Smart Home Hour tonight will focus on:
#SmartHome‘s making homes greener.
“How can a Smart Home make a home more efficient?”
In the quest to make a modern home a “Smart Home” we have to consider power usage.
Using energy efficient systems to ensure that we use less electricity, and also monitoring this usage to determine how we can better use this power.
With the correct planning a Crestron remote controls can become a valuable part of any home entertainment installation. We have been using them extensively in our projects recently, this is why
We visited a client of ours whose upgrade we carried out earlier this year to make a few changes to his tastes. It is easy to see why he was happy to upgrade his entertainment system to include a properly configured Crestron control system.
With the correct planning we were able to install a single Crestron remote control in 3 rooms of the house, replacing a basket full of remote controls which included:
- DSTV Remote Control
- Panasonic Plasma TV remote
- Egreat Media player remote
- Blu Ray DVD player remote
We also added some new devices to the multi-room video distribution system, including:
- Apple TV’s
- Custom built XBMC Media players
- Security camera (CCTV) integration
- New surround sound Audio Video Receiver in the media room
All controlled by Crestron MLX-3 remote controls.
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I received a call from an old client of mine to ask us if we could carry out a Bang & Olufsen service call and investigate a buzzing sound that had developed on his Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 9000 CD player with BeoLab 8000 speakers.
We visited his home where we noticed the buzz on the speakers ourselves. We found that there was lots of electrical interference from other electrical items in the room.
DSTV have announced that they are expanding their High Definition offering.
This is an introduction to the changes in the DSTV High Definition offering.
To understand this we have summarised it as follows:
Each DSTV package has access to different channels. To date, each package contains channels which are available in Standard Definition, as well as High Definition. If you are using a High Definition decoder connected to a High Definition television you will have access to the High Definition channels which are offered on your package.