Who says you need to be a studio excutive to afford reclining home theater seating? Acoustic Innovations has released affordable entry level theater seating that actually looks good. You won't get cheap over stuffed looking designs here. Instead, the BridgePointe is a "club chair" design that can fit more seating in a smaller space. It has been designed from the ground up for theater viewing, unlike other reclining cinema seating which are just repurposed recliners with cup holders.
What is a home automation system without a 15" inwall LCD touchscreen? Exactly! I don't understand why a raw touchscreen monitor without the base and plastic costs more than a standard 15" LCD monitor? Solution, take a 15" LCD touchscreen monitor bought off of ebay and turn it into a custom inwall touchscreen... I choose a 15" NEC 1560v+ with integrated touchscreen because the viewing angles on NEC LCD displays are excellent. The screen will act as a digital picture frame when not in use and will also have built-in microphone and speakers via a 1 watt Canakit CK122.
I was watching TechTV's Fresh Gear and they showed this little gadget called, "Shocking Roulette". It was hilarious! So I went to ebay and bought it for $20 shipped. When I opened the box as to what I thought was a "toy", printed in multiple places was "THIS IS NOT A TOY!", now that's pretty sketchy. I still brought it in to work, but everytime I try it on someone new, I need to ask these two questions, "Do you have a pacemaker?" and "Do you suffer from Epilepsy?". This is a pretty fun "toy", the anticipation is what gets you... the shock feels about a 9v battery to the tongue.
Exactly this time last year I started modding my DVD player for SDI out... it was a pretty exciting project. I originally posted it on the AVS Forum under "Poorman's SDI", it has since received over 16,000 views and it's still going strong. I just finished modding a friends Pioneer DV-F07 DVD changer, going to drop it off Thursday night. Read up and maybe you will want to add SDI to your player!