Ripe Choices: Great Video Content Needs to be Easy to Find, Easy to View

OTT is probably going to be a good thing in the long term, rather like Darwin's survival of the fittest. The only problem is there is no such thing as natural selection when it comes to which streaming services you want.

Control4 Puts Audio Power in the Palm of the Hand

Easy, straightforward supervision of a wide assortment of powerful A/V gear was the primary objective of the owner of this dedicated theater, a 600-square-foot addition tacked onto his and his wife's existing 7,000-square-foot home.

CEDIA Announced the TechBites Advisor's Selection of Brands

The TechBites audience will experience a lively, three-minute presentation from each brand, followed by a three-minute Q & A session where the brands will field questions from the media, influencers and industry pros.

Chamberlain Increases Garage Security with the Ultimate Security Bundle Garage Door Opener

New Ultimate Security Bundle (B980) from Chamberlain features company's quietest DC Belt Drive opener with built-in Wi-Fi®, Battery Backup, and Automatic Garage Door Lock.

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We'll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their specs.

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today's Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Technology

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled remotely thanks to the power of the internet. All you need is a smart speaker or a mobile device.

CEDIA Announces 2018 Home Technology Professional Awards Finalists

CEDIA® is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists for the Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The CEDIA Awards honour the top projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year.

New Privacy: Streaming Services Have a New Sales Feature … Personalization

The race is on to own the entire customer experience. The key is to dominate the viewer-centric content creation and delivery services and have a comprehensive data picture of the consumer to present more personalized subscription entertainment

Rain Bird Offers Seven Water-Saving Tips for a More Beautiful Yard

A properly designed, installed and maintained irrigation system will help minimize the amount of water required and still keep the lawn and landscape looking healthy. According to some experts, a healthy landscape can raise a home's value by as much as 14 percent.

Seven Frequent Home Theater Missteps

For this article, we're going to focus on home theater issues that are the result of folks not always making the best choices. If some of these examples look a bit familiar, fear not, they will all be easily remedied by following our recommendations.

Vivint Smart Home Works With Google to Give Voice Control to All New Vivint Customers

The collaboration builds on Vivint's integration with the Google Assistant, which makes it easy to control lighting, locks, thermostats, garage doors and security features in a Vivint smart home.

The Truth About Speaker Impedance

Instead of getting lost in the weeds with the impedance spec, it's better to take a step back and look at the most important thing your receiver provides and your speakers need; power.

"Alexa, Turn on the TV"-Introducing Amazon Fire TV Cube: A Simple and Intuitive Way to Control Your Entertainment

Amazon Fire TV Cube makes it easy to use Alexa to find and watch your favorite TV shows and movies, hands-free from across the room

Peerless-AV Case Study: Sprinklr

Peerless-AV® helps global brand wow customers with installation of large video wall in NYC headquarters.

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