What's hot for home theaters, media rooms

Freedman watched the movie settled into one of 16 reclining, Ultrasuede red chairs in her recently built home theater, with a top-of-the-line projector, a giant screen, gold-plated sconces and neat piles of candy boxes hidden behind a wall panel.

“It adds to the excitement,” she says of being able to play a new film from a premium service that makes it available to home subscribers at the same time it debuts in commercial multiplexes. “We invite friends over for movie nights.”

The Super Bowl and shows such as the Academy Awards tend to spur home-theater upgrades; this year, there was also the Winter Olympics. And it helps that the real-estate market, along with the demand for pricey new toys, is on the rise again.

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