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2012-01-10T03:31:53+00:00August 26th, 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? I mean after all, it’s just a TV. No, not really. Even a “simple” installation requires thought, planning and good supporting products.  Let’s start with the TV. The one on sale is probably not all that great. It is there to catch [...]

2012-01-04T15:36:36+00:00March 29th, 2010|

Electronics for Elderly Care

I am excited to report that today I have seen an application of our home automation technology being put to use in caring for our elderly. I have have been noodling the concept for a few years and was pleased to find a company that has developed an engineered and scalable solution. The core concept is to install sensors that can monitor the key activities of a loved one like: movement in the home, opening and closing of doors and medicine cabinets, flushing of toilets, use of a vehicle, etc.. These sensors are tied to a processor [...]

2012-01-10T03:01:40+00:00March 29th, 2010|

The Future of TV

The capabilities of audio and video source gear have exploded in just the past year.  Someone with a sweet home A/V system used to have a VCR, DVD player, cable or satellite receiver (or both), Tivo, reel-to-reel, CD changer, cassette player, and phonograph.  This took up a lot of space, had a mess of wires, and required extreme dexterity to operate all the remotes, or one really well programmed universal remote.  Today, the consumer can get a Blu-Ray player with Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, weather information, and access to local computer files.  TV’s are available with similar [...]

2012-01-04T15:37:42+00:00February 26th, 2010|