Anyone taken the hobby to the next level?

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  1. Seth G

    Seth G Stunt Coordinator

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    We had the discussion at work the other day about what we all would do if we were to choose a different career path. One guy mentioned opening a bar/grill, one of the gals metioned a wedding planner. I thought about it for awhile and thought it would be really cool to do some home theater work and it got me really thinking about it.

    I'm just curious if anyone out there has taken their home theater hobby to the next level. For instance, maybe doing some part-time or weekend consulting? Or did you start your own home theater installation company? Or are you like me and end up just doing free consulting/installation for everyone else in the family? [​IMG]

    Anybody had any experiences they'd like to share? Is this a crazy dream that I should just forget about?
     
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    I've thought about it too... but I think HT consulting is a bit of a niche market. The customer you'd probably cater to would be in the upper-mid class to wealthy who just doesn't want to have to think about how it all works, just that it does work, which is fine, I just don't think your phone would be ringing off the hook. That's why I've decided to become a male stripper instead.

     
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    My wife's dad seriously wants to build some gigantic horn speakers. I think that would be fun.

    I opened a custom photographic lab, and I'm having a blast. If I weren't here, I'd probably be at some kind of HT shop. It'd be great fun to run one, but I hear the margins are really slim on the gear, so if you're not making a big pile o' money on installation or something like that, you can get killed by the big boys and the internet.
     
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    I would be a baseball player for the Braves.

    It could happen.....[​IMG]
     
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    Are you a pitcher? [​IMG]
     
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    steve,

    what? you wanna sweep the season, just to lose in the playoffs?? [​IMG]
     
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