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…

Smartening Up Business and Homes in North Carolina

Right now there is a revolutionary changeover happening in business as well as home. The latest innovations in automation are being connected with today’s mobile phones, the internet, and much more. In North Carolina, things are now starting to shape up into a whole new era of control, and you may find that there are…

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…

Custom Home Theaters

Who doesn’t love a good movie?  Not many people can say that they don’t enjoy a good film.  However, many of us have such busy schedules and so many other commitments that we may find ourselves unable to make a special trip to the theatre to see the latest movies.  Not only that, but the…

Acoustics—How to Make Your Home Theater Sound Better

When you think of all of the components needed to design a functional home theater, chances are you probably have not considered the accessories needed to improve the acoustics of the room. Even if you purchase the most technologically advanced audio and video equipment, you will not have quality sound unless you have the proper…

How to Properly Furnish Your Home Theater

As the price of technology gradually decreases, home theaters are becoming a more common site in residences of all sizes. What once seemed like a luxury for the wealthy is now an affordable option for many. Designing and furnishing your room properly is essential to creating a fun and entertaining room. For the full effect,…

Home Theater Installation

Installing a home theater is much more complicated than simply plugging in a wide-screen TV or hooking up surround sound speakers. Your electrical systems may need to be updated or altered to support your new system. Working with a qualified home theater installer ensures that your system will be set up correctly and work properly.…