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Fuoriserie Debuts at CES

Sim2, an industry leader in Projector design and manufacturing, is earning a lot of attention for the launch of their newest statement projector, Fuoriserie. Andrew Robinson, writer, director and managing editor of Home Theater Review. says it best in his blog post titled Flashes of Brilliance: "Without belaboring the point the Fuoriserie is expensive and represents SIM2′s most ambitious flagship effort to date. The Fuoriserie is an entirely hand built, top performing HD projector made from the best parts the front projection community and Texas Instruments have to offer. From the outside it looks like a classic [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00February 9th, 2013|

The Convenience of Modern Technology

The explosion of technologies and internet connectivity is creating a dizzying number of choices for everyone. Some see this as an amazing opportunity while others feel overwhelmed and don’t know where (or if) they should start. Consider for example that: • CD’s and AM/FM radio have been replaced with streaming media from Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. . • You no longer need a drawer or closet for your media because it stays in this new thing we call “the cloud”. • Thermostats are now controllable through the web. • Surveillance cameras can be seen on your mobile [...]

2012-10-30T21:58:00+00:00November 15th, 2012|

Focal Point

Who wants the TV to be the focal point of a well designed room...

2012-01-04T15:28:49+00:00March 7th, 2011|

3D Update

3D TV capabilities are growing and changing with each passing day

2012-01-19T13:42:24+00:00December 5th, 2010|

Google Powermeter

I love my Google account.  No matter where I am, I have access to my mail, calendar, documents, pictures and news.  The free tools (Analytics, Webmaster, Places, Maps…) have been invaluable in my job as DC Home Systems webmaster.  So, when I read a recent blog about ‘Google PowerMeter’ my curiosity was piqued.  Google offers a free web based energy monitoring tool. The site displays your energy consumption and related costs and allows you to view the data in a day, week or monthly view.  The program will calculate a projection of future consumption based on current [...]

2012-01-10T02:36:09+00:00August 10th, 2010|

3D in the comfort of your home

3D is here, not only in theaters but available for in home enjoyment as well.  In the coming months you will see a sharp rise in the deployment of 3D technology to in consumers.  The major TV manufacturers have all released High Definition 3D television in Plasma, LED and LCD models.  The pricing is comparable to similar 2D models.  Don’t worry; you are not relegated to a life of watching your video display with silly glasses strapped to your face.  You can still watch your movies and favorite TV shows in 2D on these new displays.  But [...]

2012-01-10T03:32:39+00:00August 3rd, 2010|

Age In Place

CEDIA, the association for professionals in the home electronics integration industry is really on top of providing educational opportunities to our partners in the building and design industry.  I wanted to pass on this invitation to a free webinar offered by CEDIA and the Home Technology Alliance.  It looks like a really interesting topic, especially for those of us just a little over 45... Opportunities in the Age-in-Place Market With the aging of the baby boomers, there is a greater awareness of the need for residential spaces to adapt to changing needs. Evidence shows that people want [...]

2012-01-17T19:36:08+00:00June 7th, 2010|

Why HDMI?

HDMI (High Definition Multi-Media Interface) is the newest method for hooking up your audio video systems. When properly implemented, you can get the best possible connectivity between your new Blu-Ray player and 1080P TV. It is also the cause of a great deal of confusion, misunderstanding and unfortunately, problems. What is HDMI? It is a protocol for transporting pure digital audio/video signals between devices in a manner that optimizes quality and resolution while also keeping it copyright proof (thanks Hollywood).   In the “old” analog days, you would hook up your equipment with RCA jacks. If the connection was good, [...]

2012-01-10T03:41:23+00:00May 18th, 2010|