Baltimore Ravens Media Room Features 7 TVs, 110” Screen
By Steve CastleSeven TVs and a 110-inch home theater screen ensure this Baltimore Ravens fan will not miss a play of the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.
Football is not just a one-screen affair in this house. The action can be on as many as eight video displays in the space alone.
Four 40-inch Sony LCDs flank a 52-incher in the lounge area, and three more 32-inch Sony TVs float over the bar. As if that’s not enough, there’s a 110-inch screen in the nearby home theater.
But back to the sports bar. These rooms were designed in a unique Hawaiian - Mediterranean fusion that reflects the heritage of the homeowners. Bringing these styles together to create an elegant sports bar was a unique challenge for the architect/builder W. Douglas Beims, who used African and sapele mahoganies for the woodwork and Canadian maple for the ceilings.
But an even bigger challenge was making the operation of eight different TVs simple and intuitive. “When you have multiple TVs in the room, it can be very complicated,” says Jay Basen, programming manager for custom electronics installer Gramophone, Timonium, Md. For real simplicity, the Crestron touchpanels feature buttons that turn on all the TVs to predefined choices, with a single press.Click here to continue.Click here for photos.