The reduction in size of satellite dishes over the past decade from the huge, radar sized dishes that were mounted on rooftops years back has prompted tremendous growth in this market which was once relegated to electronic hobbyists and tinkerers who assembled satellite kits ordered from the backs of magazines.

Scaling the Sea of HD

The misconceptions about 1080p and HD programming certainly make video scaling and processing more relevant as "early adopters" spend thousands on Full HD displays incapable of outputting their "golden resolution" because of inadequate source material.

Selling , With the Emphasis on Style

What these stores are about is selling a lifestyle, not just a system. The great thing is, from the owner's perspective, it doesn't actually cost any more to do a store like this. Instead of spending all their money on keeping stock of hundreds of different items, it's going on the furniture, the d©cor, the things that we think will make buying hi-fi and home cinema equipment a pleasurable experience again.

Surround Speaker System Set-up

Once speakers are in place, the speaker system needs to be "fine tuned". Professional sound engineers know that even the best trained eye or string line system will not be nearly as accurate as a laser alignment tool designed specifically for use with speakers.

The Convergence Of What People Watch, Listen To and Do

What are they, installers and MDU owners, looking for, for "the Digital Media Lifestyle"? A fast, easy, inexpensive, quality solution to deliver this Triple Play signal to all the converging digital products being manufactured for eagerly waiting consumers wanting a connected home.

The Flat Panel Business is Mounting

Flat panel are being installed in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and in some instances, garages. Some of these are installed in such a way that the panel can be viewed from multiple locations. To facilitate this, new cantilever or articulating mounts have been introduced.

Tips and Tricks for using your Media Center

If you are using Digital cable and watching movies with 5.1 surround sound make sure your MCE has digital audio in. This will allow you to record 5.1 surround sound and play back the movies the way you like. Not even Tivo can do that!

Viewsonic VP2330WB 23" Wide Screen LCD

Opening two programs side by side is possible with the VP23330WB. Having Photoshop open next to your 3d application makes texture painting a lot less tasking. Also using one side of the monitor for reference material is also a nice luxury.

Web Content Coming to Devices

The original definition of the World Wide Web was formulated in terms of connectivity between multiple PCs. Now it is referencing a network of interoperable devices capable of sending and receiving documents formatted in HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language), transferred via HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol).

Russound shows new products at Electronic House Expo

Company booth underscores event theme: "Enter the new era in custom electronics"


Improved functionality and extensive information now provides customers and dealers with easy online access.

ELAN Home Systems Builds Upon Powerful Lineup of VIA! Products with VIA!2 Wireless Control Panel

Proven Reliable VIA! Family Extended, Creating Industry's Most Comprehensive and Affordable Touch Panel Line

Update for D -Tools System Integrator™ 4.5 Now Available

D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the availability of an update to their award-winning System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5) software.

D -Tools, Inc. Announces Affiliate Program

Industry initiative provides commissions for referrals of D-Tools System Integrator software

D -Tools, Inc. Launches SecureConnect™ - MVP Manufacturer to Dealer Connection

Enables D-Tools users to request pricing and other manufacturer information directly through award-winning system integration software

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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!