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An Update on the Elf Foundation / DeVos Children’s Hospital Project
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As mentioned in 2010, Grand Home Automation partnered with the Elf Foundation to help create the hospital’s “Room of Magic”. This room is a private custom home theater, designed to bring entertainment and happiness and to foster a sense of fun and magic that can go a long way in the healing process. There is…

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HDMI and you: A quick look at your options
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In February, WireWorld released it’s highly buzzed-about Platinum Starlight HDMI 1.4 cable at the price of $1000 per meter, boasting a silver/platinum alloy casing and twice the bandwidth of a normal HDMI 1.4. In fact, any trip into the home theater department at Best Buy will show you there are many options available when you’re…

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Suspension of Disbelief
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Ever catch something in a movie or video game that makes you go “waaaait a minute…?” Ever find yourself wondering why nobody in her school recognizes Hannah Montana even though she looks exactly like plain old Miley with a wig on? This is called Suspension of Disbelief, coined by Victorian poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Rhyme…

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25 Stunning Home Theaters
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There’s not another room like it — the home cinema is, without a doubt, the oasis of the home. Very few things are more relaxing than kicking back in your favorite theater seat (which of course is the best seat in the house) and taking a load off after a long day. Home theater installers…

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Grand Home Automation Partnership with Elf Foundation for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to Bring Magic to Kids
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A little bit of magic can go a long way… Especially when that magic comes from the unlikely collaboration of a world-class children’s hospital, a state-of-the-art entertainment system installation company and a non-profit organization to connect the two. We are thrilled to introduce the Magic Theater in the 11th floor play room at Helen DeVos…

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Your Home Theater is a Big Win for the Super Bowl
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You may have heard that this year’s Super Bowl broke the record for the most-watched television program of any kind in the history of TV– with an average viewing audience of 106.5 million. Bearing that in mind, why would anyone want to cram into a bar that’s as busy as a mall on Christmas Eve?…

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12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Home Theater
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Ok, so you’ve admitted that you have a movie addiction, and now you’re committed to creating your own home theater – the ultimate indulgence for your addiction. When you consider how much you’re spending on your home entertainment equipment, it makes sense to create the best theater room possible for your budget. So here’s a…

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HDTV in 3D
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TMA! (too many acronyms) Yes, it appears that 3D is making another swing at the hearts of the viewing audience. Does having 3D in the home mean we’ll have to sit in the living room wearing those silly cardboard glasses? Well, yes, and no. Glasses are required so that each eye only sees the image…

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Out of Control!
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You have it all planned out in your head – Just exactly what kind of theater seats you’re going to have, the color of the carpet and wall-fabrics, how many rows of seats, how big the screen will be, and so on. You can imagine turning it on for the first evening, having the THX…

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Choosing a Home Theater Installer
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Choosing a Home Theater Installer: A Checklist On any given day, you can find a great component for your home theater. You can upgrade your video, sound or entire system with just one good salesman (or one good deal at the big box). But, to get the most out of your home theater experience, you’ll…

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