Are you a designer or contractor that does remodelling or new construction projects?
Whether you are doing a single room project (kitchen reno), a full renovation or new build, what questions should designers and contractors ask their clients to better understand their technology needs?
Much like understanding how your clients like to cook, you need to understand how they want to live when it comes to technology. You don’t need to have the technical answers but consider the following situations…
You are renovating for a couple who is elderly.… Read more What questions should designers and contractors ask their clients?
CEDIA is the governing body for the home technology professionals. You can find out more details based on where you live on their website. www.cedia.org
Hiring a Home Technology Professional Licensing in Ontario, Canada
Why should I care?
Anyone building or renovating needs to know their contractors and subcontractors are properly licensed and insured to do the work.
The challenge with home technology professionals is that we DO NOT require special certifications or licenses to do work.
… Read more Hiring a Home Technology Professional in Ontario
Samsung has confirmed that all integrated TV skype cameras are no longer being supported after June 2016. This is the quote we received from Samsung directly:
“As the technology landscape has evolved, consumers have shown a growing preference for using video messaging on their mobile devices, with smartphones and tablets becoming the most natural way to reach friends and family on the couch or on the go. With this in mind, Skype has decided to shift its investment exclusively to mobile and will discontinue support and development for all Skype™ for TV services from June 2016.
… Read more SKYPE for TV being discontinued
Many of our customers ask us to set them up with free OTA services. Toronto has access to many of the local HD channels but also the major US channels because of the proximity to the border.
The HD quality is often better than anything you will find from Bell or Rogers. The OTA service is uncompressed. The receiving antenna is going to determine your signal strength and clarity.
The Channel Master 7500 PVR is a full PVR when you add a hard drive.
… Read more FREE OTA Service with PVR and on-screen guide
TV manufacturers have decided that curves are better than flat. Remember when 3D was all the rage? Well this year we have curved TVs. In my opinion it’s a fad and let me explain why.
Most of our installations are wall mounted TVs. (Over 95%). That means we need to be aware of what a TV looks like on the wall. When you walk into the room, can you see the side of the TV? If yes, as in many bedrooms, then a curved TV will stick off the wall a good 4-6″.
… Read more Curved TV… FAD or must-have feature?
Here is a quick demo of Cloud 9’s two motorized shade options.
For the Budget Conscious:
Our Proshade system is inexpensive but noisier and less reliable than our premium Lutron shades. Each window operates independently and may not provide unified operation as illustrated in our video below. This solution is intended for lower budget projects.
For UltraQuiet & Premium Installations:
The Lutron shades offer a higher level of finish and an ultra quiet motor. When lined up along a wall of windows,
… Read more Lutron motorized shades vs no-name shades
This modern home is getting the cloud 9 attention to detail. We are cabling the house today with our full crew and will be done so the contractors can insulate and drywall within the week.
Speed and efficiency is key in what we do. Our experienced team knows how to work in ultra modern homes where bulk heads are non existent.
… Read more Rough-in wiring started today in riverdale.
Thank you to all of our customers, designers, architects and builders who worked with us this past year. It has been another busy year for residential and commercial projects.
We know how important your music systems are over the holidays so for the next 3 weeks (until Jan 2nd) we are offering FREE labour for onsite support for all SONOS music systems we have installed.
Please call, email or submit the online support request under our contact page and we will do our best to fit you in so your homes or businesses can continue to rock.
… Read more FREE SONOS Onsite Support over the holidays
Great work Ed and Deanne. Your new Dark Horse at 630 queen east looks amazing. Thanks for having Cloud 9 AV Inc install the audio system with SONOS. It sounds as good as it looks.
… Read more New Dark Horse Espresso looks and sounds amazing