CASE STUDY: LIVING ROOM HOME CINEMA INSTALLATION BELGRAVIA, LONDON
- 75″ TV Based Cinema
- 5.1 Plastered in-wall speakers
- Full Access to Sky, Apple TV etc
- Crestron room & lighting control
Hidden Speakers in this Living Room Cinema!
Home Cinema Installation Belgravia: This 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 which 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 is installed in the living room of a larger whole home automation and entertainment project in London’s Belgravia.
No Hardware on Show, A Truly Subtle Install!
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 very well. Even the subwoofer is plastered in to the ceiling.
A Full Range of Audio Video Sources:
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 a HDMI wall input plate which allows any source to be enjoyed in both the home cinema or in anywhere else 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, which allows for the rooms to be ganged or for different audio to be played in each.
Easy Control via a Crestron TPS-6X:
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 while remaining straightforward to use.