May 8, 2006–The Home Entertainment Show 2006, running June 1–4 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, is only weeks away. Here is a sampling of some of the giveaways and special events that will take place at the Show. Several of these should be of particular interest to home theater enthusiasts.
It’s Ladies’ Day on Sunday, June 4, and XM Satellite Radio–Oprah’s digital radio home is inviting all ladies to attend the Show for free! Each woman who attends the show and is accompanied by another adult who has purchased a ticket–will receive free admittance to the Show!. Sunday, June 4, from 10am to 5pm.
Register to Win a New XM2GO Pioneer Inno media player
Sponsored by XM Satellite Radio. Nine lucky Showgoers will win one of Pioneer’s great new media players. Entry forms can be picked up at registration. Drawings will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5pm in Gateway Salon One. Three Innos will be given away each day. No purchase necessary. Good luck!
Register to Win $10,000 worth of Gear!
Sponsored by Musical Surroundings and Elusive Disc. More than 15 prize packages total. Win Benz Micro phono cartridges, a Clearaudio turntable, a Musical Surroundings Phonomena, a Pathos integrated amplifier, Stax headphone systems, Gingko products, Kubala-Sosna cables, Groovenote music gift certificates, and more. Entry forms can be picked up at registration. No purchase necessary. Registration will take place all weekend; drawings will be held in rooms 200 and 206 on Sunday, June 4, at 4pm.
Free Home Theater Movie Night
Sit back and relax for a great Home Theater event within HE2006. The editors of Home Theater magazine will present a showing of a classic movie on Friday night, June 2, at 7pm in the Grand Ballroom. Enjoy the
best surround-sound and projection equipment, just as you would your own in-home system–only here, you get to see what it looks like with 400 guests! Come have some popcorn and enjoy the show. Available free to the first 400 ticket holders. Tickets available at registration.
ELF Live Auctions
Creating Rooms of Magic. The ELF Foundation is a 501(c3) nonprofit charity that brings the enchantment of uplifting music and film to sick children around the country by building state-of-the-art home theater systems in children’s hospitals. While you are at HE2006, join in to pick up some great deals on great gear donated by industry leaders. This will ensure that you go home with a deal while helping to make a difference.
HT Gamer Pavillion
Join the editors of Home Theater magazine and try out the best in gaming home entertainment equipment. Try our special seating and 5.1 surround-sound system and see and hear what it’s like to enjoy your favorite games on systems valued at over $30,000. Come by on Sunday June 4 to meet Efren Ramiriz a/k/a Pedro from the hit movie Napoleon Dynamite who will be on hand signing autographs!
HeadRoom’s Headphone Heaven
Tired of reading about the best in headphone technology and not being able to try them out? Take a test ride with HeadRoom headphones costing from $10 to $500, and hear how to make your computers music, iPods and mobile gear give their best performance ever.
Record-Pressing Plant and Mastering Facility Tour
Acoustic Sounds presents a tour of the RTI/AcousTech record-pressing plant. This four-hour off-site tour will take attendees to the RTI record-pressing plant to see vinyl in action, as well as to the AcousTech record-mastering facility! The tour is free; maps are available at registration, or you can take the bus. The bus will leave at 6pm sharp on Friday, June 2, from HE2006 registration. Registration and an additional fee are required to take the bus. Pizza and beer are provided during the ride. To register, visit www.he2006.com/register.html.
Acoustic Treatment Rooms
Is the listening space the final frontier of great sound? Join members of the Acoustic Guild and industry experts in acoustics to hear what a difference acoustic treatments can make in your home. Two rooms will be set up with identical duplicate systems; the only difference will be that one will be acoustically treated, one not. See if you can hear the difference. Ask the hard questions. Debate the experts.
Hewlett-Packard Presents Digital Photography Workshops Two great days of hands-on seminars are being held at the Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 3–4, in the Hermosa Room. Your ticket also gets you into the Home Entertainment 2006 Show.
Day One: Digital Cameras Made Easy
This day-long lecture-seminar will open the door to all aspects of digital photography, from camera to finished print, including how to easily and effectively manipulate digital photographs on your computer. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the pros.
Day Two: The Digital Darkroom
In this day-long seminar on the digital darkroom, you will learn to work with digital photographs or digital scans of existing film images to enhance, manage, color-correct, and print your images. This seminar covers, in depth, aspects of digital imaging that you will need to know to make the most of your photographs once they are in your computer.
Advance registration for the Digital Photography Workshops is recommended. Cost is $80 per day, which includes admission to HE2006. On-site registration is $90 per day, which also includes admission to HE2006. For more information, call (561) 276-9797, ext. 111. To register, visit www.workshop.org/pages/basics/dp_cities_reg.html.
The Home Entertainment 2006 Show is cosponsored by PRIMEDIA’s Home Technology Group of leading online and print publications: Stereophile, Home Theater, UltimateAVmag.com, and Shutterbug.
Home Entertainment Show 2006
Sheraton Gateway Hilton
Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles, CA
Dates: June 1–4, 2006
(June 1 is open for trade & press only)
June 2–4: Open to the public
Advance tickets are available at www.he2006.com.
Free shuttle service every 5 minutes from airport to hotel.
Please visit www.he2006.com for more information and to pre-register as media.
Note special hotel rate of $129/night.