This is the last 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 and Part 3 Well, we are getting close to sitting back and enjoying the movie experience in your own home.¬ Just think how much you will be saving on popcorn by not having to take out a loan to see a movie on a commercial theater screen.
All aspects of home technology will be affected by the country's need to conserve energy on a mass scale, placing the systems integrators and equipment manufacturers in a position for growth. Integrators will have the responsibility of suggesting the end devices that work with the energy management control systems and then tying these devices into a HAN that integrates with the smart grid to control HVAC, lighting and other power usage devices.¬†¬† Such a connection will improve the operation of the device and lower the cost of energy for your customer.¬†
Infocomm reported a 30% decrease in attendance for the training sessions, which is a big indicator that business is weak, because companies tend to cut their training allowance, all though training is critical to an integrator.¬† Fall behind in training, and an integrator will see problems crop up when business picks back up.¬† When business is slow, this time should be used to get as much training as possible, learn about new technologies and plan for the future.¬† Even in a down economy, people and companies still buy.¬† They just make more conscientious decisions, and do more comparison shopping.¬† If they believe that they need a product or service, they will buy.¬† It is up to you to take advantage of these opportunities.
OLED is a "green" technology.¬† An OLED TV will not use any electricity when turned off, contrary to LCD, which has power to the backlight at all times.¬† When viewing action scenes, the images will not blur because of OLED's faster response time.¬† OLED TVs will look like a picture hanging on the wall since it is so thin, rather than sticking out because of a heavy duty wall mount.¬† In fact, you might be able to roll it up when it's not in use and it can be stored out of sight, until the next viewing.¬† You can even roll it up and place it in a tube, and take it with you on vacation or a business trip.
It's not enough to monitor our energy use. We don't really care about that unless it does something to change our lives or save us money. So, let's put a solar system on the roof. Now that can do both of these things and should attract our attention. But let's take it a step further. With that solar system there is a new variable in the mix --- FREE CLEAN ENERGY. What can and should we do with it.
This project was a culmination of many years to trial and error.¬† The house was built in 1995 and at that time, there were few options in multi room A/V.¬† I originally had a soundstream music and video distribution system which lasted¬† a few years.¬† When an addition was added to the house in 06, that is when I decided to change over the system.¬† I upgraded an old Omni to the latest Pro II and during the construction, ran all new cabling to the rooms and theater. Everything is now networked. I changed out the switches to UPB and installed the Russound system.
We use this solution for conference rooms, lunchrooms, hospital waiting rooms and nearly all-custom Home Theater projects. It's the bang-for-buck theory. HDMI, IRE and Ethernet from one cable save time, costs and headache. When you add up the cost of twin CAT5 x5 for typical baluns and Ethernet equivalent plus an IR Repeater you're WAY higher than the cost of this single unit.
As consumers buy more connected and smart CE, there will be a greater need to bring these devices into the home network configuration and provide at least basic management functionality to ensure a high quality of experience, particularly in their use as video playback devices. To account for the variety of consumer desires, as well as regional differences as to which digital home features matter most, DSPs need flexible activation, provisioning, and monitoring solutions that are capable of providing support for a great many devices and services.
Businesses are investing heavily in social media.¬† It's where all of the action is.¬† But is it where all the money is at?¬† Research continually shows that boomers are "not quite" as social media active as millenials.¬† The solution is that we'll just ignore them.¬† Who cares if there are over 1.5 billion of them around the globe?¬† Who cares if they have a greater proportion of the population's disposable income?¬† After all social media isn't about producing sales, profits.¬† It's about being social.¬† Right? If their numbers are growing we may need to determine how we're going to reach, inform, educate, influence them or not.¬† But if they have the money....
The new generation of remote controls provides more than some additional convenience for the consumer: it bolsters the position of cable operators into our home and provides them with an avenue for new services. If cable companies want to survive - they have to innovate. ZigBee RF4CE is an important path to their prosperity and growth!
Aaccording to new consumer research from Parks Associates reports more than 10% of broadband households plan to purchase a smart TV in the second half of 2011, up from 6% in the first half. These households, representing 50% of the nearly one-fourth of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV, anticipate an average cost of $1,000 for the smart TV, defined as an HDTV with built-in Internet access capability. Consumers show strong preferences for entertainment and social networking options on connected CE devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, and smart TVs. Preferred features include the ability to stream and download movies and TV shows as well as access to Facebook and online music.
The first 15A 120-347Vac EnOcean compatible phase angle dimmer and a time saving upgrade for an already popular product the INT-ADR-XB.
Smartec STC-IPM3096A network camera generates detailed images, using original digital processor and 1/3 Mpix Sony ExViewHAD CCD with progressive scan and up to 0.4/0.06 lux of minimum illumination.
Versatile Loudspeaker Perfectly Suited as a Center Channel in Meridian Digital Theater Installations
Imerge Launches a 4th Generation 3D Home Entertainment Media Server
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