Home Theatre

Rack or No Rack for your Smart Home?

As integrators and smart home systems installers we are responsible for educating and advising our clients. Some of our competitors can do things for less and it is sometimes difficult for clients to understand why. It really does come down to attention to detail and why every contractor out there is going to do things differently. It doesn’t matter if you are hiring a tiling, HVAC or AV company…each trade does things a certain way based on experience, craftsmanship or requirements. As a customer, you need to ask the right questions so there are no surprises and expectations are clear.

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Sonos 5.1 sound system

SONOS Surround Sound Settings

Since we specialize in SONOS for many of the systems we have a few tips to share when it comes to “hearing” what is possible from your system.

Surround sound from SONOS is made possible with a few different options including our amazing Fx rear in-ceiling speakers from Monitor Audio paired with the SONOS Connect:AMP or the all new SONOS Amp coming out shortly. We have installed hundreds of Playbars with this setup and several paired with the smaller Beam. In either setup,

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Screen Innovations – ZERO Edge screens

I still get questions as to whether projection systems have met their match with today’s large screen LED and Ultra HD TVs on the market. In many homes, it just makes sense to install a 65″ or 80″ TV. Its large and hangs on the wall quickly. No cabling or power to a projector.

Why do a screen?

So why bother discussing a projection screen? Until you see the new products on the market today from our leading manufacturers, you won’t believe these are projection.

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A Sports Fan’s Dream Room

Client request:

“I want the biggest TV that will fit in the elevator and 3 smaller TVs above for my US sports.”

End Result:

A massive 4 TV combination that is surprisingly easy to use. It took our client 30 seconds to understand the logic of the remote control thanks to the great work of Glen Falkiner. See below under “Controlling it all” for details on Glen’s wizardry.

From Start to Finish:

With the work we get to do, we sometimes have clients with great vision and excitement for their systems (not to mention a realistic budget).

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