This is the first of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater. Many people buy a LCD television, such as a 55" or 65" flat screen, add a $200.00 "theater in a box" from Wal-Mart, and call it a home theater. Of course, the couch or lazy Boy is the seating. This is as basic as it gets. Let's step this up a notch and see how to have a large projection screen (70" or better) and a projector, as the basis for a true home theater. We will look at what's available to make a comfortable home theater that you will be proud to show off.
This is the 2nd of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater. Here is a link to Part 1 Your extra room is carpeted, painted and the screen is ready to be hung. What's next? Let's consider the projector. There are many home theater projectors on the market and it would not be practical to discuss all of these in this article. There are some features that you should look for in a projector.
This is the 3rd of a 4 part series that will walk you through the process designing and building a home theater. Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2 Your room is coming together. The screen and projector are hung. Now, you need to consider the sound system. Too many people skimp on their sound system and regret it later, when they have to strain to hear the conversations or miss the depth of an explosion. Buy the best sound system that you can afford.
An Internet enabled television is the simplest way to connect to the Internet without turning anything else on. Yet, you may be joined to a content provider that has partnered with a particular device that you have to use. If you upgrade or change devices, be sure that the content service is compatible with that device. In-Stat projects that by 2014 there will be over 230 million Internet enabled products in homes. If Internet television is to work, all content providers will have to be compatible with all Internet ready devices. What doors will open in the future? Here are some of today's options.
Procella came into the marketplace with a high-performance speaker system created not in a garage but as a solution for the European headquarters of one of the top audio companies in the world. Taking basic designs that come from a pro audio perspective that includes a strong cinema background, and seasoning them with studio/audiophile sensibilities, these speakers take a 'top down' approach to home theater, bringing the best performance characteristics of reference cinema systems into the home. Procella's scalable concept enables enthusiasts to create systems capable of reproducing the full dynamic range of 96/24 recordings in any room size from a living room to a 40 seat cinema.
CEDIA has always been and continues to be a very important show for SANUS. It not only provides us an opportunity to introduce exciting new products and services, but it allows our product development teams to connect directly with our dealers and customers.
All though 3-D television is an emerging technology, it will be main stream sooner than we expect, as 3-D cameras are improved and all television sets will be capable of reproducing 3-D accurately. Obviously, 3-D televisions are expensive now, but like allnew technology, the prices will become reasonable as more viewers step up to enjoy the wonders of the world around us. I look forward to the advancements, which will put forward great images without the glasses. The first 3-D movie was produced by Arch Oboler, of the famed radio series, "Lights Out." It was called Bwana Devil and stared Robert Stack. My first experience with 3-D was in 1953 with the horror movie, House of Wax, which was the first movie with stereophonic sound,staring Vincent Price, who became the King of 3-D by staring in three more 3-D films.
CasaTunes will automatically and instantly detect when a new song or other audio file is added to your iTunes in the Cloud account and enables those tracks to be accessed and played via CasaTunes anywhere in the home. Further, CasaTunes can play music from Windows Media, RadioTime and SHOUTcast throughout the home with different channels in each room.
We designed the client's systems around RTI control solutions . With its numerous output options and available remote controls, RTI's XP-8 control processor provides all the necessities within the allotted budget, while the T4 color touchpanel controller and T2-C universal handheld controller offer effortless but powerful control over all systems.
As you read this, chances are that someone is abandoning a classic audio component-maybe something you always wanted-at a thrift store near you. Here's how to rescue and enjoy it. This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. Stay tuned for: Part 2 - Once you've found something worth taking home Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up
As you read this, chances are that someone is abandoning a classic audio component-maybe something you always wanted-at a thrift store near you. Here's how to rescue and enjoy it. This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Here is Part 1 - Finding the Gems Stay tuned for: Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up
As you read this, chances are that someone is abandoning a classic audio component-maybe something you always wanted-at a thrift store near you. Here's how to rescue and enjoy it. This is Part 3 of a 3 part series. Here is Part 1 - Finding the Gems And Part 2 - Once you've found something worth taking home If you pick up any classics this way that you want to show off, please take a photo and share them with us here along with some details on how you found it. And if you come up with techniques and materials of your own, by all means let us know-anything to advance the emerging art of rescue audio.
DAT was widely used in the professional audio recording industry in the 1990's, and is still used to some extent. Particularly with regard to archives created in the '90, although most labels have a program in place to transfer these tapes to a hard disk-based database. DAT is used professionally due to its lossless encoding, which allows a master tape to be created that is secure and does not induce tape noise (hiss) into the recording.
The Energi TriPak solution is ideal for small commercial spaces such as conference rooms, private offices, training rooms, open office space, and any other area that benefits from reduced energy consumption. In many of these spaces, lighting is on at full brightness even when the space is unoccupied or when there is abundant daylight. Energi TriPak products can reduce the electricity consumption during these times, and can also help occupants to be more productive by allowing them to set their own optimal lighting. Download Design and Application Guide
With support from consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers and organizations, HDBaseT is revolutionizing the multimedia distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content in the home entertainment environment via a single LAN cable. HDBaseT technology is the industry's most advanced, cost effective, easy to use, all-in-one solution for whole-home converged distribution of HD multimedia content, with inherent support for the huge install base of uncompressed CE sources and real-time interactive devices.
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Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.