A Super Discreet Cinema Installation in a Client’s Living Room
London Living Room Cinema
This Home Cinema Installation was part of our larger Whole House project detailed above. It deserves special mention as the 75″ Samsung TV is a truly subtle install. It benefits from a huge range of sources (Sky HD, PS3, Apple TVs etc.) yet nothing is on show – even the 5.1 surround sound audio system is plastered in to the ceiling and is therefore invisible!
This home cinema is installed in the living room of a larger whole home automation and entertainment project in London’s Belgravia.
The cinema is as discreet as it gets – the only equipment in the room is the TV, remote control and wall input plate. Everything else is tucked out of sight in the property’s AV hub in the basement. 5.1 surround sound is provided by plastered in Sonance in-ceiling speakers, a departure from our usual approach but they look great (as they are invisible) and perform surprisingly well. Even the subwoofer is plastered in to the ceiling.
Like the other TVs in the property, the home cinema can choose from a wide variety of sources: multiple Sky HD receivers, Apple TVs or Blu-Ray players, all of which are distributed at Full HD via a Crestron Digital Media system. The home cinema also benefits from an HDMI wall input plate which allows any source to be enjoyed either in the home cinema or in any other room in the house. A high end Denon Audio Video Receiver located in the basement ensures a rich and full sound. We also have a second audio only zone in the adjoining sitting room, allowing the rooms to be ganged or with different audio playing in each.
A Crestron TPS-6X 6″ wireless panel allows easy control of the room. A single button press brings on the TV in the cinema, the AV receiver in the hub and automatically routes the correct source to both, via the Crestron Digital Media system. The touchpanel allows full control of the lighting and blinds, the fully integrated heating and air conditioning system and will even run a bath in the Master Bedroom en suite! All graphics and layouts for the remote control are custom created to fit in with the client’s interior design whilst remaining straightforward to use.