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11-28-2007, 08:10 AM
So, I saw my super rich cousin at Thanksgiving. The one who got a job with a little company called "Apple Computers" in 1975.

He's in the process of building a new mansion and asked me what the best Hd projection system is. He is building a media room that is 24' X 24'

Wants to buy whatever from me.
Help me sound like I know what I'm talking about!

Antenna Man
11-28-2007, 11:51 AM

Greg C
11-28-2007, 07:29 PM
Vidikron Vision 120 with autoscope for a room of that size.http://www.vidikron.com/vm120.html

11-28-2007, 11:36 PM
... Help me sound like I know what I'm talking about!I'm only a tech, not a miracle worker! :eek: :D

11-28-2007, 11:45 PM
Go with the new JVC DLA , it will be out next month .

05-23-2008, 05:42 PM
make sure you get a sound system that makes the theatre chairs rumble. I don't have the website but Electronic House has good info in "civilian" language

Go shopping in one of the high end stores that features theatre rooms so you can learn some of the lingo (not just an HH Greg or Best Buys). Some of the home improvement shows have websites with info about theatre rooms they have done on the shows.

05-23-2008, 06:21 PM
I agree with above...

Vidikron or Runco for high end. Vidikron model 120 is 45K with the Cinewide autoscope add another 12K.

They have higher and lower priced models. I have the model 12 that is 5K.

It is one of the only projectors to be THX ceritified.

Have him call me and I can consult and possibly build and install and calibrate the theater.

05-24-2008, 12:58 AM
blake, I would tell him that you appreciate his trust in you, and because of that trust, you would recommend that he ask around his company and peers who the best home theater SPECIALIST is in his area, and hire them. Tell him that if he wants to check dealer pricing on certain components that the PRO's bid him, you would be more than willing to do a little digging.

There's a difference between a person that makes a few hundred thousand a year dumping 10-20k at our office on a 60" pioneer plasma, Denon Audio, and a whole house distributed audio system and someone who is "super-rich" and "building a new mansion". The cousin you speak of is likely to have many rich friends who also have truly professional home theaters. They likely have acoustically balanced rooms that are soundproofed from the rest of the home, lighting control, and high end components. Even if you put in a GREAT system, it will likely fall well short of what his buddies have, and more importantly will fall short on the EXPERIENCE that his buddies have had with that wonderful pro company that's been in the business since he started at apple.

just my 2 cents. it ain't a criticism of you. if he's talking 20-30k, go for it, but if he's talking 60-200k or more, be his cousin and guide him to a pro.

05-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Well, this is an old thread that somehow got revived.

My cousin's house is finished, and what dishnorth suggested is exactly what ended up happening.

I told my cousin I thought it was great he wanted me to make the money, but he'd be better served with someone who had done it before.

I just told him to get me a Hummer for Christmas

05-24-2008, 12:30 PM
Yikes! This thread was from last year. Next house have him call me. I am currently working on designing a couple of 6 figure projects out of the area.

05-24-2008, 10:09 PM
lol, I thought it was just a really strong dejavu moment!

did ya get that hummer, blake?

05-24-2008, 11:07 PM
lol, I thought it was just a really strong dejavu moment!

did ya get that hummer, blake?

not yet, but he's given his parents a house, his son a house, his daughter a house, his sister a house, his brother a house, his brother's ex wife even got a house.

He just lets me go to his lakehouse when I want.

I hope I'm at least in the will