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Gorgeous Celebrity Home Theaters
We round up our favorite celebrity home theaters, including Ryan Seacrest, Jerry Rice, and more.

Celebrities have more money than they know what to do with.

So it's no surprise that celebrity home theaters are the nicest around. Usually, there's no concern about a budget.

We are rounding up some of our favorite celebrity home theaters, including Ryan Seacrest, Jerry Rice, and more.

We're always looking for home theater installs, so if you have one you'd like us to feature, please email me at scrowe@ehpub.com.



Ryan Seacrest
The American Idol host has a screening room inside his L.A. mansion. The home theater equipment resides in the back of the room, which features four in-wall speakers and two in-wall subwoofers. Seacrest has three five-inch Crestron touchpanels and a waterproof Crestron remote at his pool to control the outdoor music system.

Jerry Rice
Perhaps the best receiver in NFL history, Jerry Rice also is a home theater enthusiast. The former 49ers star has a 10,000-watt sound system, Vidikron Vision One projector, and a 123-inch screen from Stewart Filmscreen. He also has CineLounger chairs in the 30x25-foot theater, which cost him about $200,000. Rice controls the theater with an AMX 10-inch touchpanel.

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:59 PM
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for rich celebs, Steve Finley is the only one thats impressive. Adam Vinatieri and Donny Wahlbergs looks like some average AVSers places.
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for rich celebs, Steve Finley is the only one thats impressive. Adam Vinatieri and Donny Wahlbergs looks like some average AVSers places.

No joke, especially Vinatieri's place! Why would they want to do a write-up on his theater when it can hardly even be considered a "theater" at all? All it it is is a room with a projector, a screen, and some seats - nothing special. If I were a millionnaire athlete I would be embarrased to brag about a theater that looked like that!
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GGGGGGGGGG-unit!!!. Hahahaha look at 50!

Click the link to see pics of my home theater

http://s450.photobucket.com/albums/q...oom/?start=all
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Anyone notice that one person has a JVC DLP unit? Must have been custom made since JVC doesn't typically do DLP.
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Anyone notice that one person has a JVC DLP unit? Must have been custom made since JVC doesn't typically do DLP.

This must be the Lcos/DLP hybrid I dreamt about the other year.........the dlp chip is the 4th panel...............ANSI CR boooooosted!

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As bad as I hate to say it I liked seacrest room the best, some of the others were just..blah.

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I can't say I'm too jealous of any of the equipment per se. If we are just talking strictly the room set up in general then, I guess the nod would have to go to A.J. Burnett or Rice for me.

Seacrest has a good looking room, but doesn't give me a theater room vibe. Sure looks like a great room to chill out in though.

I don't get the C.C Sabathia setup. I know I've seen others do it too. However, I'd go mental trying to watch 5 or 6 TV's at once. Way too much going on at once to enjoy anything.
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How about Steve Finley's over 30 zones of audio?? That's nuts.

Infected with the AVS-induced Home Theater Bug.
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Seacrest's room "looks nice", but I bet soundwaves are all over the place. That theater is begging for acoustic treatment!
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I can't say I'm too jealous of any of the equipment per se. If we are just talking strictly the room set up in general then, I guess the nod would have to go to A.J. Burnett or Rice for me.

Seacrest has a good looking room, but doesn't give me a theater room vibe. Sure looks like a great room to chill out in though.

I don't get the C.C Sabathia setup. I know I've seen others do it too. However, I'd go mental trying to watch 5 or 6 TV's at once. Way too much going on at once to enjoy anything.

I get the C.C. setup if he is a fantasy sports nut. That would be a kickass place to watch football on Sundays.

Finleys layout it ultra contemporary and looks nice, but I dont get a theater vibe from it at all. I would vote for JR's setup.
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I get the C.C. setup if he is a fantasy sports nut. That would be a kickass place to watch football on Sundays.

Finleys layout it ultra contemporary and looks nice, but I dont get a theater vibe from it at all. I would vote for JR's setup.


I can see it for that reason. Wouldn't be surprised either if that was the reason for it. Me personally I'm happy with the Red Zone channel and my laptop. That is when I'm not going through the agony of watching my Redskins lose again.
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I can see it for that reason. Wouldn't be surprised either if that was the reason for it. Me personally I'm happy with the Red Zone channel and my laptop. That is when I'm not going through the agony of watching my Redskins lose again.

spend some time as a bears fan, then you will learn true agony.
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Yeah I think I liked seacrest room the best due to the wood panaling and fireplace, just looked like a nice big room, but I agree it didnt have much of a theatre effect...but with a room like like I could let that slide

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These theatres leave me kind of cold. I keep imagining some rich celeb sitting there by themselves...it seems kind of sad.....Citizen Kane-ish. And I think it's because these home theatres are usually not well integrated with the living space in a house. They're usually relegated to the basement.

But I could be completely off-base: maybe they have movie-watching parties every week with tons of good friends & family and have a great time and it resolves the security issues that would result if they went to a public movie theatre.

Some years ago, I got the chance to attend a party at an extremely wealthy person's house on the north shore of Long Island. I can't tell you who the person was (but it wasn't an entertainment or sports celeb), but they had a home theatre that has made an appearance in a published book about home theatre and was designed to look like another famous real classic theatre. In the lobby were sculptures created by a very famous artist whose work has appeared in the Museum of Modern Art and other places. Just the cost of one of those sculptures would be a superb budget for a fine home theatre.

But when the guy tried to demo the theatre, it became apparent that he had absolutely no idea how it worked. He had to call his kid in to help him. It was obvious to me that while maybe the kids sometimes used it, the theatre, while a show piece, was rarely used. And back then, which was before widespread adoption of HD and before Blu-ray, the picture and sound was not all that impressive, in spite of that fact that he probably spent $1 million on the theatre.

I think for a lot of people, these expensive home theatres are like the $50,000 kitchen range. It's just something that the super-rich have to have to keep up with the Joneses, but the only time the range gets used is when they have a party and the caterer uses it to heat up the food.
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All of these theaters suck. These "custom installers" are such jokes. All they do is try to get the rich person to spend as much as they can on rip off things like a kaleidascope media server and all this other crap.
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I only liked Steve Finley's setup. All the rest were horrible. If you check the HT Construction threads on these forums it will put the celeb's theaters to shame.
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When I see some of the theater room pics in mags I never understood how you can get a theater effect with screen that is way smaller than the the width of the seating rows. These may look great in pictures but how do they sound? Once lights go off nobody cares about how your room looks, its the picture & sound that matter.

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