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Do You Want a Smarter Remote for Your Control4 System?

Check Out the New Neeo Remote at Georgia Home Theater on November 21st!

Do You Want a Smarter Remote for Your Control4 System?

It’s a funny thing about remote controls. They’ve been around for decades, yet many of them still are needlessly complicated – especially AV remotes. For many of our clients, they are a source of frustration.

As a home technology company in the business for 30 years, you might surmise that we've seen our share of remotes. You’re right: We’ve lost count! Some are better than others. Of course, as a professional integrator, we strive for ease of use in all our installations by specifying and customizing control solutions that fit what our clients want. And we're always looking for a better, faster, more straightforward control solution for our customers.

Some might not get too excited over a new remote, but we are thrilled to announce a new one from our smart home control brand partner Control4. It’s called the Neeo, and it’s much more than an AV remote - it fuses together the best part of touchscreens and button remotes with the power of Control4’s new OS 3 smart home system.

We're so excited about it, in fact, that we're planning an event on November 21st from 4-8 PM at our Marietta showroom to introduce it. Not only will you get to experience the Control4 Neeo, but we will also have representatives on hand from top brand partners Sony, Monitor Audio, and Lutron lighting for demos, free giveaways, and special offers. 

Is this the dream remote you’ve been wanting for your Control4 system in Dunwoody? Read on to get the early scoop - and don’t forget to come to the event!

No-See-Um Speakers for Home Audio

You Can’t See ‘Em But You Can Feel the Sound from These Speakers

No-See-Um Speakers for Home Audio

Unfortunately for the Atlanta area, our humid southern climate is a breeding ground for those pesky biting insects dubbed no-see-ums. Also called Biting Midges they are the ones that bite, but you can't see them to avoid it.

What does this have to do with home audio? Stick with us for the analogy here. We have many customers that love great music and top-notch sound quality. For them, we carry an excellent array of speakers like Bowers & Wilkins, the Klipsch Heritage line, and more. Many of these customers love the look of speakers and make them an integral part of their room’s décor. Indeed, some of these speakers are quite large and are meant to be prominently displayed.

Other customers love great audio but don't want speakers – no matter how exquisitely finished – as part of the room furnishings. Of course, architectural speakers have been around for many years with in-ceiling and in-wall models that offer great sound with no intrusions on floor space. Typically, those speakers have paintable grills to match a wall or ceiling finish to be very unobtrusive.

And then there are customers whose interior design demands even more stealth from a home audio installation, because even painted grills are too much. These customers prefer the speaker to virtually disappear. We’ll call these speakers no-see-ums, because you may not see them, but you will definitely hear the sound quality.

 

Read on for more about two no-see-um speaker lines for your home audio installation in Dunwoody.

Here’s What’s Next in Media Room Design

Spoiler Alert: It’s What You Don’t See

Here’s What’s Next in Media Room Design

If you happen to be old enough, you might remember a different time in electronic products. In the 1950s and 1960s, when they began exploding in popularity, many TVs and audio products looked like pieces of furniture instead of technology. You may remember the all-in-one turntable, AM-FM radio, and speakers that were all housed in an elegant wood credenza back in the day. Even separate components were encased in wood housing, and far more speakers had natural wood finishes that were not just black.

Today, technology looks like…technology. It is a rare product that incorporates unique design flair. Don't get us wrong; it does exist – in beautifully finished audio gear from McIntosh and Klipsch, to name but two examples. But many otherwise superb products don't always jive with the interior design visions of many of our customers.

We have solutions to that issue. If you don't like to see flat panel screens when they're not in use, you don't have to. On our blog, we've discussed many architectural speakers that deliver incredible sound without taking up any real estate in your room – including subwoofers.

This month, we want to tell you about a company that makes exceptional solutions to hide the technology bits you don't wish to be visible until they're called upon. Future Automation is an engineering company highly skilled at making equipment that looks custom-built for your home. So if you want a media room design that features more design than media equipment in your Buckhead home, there' likely a Future Automation solution.

Read on to learn more about innovative Future Automation products to hide your technology.

Product Overview: The Epson LS-500 4K Short Throw Projector

The Easy Home Theater Installation Alternative to a Projector

Product Overview: The Epson LS-500 4K Short Throw Projector

Most everyone wants an immersive big-screen experience in their media room or home theater. The only issue? Not everyone has the space for a full-fledged theater installation. In some areas, mounting a projector in the ceiling or a back wall is not a practical solution.

You might ask - why not go with a large flat-screen display? Many people do, and there are many that Georgia Home Theater can recommend from brand partners like Sony. But, some people want that projected large screen experience without giving up space, and the truly large, over 100-inch flat panels can get very expensive.

There is a solution, and it’s called the ultra-short-throw projector. It’s a projector than can sit mere inches from your wall and project an image up to ten feet across diagonally. The best part is that it only requires a slim wall-mounted screen, and it sits on your typical media credenza or cabinet.

What’s more, the latest models feature the newest 4K and HDR technology for an eye-popping picture, and sometimes also include full smart TV functionality for an all-in-one solution with the convenience of a TV and the cinematic impact of a projector.

One of Georgia Home Theater’s favorite models in this category is the Epson LS500, and it may just be the answer for the media space in your Smyrna home. Read on to see if this is the easy big-screen home theater installation solution you’ve been waiting for.