Date: September 6, 2020Written by: Matthew N.From: , British Columbia, Canada
When I first connected with Blue Home Theatre, I was impressed with the promptness that my inquiry was responded to. Miro scheduled a visit to my house, and showed up as planned.
This alone was impressive to me;
as a homeowner that has worked with contractors in the past,
I am often surprised at how often both quote requests go unacknowledged, and scheduled visits are abandoned by contractors.
Miro showed up during COVID-19 with a mask on. This attention to safety concerns a new customer may have had furthered my appreciation for his approach to his business. When I showed him the proposed home theatre space, Miro went to work assessing dimensions, all the while asking me for insight into what I wanted. Miro quickly worked up his own vision for what the room could be and convinced me that some of my plans were workable while some needed to be revised. It was great to have an expert take the reins at the design phase of the project.
I received a quote and floor plan for the project shortly after Miro’s visit. It included list pricing for each piece of proposed equipment along with his very reasonable fee. The pricing was extremely transparent. I was afforded the opportunity to ask for alternate suggestions on the projector. Miro made great recommendations that were accompanied with new labour pricing for structural reinforcement necessary for the projector. Again, this revealed Miro’s approach to be one where he considered all implications before project initiation. I’ve had too many experiences where scope changes are blindly accepted by the contractor, only to hear about unanticipated cost increases after the project is well under way.
After the job started, Miro and his son Paul executed the work in a professional manner. When unanticipated hurdles arose, they involved me in the decision making process. At the end of it, they cleaned up the work site, and provided comprehensive training on my new home theatre system.
All in all, the experience was easy and pleasant. Miro and Paul only involved me at junctures that I would have hoped to have been consulted at. They handled everything else themselves. The end result was a media room that my wife and kids are ecstatic about. While the end result may have been achievable with other contractors as well, I do not believe the experience could have been as simple and pain-free as it was with Blue Home Theatre.
Date: March 22, 2020Written by: Anthony B.From: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
I had big plans for my media room. I had just purchased the house and though there was a room designated as a “media room”, it was really no where near what I was dreaming of. It was the wrong shape, to start with, and had a support wall right where the couch needed to be. It had no AV equipment in it at all and to top it off, the house came with a tenant whose bedroom was on the other side of one wall and her kitchen on the other. I could hear our new tenant speaking in a normal voice on the day we moved in. Sounds like a non starter right? I ended up with the best home theatre set up ever! Every dream came true and even exceeded my expectations. How? It was the great team we had working on making it all happen, Headed up by Miro from Blue Home Theatre.
First of all, I have to give a shout out to the previous owner of my new house, Jerry and his contractor Caesar. When we identified that the room needed some serious construction including moving a support wall he simply said no problem and worked out how to do it. He brought in Caesar to do the work and wow, did he ever do an awesome job!! But it was Miro who designed the room and worked throughout the construction to make sure everything was “just right”. He researched everything there is to know about soundproofing and came up with a design, purchased all the materials, and installed the whole thing. I talked Miro into letting me get my hands dirty and he was patient and accommodating, explaining everything and answering all my questions. It felt like we were collaborating on building my dream together, and Miro helped me to make it real. His knowledge is that of a complete fan of all things Audio/Visual combined with the business sense to know the value of a dollar. Basically, Miro treated my project as if it was his own dream too. You could see him thinking about the tiniest detail and how to address it like absolutely every step and every piece of work was critical. From wrapping the power boxes in sound stopping clay, to glueing and stapling the base deadening sheets that attached to the studs before installing the silent clips. He confidently solved every problem and challenge that came up. Miro’s son came in to help out and was a joy to be around. I was almost disappointed when it was all done as it felt like our extended family was going back home.
I got everything I wanted. A projector that could do 4K movies while being able to play console and PC games, and both with brilliant colour and great clarity. My screen is 10 feet diagonal and almost takes up the entire wall but has just the right space for speakers on either side. It’s perfect and the projector has the ability to change aspect ratios from one button. It sounds like a theatre experience, but better! Clearer with the sound separation ration so big, my small room feels like it just disappears and I am in the movie or game. All I can say is WOW! My wife still can’t believe we pulled it off and loves to cuddle up for a movie in our new space. My tenant is happy and doesn’t hear much at all even when we are watching the latest action flick.
I cannot recommend Miro and Blue Home Theatre enough! I got so very lucky when I ended up with Miro to help me make my home theatre dream come true. Thank you Miro, whoever gets you next is a lucky lucky person.
Date: October 2, 2019Written by: Anna S.From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I could not be happier with the home theatre installation Miro completed at my home. Miro's professionalism, dedication and attention to detail was top-notch and it is apparent he has the passion for his line of work and that combined with his superior work ethic has left me 100% satisfied. From the consultation to providing the quote and ultimately the installation, Miro was prompt in his replies and very helpful with his suggestions.
Miro came in under budget and delivered a home theatre and surround sound experience that has everyone impressed. I couldn't recommend Miro more highly. He takes his time to get the job done right and has continued to be generous with his time in ensuring that I know how to use my new system. Thank you Miro for making my living room a destination for movie nights!
Date: September 28, 2019Written by: GDFrom: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
When we moved into our new home, our media room needed setting up from scratch. We contacted Miro at Blue Home Theater and he came the same day to determine the scope of the project. After he evaluated our room setup, including figuring out which wires roughed-in behind what wall and how, etc., he submitted his thoroughly detailed action plan for our review. We were impressed with his transparency from the get go. His proposal included the list of products he would recommend, where he sources them from and even how much he pays for them, along with website links for equipment and devices needed. No guessing game or surprise elements anywhere along the way. We were able to verify the prices directly at sources and learned that he does not add any markup, which means where he makes his margin is from his services portion of the proposal only, which was beyond being fair and reasonable.
We had no idea what kind of equipment we would need, so many of those products he introduced to us were knew knowledge to us. For example, I’ve never heard of Marantz receivers before or AV Sound Authority subwoofers, not to mention their too technical specs that we would not understand anyways. Miro made it very easy for us to understand all those techy details and helped us to make a decision on which specific equipment to buy.
We’ve witnessed first-hand that media room setup process is far more complicated than I had imagined. For example, a 20ft HDMI cable needed to be fished behind the wall from one end of the room to the ceiling hole at the other end of the room where the projector would be installed. And after trying for hours to use regular cable fishing equipment we discovered that the cable pipe behind the wall had a 90 degree elbow at the corner, rather than 30 degree elbow normally used. This meant the stiff HDMI cable would not get through, unless we hack into the drywall, which would have meant we will have to repair the drywall afterwards. Then he improvised a genius plan that involved a ping-pong ball attached to a synthetic thread and a strong suction shop vac!
We had 100% custom screen done as we wanted to use almost entire wall as our viewing canvas without leaving any dead-space around. He is a “measure seven times and cut once” type of pro and everything fits with flawless precision. Surround speakers on walls around the room were installed with precise calibration too. Speaking of calibration, it was super fun and interesting to watch how all those different types of equipment are tied together to produce a viewing environment that provides completely immersing experience when you watch a movie or a hockey game.
If you are considering to build a media room, or just a projector installed to enjoy your favorite shows, do yourselves a favor and give a call to these guys. You won’t regret.