Choosing A Front Projection Screen

The bottom line is that there is a projection screen viewing surface and configuration designed to fit into whatever problem space you can come up with.

Choosing a Home Satellite TV System: DirecTV vs. Dish Network and Cable

If your interests in documentaries and music are very diverse, then possibly the satellite systems are for you. Cable televisions seems to have successfully cornered a more localized market and if your cup of tea is local channels and news, then digital cable is where its at.

Choosing the right speakers: a how to lesson

Remember, the only audition that really matters is the one that's conducted in your home, in your listening space, with your equipment. When you;re done, you?ll have the confidence of knowing that you've chosen the best speakers for you.

Christie Bows New ?Wave? Wireless AV

Wireless XGA in full motion is a powerful development and goes a long way toward eliminating the need for costly and unsightly data cables. Now all we need is support for DVD wireless projection.

Coming To A PC Near You

Movielink ushers in a new genre of content provisioning capable of radically altering the business of movie rental. While you may disagree with this claim, to those likely impacted by this move, this is indeed big news. Reprinted from the November 17, 2002 edition of "Parks' Points"

Component Video and Twisted Pair in the Home Market

Component video transmission via copper twisted pair and passive balun technology is a viable option for residential AV installations and customers can expect to see innovative products that support this environment in the coming years.

Conceal, Reveal, Pivot, and Swivel

What are those options in TV lifts that help solve problems in design, space, or both? In addition to ?up/down? lifts that you install in cabinets, you have other choices, such as, swivel, ceiling swivel, pivot and pivot swivel lifts. Let?s look at some of those design options that are offered.

Connectivity Basics: Quick Guide to TV Video Inputs

Here is a quick rundown of the basic inputs available, from lowest in image output quality to the best of the bunch.

Connectivity Keeping Up - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

The HDMI interface is an all-digital interface, eliminating the signal degradation that occurs in the signal conversion process. It combines both audio and video into a single, compact interface for use with DVD players, digital TV's, set-top boxes, and other audio and video devices.

Considering Home Automation? Don't Overlook Your Heating And Air Conditioning System

Not only is HVAC the one home automation subsystem that can assure your comfort - it also is the only subsystem that pays for itself. Think about it this way: Most of us wouldn't be able to afford such sophisticated automation if we were in the habit of throwing away our money. Yet that is just what you are doing if you don't set back your thermostats when areas are unoccupied.

Content Filtering: In with the good, out with the bad

Content Filtering helps users to control what a child is exposed to on the internet by allowing users to easily block unwanted websites. Easier to use than URL filtering, users may choose entire categories of websites to filter out.

Convergence-- the ieHIP way!

You can watch last week's exciting TV series today, pause and rewind live news, surf the Internet, send fax and email messages, play games, shop online and so much more at the comfort of your couch.

Create a wireless sensor network using WIFI and web services.

In concept we have tried to present simple interfaces and simple hardware requirements, in essence a thin client approach. Web based services to support the notification systems, and simple local clients, some software, some hardware.

Creating an Effective VPN Implementation on Embedded Linux

This article discusses issues and tradeoffs associated with implementation of IPsec onn Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateways. It does not discuss IPsec configuration, setting up a tunnel, or configuring a key-exchange.

Data Longevity on CD, DVD Media

There is a lot of cheap CDR and DVDR media that has marginal quality. For some applications like games, quality isn?t critical. For irreplaceable, vital data like family photos, special events, vacations and family/friends memories quality does matter.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.