Home Theater Designs From CEDIA 2012 Finalists

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2012 People's Pick Winner: The owner of this theater developed a large LEED Platinum home. The private theater was expected to perform at similarly high levels sonically, visually as well as efficiently. See this entry.

The screen is a native 16:9 design with motorized masking panels for watching 2.35:1 aspect movies.

The theater's illumination is provided by low-voltage LED lighting.

Focused on quiet comfort, the theater's ventilation system is silent due to geothermal cooling.

The goal for this client was to get the biggest screen and loudest sound possible for a small home theater space. See this entry.

Clients for this home theater wanted a luxurious yet afordable space. The system is designed to be user-friendly for kids playing video games or adults watching a movie with friends. See this entry.

This contempoary-style theater overcame acoustic challenges from over-sized tile flooring to deliver great sound. See this entry.

This design incorporates extra seating for the client's family and friend movie nights. See this entry.

Candy cases, high performance sound and a popcorn machine make this theater feel like the real thing. See this entry.

Ample storage was designed to hide this system from plain sight as well as provide blankets and other home comforts. See this entry.

The design for this seating overcame an unsual room shape to deliver extraordinary gaming abilities. See this entry.

The centerpiece of this theater is the nighttime sky ceiling with stars. See this entry.

This theater is tied into the home's overall digital distributed audio video system. See this entry.

This design is perfect for big entertainers. It includes a lounge and bar area that adjoins to the theater. See this entry.

A classic design, this theater has a screen to watch movies as well as a stage for live family performances. See this entry.

Large family gatherings inspired this design. Kids can watch movies on the big screen while adults enjoy a bar area with their own TV in the back. See this entry.

An iPad or iPod can control this entire theater system from sound to motorized blackout curtains. See this entry.

Design inspiration started with one chandelier the client bought while traveling abroad. The idea was to incorporate high performance audio and video into an art deco environment dreamed up by the client. See this entry.

The audio system in this theater is the same type of system in Steven Spielburg's private screening room. See this entry.

A motorized lift neatly hides the projector in this theater, turning the space into an empty stage for the client's children to play. See this entry.

Although this theater is in the lower level of the client's home, it doesn't feel like a dungeon. The lighting design creates a warm and inviting space. See this entry.

A decoupled subfloor minimizes the sound transference to lower floors of the house. The walls and ceilings are decoupled as well for uninterrupted enjoyment. See this entry.

A strategically-placed candy counter gives this theater whimsy and acts as a sound diffuser. See this entry.

In this home theater remodel, additional seating and new, state-of-the-art audio systems were added. See this entry.

This elegant theater with stunning 3D picture is located inside a four-car garage. See this entry.

This Notre Dame themed theater plays multiple sports events at the same time. When it's not football season, the theater can play 3D movies. See this entry.

Super volume was the owner's top priority for this theater. Sound isolation was also a priority as the home's master bedroom is right next door. See this entry.

A powerful projector with a high-contrast lens wows viewers with size and a bright, punchy picture. See this entry.

This home theater provides the clients with a truly immersive 3D experience in the comfort of home. See this entry.

Many environmentally-friendly materials were used in this theater such as reclaimed lumber and LED-based lighting. See this entry.

Go back in time and spend a night at the movies with this home theater. Lobby areas, powder rooms and a marquee recreate the golden era of cinema. See this entry.

The bar area in this home theater is completely sound-proofed all the way to conceled sound from the icemaker. See this entry.