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post #31 of 53 Old 02-28-2012, 06:19 AM
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Isn't this a HT forum and a thread about an outdated theater, that was apparently remodeled by the 2nd Bush based on those picks?

Didn't we have enough going on in the world to remodel this room? (Sarcasm) Even though it was previously white....
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It looks like the right wing nuts of AVS have arrived to bash President Obama while ignoring the fact that President Bush has spent more time vacationing at the same point.

How is the primary going for ya?

Please don't get them started. I already know more than I ever wanted to about how stupid my fellow citizens are...

I'm not sure about the decor. It's looks a bit too much like a turn of the century New Orleans whorehouse for my taste.
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I have to agree that the theater pictured in the article doesn't seem all that impressive except perhaps for the size, and even then it might not be as large as it looks. Not knowing the AV equipment in use makes it hard to have an informed opinion about it. Glad they are enjoying it, though.

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I'm confused as to why we can't know what kind of equipment is installed. Receivers, amps, speakers, projector... What in the hell does what kind of AV equipment is in the theater have to do with a matter of National Security? Hey, there's a Denon in the theater room in the White House... Now I know how I'm going to break in and assassinate the president.

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The photo shows the same red color scheme as with Laura Bush & the kids... I doubt the equipment hs been upgraded to the newest 3D stuff available (active or passive glasses, et al.... ) If it has been upraded to the latest 3D projection equipment, it is probably an old photo from when he first arrived at 1600 Pensylvannia Ave.

You are absolutely correct, it is a VERY old photo. Why CE Pro just post it now is beyond me.

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POTUS doesn't get to watch a lot of movies. Sorry, but you need to learn more about the job before throwing out your .2 cents worth.

Seriously, I think some people just like to whine to hear themselves talk.
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Its a hard job watching movies, golfing & vacations to hawaii on someone elses dime............

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Some thoughts:

1. Even the first row seems too far from the screen, assuming the screen is behind the curtain rather than dropping down in front of the "stage." I'd hate to try to seriously watch a movie from the back of that room.

2. The speakers are well hidden, to the point where one questions their existence. Particularly surrounds.

3. It's another CEPro article that fails to deliver. I shouldn't be surprised.

4. I'll bet plenty that this is not where the Obamas do, or the Bushes before them did most of their movie watching. There's got to be a nice 60" plasma with a decent audio system in the family living quarters. And it probably handily outperforms whatever is in this "home theater." This facility is part of the White House's normal and expected functionality as a social site, and is certainly not a "home theater" in the sense that we use the term here. It's not in the part of the White House that's actually anybody's "home."

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A lot of ignorance here. GWB couldn't run a lemonade stand, let alone a baseball team or oil field or whatever else it was that Daddy gave him.

Why not just elect Goldman Sachs to run the white house? Both parties are their servants. All this bickering over how far right-wing can you get. Obama is more right wing than Nixon, and that's a fact. Nixon backed off before shooting Ellsberg, Obama has reserved the right to assassinate any of you without a trial. And you're arguing over how many vacation days he's taken?

The rest of the world reads these forums and we trembles at the mendacity, double-thinking one must require to say such blatantly and obviously ridiculous things all the time with a straight face. At least criticize your president for the actual terrible things he's done and continues to do, rather than made up nonsense about him not being able to run a company. His managerial skills are probably better than any CEO of America, just to get manage to get himself elected the first time (and not shot on his first day on the job).
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Interesting that Clinton and Obama are pictured with Hollywood elite while Bush entertained children. Just saying.

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Interesting that Clinton and Obama are pictured with Hollywood elite while Bush entertained children. Just saying.
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Why can't the equipment in the White House theater be revealed?
What possible security risk would that cause?

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It looks like the right wing nuts of AVS have arrived to bash President Obama while ignoring the fact that President Bush has spent more time vacationing at the same point.

How is the primary going for ya?

ah i wouldn't worry too much. plenty of left wing nuts here to back up the current prez.
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but they'd be worried about people whining over AV equipment?

I personally believe we will whiine over just about anything.
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I'm fairly certain I read a real article on this some time back and the speakers were snell. I think they claimed 25k for the speakers alone. I wonder how difficult it would be to source all US made gear these days.
If those pics are the least bit accurate, that room is a world class embarrassment
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Man, imagine inviting over Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to watch a flick in your theater. I am surprised they came, I mean really it would be like you spending your day off at work.

IMO, that theater decor is horrible and I bet the sound and picture are horrible to boot! I know if that were my White House theater, there would be major changes fast! I believe that the new President is entitled to change all the furniture and decor to their taste! Imagine those possibilities!
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I wonder how difficult it would be to source all US made gear these days.

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Not that difficult ..

McIntosh
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to name a few of the more well known ..

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Not that difficult ..

McIntosh
PS Audio
Magnepan

to name a few of the more well known ..

I guess it depends on what you mean by "U.S. made". Do you mean put together here or made from all U.S.-made parts. The latter is nigh impossible. And are there U.S. manufacturers of projectors?

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My major interest was knowing what type of equipment was use, too bad it can't be mentioned,

Interesting read about the history though.

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And why can't it be mentioned? Like a theater to show hollywood movies has anything to do with national security. This is just another example of our "national security state" (where anything and everything can be classified a state secret at the whim of some functionary).

In the meantime, no one dares question the absurdity of such classifications, due to fear of being labeled weak on security and terrorism issues. This has been ongoing since the cold war, and only got worse after 9/11.

Probably 99% of what is deemed "classified" would do no harm if known.
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Why can't the equipment in the White House theater be revealed?
What possible security risk would that cause?

Maybe more to do with not advertising the brands/models being used.

Or someone can replace the projector with one where they hide a gun behind the lens of the projector that can be remotely be shot while the President is practicing his speech....like in them James Bond movies
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And why can't it be mentioned? Like a theater to show hollywood movies has anything to do with national security. This is just another example of our "national security state" (where anything and everything can be classified a state secret at the whim of some functionary).

In the meantime, no one dares question the absurdity of such classifications, due to fear of being labeled weak on security and terrorism issues. This has been ongoing since the cold war, and only got worse after 9/11.

Probably 99% of what is deemed "classified" would do no harm if known.


You never know, I'm OK not knowing after some of the above explainations

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