It's not elegant by any means, but we've got to hand it to the owner of this Star Wars-themed home-theater system. These are people who know what they like! Tucked inside a 10,000-square-foot contemporary in Hawaii, the theater features six flat-panel HDTVs, each with a single Creston touchscreen remote that gives one simplified option—"WATCH DVD." There's also a whole bunch of tech-y stuff that's well out of the language of the Curbediverse but well within the grasp of the folks over at Gizmodo.
"It has life-size R2-D2 and C-3PO replicas that talk to the audience (I assume 3PO stays quiet during the actual screenings), a ceiling featuring a three-dimensional fiber optic scarscape, and a motorized pocket door that serves as the entrance, just like you'd find on a Corellian Cruiser. The designers, Acoustic Innovations of Boca Raton, FL, didn't want the gear to break the intergalactic illusion, so they hid it: acoustic panels on the walls were designed to look like starship doors, equipment racks turn 180 degrees, so they can be concealed by a concave cabinet, and the Runco DLP projector that makes the magic happen is hidden inside a soffit in the rear of the room. The screen is a curved, anamorphic 107-inch display from Stewart Filmscreen, which is acoustically transparent to accomodate the five speakers behind it. The only problem with the whole space-age setup? The popcorn is freeze dried."
· Slideshow: Sophisticated and Simplified Home Control [Electronic House via Gizmodo]