4 Audio Visual Technologies to Make Your Home Smarter
Do you still have multiple remotes lying around…for the TV, DVD player, satellite or cable? Do you know how to download Netflix on your computer, but wish you could watch it on your big screen TV instead? Do you want to be able to control your systems while on the road? Home theater technology is making all of these possibilities easier than ever. Following are four audio visual solutions that can help make your home smarter.
Universal Remotes – there is no need any more to have remotes for every system you use. Universal remotes have improved greatly and can be programmed to operate most of your audio visual products from a single remote, including multiple brands and types of electronics. Imagine, just one remote to control your TV, DVD player, satellite system, and more. These remotes can be very simple or can be highly customizable.
Media Boxes – many people are able to stream video and programs to their computer, and now media boxes allow you to stream this content to watch on your TV. Brands such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku can be used for a variety of programming including Netflix, music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, and even photo streaming to show your pictures from your computer on the big screen of your TV.
Airplay – now you can stream anything wirelessly from your Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone, etc.) to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. With mirroring, you can show anything that is on your iOs screen on the screen of your TV including movies, video games, photos, websites, spreadsheets, class materials and more. And, not only you can stream music to wireless speakers throughout your home, it will also stream information such as song title, artist, album artwork and more.
Smart Panels – for even more control of all of the systems in your home, a smart panel may be the solution. These flush mounted, wireless systems can be set up to manage everything including your home alarm system, temperature, lighting and audio/video from one central touch screen panel. Some can even be programmed to work with your Smartphone to manage these systems from afar.
All of these audio visual technologies are designed to provide more content for your enjoyment while making it easier to control the way you view or listen to a variety of media and manage home theater system. At Palm Desert Rangel Electric, our audio visual professionals are experts in audio/visual and home theater solutions. We can work with you from the most basic programming of your universal remote to installing and setting up your streaming systems and fully integrated smart panel. Call us at Rangel Electric at (760) 360-7377, and we’ll work with you to make your home the smartest home on the block.