Ilya Kandibur of southern California-based Superior AV Systems proposed to his long-time girlfriend with some creativity, humor and just a bit of help from his Crestron system.
He has a demonstration theater upstairs as well as a 12-inch video panel downstairs in the kitchen area. His girlfriend was celebrating at a party of about 30 people with a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme. Part of the event was watching that film in the theater.
Kandibur put together the video in advance and programmed the 8X in the theater and the TPS5K panel downstairs to run the show. The DVD player has a video feed into the downstairs panel so he could control and monitor without being in the room with them. Once the code was executed, the movie stopped and switched over to his video.
A Crestron dealer used technology to help him propose.
Once he popped the question and everyone went nuts, he paused the video and used another button that took the 8X in the theater out of standby, raised the lights and changed to the page with the marriage proposal question.
Yes, she said yes — via touchscreen.