We just moved into a new home in Dallas and were looking for a company who could design, equip and install a quality home theater system. We chose Starlight after receiving three bids from experienced local companies. We chose Starlight because of the depth of their experience across the board including skilled tradesmen in AV technology, electricians, carpenters (rough and finish) carpet installers and project managers. A special thank you goes to Matt who kept the project organized and on track and was very accessible during the process.
Th room design was important to get the right feeling of a theater, so we recessed the equipment rack and sub in the walls and trimmed it out. It looks perfect, thanks to Carlos and his carpenters. Buying the seating from Stacy’s also made it easy to select, deliver and install since they are co-located in a retail location.
Picture quality was the main objective for us and I want thank Andy who fielded two hors of questions in their showroom when I was going back and forth on the components. I just love talking to knowledgeable experts that have passion. I am not super technical and he was able to talk us through the selection process to make an informed decision. We ended up with a very real looking cinema quality Sony projector (HW50ES). It looks awesome even on lower quality encoded content from pay per view. We paired the projector with a 106″ Severton screen. We drove the system with a Marantz 7.2 ch 4K networked receiver (SR5008) and JBL in wall speakers. Thanks Oscar for pulling it all together.
The guys spent extra time tuning the system making sure the colors were perfect and the sound was optimized for the room. It just doesn’t get any better, or any easier for you than that. Even the remote simplifies the experience with one button on/off macros and point anywhere ease of use. Thanks Dan from programming it and the lighting for us. Very trick setup! A quick shout out to Fred who installed another two TV’s in the house during the job.
So, if you want a quality home theater these are the guys. The have the right talent, an involved owner who personally cares about the customer and a team who won’t let you down. I truly believe if you can dream it, Starlight can build it!
- Robert Boyanovsky – I truly believe if you can dream it, Starlight can build it!
Sales experience was great. Got a full rendering for my room conversion project. I did a full conversion of my gameroom to media room and I should say the finished product looked exactly like my rendering. No other company offered this service, and these guys know exactly what they are doing. Crew was excellent and professional, and project was completed on time as promised. Equipment sounds great. I had waited to do this for a while and am glad I selected Starlight for my project. Fantastic room!
- Adam Abigail – Great Overall Experience
I shopped around quite a bit! Went to some custom stores and big box stores in the area. No one matched the knowledge and design expertise as these guys at Starlight. Had my theater fully done. Whole house automation with music servers and am even able to pick my music in each zone with my iphone. Surveillance is integrated. Brian and Shane were great and the crew was extremely nice. I have to say that I have had several contractors in my house in the past and by far these guys are the best! Thanks so much..we love it! And btw, their same day service is awesome too.
- Brad Warwick – Fantastic Job & Service
Starlight was extremely professional, prompt, and did outstanding work after a previous company did a terrible job. In meeting with Shane he exemplified how business should be conducted. He even took my call late Friday night around 8:30p when an issue arose. he walked me through the problem as one of the settings was tripped. Carlos, Vinny, and his team retrofitted a previous AV disaster and turned my family room into a theather room. If you are looking for quality work at a reasonable price, look no further. Thanks again guys for fitting me in. Nicolas
- Highly Recommended with Amazing Service & Craftsmenship
My experience with Starlight AV was exceptional. In a time when poor customer service is the norm they go above and beyond expectations to work with you on your design. The prices were outstanding, the quality was great with no rushing to finish the job and cut corners, and the install team was very professional and friendly. The follow up after wards was great as well to ensure thorough customer satisfaction. In the end my 120″ HT blew me away and was much more impressive than I had expected with the quality as good or better than flat panel LCD’s, just HUGE. The sound is incredible and the programmed RF remote with macros is very user friendly and generates a wow factor. I highly recommend Brian and the Starlight AV team!
- Starlight Home Theater project with Awesome Results!
Shopped around a bit to find the right level of service and use of high end products and there is no comparison for the price. Shane, Miguel and Vinny are the guys to ask for…you won’t be disappointed. I was quoted nearly $4K more for inferior speakers/projector/receiver. You can check out their website and see what you are getting for the money and compare with other quotes. The installers were very personable and knowledgable and went the extra mile to ensure I was satisfied with the whole installation. I would definitely recommend these guys for your media room project and you’ll save a lot of money vs the other guys.
- Awesome Service, Superior Products & Installation
I was hesitant at first to contact a professional Home Theater installer, preferring to attempt everything myself and save on costs. All of that changed when I first met with Shane from Starlight. During our first visit I told Shane I was an expert at finding deals on equipment online and I did not think his prices would be able to compete. Boy was I wrong Shane was able to beat all of prices I found online and offer extremely affordable install rates. They did everything from design to setup including custom designed risers and carpeting. From the ground up they helped me turn an empty room into an affordable top of the line home theater. I cannot thank them more and recommend them to everyone.
- Home Theater Design & Installation at its Finest
We have really been enjoying our newly installed home theater system. It is hard to believe that with the price we paid, we could experience audio and video of such high quality. Startlight exceeded our expectations in all aspects, that is, delivery, installation, cost and customer service. They installed within the time specified with all components and system working as they should. We had received bids from other competitors but Starlight pricing were considererably with similar component quality.
- Home Theater System We Are Happy With
I am not really a person that takes the time to sit down and write reviews about a business mainly due to the fact I am rarely that “Wowed” by a company. I am highly critical about customer service and very demanding about getting what I pay for….in short…I am not easy to please. When my wife, daughter and myself first moved to Texas, we purchased a home in McKinney which had an empty “Home Theater” room in it. We were all very excited about the idea of a home theater since we had never had one but we were on a pretty tight budget after the move. I contacted 3 companies and interviewed all 3 in my home. When Shane from Starlight came in, I knew immediately something was different. Shane took his time with me, did not make me feel stupid because I did not understand all the technical issues and rather than try to “Oversell” me like the other two companies he put together a system that we could afford and provides us a level of enjoyment that is consistently reliable. The installation crew were clean and courteous and respectful of our home and did a fantastic job. From beginning to end, Shane and the staff at Starlight under-promised and over-delivered at every level of the transaction and when we are ready to upgrade or someone asks us to recommend a home theater company, Starlight will be the only name we consider.
- Wayne Mehrtens
In my search for a company to install a home theater system I visited several local companies that specialize in installation. Starlight was the only one that took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and put a comprehensive design together for me before I even gave them a single dollar. I actually had two seperate systems installed and both of them are amazing. I could not give Starlight a higher recommendation. They are simply the best I’ve seen at what they do.
- Awesome Home Theater and Top Notch Service
Knowledge, Professionalism and Service!
The best way we can describe what STARLIGHT Home Theater has done for our home is perfection in workmanship, the highest quality in audio/visual performance and a very cordial working relationship. Thanks !!
- Herb, R – Frisco
The entire family enjoys the home theater that you installed, it has brought a great new family gathering activity to our home. As an architect, I was impressed with the way you worked with the design of the room to integrate the components in such a way that all the equipment is concealed, but the screen is front and center. The equipment that you selected and installed surpassed our expectations with great sound and picture and the price was within our budget The single remote is a great feature, controlling the lights, audio, video and source selection from one easy touch screen that even my 9 year old can operate (I should say that even I can operate!). It was fun and easy to work with your group during both the design an installation phases. Thanks for a great job and a wonderful addition to our home.
- Lester F, Argyle, TX
Shane had ideas for our project that we never even thought of, some of which saved us money! His construction crew and AV installers were quick, efficient and very, very professional. The work they did was excellent and far exceeded our expectations!! They turned an ordinary bonus room into a wonderful home theater that we spend a lot of time in with the whole family….great screen and audio too! Highly recommended!!
- Steve Foster – Highland Park
We have been a customer of STARLIGHT for 9 years! The STARLIGHT staff have always been extremely knowledgeable about their products AND installation. Installation is always very clean and neat! A huge plus!!! They left the site cleaner than when they arrived. The consulting and design services have been exceptional in both choosing which products and layouts to use for optimal sound and visual quality. I wouldn’t choose anyone else but STARLIGHT Home Theater. They are indeed the BEST!
- Maria A – Allen, TX