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The Difference in Buying a Home Theater System From Us vs. Amazon
The convenience of online shopping is definitely an attractive option. You find what you need from a trusted retailer like Amazon or others, add it to your cart, enter your payment information, and several days later the product sits on your doorstep. No matter the weather – no need for a drive – all of this can take place from the comfort of your home. So, is there a down-side to this seemingly perfect process? Yes, there are actually a few:
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: installation , home theater , whole house av , online sales | View Count: (1102)
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How Large Does my Home Theater Need to Be?

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How Large Does my Home Theater Need to Be?
Although many will deny it, various social trends tend to validate the “bigger is better” frame of mind. Bigger airplanes, larger SUVs, taller buildings, Super-Sized fries – we seem to subconsciously gravitate toward the next improvement, the upgrade from what is readily available, and the more impressive version of whatever is being considered. These trends also tend to be cyclical, to some extent. Back in the 70s, if your home stereo speakers weren’t the size of a refrigerator, then you ha...
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: home theater , whole house av , installation | View Count: (1034)
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Positioning Speakers for Optimal Sound

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Positioning Speakers for Optimal Sound
Stereo Once you have selected the room in which your 2-channel stereo will operate and you have a set of speakers, you must determine the best place to put them. Many people will simply find the most suitable wall or furniture space that will accommodate the speakers, and consider it done. But there is a way to get the best sound possible if you observe a few basic rules.
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5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater?

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5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater?
A 5.1 surround sound system uses 6 channels (front left and right, center, rear left and right, and subwoofer) to create surround sound. A 7.1 surround sound systems use 8 channels (front left and right, center, side left and right, rear left and right, and subwoofer).The two extra channels provide enhanced effects and greater acoustic depth during playback.
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Categories: Home Theater, Installation | Tags: home theater , surround sound , installation | View Count: (1071)
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What to Look for in a Front Projection Screen

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What to Look for in a Front Projection Screen
A front projection system consists primarily of a projector and a screen, with sources and supporting home theater equipment in tow. The resolution and other specifications of the projector will define the performance capabilities that can be attained, but the screen is actually the final determining factor in how good your video will look. A similar analogy can be drawn between a sports car and its tires. You can buy a Ferrari but if you equip it with low budget tires, the performance and handl...
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Categories: Lighting Control, Home Theater, Installation | Tags: front projection , projector , projection screen , home theater | View Count: (1099)
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In-Wall Home Theater Speakers or Not?

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In-Wall Home Theater Speakers or Not?
For those of you who intend to invest in a home theater system, there are many considerations to weigh before making your purchase. Will you employ a front projection system or a flat panel display? Will it be a dedicated space of its own, or part of your living room? What type of speakers will deliver your entertainment? The list goes on…
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: in-wall speaker , in-ceiling speaker , architectural speaker , floor-standing speaker , bookshelf speaker , home theater , av receiver | View Count: (1127)
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The Ultimate Game Room

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The Ultimate Game Room
Video games are not just for kids any more. We remember the early days of gaming with systems that seemed amazing in their day, with players and objects comprised of lines, dots or blocks, dichromatic color graphics (later developing into three or more colors), and the entire game play occurring on one ‘fixed’ screen. Audio consisted of “beep” and several variations thereof, but we will skip the extensive evolutionary process of video gaming right into 2016.
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Categories: Home Theater, Home Network, Installation | Tags: home theater , video gaming , home audio , game room | View Count: (985)
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The Benefits of Using our own Teams vs. Contractors

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The Benefits of Using our own Teams vs. Contractors
“Contractors” can be generally defined as people or organizations that contract with another organization or individual to perform a specified task, or provide goods or services. This configuration is used in almost every industry, from construction to government to defense procurement. Depending on the type of services being provided, contractors may require licensing, specialized training or education, and are accountable to the entity in whose employ they happen to be. Their level of perfor...
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: professional installation , av installation , whole house audio , home theater | View Count: (1836)
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What Type of Speakers Should You Buy?

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What Type of Speakers Should You Buy?
The consumer entertainment market is overflowing with choices. A range of equipment is available from department stores to ‘big box’ electronics retailers to specialty boutiques that practically charge a cover to enter the store. Prices vary from the low-budget all-in-one home theater for a few hundred dollars to single components ranging in the many thousands of dollars. Every brand touts their product as “the one you must have” for a myriad of reasons, and there is something for every pote...
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Categories: home automation, Home Theater, Whole House AV | Tags: loudspeakers , speakers , in-wall , in-ceiling , architectural audio , home theater , multi-room audio , 2-channel stereo , amplifier | View Count: (1123)
What Makes Enhanced Home Systems Exceptional in our Line of Work?
Since our founding in 1989, as many custom electronics retailers busied themselves about their various concerns, Enhanced Home Systems studied our markets and our profession, perhaps not unlike how a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm in a drop of water. While many household names and independent businesses have come and gone, EHS has instead remained strong, grown, and laid a solid foundation for great things to come.
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Categories: Home Network | Tags: installation , home theater , network , professional | View Count: (1180)
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