Automation As We Know It

Automation, as We Know it, is Changing  [by Heather L. Sidorowicz.] Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Having a truly custom system always has been a challenging feat…

Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

By Electronic House Staff When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use,…

The Holiday Benefits of Smart Home Controls

The holidays are a wonderful time for people of all backgrounds, as they bring together families, friends, and more to a joyous few months of celebration. With the season comes a great deal of issues, and they aren’t always in regards to family gatherings. Homeowners and businesses alike have to deal with several elements when…

Why Everyone Needs Music in their Home

Written by Heather L. Sidorowicz – President of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato More than 316 million people live in the United States, and they can all use music throughout their homes and in…

Should You Insulate Your Home Theater?

Written by Freddie at 24-7 Home Theater Acoustics are an area that gets a lot of attention in the world of home theater and with good reason.  A poorly designed room can make an incredible audio system sound terrible.  But is it worth using insulation to dampen the sound coming from your home theater? There…

NanoTech Adds 45 Selections to UltraFlix 4K Ultra HD Service

If you’re still wondering where all of the Ultra HD 4K content is, your may want to check out UltraFlix. UltraFlix is a new 4K Ultra HD IPTV/OTT network, which is exclusive to NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 player. The player was first announced late last year, but the service didn’t launch until spring 2014. Well, it looks…