Featured custom electronics installers who provide infrastructure wiring, lighting systems, security, home automation, a/v systems and more. ALABAMA Interscapes 4740 Woodmere Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36106 334-395-6555 email@example.com www.Interscapesonline.com CALIFORNIA Modern Home Systems 7007 Carroll Rd. San Diego, CA 92121 858-554-0404 firstname.lastname@example.org www.modernhomesystems.com FLORIDA Behrens Audio-Video 6711 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216 904-721-1860, Fax: 904-724-6287 email@example.com […]Get the Guide
Editor's Note: What's Cooking?
If it’s cooking in my kitchen it’s likely to be a ham and cheese Hot Pocket or a Tombstone pizza. Quick, easy, and … YUCK. If I had more time to plan and prepare a real, honest-to-goodness meal, I’d dump my old standbys faster than a bad boyfriend. I’m pretty sure my guilt over poor […]Get the Guide
The Perfect Video Projector Match
Getting the optimal performance from a projector requires matching it to what you want to watch, the room environment, and the screen. Each projector technology has its drawbacks, but by using the right screen with it, you can minimize those flaws and make your viewing experience more enjoyable. Gain The first screen feature to be […]Get the Guide
Tips for Choosing Quality Home Theater Loudspeakers
A quality audio system helps put you in the middle of the on-screen action, so don’t skimp on the speakers.
WHEN YOU THINK OF THE TERM “home theater,” what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s probably the bright, vivid, larger-than-life video screen. While this component is certainly essential, having a top-notch audio system is just as important to the overall home theater experience. By audio, we mean a surround-sound system. Made […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Roundup
Your smart home starts with a good list of home automation options
One of the biggest challenges of adding technology to a home is finding and comparing the many options available. You can scour the Internet for hours and still leave scratching your head. While the selection of home automation systems may not be as immense as stereo speakers or smart TVs, it’s still impressive … and […]Get the Guide
Time to Give Your House a DIY Job?
It’s one thing to hear about a home automation system from the company that manufactured it; it’s another to listen to the thoughts about the system from the people who actually use it. Manufacturers are quick to claim that their automation systems are easy to install and even easier to use, but are they really? […]Get the Guide
7 Top Products for Your Smart Home
Insteon Apple HomeKit-Enabled Automation Hub Insteon is offering a smart home hub that works with Apple Homekit, as well as a new app that works with the Apple home automation platform. Announced in June 2014, HomeKit allows users to control devices individually or in pairs, all via Apple’s Siri voice assistant. This means you can […]Get the Guide
Best Headphones for Teens
As summer winds down and students head off to college or high school, many A/V enthusiasts find themselves wanting to send a young person in their lives off with a new set of headphones. Of course, with so many options, it’s tough to know what to choose. Sure, we’ve all seen teenagers wearing Beats. But […]Get the Guide
DIYers Display Their Automation Chops
3 amazing projects prove what’s possible when homeowners tackle automation on their own.
Interested in automating your home? There are options galore—from sophisticated systems that are best installed by a trained professional, those that you can buy and have installed by your Internet Service Provider, and packages of automation gear available online and at retail outlets that are designed to be set up by homeowners. The latter is […]Get the Guide
Buying Guide: 10 Things You May Not Know (But Should) About Video Projectors
1. A video projector usually requires more maintenance than a TV does. The light bulb in a projector will age and dim over time and will eventually need to be replaced. As it dims you might need to make adjustments to the projector’s picture settings to keep the brightness at the correct level. 2. Projectors […]Get the Guide