Articles tagged with: Knoxville Home Theater

Universal Remote versus Apps

on Monday, 09 June 2014. Posted in Home Theater

One Remote to Rule them All!

Have you ever wondered if it would be easier to get rid of all those remote controls that are on the coffee table? I know with me, half the time I cannot figure out which remote goes to what device or if one remote is controlling everything. It is such a cluster sometimes just to turn on the t.v. WITH the sound. Well one dealer, Leon Shaw, sees for himself if he could eliminate all remotes and use only the apps that go with his entertainment system.

Leon Shaw is founder and chairman of Audio Advice, a company similar to what iSS does. He decided to test this experiment after understanding that quite a few customers were pushing back on getting a remote for their home theater. Many of them wanted to use their Apple devices and apps to control everything. What Leon Shaw learned in the end is that having multiple apps on one device was just about as frustrating as have a cluster of remotes.

If you are like us and want to get rid of the hassle of having multiple apps or multiple remotes, let me tell you about Control4. By pairing an SR-250 with HC-250 or HC-800 you are truly getting an all in one universal remote. You seamlessly interact with your entire Control4 system. You can control your movies, music, shades, lights, and more. With wireless connectivity, the Control4 can be used anywhere in your home, so no more pointing the remote at just the T.V. It has a high-visibility screen with backlit keys for easy use and it gives you a vast amount of control that fits just in the palm of your hand.

Some of you may not have a Control4 system and that is just fine! If you need help in figuring out a perfect universal remote for your entertainment needs, please give us a call. Furthermore, if you would like to read more about Leon Shaw’s experiment, please check out this article in CEPro. Within the article it also gives a link to view his entire blog on the matter. http://www.cepro.com/article/dealer_sees_for_himself_can_you_eliminate_remotes_and_use_all_apps/

 

The Pioneer's Elite SC79 A/V Receiver

on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. Posted in Home Theater

Featured Product of the Week

This week's featured product is Pioneer’s Elite SC79 A/V receiver. The highpoint of performance and style of this receiver is the simply stunning audio surround sound that makes your movies, games, and music sound as life like as possible. With the best audio processing that is available today, the Elite SC79 receiver will give you an audio experience that will go above and beyond your expectations.

The Elite SC79 receiver features state of the art Class D3 amplification rated at 140 Watts x 9 channels gives this receiver the most powerful and effortless connectivity. The SC79 is also Ultra2 Plus Certified and offers surround sound in rooms up to 3,000 cubic feet! This receiver supports high-definition audio formats as well as 3-D surround experience for up to 9.2 channels. The SC79 can support the most popular high-resolution digital file formats, similar to AIFF, WAV, FLAZ and Apple, furthermore, it has HDBaseT that makes integration into a whole house A/V distribution system seamless.

Pioneer’s Elite SC79 receiver has 4K Ultra HD Pass-through technology which offers the highest quality image available. Also, the SC79 receiver uses MCACC (an automatic sound field adjustment system) to monitor and equalize the surround sound to optimize the parameters of the room. Additionally, this receiver features AirPlay which allows you to wirelessly stream music from any Apple device to your surround sound system.

With all this technology in one receiver it will give you the ultimate home theater experience. You will have the movie goers coming to you! So if you are ready for the ultimate home theater experience, feel free to give us a call. We are here to offer you better life solutions.

Awesome Outdoor Technology

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology

 

It’s finally warming up and if you’re anything like me you are beyond ready. After being stuck inside the last several months, I can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with friends and family. If you’re also anything like me, you probably have a little work to do before you’re ready to host that first BBQ of the year. Aside from the usual post-hibernation yard duties, I’ll bet your outdoor living space could use some other upgrades. If you like to stay up-to-date with new technology, then you’ve probably noticed there are tons of great products for outdoor living. From landscape speakers to projection screens, there are plenty of options to create an outdoor space that will give your indoor living area a run for its money. Even if you just want a new portable music streaming device to put out on the deck, the options are truly endless.

If you love music, then why not bring high quality audio outdoors? There are several products on the market that will blow you away. If you want to go all out and install a year-round option, I would go for the Sonance Landscape Series speakers and subs. We’ve installed several of these systems and as far as sound goes, you really can’t get much better. Plus, they tie in beautifully to your already existing outdoor areas. Sonance lives by the mantra that speakers should be heard not seen. You can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be able to hear these. Several different subwoofer options can be buried into the ground and the above-ground canopy can be easily camouflaged with plants or scrubs. Another great feature about this system is their ability to contain sound with directional speakers. This reduces sound spill and annoyed neighbors!

If you want a more versatile portable option, Sonos has a variety of wireless speakers that can go anywhere you do. For the biggest sound, try the Play:5 or Play:3. For a more compact option try the Play:1 or mix and match any of the three together for optimal performance. Not only do these wireless speakers pack a punch, they are also super versatile. When you’re ready to head inside for the night, these speakers can come on in with you.

Outdoor audio can transform your backyard into a musical oasis. Who wouldn’t want to kick back on the weekend and listen to their favorite albums in the comfort of the great outdoors? Plus, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the horizon, a new outdoor audio system would be an amazing gift for the music lover in your family.

If you really want to jazz up your space, why not add a television under a covered patio or a projection screen by the pool? We've done several projects with outdoor TVs or projection screens and our clients couldn't be happier. It's like having a drive-in theater in your own backyard! The only problem is you may have a hard time getting your guests to ever leave.

If you're looking for an outdoor flat screen, a SunBrite or a Seura Storm TV will deliver high-quality picture and can survive the most undersirable weather conditions. Because the technology is still newer, the price tag can be steep, but their solid engineering will guarantee you'll be able to enjoy your outdoor TV for many years to come. If you don't want to splurge on a weatherproof TV, some covered patios will allow for a basic flat screen, but you're not guaranteed a lasting relationship with that option. Warm spring weather can also bring some nasty storms so install regular flat screen TVs at your own risk! If an outdoor TV sounds good, but you cant find one big enough for your space then there are tons of outdoor projection screen options as well. The great thing about projection screens is the ability to make them disappear when they aren't in use. When they are being used, I can promise you'll love it. How cool would it be to watch a new movie while you're floating under the stars in a pool. In fact, I think every pool needs a projection screen...

If you're been dreaming of an upgrade in your outdoor space since the deep freeze has finally begun to thaw, then let us come out and give you a free estimate. We love doing outdoor spaces and hope that we can give you the backyard you've always dreamed of.

 

Interactive Demo

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Ever wondered what automation can do for your home or business? I know I have wondered how a lighting system could change my space or how whole house audio would be perfect for my next get-together. Sometimes it's hard to envision things if you don't really know that much about them and exactly what they can do. That's why we decided to create a way to help you see what your space could be like with automation.

Meet the interative demo !

virtual demo
Our interactive demo gives you the opportunity to play with all kinds of automation which include music, lighting control, surveillance, temperature, and shade control. We can also bring a laptop version of our interactive demo to you.

Could you see your space upgraded with automation?

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