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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Modern Man Caves: home automation, man cave, smart home,

Modern Man Caves

Posted December 1, 2015

Since the dawn of time—or perhaps just since man lived in caves, actually—the alpha male of the family has desired a place of his own. A room where he can get away from it all, have a sip of a little fermented-something, and entertain some fellow cave dudes...

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​Gettin’ My Game On!: for fun, man cave, sports,

​Gettin’ My Game On!

Posted September 11, 2015

As much as I love to watch football games in person, the best alternative is watching them from the comfort of your couch with friends and family in front of a big TV, sporting your team colors as the surround sound blares. And in a Control4 home, you can make each moment count. Let me give you a few examples:

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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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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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Game-Changing Automation for a Former NFL Player: man cave, sports, sports bar,

Game-Changing Automation for a Former NFL Player

Posted September 1, 2014

This former NFL player has a home that anyone would envy—his 17,000 square foot pad is stacked from top to bottom with the latest and greatest in automated features. But the one area that creates the most buzz is his custom, state-of-the-art gymnasium. This court is beyond cool and is filled with multimedia...

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Smart Golf Projects: Getting Geared Up for the PGA Championship: for fun, man cave, smart business, smart home, sports bar,

Smart Golf Projects: Getting Geared Up for the PGA Championship

Posted August 6, 2014

If you are an avid golfer, chances are you’re also an avid golf watcher as well. So if that’s the case, you are probably pretty excited for the PGA Championship that begins tomorrow. Well, we certainly can’t curb your anticipation, but we can share a few pretty sweet golf installations to help get you geared up.

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Ultimate Fan Cave Showdown for the Super Bowl -- YOU VOTE!: for fun, man cave, super bowl,

Ultimate Fan Cave Showdown for the Super Bowl -- YOU VOTE!

Posted January 29, 2014

We asked two of our dealers—one from Seattle and one from Denver—to give us their thoughts on an ultimate man cave proposal for the Super Bowl. What would they do to completely outfit a Seahawk or Bronco customer’s fan cave? We think they did a pretty good job. But YOU get to decide who will get the win.

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Ultimate Broncos Fan Cave: for fun, man cave, super bowl,

Ultimate Broncos Fan Cave

Posted January 28, 2014

We’d start with an HC800 to power the Fan Cave and the rest of the house. We’d have a Control4 video switch powering the 16 video zones in the home, including 3 outdoor TVs since the Colorado weather is so much better than Seattle. A Control4 audio matrix switch would power the 24 audio zones so that the game can be on everywhere in the house.

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Ultimate Seahawks Fan Cave: for fun, man cave, super bowl,

Ultimate Seahawks Fan Cave

Posted January 28, 2014

My ideal "Fan Cave" would have a Control4 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch to control the eight displays in the room. For control it would have a 7" portable touch screen remote, with a HC-800 doing the paddling. It would include an in-wall Control4 Keypad, with blue and bright green back-lit LED buttons—since blue and green is a much more desirable combination than blue and orange.

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Motorhome Field Advantage: man cave, motorhome automation, smart home, sports,

Motorhome Field Advantage

Posted October 25, 2013

I'm not much of a football fan, but I sure do love a good tailgate. While I typically attend for the awesome fall weather, the festive drinks and the great grub my family prepares, my husband is much more interested in actually watching the games...who does that? Most often, our large group likes to stay together and rarely goes to the actual games. Instead, we find ourselves huddled around a 40" flat screen trying to catch a piece of the action. As much fun as it is, it also tends to get a little cramped... ​

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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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Super Bars for The Super Bowl!: entertainment, man cave, project inspiration, smart home, sports bar,

Super Bars for The Super Bowl!

Posted January 31, 2013

For football fans, the Super Bowl is obviously a huge deal -- and this year, February 3rd will be particularly important for fans of either the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens. I'm not a huge sports nut myself, however, I do enjoy a good party so the Super Bowl is always something I look forward to. My husband on the other hand, has been talking about it for weeks on end. Asking all the "important questions" like -- Do we go to a sports bar or will it be too crowded? How do we weigh our party invite options? Or do we just decide to do it at our place? If we do decide to host, what will we eat? How much beer will we need? Do we need to buy decorations? (Ok, the decorations question was mine. He'd never claim that one.)

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