Movies are just the beginning…

Typically when we think of a home theater, we envision a dedicated room designed to provide a “movie going” experience. With a large screen, surround sound, comfortable seating and unique lighting, a room can be transformed to offer a chance to escape reality and experience new worlds created by some amazing visionaries. The home theater has morphed over the years and new innovations allow us to literally think outside the box. Here at RMS, we offer creative design solutions along with cutting-edge technologies to bring the movie theater experience into any room of your home.

Not only do today’s home entertainment spaces offer you crystal clear high-definition picture and sound, they also offer you the ability to communicate with the world around you. Watch a movie or catch up on a marathon of your favorite TV show with Netflix. Browse through family photos and videos on the big screen from websites like Flickr, YouTube and Facebook. Challenge a friend to a game of tennis on Xbox Live. Even communicate via video with traveling family and friends right from the comfort of your seat thanks to Skype or Facetime. All of this is possible using a simple, single remote. At RMS, our experienced professionals can guide you through the many advances in home technology to provide the ultimate experience at the budget you want.

There are many factors to consider when planning a media room. With over twenty years of experience, RMS offers so much more than just electronics. We have the know-how to assist in room layout and design, electrical requirements, room and accent lighting, and even movie memorabilia for that authentic movie-room feel! All of those elements are just as important as the equipment being chosen so your experience is as good as it can be!  If you need help finding an architect, contractor or interior designer, we have worked with the best and can make recommendations to fit your style and budget as well.  In addition, we offer many products such as sound proofing, acoustic treatments, cabinetry, seating, lighting and shading. Whether you are starting from scratch, renovating, or in need of an upgrade of an existing system, our knowledge and resources can bring together the design elements to bring you the perfect room.

If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call or contact us and be sure to like us on Facebook. It always means so much when satisfied clients recommend our services and is the sole reason for our success, so please, pass us on.

Jun 30, 2011 / Features

Lancaster Residence 1

A finished basement quickly turned into much more, once the homeowner saw what technologies were available. The local Lancaster PA residents decided they wanted much more than just a home theater in their basement but with two children, they knew they would need a system that also fit their daily needs.

A Crestron Digital Media system provides the backbone for the various televisions around the house. The Crestron DM system gives each user access to the various video sources at every television location. The children can watch recorded High-Definition television shows from the Comcast HD-DVR, while Mom and Dad watch a movie on the Kalaidescape system. Apple TV and Boxee are additional sources which can be viewed at every television location and provide access to streaming HD video content.

Crestron was also used for the whole-house audio system with architectural speakers located in the Family Room, Kitchen, Sunroom, Office, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, and the Outside Deck and Patio. The family can listen to a variety of audio sources including; iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody, and the family’s local music collection. A Crestron TPS-6X wireless touch panel gives control of the entire system and can be carried throughout the home. Easy access is also available on the owners Apple iPhones and iTouches. This control even extends to the Lutron Lighting and HVAC systems via the Crestron control iPhone app.

The Family Room features a Pioneer 50” HD Plasma display concealed behind a Seura Mirror and Frame so when the system is off, there isn’t an unsightly TV taking away from the décor. Flanking the Plasma are ARTCoustics DF100-75 speakers providing the front stage of sound and are easily mistaken for framed artwork. In-wall speakers to the right and left provide surround sound, while blending seamlessly in with the walls. An RTI T2+ remote control offers simple, one-touch control for the entire system.

The basement Theater system provides High-Definition viewing for the entire family. A Draper 96” screen is flanked by KEF Q-Series speakers and powered Subwoofer. A Pioneer D-ILA digital High-Definition projector provides beautiful life-like images from a variety of different sources. A Kaleidescape DVD server allows access to all of the family movies from an easy on-screen interface. AppleTV allows access to HD movies and TV shows on demand. A Boxee server also provides on-demand video, and access to online video services such as Hulu and YouTube. The entire system is controlled by an RTI T2-C remote control. The remote also allows control of the Lutron Lighting and Shading as well as the Color Kinetic LED system allowing the user to change the color of accent lighting in the space to set just the right “mood”.

This family truly understands what it means to allow home automation and Audio/Video to work for their lifestyle.

Jan 14, 2010 / Features