Most families have at least one techie. But how does the rest of the family cope with sophisticated electronics? Here in this chic 47th floor high-rise on Manhattan’s East Side, everybody gets an electronics solution just to their liking. Flexible remote controls programmed by Electronic Design Group let the techie owner tweak settings to his heart’s content while keeping operation idiot-proof for anyone else.
The focal point of the massive project is the video wall in the open living room. It’s not that the homeowner actually watches 18 different TV programs simultaneously on his 195-inch plasma wall. He just wanted to be able to. So the wizards at EDG patched together a complex switching system that allows him to view the latest events in a variety of ways: as independent feeds from 18 cable boxes or one giant panorama from Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth. Or, thanks to EDG’s custom-designed audio/video matrix, anything in between. The wall can deliver any number of independent views up to 18 from a palette of sources spanning the Internet and the Mac Mini and cable and DVD.