Giving “House Music” a New Meaning: home theater, multiroom audio,

Giving “House Music” a New Meaning

Posted October 2, 2017

There are a variety of ways to pipe music around the twenty-first century home. You could get a massive boombox, crank it to 11, and stand in your foyer all John Cusack Say Anything style. You could snag a bunch of cheap clock radios on Amazon, carefully tune them all to the same station and volume, and then enjoy some sweet (and nostalgic!) FM as you move about the house. You could carefully scatter Bluetooth speakers in different rooms and then play a fun little technology game called “How far is 33 feet away?” Or you could go with a professionally designed and installed audio system carefully crafted to maximize the performance for each listening area. ​If the last approach sounds like the way you like to roll, then read on to learn what kinds of primo audio experiences you can create in different areas of your home!

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The New Frontier in Cinema: An Immersive Home Theater: 4k, home theater, man cave, media distribution,

The New Frontier in Cinema: An Immersive Home Theater

Posted July 5, 2016

A dark space, high definition crystal clear clarity, ear popping surround sound, and the smell of buttery popcorn. Going to the cinema holds a great appeal for many, but what with long lines, crowded malls, and exorbitant prices for tickets and concessions, that appeal can quickly wane. Luckily there’s a new frontier in cinema currently taking place which eradicates these issues. The home theater includes all of the immersive advantages of a traditional cinema but at your own convenience, control, and customization.

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5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room: audio/video, home theater, man cave,

5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

Posted July 27, 2015

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler...way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone!

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4 Home Automation Ideas for Entertaining Guests This Thanksgiving: for fun, holiday, home theater, lighting, smart home, thanksgiving,

4 Home Automation Ideas for Entertaining Guests This Thanksgiving

Posted November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving has the potential to get pretty chaotic. With all the cooking that needs to be done (add to that guests arriving and football blaring on the TV), it can be pretty easy to lose a degree or two of thankfulness. Here are 4 great smart home ideas that will help you kick off the holiday season just right.

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Automation Tips for 3 Distinctive Home Theater Setups: audio/video, home theater, lighting, man cave,

Automation Tips for 3 Distinctive Home Theater Setups

Posted October 11, 2014

Home theater setups can be either mundane or extraordinary. If you’re striving to create memorable movie nights for years to come, then consider these 3 distinctive home theater setups. We’ve also included some automation tips for integrating your Control4 system, so you can really get the most out of your home theater/media room.

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8 Must Haves For Any High End Home Theater: audio/video, entertainment, home theater, smart home,

8 Must Haves For Any High End Home Theater

Posted October 1, 2014

Maybe you’re looking to turn your neglected garage into the ultimate cinema experience. Or perhaps you want to enhance your family movie night with a few updates to your existing home theater. No matter your vision, here are 8 must haves for the perfect automated home theater.

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The Coolest Things I Saw at CEDIA: cedia 2014, home technology, home theater,

The Coolest Things I Saw at CEDIA

Posted September 19, 2014

Have you ever obsessed about that piece of tech that you just “need” to have, but you know that it’s not quite in the budget? Or that your wife (or significant other) would never approve the purchase? Well, welcome to my world. Even though I fascinate about a state-of-the-art home theater room in my basement, it’s just not quite in the cards...yet. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t window shop!

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Home Theater. Simplified.: home automation, home theater, lighting control,

Home Theater. Simplified.

Posted August 28, 2014

Many homeowners desire the simplification that home automation can bring to their lives but either worry about the potential cost associated with it or they simply just don’t know where to begin. A common starting point for home automation revolves around A/V entertainment...

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Living the High Life in a Smart Penthouse: audio/video, home theater, penthouse, window shades,

Living the High Life in a Smart Penthouse

Posted March 7, 2014

...This change also means that warmer weather is approaching. And for those lucky enough to live near the beach, you'll be able to soak up the rays for that additional hour. I can think of few places where it might be more enjoyable to spend some of those summer days and nights than this incredible penthouse in Miami, Florida, nestled right at the Atlantic ocean...

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Notting (King of the) Hill: automation, comfort, home theater, lighting, man cave, media,

Notting (King of the) Hill

Posted March 5, 2013

I did a year of my undergraduate studies in London, England, and it was there where I fell in love ... with adventure. There was just something about the city's crazy twists of cobblestone streets and meandering mews that kept me in a constant mode of exp

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One-Touch Theater (or is it Theatre?) on the Thames: automation, comfort, home theater, lighting, project inspiration, residential, smart home,

One-Touch Theater (or is it Theatre?) on the Thames

Posted February 21, 2013

Ah, decisions, decisions: Which voluptuous view to choose? The sprawling Thames River in London, England, or the riveting action flick on the wide-screen television, powered by a motor custom-designed to angle and tilt at your command in order to give you

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Movies We've Seen A Million Times: control4 employees, home theater, movies,

Movies We've Seen A Million Times

Posted August 7, 2012

I saw an ad for a series called Movies I've Seen A Million Times where famous people dish about their favorite movies. Of course, the picture of the movie When Harry Met Sally caught my eye. I was just watching that last week for what was surely the milli

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