Personal Weather Stations ? A Home Toy that ?Works

Solar powered, wireless weather stations that "look good" and have a full range of Plug-and-Play OEM-approved and supported software drivers for most home automation control systems can be purchased for around $2,000. Weather information from these systems is networked through the home so that everyone in the family can know what's happening with their local weather.

Pitch Timbre And Quality vs The Subwoofer

Although the subwoofer is producing the fundamentals and some harmonics from a recording; the time or phase delay resulting from the alignment and mass differential (relative to the main speakers) causes the sounds from the subwoofer to become unrelated to those of the main speakers. This occurs even though the sounds were in sync and harmonically related when they electrically entered the respective loudspeakers.

Plasma TVs ? Installation Considerations

If you consider these issues in the design and building process, you?ll be assured of the outstanding performance you expect.

Plenum Rated Box

Concealing the amplifier and all equipment in one neat box mounted in the ceiling space.

Power Protection in the Home Theater Use of Surge Suppressors to Guard Expensive Electronic Gear

Projection Screens 101: How Big?

Once you know roughly how big the screen needs to be based on the audience area, that size may be modified based on the projection equipment you?ll be using.

Proper Staging Techniques for Multi-Stage Thermostats

The type of staging for multi-stage thermostats ranges from the very simple temperature based controls for inexpensive thermostats to the sophisticated dynamic staging that uses fuzzy logic mathematical algorithms for smooth, efficient control. The differences in control techniques should be considered when determining which thermostat will be connected to the manufacturer's equipment.

Protect Your Home Theater System from Power Surges

Power surges can travel on phone, Ethernet and coaxial lines as well as on the AC power line. If you have components connected to these lines, the surge suppressor should include jacks to provide the necessary protection.

Protect Your Home's Electrical Power & Technology

Always keep in mind that in order to have quality low voltage (home automation, home theater, etc.) you must first have quality high voltage.

Protecting your CCTV equipment from lightning and other power-related problems

Though there is no guaranteed way to protect your customers? DVR from lightning strikes and power surges, there are a few simple and inexpensive ways to reduce the chance of your customers? DVR being harmed.

Protection during Electrical Outages; Power Quality Everyday

Generally speaking, the quality of electrical power has either remained the same or in most cases has become worse even without the effects of a "power outage" event. And keep in mind too, that with the expediential growth in digital technology there is an increase in the demand for high quality, low voltage which cannot be met without first obtaining high quality, high voltage.

Questions to Ask and Know Before Purchasing a Video Processor Video Processors, The Swiss Army Knife

Video processors offer distinct quality and performance advantages over the minimal internal processing included with video source equipment and displays. Only a video processor can process and scale a wide variety of input resolutions to the perfect native output that the displays require.

Real World Tuning

Some of the specific technologies used in real world tuning are discussed below. Some are as simple as angled speakers and pivoting drivers, others are a more scientific adjustment like room boundary EQ and bipole/dipole.

Rear Projection TV Facts Understanding the Pros and Cons of Rear Projection as a BIG Screen option i

Surely, there is a market for both front and rear projection TVs ? it is all a question of knowing what are the advantages and limitations of each with respect to your specific needs.

Redefining Whole-House Lighting Control

These new devices are by far the most flexible, feature-packed and best value power line carrier devices available. In addition, they are completely compatible with all existing Lightolier Controls Compose PLC products.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!