There are not too many industries that do not require years of experience and know how in order to perform or operate at optimal levels. The home automation and custom home theater business is an example of one where this is particularly so. With high tech equipment and electricity intertwined in interior housing and structure, one can only imagine the value of experience. Perhaps the technical nature of sound and video systems provides the backdrop to needing detailed knowledge that must be kept up to date while also understanding different nuances to decades of change. Some systems are still around and often times [...]
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The 21st Century is an exciting time to be alive as we are experiencing as a culture and people, technological changes in the home theater system business never seen before. Perhaps, that statement can be rue in every period of history but now than ever before, the magnitude of changes and impact upon our lives is dramatic. A family trip to the movies or drive in theaters are fading quickly as memories of those times date generations before. Inventions in technology and improvements are generally led by a necessity or convenience that makes life and our lifestyle, better and more palatable. The home theater [...]
A home theater system was once thought of as only a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. Now however, with technology and communications all blending together and running so many facets of our lives, these audio video systems are becoming a household item that people are budgeting for the way that a microwave used to be considered. As with anything that is technology based and avante garde at some early stage, the pricing eventually comes down as manufacturers and distributors alike find ways to make and sell items cheaper and in greater volume. After all, this is what most successful products [...]
Compliance is that overlooked term that we all know is necessary but seldom follow or pay attention to. In the home theater market, there is nothing as critical as getting the proper contractors with the prerequisite licensing to do the work. When dealing with electricity where voltage and amperage are involved, there cannot be enough safety precautions taken when installing a home theater system. Aside from the pure safety issues of human life, there are other important issues such as risk of fire and power surges that can burn out all other components of a home and even cause a fire. How [...]
Introducing Crestron AirMedia and DigitalMedia Today, with Crestron AirMedia you can use your mobile devices at meetings to present, collaborate, and share content wirelessly. And, it couldn’t be easier. Using AirMedia you can stroll into any meeting space and wirelessly present PowerPoint®, Excel®, Word and PDF documents, as well as photos, from your personal iOS® or Android™ mobile device on the room display. Macbook® and PC laptops can be connected seamlessly, too. It makes presentations from almost any device fast and easy. AirMedia makes it easy to view and share content and collaborate. Up to 32 users can connect at the same time in the same room and present [...]
The ancillary benefits from custom home theaters are those that might not be so apparent. Between variety and speed of receiving hot films in the comfort of your home, certainly makes the case for home theaters. The expense of journeying out to the movie theater for a casual family entertainment might prove to be more on the wallet and psyche than what one might expect. Most recently in Wesley Chapel, Florida, a town in Tampa Bay, experienced a shooting incident in a movie theater by a retired police captain. What seemed to be an innocuous moment turned the movie theater into [...]
is is 2014 and I am still stunned by how many instances that I have attended presentations or corporate events where the equipment is state of the art, yet the operational functionality is ’70s dated. Why does this disconnect exist? The installer or equipment company should have a technology person that provides a tutorial or educational session that trains the clients with how to use every aspect of the equipment for the functions that it is prescribed for. Simple tasks such as wires HDM1 or VGA connections to remote controls and what works with what. MACs vs pcs vs iPads [...]
Sound and Vision Design recently completed the installation of a complete cellular amplification system for St. Petersburg College’s newest addition – their mid-town building. The three story structure required an array of exterior and interior antennas along with amplifiers, attenuators and boosters. Prior to the system’s installation, there was virtually no cellular service available on any of the three floors. Once the system was completed, 4G LTE service was available throughout the structure on every floor. Sound and Vision Design is a certified Wilson Electronics installer of cellular booster systems for home and commercial use. Whether cell service [...]
Expensive Homes Require Expensive Toys We cater this brand of our home theaters as the “Dream House” model that is for the opulent, grandiose place that few enjoy or even step foot in. This is for the homeowner that has everything, well almost. What more can you have than a master home theater that is your entertainment room to share and display with those special people in your life? These home theaters would spoil your guests from going to the public movie theaters again. This brings your audience right into the movie itself with sound and motion picture quality as [...]
Our Opulent Home Theaters are for those that have it all and want to round out their grandiose mansions and larger than normal deluxe homes with a theater and all its amenities to entertain and share that special home with friend and families. Luxurious surroundings, seating, lighting, screens, projectors, sound systems that are designed for that once in a lifetime experience. Have your guests experience being in the movie and not just watch it. That is what these special home theater systems do for you. For those that want that “over the top” look and feel and where money is [...]