Q: How does it work and why would I want this?
A: All equipment with the exception of the TV's will be in a central
location in your home. This will enable all devices in your home
to share the equipment. This includes: DVD players, Radio, MP3,
Satellite and or Cable. All equipment can then be used at any location
in the house using only a remote control.
Doesn't this cost more?
A: When you consider that by not going this way with your system
your going to be using considerably more devices the cost is usually
less. You can now use one DVD player in your home instead of having
a DVDplayer for the family room, the Game room, the bedrooms, and
in the Theater if you have a theater. This also includes other devices
like Apple TV or Ipod docks, Cable or Satellite DVRs.
Do I need an expensive remote for every room in my house to control
A: Although you need a remote to control the rooms in your house,
we offer a solution to this and do not require you to purchase a
remote for each room. For years we have been programming what we
call traveling remotes. A traveling remote allows you to tell the
remote what room your in and it will then control that room. this
allows you to have the control of your entire home without the cost
of a remote dedicated to each room. Incase of accidental damage
to a remote you will also be able to control your system from an
additional remote in your house until a replacement is delivered.
What other advantages are there in a distributed Audio/Video system?
A: Lets say that there are 4 people living in your home and you
have 8 locations with a TV in them. One way to configure your system
would be to give each person in the house a dedicated satellite
or cable DVR (Digital Video Recorder). When Mom wants to watch TV
on any TV in the house she can simply pull up her DVR and watch
tv with her recordings on the box. Mom can watch her DVR in the
family room while her son is watching his DVR in the game room and
recording his favorite shows. Now mom doesn't have to worry that
she cannot record her favorite show because someone else is already
recording in that time slot because she has her own DVR. When Mom
gets ready to retire to her room for the evening she can pause her
DVR, turn off the family room TV and make her way to her bedroom.
Once she is ready to watch TV again she simply turns on the TV in
her bedroom to her DVR and begins her show right where she left
off. Now we have made watching TV easier because your recordings
will follow you no matter what room your in, and you don't need
to have 8 satellite or cable boxes in your house saving you the
mirroring fee that the cable or satellite provider charges per additional