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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 [...]

August 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 [...]

August 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 [...]

June 7th, 2010|

Outdoor Audio and Video

What an amazing Spring in New England!  We are enjoying every moment we can outside. Like many of you, we are grateful for the opportunity to increase our living area  through outside living space.   There are so many great products that bring all of the comforts of indoors to the outside.  How fabulous it is to [...]

June 1st, 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 [...]

May 18th, 2010|

Updated Lighting

Adjusting the lights in your home through programmed controls is becoming more and more desirable, not only for the convenience but also for reducing energy consumption and costs.   This technology is more widely available than ever before.  Thanks to recent product innovations, retrofitting your current lighting to controllable lighting is as easy as replacing a light switch.   You [...]

May 11th, 2010|

LCD, LED, Plasma and Why Do I Care?

By far, this is biggest question we get. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer as each of the technologies offers differences that benefit certain applications. Plasma still provides the best picture assuming you do not have high ambient light or reflectivity. In contrast, LCD is great for those high ambient light rooms.  And [...]

May 5th, 2010|

Why is it so expensive to install a TV?

On any given Sunday there will be a flyer showing the latest sale prices on a TV. This past weekend I saw a 42” plasma on sale from Best Circuit for $475. Wow. Just five years ago a 42” plasma was nearly $5,000! Now it would seem that the installation shouldn’t be much more right? [...]

March 29th, 2010|
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