The time has come. You have done all your homework and, after much deliberation, have finally selected all of the electronic components for your fancy new media room! This is an exciting project, but before you pull the trigger on that new gear, it’s important to ask yourself one key question. Have you given enough […]Get the Guide
High-End Audio … On Display
Architectural loudspeakers enhance the aesthetics of a historic NYC residence.
The tug of war between design and performance is no more pronounced than in the world of high-performance audio. However, the stereotype of the stereo—a set of oversized black boxes and a nest of boa constrictor cables, is only a stereotype, at least when implemented by a design-minded home systems integrator. Dave Lalin, owner of […]Get the Guide
Technology that Stands Out
Using your home’s electronic components for greater visual impact.
WHILE HIDING TECHNOLOGY is currently the trend in homes, it wasn’t so long ago that showing it off was de rigueur. “A little over a decade ago, the trend was that people who could afford technology preferred to show it off. They weren’t modest about being ostentatious,” says Mark Hernandez of New York City-based electronics […]Get the Guide
How and Why of Smart Home Automation
Make your home a smart home with these tips
Automation used to conjure thoughts of a house gone wild, where technology ruled the roost and the décor resembled a science lab. Fortunately, this stereotype has been shattered, thanks to improvements in the technology and a consumers’ growing affinity for home electronics. The bottom line is, automation can add real value to your home, and […]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
Eli Manning Has the Coolest Automated Condo
In 2008 EH visited the home of Giants’ QB Eli Manning. Now with a repeat match up, we revisit this story about his Crestron-controlled home.Get the Guide
Motorized Shades: Smooth Operators
It’s a common thought among design and technology manufacturers that if something is easy to use, people will want it. That idea is what made iPhones, Keurig coffeemakers, and the Roomba so popular. The same goes for motorized window shades, and consequently, the most important consideration when shopping for one is usually how you control […]Get the Guide
Yonomi Brings Cool Home Electronics Together Under One App
The free mobile app can combine cool home electronics including the Nest, Sonos, the Philips hue, and more.
The free mobile app can combine cool home electronics including the Nest, Sonos, the Philips hue, and more.Get the Guide
Almost Everything You Need to Know About Ultra HD 4K TVs
What is 4K TV? Do you need Ultra HD? What's on in 4K? These and other issues about Ultra HD TVs explained.
What is 4K TV? Do you need Ultra HD? What’s on in 4K? These and other issues about Ultra HD TVs explained.Get the Guide