How They Did It: Hampshire Cinema

Ed Wenck | Apr 18, 2019

The client wanted the ultimate home cinema room with no compromises, including the biggest screen possible in the allocated space, a bright screen for watching the TV during the day and in the evenings, Dolby Atmos sound, and control that could be fully integrated into the existing home Savant Pro system. Cyberhomes met the challenge, and won the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Home Cinema, Level III, EMEA.

In order to allow the cinema room to be used with the lights on, a high brightness projector was required. Cyberhomes installed a Digital Projection 4K-UHD HIGHlite 3-chip DLP laser projector in a special cabinet housing due to its size. While the projector has sufficient brightness for high dynamic range, it does not have built-in HDR capability, so a Lumagen Radiance Pro 4444 processor was included in the video signal path to provide HDR compatibility. A 140" Screen Research XLR3 acoustically transparent screen allows the main LCR speakers to be located in the ideal positions behind the screen.

Cyberhomes installed James Loudspeaker speakers. All 15 speakers, four subwoofers, and the acoustic treatment panels are located out of sight behind a custombespoke stretched fabric acoustically transparent wall. A shark fin design was created to give the room aesthetic appeal, with LED strip lighting integrated into the fins. These LEDs dim automatically whenever video content is playing, leaving just the floor level stair lights dimly illuminated (unless in daytime viewing mode).

Station Yard, Thame
Oxford, OX9 3UH, UK
+44 (0)333 344 3718
CEDIA Member Since 2006
Industry Partner
Interior Designer – Lauren Matthews

Equipment List:
Desmond & Sons
Digital Projection
Fortress Seating
James Loudspeaker
Screen Research
Storm Audio
Vizbox Enclosures