"Who should I talk to about creating a home theatre?"
If you are bewildered about the consumer
electronics age, then we offer 10 Smart Consumer Electronic Tips for
your home environment.
The 10 Smart Consumer Electronic Tips provide you
with a concise and informative list of helpful hints to assist you
in making smart decisions when purchasing home consumer
Our goal for
developing this list was to take an active role in providing
assistance to the consumer. These tips cover four areas:
innovation, investments, integration and ease of use.
Although this advice is geared toward the
homeowner, it is also beneficial to the builder, architect,
interior designer and custom electronics professional. When
building or remodeling, the designer or builder may use this list
as a reference for making recommendations on home integration to
Here is the list:
for everything now – If you are building or remodeling your home,
wire it with a plan for future needs. While no one can guarantee
what the future will look like, CEDIA Professionals make it their
business to stay current to offer good advice about technologies
that are on the horizon. Best of all they can help you sort out the
hype from the reality.
for HDTV now – High Definition TV is the new digital standard for
enhanced picture quality for TV broadcasting. If you're buying a
new TV or video projector, make sure you'll be able to enjoy the
incredible sound and pictures that are part of HDTV.
on integrated systems – As you buy new electronic components, make
sure you shop for equipment that can be hooked up together and
operated with one, easy to use control system.
buy yesterday’s products (often what is in stock) – Many stores
purchase large orders of all equipment and sell it at discounted
rates. Shop with a dealer that only provides you with new equipment
Consider integrating lighting control with your home electronics
system — Lighting sets the mood for home theater, entertaining, or
just a quiet night at home. You can control your home lighting from
the same remote that you use to control your theater or music
with your wallet, but lead with your head - Quality and long-term
dependability are the most cost effective attributes that you can
build into a home.
experience, not a box – Find a dealer that allows you to test drive
the entire system or at least experience the thrill of a high
performance system. Few people have the time to research and
evaluate all the hardware choices. It's smarter to focus on the end
result and make your choices based upon overall performance and
think you have to put up with hard to use, multiple remote controls
– Easy to use, all-in-one remote controls are available for any
system. You can even have them custom programmed so they make
perfect sense to you.
a professional - Designing and installing reliable, easy to use
systems that add real quality to your lifestyle is the goal of a Custom AV professional.
Increase your service expectations - Your home electronics system
is a big investment. Custom AV professionals will provide you with
extensive options, comprehensive designs, complete installation and
especially, in-home service for your systems.