Having been in the audiovisual industry in Orange County for more than 35 years, we’ve seen our share of trends come and go when it comes to home theaters and home automation. Continue reading “An Interesting New Trend in Orange County Home Theater and Home Automation Design” »
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Over the past several years, many Orange County homeowners have contacted us to discuss custom home theater design and installation. Delivering dedicated, high-end home theater rooms for Irvine and Orange County residences has been a big part of our company’s long history. In many cases, those home theaters turn out to be just the beginning. Once homeowners experience the convenience and entertainment options afforded by a custom tailored system, they often want to expand that experience into the rest of the residence. Continue reading “Orange County Home Automation. Beyond Custom Home Theater Design and Installation” »
The Good Sounds team just completed an installation at a beautiful new custom home overlooking Newport Harbor. This project is a great example of the type of complete home automation that is possible with a Savant Home Automation System, so we wanted to highlight some of the smart home features we were able to add to this Newport Beach residence. Continue reading “Newport Beach Custom Home Incorporates Savant Systems Home Automation” »
There are a few audiovisual integrators (often called AV dealers, audio/video installers or systems integrators) serving the Newport Coast area. As you search for the right company to partner with for your residence, here are some points to keep in mind.
Your audiovisual company should be experienced well beyond just custom home theaters and media rooms.
For many Newport Beach homeowners, the home theater is the center of their system. But that’s not always the case. Many of the systems we design and install include whole house audio functionality, security system and HVAC integration, and control of the pool and spa. It’s important that you partner with a local AV company that understands how to deliver control over the entire home, whether it’s from one, or multiple user interface devises, like iPads, touchpanels, keypads and remote controls. Even if your initial focus is on the theater room, you’ll likely want to expand that system later on, so you want to make sure you choose an AV company that can help you do that when the time comes. Continue reading “Not Just Another Newport Beach Audiovisual (AV) Company” »
A Universal Remote Control (URC), like the popular RTI controls that many Newport Beach home theater owners use, is designed to make control of a complex AV and home entertainment system easy. With URC products, the homeowner is supposed to be able to control all of the devices in a system, no matter how complex those devices or the overall home theater systems are, literally, with the touch of a single button from a single device.
But this scenario is all too familiar to many Newport Coast home theater owners: your high end home entertainment system has been professionally installed and configured, you invite friends into your home to share your home theater experience with them, you press that one button designed to control the entire home entertainment system and deliver the experience you want. And it doesn’t work. Nothing happens. Or the wrong thing happens. Continue reading “RTI and URC Issues: Does My Newport Beach House Need a Whole New Home Theater System?” »