Sunday, February 8, 2009

New 'Home Theater' in my Home Office

Thanks to spending some of my nearly 3,000,000 American Express points... I know have a bit newer 'Home Theater' in my home office. Plus big 'kudos' to my son Ryan for doing all the setup and configuration while I was on the road. This was a great new system to come home to. Thanks Ryan!

The Sharp Aquos 42" LCD screen 'fits' the room much better than the older 32" model I had before. (It's now downstairs in the kids family room hooked up to the Wii and Xbox, and for watching videos) I went online to learn what the best size for the distances in my home office room, and the 42" was the most recommended for my office size. It just 'feels' better when watching, like your 'eyeball to screen ratio' is right where it should be.
The Bose 321 system is also a great improvement to what was here before. The Bose system is a little box (on top of the Cable TV DVR box) - and a couple of small speakers. The woofer bass module is actually inside the cupboards below the TV area. The system has a way of making 5.1 surround sound, seem to work just off the three speakers. Kewl.The sound is GREAT - it works very well with the Cable DVR, and the LCD screen - as well as being a DVD player to boot.

This setup is quite nice on the weekends when I'm home to 'catch up' on the shows I might have missed that are on the DVR, and a nice place for the kids to 'hang out' during the week.
I truly am blessed to have this type of technology available and in my life.

7 comments:

Janet said...

You are our technology guru!

Gramps said...

Looks like a great system. I agree with Janet, you are our technology guru!

Karrissa Winward said...

That looks awesome!

Gram said...

Congrats to Ryan. I am so impressed that he could set it all up without you. That is nice.

Louisa Hemstreet said...

I think it’s nice to pamper yourself once in a while. And a home theater, for me, is enough to satisfy too many ‘once in a whiles.’ :D Choosing an LCD screen makes daytime watching better. No need to roll down the window curtains. Do you still have this system?

Angel Garcia said...

It’s way too late, and you may have done several modifications to your home theater, but congratulations, Keith! I think what you have here is a simple run-of-the-mill home theater. It has all the basic equipment that you see in a home theater, which is enough to give you an incredible viewing or playing experience. Hope it served you well throughout the years!

Adam Cross said...

A practical way of freeing yourself from stress, Keith! Haha! Anyway, if you can hit two birds in one stone—like doing your paperwork and tuning in to your favorite channel at the same time—why not?

Adam @AplusCableRunners.com