For many people, the fun of planning their home theater ideas comes in the early stages when dreams are big, budgets are unknown, and plans are extravagant. Eventually, however, reality sets in that not everyone can have six home theaters in their residence. It’s at that time the true planning begins. Spacious home theaters are […]Get the Guide
Where and Why to Use a Lighting Control System
With home control systems and preprogrammed scenes, you can match your lighting to your mood.
With home control systems and preprogrammed scenes, you can match your lighting to your mood.Get the Guide
Home Lighting: New Smart Options for all Budgets
If you think residential lighting control is only for the rich and famous, it’s time to refresh your view. “Simple, affordable, reliable” is how David Weinstein, vice president of residential sales at Lutron, characterizes the changes in the U.S. lighting control market over the past five years. What was once a custom product category catering to the top one percent of the population has widened to a broad spectrum of wired and wireless offerings ranging from do-it-yourself lighting kits to professionally installed solutions.Get the Guide
LIFX Puts WiFi into White 800 LED Light Bulbs for $39.99
These smart LED light bulbs are the company's most affordable solution to date.
These smart LED light bulbs are the company’s most affordable solution to date.Get the Guide
Smart Home System Connects Two Townhouses Together
If you’re familiar with New York City, you know backyards—or any external spaces for that matter—are nearly impossible to come by. That is, unless you purchase two brownstones—abutting ones on either side of the block—to create an inner courtyard between two residences. That’s exactly what the owners of this five-story townhouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village did, connecting the main structure (approximately 5,000 square feet) with the guest house behind it (2,500 square feet) via an underground tunnel and a comprehensive Savant automation system. In doing so, these residents enlarged their living space and created an interior courtyard which, in this crowded area, is a true luxury.Get the Guide
This Home’s Multiscreen Setup Transforms the Entertainment Experience
DEDICATED HOME THEATERS are all about watching movies on the biggest, brightest screen that can be squeezed into the space. Media rooms, on the other hand, are designed to play host to a variety of entertainment endeavors. This award-winning media space, conceived and completed by the home systems integrators at Integrated Control Concepts (ICC), Omaha, Neb., is the epitome of versatility, transitioning effortlessly from a high-end home cinema to an engaging multiscreen sports-viewing and video-game-playing venue. “The homeowner’s main objective was to create an entertainment room where his kids and their friends would want to hang out,” says ICC’s Dan Gosch. This solution definitely draws a crowd, providing two distinctly different media environments where everyone, no matter his or her age or viewing preferences, can find some fantastic form of enjoyment.Get the Guide
Cutting the Glare
Maintain a bright, vivid picture on your home theater screen by controlling ambient and natural light.Get the Guide
Awesome Media Room with 5 Screens, Theater Seating and Cool Lighting
Each year the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) honors exemplary projects completed by home technology professionals. Winners of the Designer Awards competition are determined by a panel of expert judges that include home technology professionals, architects and interior designers. This project received the Best Overall Media Room award. Dedicated home theaters are all […]Get the Guide
THX Offers tune-up Android App Free for a Limited Time
Both the iOS and Android versions will be available for free through February 3, 2014.
Both the iOS and Android versions will be available for free through February 3, 2014.Get the Guide
Golf, Movies Share Space in Doubly Fun Home Theater
Two screens and two projectors go to work in here, plus a flat-panel TV for more viewing.
Two screens and two projectors go to work in here, plus a flat-panel TV for more viewing.Get the Guide