Category Archives: Distributed Audio/Video

Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use, both.

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Smart Home Technologies and Home Security Tips

Whether you live alone or are responsible for a family of your own, home security is likely one of your top concerns. Similarly, if you’re living on a budget, which almost everyone is, to a certain extent, then energy management is probably a close second.

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Home Audio/Video: Anywhere and Everywhere

In movies characters are always leaping out of bed, roused into action by “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “The Final Countdown,” or “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” They shower, dress, make breakfast, and slide around their entire house in socks on hardwood floors, all to the same song.

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The Best in HiFi Home Audio: Sunfire XTEQ Subwoofer Series

Straight From NYC’s CE Week, 2015

Prepare yourself. Both for the power of these subwoofers and for some technical hi-fi audio language. While I was at CE Week 2015 in New York City, looking around at the newest in speakers and sound equipment, I had the pleasure to investigate some of the most impressive subwoofers on the market, the Sunfire XTEQ series.

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Beyond the 4K TV: 8 Mind-Blowing Inventions From NYC’s CE Week, 2015

Last week I took a trip down to New York City for CE Week, a consumer electronics show that I like to go to for their TV shootout. It’s always good to see how the latest in 4K technologies compare to one another or to an OLED TV. This year it wasn’t a 4K TV that caught my eye, though—it was the gadgets.

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Outdoor Living – Secrets to Really Living Outside the Walls

FACT:

“Outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreational activities” was the number one trend listed in the 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects outdoor design survey.

Currently, one huge trend is the emergence of outdoor living spaces. They’re even found throughout the Pacific Northwest, hardly a bastion of sunshine and warmth.

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3 Tips for Planning Your Outdoor Music System

by Hometronics Lifestyles

As the snow is melting from winter and spring is trying it’s best to arrive, now is the time to start thinking about installing a new outdoor audio system for more enjoyable backyard cookouts, pool parties or just enjoying the evening under the stars. Here are three tips to help get you started in planning a music system.

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