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A custom home theatre will allow you the luxury of watching your favorite shows and movies under the best conditions and with the best equipment to suit your budget.  We have many years experience in custom installation work including whole-house audio/video distribution, CRT, DLP & LCD, rear projection tv's, overhead projectors and plasma displays.  Let our experts take the guesswork out of putting together an easy to use, well matched system from our preferred suppliers.
Home theater can be as simple as a 25" TV set, a video source such as a hi-fi VCR or a DVD player, and surround sound-equipped stereo receiver and four or more speakers. Depending on your budget and what equipment you already have and if you want to pre-wire your home and theater room for the future, AVD is more than happy to walk you through the steps to total enjoyment of your electronic system. The best time for all of these considerations to be made is before your home is built. This way you wont run into any unforeseen snags along the way. Over 20 million American households now own a complete home theater system. 


Whether you have a dedicated Media-Room or a spare bedroom, rectangular shaped rooms are the most ideal. Walls can be constructed of double sheetrock to help soundproof the room, or staggering the studs of any wall that shares a wall with another room. This construction can be costly but separates incoming noise from the other room. Carpeting and fabric draperies can help sound escaping from the media room to the rest of the house especially if you have teenagers who like it loud. Ceiling insulation and acoustical material on the walls helps contain the sound. Dimmer switches are preferred options so that lights can fade in or out. Rooms with windows require window dressing in order to create a better viewing experience.


The three basic pieces of the home theater equation are: video gear, audio gear and control equipment.

TVs, DVDs, VCRs, Music & Video servers and CD players can be selected by comparing functions & cost. We can help you determine what components have the most bang for your buck.

Projector and screens are a different matter. Projectors should be selected according to the room application. There are three main projector formats to consider, CRT, LCD, DLP. Each of these formats has their Pro’s and Con’s. CRT (cathode-ray tube) are the projectors you’ve seen with three separate color lenses; red, green, and blue. Trained technicians must focus these different lenses. CRTs have the best looking pictures, but are not as bright as LCD and DLP projectors. CRTs also must be recalibrated every one to two years by trained technicians and are also the most bulky of the three. LCD (liquid crystal display) projectors create an image by shining light through glass panels made up of thousands of pixels. These pixels can be noticeable if you sit too close. LCD lamps last about 2000 hours before burning out. DLP (digital light processing) is the newest technology. It uses light reflected of off millions of microscopic mirrors. These mirrors can sometimes become misaligned, the biggest down side to DLP. On a positive note, DLPs have greater contrast and less pixelation than LCD projectors. Both DLP & LCD projectors are smaller & more sleek then the CRTs.

Screen size is a function of the size of the room and the distance to the viewer. Depending on the type of room you are planning to design, you may or may not want your screen to be the focal point of your room. We can assist you in the right design for your room.

Speaker selection and placement are crucial in order to get the greatest movie experience & best overall sound from your system. First determine if you want stand alone speakers or built in wall speakers. The key is to place the speakers around the listener and fill the area where they will sit. Different size speakers create different sound waves which, if positioned incorrectly, will take away from your listening enjoyment.

Whether you want to pre-wire for a major system in the future or go all out now, our Technical Consultants are here for a personal consultation.


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