Too many apps?
Every consumer audio/video product has a remote control and once you have 3 or 4 devices attached to your TV, you have a coffee table full of remotes. Do you have too many remote controls in your home? Each device will claim how easy it is to use but when combined with the other devices, it is a disaster. Input 1 for this. HDMI 2 for that. Volume control on everything yet none actually controls the volume. And with the advent of apps for our mobile devices, we are promised even better ease of use with each [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]