We talk a lot on this blog about smart home technology and home theater installation for Orange County homeowners, but did you know that the outdoor portion of your home can be just as automated as the indoors? In Orange County, residents have the advantage of some of the best weather in the country and can take advantage of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle almost any day of the year. By taking the smart home outdoors, homeowners can also create the complete outdoor experience when entertaining, or just for enjoying their outdoor space with family. [Read more…]
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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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]