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We were moving into a new home in the PH area of Dallas and wanted to get our Media Room, Stereo for House,
TVs hung and Security Equipment Installed. I had 7 different AV companies big the project (received 6 quotes, I am sure Royal Home Theater will eventually give me my quote (its only been a month). All of them came and walked the house and listened to our needs. All but one pull together a proposal for us based on our requirements. The pricing was all over the board, from $15K to $40K for the thing we wanted.
Starlight initially came in on the high side, but we were impressed with their experience and quality of equipment they could offer (many vendors bid Snap AV, which is an installer OEM with cheap quality and high list prices so we eliminated them). We went back and forth and reached a price we could both live with and decided to proceed with them.
They proposed the following:
Media Room:
-Sony Control 4 Receiver 7.2
-7 Klipsch 3800R Speakers & 1 Klipsch Subwoofer (they painted the speaker covers to match the room)
-They used my
3020 projector
-Dragonfly 106" screen
-3d Sony Blu-
Player
-Integrated my Xbox
-Netgear Wireless Access Point
-SR-250 Remote to control the system (We wanted something smaller)
Whole House:
Marrantz Receiver 7.2
-6 Sets of Speakers (R350, 250 & 150) in the different rooms
-Sonos Player (love this!)
-Rack System in our Audio Closet
-They also mounted 5 TVs (all 60"+) on all of our walls and worked with ATT to get UVerse working properly (they put in surge protection outlets on all of them)
Security:
Wirepath Infrared Cameras & 2 TB Recorder
It takes about a week to order the equipment in so you need to plan that when you are in this process and expect that you will pay anywhere from 75%-90% of the cost of the equipment when you sign the contract. They ordered the equipment on a Thursday and came to start the job the following Wednesday. Their guys (
was the lead and would recommend him highly) showed up on time, prepared to work. They did have a back order on the speakers so
(the owner) actually upgraded our speakers to the 3800 in the media room so we could be done for the weekend. I had wanted to provide my own Projector as had gotten one as a gift from a friend and it turned out that the projector didn't work properly (some gift). They were actually really good about this, most companies would have charged you to come back out and install, but
actually came out on Saturday morning and installed the 3020 for me that I picked up at BB (they offered to give me a loaner as well or sell me one, but we had planned a movie sleepover for our son in the media room that Saturday night so decided to just get one myself).
spent his Saturday making sure my system was fully operational before Saturday night. The sleepover was a huge hit. They sent their painter over the following week to paint all the speaker covers to match our walls and did an excellent job.
They came back the following Monday to do the whole house installation (they had to cut 6 sets of speakers into the various rooms). This can take a while as the installer had to
them out (find them). They installed all of them and put in controllers so we could manage the sound for each room. Highly recommend doing controls like this as you don't want to have to play in every room at the same volume. We had Sonos installed, which I would highly recommend.
They came back the next day and did the Camera System, which we set up so we could watch on our Ipads/iPhones and would recommend that as well. The multiple cameras definitely give good piece of mind. Get the Infrared as it works well. You also want at least a TB HD to record the camera feeds (especially if you have 4 or more camera).
In Summary, I would share that like all projects of this scale there are always going to be small hiccups along them way, but what is most important for me is how they are handled.
and his team (
-Operations Lead and
-Project Lead) were 100% committed to make sure we were satisfied and did whatever was needed to do so. Whether it was
coming out on his day off or
upgrading my speakers because the ones we ordered got backordered, they were professional from start to finish. You can definitely find someone cheaper out there, but what I have learned is you get what you pay for and it we didn't want someone who would nickle & dime us whenever something changed because they have you under contract. They were always fair and worked with us to come up with a good solution. We love our media room and use it almost daily. I was personally surprised how often my family uses the whole home audio (so
my 11 yr old son controls from his iPad). The security cameras give my wife piece of mind. They are good people who deliver a quality product at a fair price.
The most telling thing to share is that we are about to put in a pool and will definitely use
and his team to do our AV for it as well and would not use them unless we were fully satisfied with their work (you can see from my other reviews when I am not happy with someone).
Good luck!


- Scotty G.
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It went very well. The crew that came out were extremely knowledgeable and very, very professional. I was a bit shocked at the total cost, but now that I've gotten over it, I realize it was worth it.
- Arthur J.

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I have used my old security monitoring system for 15 years so it was a big deal to change to a new provider. My priority was to get a security system that did not need a LAND telephone line. i called the company and spoke to someone about how their service worked with my existing panels, wireless key fobs, etc. The person that answered the phone was very helpful and knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable about scheduling an appointment for them to come to my house. I was able to schedule an appointment on Sat. so i didn't have to take off time from work.
The day of the appointment, they had scheduled between 10 and 2pm. I had asked that they call me 20-30 minutes beforehand. They said that was standard. I could not have asked for a better, more convenient process. The day of the appointment, they called me early in the day to give me an idea of whether they might be toward the beginning or end of the appointment window. I was so pleased since i had a busy day and they made it very easy.
With my previous company, i had many problems. There would always be problems and I'm not sure why. I assumed my main system was old and hard to work with and that it needed special key fobs.
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did not have any problems. They were able to use my main box and both my security systems. They could even use my existing key fobs so i didn't have to buy anything new. I paid $89 set up fee and 3 months up front. They give extra months for Angie's list.
i was very pleased. They explained the system to me.
- Suzanne G.
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The installer was on time, professional and explained the new system well. I was very glad to save money by using my existing system.
- robert S.
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showed up on time & worked tirelessly until the alarm was properly installed & working, & the remote "total connect" feature had been activated. He is incredibly professional, polite, personable & positive. I felt very comfortable having him in my home.
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is incredibly knowledgable, & was able to quickly & effectively train me on our new system. I felt very confident in my ability to operate the alarm when he left.
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has since followed up to make sure everything is working properly & that we didn't have any additional questions. You can get comparable systems & prices from a variety of different companies in Dallas, but I highly doubt that any other operator comes close to the level of service provided by
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- Katherine D.
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Outstanding service!
I wanted an alarm system that was user friendly, and could be remotely armed or disarmed using my smart phone. Called
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regarding our needs. He set up a personal meeting with me in my home. He was extremely friendly and professional.
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made extra recommendations that accommodated our large dog and explained the total connect system.
Our system was installed and it works great! Thanks
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- Jeanette F.
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My installer called to tell me he was "running on time." He was prompt, knowledgable and answered all my questions. He took the time to explain all of my options. The reason for contacting them was that our 15 year old ADT alarm system was no longer communicating with their monitoring station. ADT was more interested in selling us a new system than simply getting our old one back online.
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on the other hand, was happy to convert our existing system to the better 4G wireless monitoring technology. All we paid for was the new uplink device and first 3 month's of monitoring service. No 3 year contact commitments. And the best part, for $16.95 a month, we are now paying about half of what ADT was charging us a month for a wired phone line service. We had been with ADT for over 15 years. If ADT had just come out here and fixed our system, like they should have in the first place, they would still have us as a customer. Of course, in hindsight, I'm sure glad they didn't!
- DENNIS R.
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Excellent. On time,
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was our tech and he knows his stuff. Very professional, polite and provided training and left his number for follow up. Highly recommended.
- Randy W.
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When the technician showed up he thoroughly explained everything just like the representative on the phone. Their price was the most attractive to me. I could not find any company cheaper. I am glad i pulled the trigger with
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because its been a couple months now and they have been excellent.
The best part was definitely the process on the phone. The people that picked up the phone when i called was amazing. I specifically remembered how they did not try and up-sell me. They presented different options, and even asked if i wanted to "scale it back" which was basically saying "If it's too expensive, we can do less" which is not what most companies would do.
- Ronak K.
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The technician arrived on time and ready to get to work. He also explained the type of system we were getting as well as how it all worked. He was very professional, and did not leave one
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as to even having been there!
And the price for it all was very affordable. A great experience all around.

- Adana S.
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24/7 DFW Alarms

702 I-20 West
Arlington, TX

247 technologies cctv

702 w i-20
Arlington, TX

4 SECURITY & SOUND

5408 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX

71 AUDIO/VIDEO

18352 DALLAS PKWY
Dallas, TX

7PiXL Multimedia Group

902 Cherrywood Trl
Mesquite, TX

A Plus Home Painters Dallas

2414 N Akard Street
Dallas, TX

A Splash Above

P.O. Box 93026
Southlake, TX

A&E Computers

Arlington, TX

A1 Security Cameras

3784 Arapaho Road
Addison, TX

Abbott Electric Inc

1405 Copper Ridge St
Denton, TX

ACE Heating & Air Conditioning

6721 FM 2164
Sanger, TX

Act One Home Theater

2317 Valley View Dr
Cedar Hill, TX

Action Alarm Solutions

PO 560503
The Colony, TX

ADHD HOME THEATER SYSTEMS LLC

2810 E. TRINITY MILLS RD.
Carrollton, TX

ADT America's Ultimate Security

1411 Lemay Dr
Carrollton, TX

ADT Security Services, Inc

7801 Mesquite Bend Dr.
Irving, TX

ADVANCED HOME SYSTEMS

PO BOX 2906
Mckinney, TX

Advanced Surveillance & Access

15635 VISION DR
Pflugerville, TX

Aeon Systems Inc

1110 W. Harris Rd
Arlington, TX

Afriel LLC

5928 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN

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