Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
A/V or Home Office: A/V
Favorite Source:CNET is a great resource for tech reviews.What inspired you?We were inspired by museum minimalism when setting up the home theatre in our new flat. We use the plasma like a painting hanging on the wall to slideshow HD stills from galleryplayer.com and our laptop. We haven't gone BluRay/HDDVD yet but our setup pumps out an incredible HD image and fills up the room with great sound. The key to a small setup is using the best possible components, which might mean commercial instead of consumer grade. Splurge on the equipment and save money by doing the installation yourself (it's not that hard!).
Great Tip:Radio Frequency remote controls allow you to hide equipment out of sight; and if you plan ahead, the same remote can control your entire house. Our remote control started running A/V, then we just added electric window treatments and as soon as we decide on sconces/lighting, it will be able to run lighting too at the push of a button!