about your other audio options, check out our article on four ways to get better sound with your TV.
Now, let's dig into the components you'll need for a complete home theater system.


A gorgeous picture is the focal point of many home theater systems. Virtually all of today's TVs are high-def — they offer a stunning, high-resolution 720p or 1080p picture. Now some of them also offer the 3D experience in the comfort of your own home (a compatible 3D Blu-ray player and glasses are required).

Video sources: Blu-ray movies, high-def broadcasts, and more

If you've got a high-def TV, you'll want plenty of high-def sources. A Blu-ray player will give you the sharpest picture possible. High-definition Blu-ray Discs™ are your main source for full 1080p video, not to mention ultra-detailed surround formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio. For more information, check out our article about Blu-ray players.
Other top-notch home theater sources include HDTV programming, which delivers high-resolution video and digital audio, and video game consoles, which offer impressively crisp images and high-impact surround sound.

A home theater receiver

In order to enjoy surround sound, you'll need a home theater receiver. A receiver acts as the control center for audio; it processes audio signals, amplifies them, and sends them to your speakers. All home theater receivers can process and amplify multichannel surround sound as well as stereo audio, because they have built-in surround sound decoding.
Some people use their home theater receiver to manage video as well as audio — by running all their video signals to their receiver, they can make a single video connection from their receiver to their TV and simplify everyday use. It's a great option if you want to connect multiple sources, like a cable box, a Blu-ray player, and a video game console or two, to your home theater system. Then whenever you want to watch a movie or play a video game, you just have to press a button on your receiver's remote to switch to the right inputs, without having to switch inputs on your TV.

Speakers and a subwoofer

To faithfully re-create the larger-than-life, wraparound excitement of movie theater sound, you need at least five voice-matched speakers and a subwoofer. Some people opt for six or seven speakers and a subwoofer, so they can hear even more channels of surround sound. If you buy a pre-matched speaker system, you won't have to worry about voice-matching. But if you put together your own system, then make sure you buy from the same family of speakers.

Cables, power protection, and more

Often, people forget about essential accessories. They end up rushing out to the store in the middle of setup, or making do with a cable that isn't really suited to the purpose. The result? Extra hassle, and a real risk of missing out on the system performance they paid for. You can avoid that by planning out your system before you buy, accessories and all.
You'll need speaker cables, audio cables, and video cables. You may already have some cables you can use. Just don't forget that very old or very cheap speaker cable can degrade your sound quality, the same way very old or very cheap speakers just don't sound good. Also, "freebie" audio and video cables that come in the box with a component can also result in lower-quality sound or picture; reduced picture quality is especially noticeable with today's high-end TVs, which aren't kind to static or picture flaws.
Universal remotes
Have you ever fumbled around with the remotes on your coffee table, and ended up changing your TV's input when you mean to pause the movie on your Blu-ray player? A universal remote can really help you simplify your system — and clean up your coffee table.
Power protection
It makes sense to use a power protection unit to safeguard your investment from lightning strikes and power surges. Some home theater fans choose a power protector with built-in line conditioning to ensure cleaner power, a better picture, and more accurate audio.
Internet connection
Many receivers come with built-in Ethernet ports that enable a host of features including free Internet radio, access to media on a networked computer, subscription music services and more. In addition to broadband service, you will need a network connection close by.
A/V furniture, speaker stands, and speaker brackets
Depending on your room's size and shape, and the equipment you choose, you may need some stands to place your gear on. Be thinking about whether you'll need anything like this ahead of time, so you can avoid putting your TV on a couple of old crates, or having small surround speakers on the floor behind your sofa where you can't really hear them.
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Amazing Home Theater Options in Madison, Wisconsin

April 07, 2014 by Rachel Cericola When hanging out in this home theater room, it’s hard to feel anything but blue—and that’s a good thing.

One of the many design elements in Steve Loving’s basement theater is a blue ring that wraps around the ceiling of the room and gives off a warm glow from underneath the five cushy Palliser Elite theater seats. LED rope lighting doesn’t always seem that high-tech, but on this ceiling, it adds an elegant, incredibly slick effect to the space.

The atmosphere it creates might have something to do with the way the lighting was “meticulously mounted” out of sight around the room, just below the crown molding. “The crown molding is 4 inches from the ceiling to allow for the natural ‘spill’ of light to fill the space,” Steve says. “I chose blue, since it would match the accent lighting underneath the seats and within the cup holders.

We don’t have these lights on often, really only to show the room and for photos.” While Steve may not show off the rope lighting all that often, there are other details that visitors can’t miss. For instance, the back wall is coated in dry-stack stone, which make this room unlike many out there. Of course, some may think there’s a reason for that, citing the effects that this material could have on the room’s acoustics. However, Steve says that despite the different appearance, it doesn’t interfere with the sound one bit.

What it does interfere with is what a lot of people think of as typical home theater decor. That’s because Steve wanted to use that space to make the room truly unique. Sourced from Veneerstone, the materials were special ordered from Home Depot. Besides the wait, however, it didn’t create any challenges with the installation, the calibration, or current use. “Acoustically, it actually doesn’t pose any issues from what I’ve noticed,” he says. “I feel that this has a lot to do with the spacing between the dry stack and the variances within the stone.” Another interesting aesthetic is the actual shape of the room. Measuring 21 feet long, Steve says that it has “modified T-shape,” which means it varies in width.

“The front wall by the screen is 10-feet wide, the room bumps out to 14-feet wide, and transitions further to 17-feet wide in the back,” he says. “The entrance is a double French door angled for architectural interest and to align with the natural angles on the seating and the platform.” That platform is pretty unique as well, designed to both accommodate the angles of his curved Palliser Elite Series theater seats, as well as to align a triangular pattern towards the center point of the front wall/screen, 12 inches from center. Of course, there are plenty of other things to ogle in this room—mainly the imagery projected from the JVC Pro 1080p 3D projector onto the 110-inch DragonFly high-contrast screen. Steve can control everything, including lighting, through the URC MX-880 remote.

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