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BACK TO FOOTBALL 2014…

With the NFL season opening tonight  we here at HomeTheatermation are hard at work getting our clients ready for this coming Sunday and the 2014 NFL season.  Most of our football customers have more then one TV in their media room or theater room and during Sundays there are about 14 games on throughout the […]

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Five Things to Know About Lighting Control

Lighting control is more than just a light switch. First off, unless you’ve been exposed to advanced lighting control at a friend’s house or in a dealer’s showroom, you probably don’t even know what the term refers to. For most people, lighting control consists of on/off switches and dimmers, placed at the entrances to rooms […]

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DirecTV Premium Video on Demand: $30 Rentals 8 Weeks After Theatrical Release

It’s been rumored for a while, and Variety reports that Warner, Universal and Fox are rolling out premium video on demand. You’ll be able to rent new releases for $30 about 8 weeks after the theatrical release. Home Premiere movies are new movie releases available exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA™ months before they’re available on Netflix®, […]

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Whole House Music: Choices at Your Fingertips

Whole House Music systems, also known as multi-zone audio systems were one of the earliest requests from consumers, in regards to “cool things they would like to have in their home”. The dream was to own a whole-house audio system that effortlessly piped music throughout your home, where all the components “talk” harmoniously to one […]

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Sonos Puts Voice Into Android Controller

Wireless music control and voice search awaits Sonos owners packing an Android smartphone. The company just announced the Sonos Controller for Android, a free appSonos on Google Phones that adds Sonos control to almost any Android smartphone. That means you can go anywhere in the house and tap into music from your digital collection, as […]

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Home Appraisal Guidelines Add Flexibility for Valuing Electronics

Integrators have too often seen expensive home theaters and other electronics be ignored by appraisers. Hopefully, that is a thing of the past. The Federal Reserve has a new interim rule on appraisals that allow homebuilders, integrators and homeowners to ask an appraiser to consider additional information about a property. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is […]

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iTunes & PC Remote Controls

URC has added iTunes control to its Network Series controllers, which include the MX-6000 Color Touch Screen, MX-5000 Wand Touch Screen Remote and KP-4000 In-Wall Touch Screen Keypad. The Network Series products can control iTunes on any PC, Mac or Apple TV in the house with a wired or wireless connection via Apple’s Airport Express. […]

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Hands On: First Ipad App – Whole House Control System

We will definitely be seeing more A\V companies releasing there iPad apps into the wild. Savant is currently on tour demoing its new ROSIE 4i iPad App. The app, which costs $9.99 from the App Store, will “operate both wirelessly and as an in-wall or desktop device” and can control lights, shades, entertainment, and more. […]

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First Look 3D: Samsung UN46C8000 3D HDTV and BD-C6900 Blu-ray 3D Player

Welcome to the first blog post from hometheatermation (HTM).  Over the coming weeks\months, we will be reviewing and showing products in the Consumer Electronic industry. It’s been a long road from 1952’s Bwana Devil to 2009’s Avatar, but 3D in your local cineplex is now a big-time, going concern.  HDTV manufacturers are determined to bring […]

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