Holy home theater, Batman! It’s one thing to have a dedicated home theater, but it’s on a completely different level to incorporate five individual screens in one space, and a hidden door for the equipment room. But that’s exactly what Pure Custom Integrations in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, did for a homeowner who is equally obsessed with sports and Batman.
Impressive Video from JVC, Samsung
This dream theater can transform from a classic movie theater to a sports bar-style setup with the push of a button. Fans are able to watch their favorite team or movie on a Stewart Filmscreen 134-inch Balon G2 borderless Microperf Firehawk screen with the option of watching additional events on one of the four Samsung 65-inch curved TV screens.
The main screen shows images from a Native 4K JVC DLA-RS2000 projector that is completely hidden away inside the ceiling. During the installation, the Pure Custom Integrations team installed the screen and tested the Motorized Lens Shift of the JVC Projector to make sure the screen was mounted at a comfortable height without having the image cut off or compromised.
The homeowner can swap sources using Control4 to control a Just Add Power 4K video distribution system, just like at a real sports bar… only more comfortable. The sources include five satellite receivers, Nvidia Shield TV, Apple TV or a 4K Samsung Blu-Ray Player. The additional displays allow the kids to watch a movie while listening on Bluetooth headphones while the parents can watch the big game.
Powerful Audio, Hidden Equipment Room
The audio system is equally impressive in the Batman home theater. Behind the screen there is a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 immersive sound system with three Paradigm PCI Pro LCR in-wall speakers, four Paradigm CI Pro 8-inch angled in-ceiling Atmos speakers and four Paradigm CI Pro 8-inch In-wall surround and surround back speakers.
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The front LCR speakers are behind the screen, the Dolby Atmos speakers are in the ceiling, and the surround and surround back speakers are in the wall custom painted to match the decora and style of the room. The audio is powered by an Integra DRX-R1 Research Series AV Receiver and Monoprice Monolith THX Subwoofer.
The Blu-ray player is located in the cabinet of the concession stand so the the homeowner can physically change discs with ease, while grabbing a snack, without having to enter the server/equipment room.
Speaking of the equipment room, the entrance is behind a secret door. The two TVs on the left side of the big screen are mounted on the door itself.
“The beautiful paint job incorporated the speakers and blended them into the walls of the theater allowing the guests to enjoy the sound without having to look at many speakers,” says Richard Juras, owner of Pure Custom Integrations.
From a control standpoint, the Batman home theater is operated with a Control4 remote, on-wall keypad or any phone or tablet in the house linked to a Control4 EA-5 with OS3 smart home controller. The on-wall keypad is located by the entrance of the theater to allow the client to turn everything on by the push of a button or even off at night.
“We chose to use Control4 as the main control method and were able to simplify the use by pressing a button on the C4 lighting keypad dimmer which turns on the four Samsung 65-inch curved TVs and the JVC Native 4K Projector tucked away out of sight without compromising quality,” adds Juras.
Batman Memorabilia Showcased
“The client had the dream of being able to watch multiple sports at once with their close family and friends, while still being a great home theater experience using the latest technology that’s available and being able to showcase some of his love for Batman,” says Juras.
With three rows of five seats, there’s enough room for 15 to sit comfortably in the Batman home theater. Outside the theater there is a display showcasing various Batman memorabilia collected over the years.
“The client wanted the ability to watch the latest 4K Blu-rays and be able to access his personal movie library on any of the TVs or the projection screen itself. The star ceiling and fully stocked concession stand with real movie theater popcorn makes this the theater the place to be, regardless if it’s to experience a great movie or catch the latest games,” adds Juras.
- Control: Control4 EA-5
- Lighting Control: Control4 panelized lighting, C4 DIN-8REL, C4 DIN-8DIM, C4 KCB-
- Multi-Room Distribution & Entertainment Systems: Just Add Power video distribution, Just Add Power 3G HDMI receiver, Just Add Power 3G+ HiFi transmitter, Luxul XMS-5248P
- Displays: Four Samsung UN65MU6500 4K UHD curved TVs
- Projector: JVC DLA-RS2000
- Screen: Stewart Filmscreen 134-inch Balon G2 Firehawk borderless screen
- Main Theater Speakers: Three Paradigm CI Pro P3-LCR, Monoprice Monolith THX subwoofer
- In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers: Four Paradigm CI Pro P80-A in-ceiling speakers; four P80-IW in-wall speakers
- A/V Receiver: Integra DRX-R1
- Blu-ray Player: Samsung UBD-M8500 Blu-ray Player
- Remote Control: Control4 SR-260 7-inch portable touchscreen
- A/V Furniture: Seatcraft Home Theater motorized recliner
- Other: Nvidia Shield TV, Apple TV 4K, Drobo 5N2 NAS driver, PixelGlass 20-meter THX fiber HDMI cable