What does it take to create the perfect home cinema? Swiss ceed AG, an expert in home automation projects, knows exactly how to bring breathtaking imagery to a home cinema. When one of its customers called in its help to upgrade his private screening room, ceed suggested the Barco Residential ultra-high-end Prometheus 4K Cinema at Home projector.
Simply the best
“We had installed a Barco Residential Zeus digital cinema projector for another client and everyone was enchanted with the result,” says Oesch. “The projector performance was flawless and Barco Residential provided fantastic support, hence Barco was the natural choice.” For the new project, ceed stepped it up a notch to meet the customer requirements: “This was an upgrade project: we had set up the home cinema six years earlier yet the customer wanted a better visualization solution. In fact, he insisted on integrating the best possible equipment: best possible image quality for the largest possible screen.” The Barco Residential Prometheus projector was the perfect fit.
Ryan Brown, Paradise Theater’s President, remembers getting the call. “We were busy with several projects, many in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas, and several DCI theater projects. So, when I first heard of a unique project, I didn’t realize how unique it would be!” After an introductory telephone conversation outlining the Paradise Theater design and engineering process, Ryan agreed to meet on site to see it himself. What he observed at first glance was a study in contradictions. “On one hand, there is this really great brick building with a barn wood interior that just shouts character and history, a soaring ceiling complete with timber trusses, a vast and intriguing space.” He recalls, going on to say, “Contrast that with aged AV, which clearly had not been engineered to any real standards, a dated interior that felt unplanned and construction elements that would require a lot of attention if the owner’s stated objectives were to be met.” Objectives that needed to be sorted out. “What was clear was that he [the owner] wanted a DCI compliant 4K image and Dolby Atmos sound. He said he wanted the best.” The best is what requires clarification.
Based on Barco’s acclaimed post-production and digital cinema projection technology, the Prometheus projector has been optimized for the home environment. Years of collaboration with movie professionals and cinematographers have enabled Barco to make Prometheus capable of displaying bright, vivid, exceptionally detailed images in an intimate setting. And not just in any home cinema.
World-renowned film-makers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay have equipped their home theaters with these high-end Barco solutions too ….
“Our customer was indeed suitably impressed,” said Oesch.
“The installation was smooth and the projector delivers breathtaking image quality in the comfort of his Gstaad chalet – a step-change difference to what he had before!”