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Tips for Setting Up a Projector-Based Outdoor Theater System

What's more relaxing than watching movies under the stars? If you don't want to invest in a costly flat screen, another option is to setup a projector system outside. An outside projector system can be very large, and modern systems produce a crisp, clear image. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your outdoor system.

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Going Wireless: Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up a Wireless Home Theater

It's finally become possible to create an entirely wireless home theater. The Internet of Things means that televisions, speakers, and other systems can all be connected through WiFi, which means that you don't need to individually run cables to each one. Here's what you need to know.

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Five Blind Spots in Your Home Security

Your home might be covered, and your security system might be on point, but blind spots still exist. Today’s home security systems are tight, and they offer highly effective protection. If you’re not covering all areas, however, you’ll still be left unprotected. From lighting control to home security cameras, we’re covering the lesser-known gaps in your household’s security.

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2017 Home Theater Trends

The modern home theater is a collection of Bluetooth-enabled gadgets, surround sound speakers, a slew of audio components and structured wiring solutions. JJ Orion loves presenting today’s hottest options, and we’re here to help you decide on today’s best options. Whether you’re looking for a full-blown home theater experience or a side room entertainment area, you should see 2017’s hottest home audio trends.

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Improving the Sound Masking of a Busy Conference Room

Conference rooms often run into a bit of a catch-22. The most convenient location for a conference room is where everyone can easily access it -- but unfortunately that tends to be a highly trafficked and often loud area. The answer is usually sound masking. Improving the sound masking of a conference room will ensure that the conference room is as usable as it is well-placed.

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The Pros and Cons of Curved Screen TVs

Curved screen TVs are a new and popular trend -- but like most trends, they have both advantages and drawbacks. Curved TVs are made with a gentle curve to their screen, which is designed to make the screen easier to view even when it's quite large. This is the same theory behind IMAX screens and other large movie theater screens.

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What is Commercial AV?

Commercial AV (Audio Video) is the term used to describe services or systems that visually aid in the display of products, services, and various media. Commercial AV is used in retail locations, board rooms, restaurants, schools, churches, and other commercial or public locations. With Commercial AV, businesses, organizations, and public forums are able to explain or share their messages quickly and uniformly.

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Facts About the Central Vacuum

What is a Central Vacuum?

Also known as a whole-house vacuum system, a central vacuum is built into the house. The source of power for the system comes from an engine that is usually located in the basement or garage. Instead of pushing the vacuum unit around, operators simply use an outlet in the wall that provides suction and removes dirt and debris to store it in the collection canister.

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Smart Features for Home Lighting Control

Home lighting control is one of the easiest aspects of a home to add smart features to. Many homes are now able to be switched over without any unique or complicated wiring -- instead, everything is programmed into the base of the bulbs and controlled with a smartphone or other device. Here are some of the most popular features.

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Home Automation: A Look At The Best Products

Whether it be cooking utensils, appliances, hot water heaters, window blinds, windows, cameras, door bells, doors, lights, speakers, or clocks, it's likely there's a home automation setup that allows you to control the device without having to leave your couch. Since there's a wide range of home automation products available on the market, we're going to make matters easier by showing you the best home automation products on the market with a brief explanation as to why they're so special.

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