Did you know that you can build an amazing home theatre system without breaking the bank? Here we look at five celebrity home theatre and the technologies that help you emulate them at a much lower cost.
A great home theatre system combines audio and visual technologies to offer a level of immersion that you can’t get from a TV.
There are so many reasons to install one in your own home. For one, you get to enjoy the cinema experience without having to leave your home. Given the rising cost of cinema tickets, this can only be a good thing.
You also have control over the design, which means you can build it to your exact specifications. A home theatre can also increase the value of your home.
For many, the cost is the only barrier to entry.
However, building a home theatre is now more affordable than ever. This article examines some of the best celebrity examples. It also reveals the technologies that can help you create your own home theatre.
The Celeb Theatre Systems
Before digging into how you can build your own home theatre, let’s look at some gorgeous celebrity examples.
Dwayne Johnson’s Swanky System
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rose to fame in the WWE. The brawny brawler electrified fans with his trademark catchphrases and high-energy wrestling style. The man’s pure charisma made him a natural actor. After a bit of a bumpy start, he’s now one of Hollywood’s top-grossing stars.
With so many amazing films under his belt, it stands to reason that Johnson would have a great home theatre. His includes a bar, lobby, and comfortable black leather seating. He’s gone to great pains to emulate the cinema setting and it shows with his refined system.
Lebron James’ Technological Paradise
Basketball star Lebron James is widely considered to be the biggest superstar in the game today. He’s drawn comparisons to Michael Jordan, with the debate about the greatest player of all time usually boiling down to those two.
Lebron’s home theatre system has more of a modern feel than Johnson’s. The theatre features a large projector screen and docking stations for viewers’ devices. Lebron has also adopted smart home technologies elsewhere in his home. His smart generator keeps his home theatre powered as and when needed.
Ryan Seacrest’s Cosy Cinema
Ryan Seacrest rose to stardom as the host of American Idol. Though he perhaps hasn’t maintained his stature in more recent years, he’s a man who clearly loves cinema.
His home theatre feels more like a remote log cabin thant it does a cinema. It features a fireplace and subtle warmyellow lighting to create a cosy feeling.
It’s also loaded with clever tech. The system features an array of in-wall speakers and a couple of in-wall subwoofers to create a brilliant audio experience. Ryan controls all of this using Crestron® touch panels, which he’s installed throughout his home.
Donnie Wahlberg’s Small Theatre
While he may not be the most famous of the Wahlberg’s, Donnie has a decent career of his own. He’s a noted singer and works as both a movie and music producer.
Perhaps most importantly, he has a home theatre system that’s a little more subtle than his contemporaries’.
Donnie’s system includes a 92-inch projection screen and a 7.1 surround sound system. It’s a four-seater theatre, which makes it ideal for more intimate screenings. Plus, it uses smart home technology. Donnie’s theatre has a wall-mounted panel from which he can control basic settings, such as volume, as well as selecting his movies.
Penn Jillette’s Playroom
One half of the magic and comedy duo Penn and Teller, Penn Jillette is the more outspoken of the two. He’s also injected a sense of the magical into his home theatre setup.
Penn’s theatre contains two rows of reclining sofas, which point towards a 96-inch projection screen. A Runco projector plays any film that he wants to watch, but it’s the stage behind the screen that’s really impressive. Raising the projector screen reveals the stage, in which Penn often plays music.
His theatre is as much of a playroom for Penn and his family as it is a home theatre.
How Can You Get Your Own Home Theatre System?
You may look at these theatres and instantly assume that they’re beyond your reach.
However, that’s not the case. Many of the technologies used in these home theatres are accessible to normal people. Core Innovation Group can help you build your own system. These are the three vital components that you’ll need.
URC’s Total Control System
Core Innovation Group installs URC’s Total Control 2.0 system.
This system gives you complete control over your entire home. That makes it ideal for use in a home theatre.
Imagine the traditional means of putting on a movie in a home theatre. You’ve got to mess around with the projector and then use wall panels to adjust volume. It’s a complete pain.
Total Control 2.0 allows you to make changes while you watch. Its touchscreen system allows you to stream video to your projector. Plus, you can adjust your home theatre’s settings from the comfort of your seat.
The system hasd much more potential than that too. You can use it to manage a full suite of smart home technologies. But the good news is that it’s fully customisable, so you can use it for as many or as few systems as you want.
A Quality Presentation System
We also work with Crestron® to provide presentation systems for use in home theatres.
You may recognise Crestron® as the people behind Ryan Seacrest’s system. We install a range of their products that will help your own home theatre come to life.
Their 3-Series® 4K DigitalMedia™ Presentation System 350 may prove ideal for your home theatre. This is a presentation system normally used in offices and classrooms that streams content to a connected screen. The system features 4K output and can stream from a computer or mobile device. That means you can connect your phone, pick a film on Netflix, and stream directly to your screen. It’s can also be wireless, which means it integrates into your theatre room easily.
A poor audio experience can take you out of the moment when you’re watching a movie. However, you also don’t want visible speakers dotted all around your home theatre room.
Crestron® provides a range of in-wall speaker and subwoofer systems that our team can install for you. These include the Aspire® In-Wall Dual 8” Subwoofer, which provides 2.1 stereo sound. They also offer in-ceiling speakers for a complete surround sound experience.
The Final Word
Home theatres are not the sole domain of the rich and famous. While the examples we’ve highlighted in this article are particularly luxurious, that doesn’t mean you can’t haveowninstall your own.
Combining the right audio and visual technologies is the first step. Core Innovation Group works with several suppliers who can provide everything that you need. Using a smart home control system also allows you to adjust your theatre’s settings as needed. Best of all, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chair to do it.
Finally, you don’t have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to install the system.
Our team is on hand to walk you through the entire process. We can advise you on which technologies to choose for your home theatre and help you to stick within your budget. We’ll guide you from planning through to installation and beyond.
Just get in touch today to get started.