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What Do You Need to Know About Installing a Home Theater?

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What to Consider When Building Your Dream Home Cinema

A home theater can be many things. It may be a highly stylized and decorated room formally outfitted with the latest gear for watching films of all types. It can also be a multipurpose multimedia space set up to enjoy sports, video games, Netflix binges, music videos, and anything that can be enjoyed on a big screen with equally big sound.

Home theaters are anything but simple, involving a myriad of details to consider that range from technical to aesthetic. The best theaters and media rooms are put together by a team of professionals and skilled trades, each with their own expertise but working together to build the theater you envision for your Richmond, VA home. So what should you know about home theater installation? It's less about technical details and more about what you want for the end result. Read below for more!

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Three Ways to Add Lighting Control to Your Projects with Control4

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Smart Lighting Systems Add Luxury and Aesthetic Appeal

Lighting control is one of the most sought-after smart home features. Prospective homebuyers highly prize the convenience of smart control and the energy efficiency aspect of easily turning off lights when not needed. From the design and build side, professionals like you also understand how managing light intelligently can transform the look and feel of a home. Automated control can create the perfect lighting look for any space.

Whether you are working on redecorating, remodeling, an addition, or new construction builds, there is a lighting control system from Control4 that will make your Goochland County, VA projects stand out from the rest. Keep reading to learn about three models for integrating smart lighting control.

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Control4 Reimagines Smart Home Automation

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Control4 OS 3 Sets a New Bar for Powerful Control with Intuitive Ease

Starting in 2003, Control4 set out to reset expectations in smart home automation. Over the years, they have created a complete home control suite that changed the way people could manage and interact with their homes for easier daily living. Not only did they offer their own solutions, but they also designed a smart home operating system that orchestrated many third-party products – in fact, thousands of them.

Control4's latest system, OS 3, takes everything they have learned from many thousands of smart home installations and puts even more power into the user's hands, with greater personalization, intuitive design, and effortless control. Keep reading below to see how Control4 OS 3 reimagines the smart home experience in Goochland, County, VA.

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Elevate Your Home Theater with Anthem Audio

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Anthem Delivers a Heady Mix of Performance and Value

Anthem is a well-known name to discerning audiophiles who like top-tier performance and value for their audio dollar. Anthem is part of Paradigm, the Canadian audio company known for research-based engineering and high-value products from affordable to high-end.

Anthem’s home theater audio line offers something for everyone, with a line of receivers for different size spaces to separates for those seeking the ultimate in performance. While their products have all the features you want to use in a home theater or media room, Anthem eschews feature bloat to focus on audio quality.

A few months ago, we detailed Anthem Audio’s updated receiver line for those that prefer a one-box solution for home theater sound. In this blog, we’ll focus on separates – the AV processor and amplifiers – for those rooms and audiophiles that want that extra power and precision that comes from separate components. Keep reading to learn more about Anthem’s home multichannel audio separates to see if they’re right for your Henrico County, VA home cinema.

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3 Ways to Enjoy a Whole House Audio-Video System

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Make Entertainment Easy in Every Room

Entertainment should be easy. By the very nature of the word, it shouldn't seem like work when you want to be entertained. Unfortunately, some audio-video entertainment setups can be needlessly complicated. For example, the switching shenanigans you endure to get sound from your TV only or when you want to hear the sound through your audio system. Or when you want to select music to play, and you have three different ways to do it – an Alexa smart speaker, a Bluetooth speaker, or your AV receiver in the family room. Or you want to hear the evening news on the TV as you roam around the house getting things done.

If you like simplicity for your AV system and want one way to do things, you might be interested in a whole-house audio-video system that makes entertainment easy. Keep reading below to see how to simplify your AV life in your Chesterfield County, Virginia home.

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