Enhance Your Home Decor With Your Television.

The Evolution of Television Styles

Let’s go back in time for a moment and reminisce on how heavy and thick television sets were in the 50’s.  Surely, these clunkers were an eyesore. At the time, no one cared, if you owned a tv you were doing good.  Fast forward to our advanced day and age, it is the norm in every household to have a flat screen tv. Additionally, most tv’s are mounted right on the wall.  They look very sleek and barely take up any space.

However, even though we have come a long way, let’s face it, a big black screen is not exactly art on the wall.  Most women would love to have a hideaway tv. Hiding cords and electronics would be a miracle. So, what options are available to enhance home décor with a television?

 

Add Art to Your Home theater or Living Space

A fantastic way to conceal your flat panel or projection screen is to literally cover it with art and add a beautiful frame around it.  A company called ArtScreen has mastered this idea and it fits within our standard of classy and unique. Framing your tv is a great home decor enhancement. Here’s how it works. A frame is surrounding your television with a canvas of your choice of art displayed in front of your tv. When you are ready to watch tv, a silent motor screen retraction rolls the canvas up inside of the frame and booyah you have a home theater system.

Design your TV Frame to Enhance Your Home Decor

The process is simple, purchase a tv if you don’t already own one. Followed by selecting your art.  This art could be your own if it is good enough quality or you could choose from ArtScreen’s selected designer art with over 1,200 options of styles and colors. Next, select a frame to your liking. We personally love the modern frame for a television choice.  If you ever visit our showroom in Las Vegas you would know Elite A/V preferred style is modern!

 

Finally, after you have chosen all the components to your artwork, a professional home theater installation company installs your framed art and conceals all of your wires.  That is where Elite A/V steps in, our company serves Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and the greater Las Vegas Area.We specialize in Home Theaters, HDTV Set-ups, Multi-room Audio Systems, Universal Control Systems, Lighting & Shade Control, Networking and Wireless Solutions.  We would love to help you learn more about framing your tv and all the amazing options out there.

Additional Thoughts For Your Screen:

ArtScreen can work with a recessed or surface mounted television.  However, a very important factor to consider is the quality of your tv screen. As audio video professionals, quality comes first in our opinion.  Additional money can then enhance your home decor.  Quality of a screen makes the world of a difference to your enjoyment of a movie.  The light that reflects off of a projector or screen can be faded and blurry if not chosen correctly. We want to ensure the quality of your home theater system by helping you understand your options.  Here are two great articles on our website to read: One is HDR and the other is 4K.

 

Feel free to email or call us to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals. We would be happy to email you all the options of frames and art choices.

Call us today! 702.997.4108

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A Showroom Designed to Educate You and Impress Your Senses.

For those of you who know Elite A/V our standards have always been high.  We now have a home theater showroom in Las Vegas that will take you to audio video dreamland! The technology on display features complete home automation control systems and a variety of home theater sound displays. Additionally, we have Salamander a/v furniture, security systems, a commercial cafe bar and a stylish game room.   We have packed this place out with tons of amazing products for you to experience!

 

Learn Smart Home Capabilities

Home automation technology has grown so much over the last few years.  Voice commands and remote control systems have never been more functional. We really do have it made in the shade! You can test out Alexa and movie and audio commands.  Home automation is at the next level when you bring Control4 on board. This remote is a fan favorite when it comes to quality and variation.  Prompt automatic Lutron window shades, color changing light displays, thermostat controls and more with the dynamic duo of Alexa and Control 4 integrations.

The Theater Experience

Throughout our showroom, there are strategic audio displays designed to impress your senses.

The theater room is where you can kick back on plush fortress theater designed seating, gaze up at a seamless 100″ projection, and take in two variations of theater sound systems.  Monitor Audio paired with Dolby Atmos and the other incredible display by Martin Logan with a 7.1 channel sound. Both radiate immense power and unique sound.  Other audio systems showcased are Monitor Audio, Triad Speakers, Dynaudio, Sonos and Bang and Olufsen.

Every Home theater in Las Vegas should have the sound that is enjoyable to watch a movie with. We want to educate you about the differences in sound, size, price, and technology. However, no matter the cost, we back up the quality of the products we offer! Each and every speaker has something to offer for your individual preferences.

 

Get your Game On!

Our game room is not shy of audio power. We have some pretty amazing floor standing KEF speakers on display for your entertainment. Play a round of shuffleboard or bumper pool and imagine what your game room could be with surround sound pumping through the ceiling. We want to help customize every space in your home to maximize your enjoyment with your friends and family.

Commercial Grade Electronic Displays

Your heart may already be pumped up at this point, however, the cafe area features an LG commercial menu board with a video panel display that will have you brainstorming ways to enhance your storefront or restaurant. Soon to come is a 70-volt commercial Sonance system that creates a personal experience in a large space.  , an alarm system panel

 

Finally, to protect our establishment we have an alarm system panel to demo for you that we feel is of the utmost importance in your home and business. If you love to explore new technology and enjoy learning about a variety of audio-video gadgets, we guarantee you will be happy with our selections.  Schedule a visit so we can demo all kinds of fun entertainment equipment for you!  Call us at 702-997-4108 to make your appointment today!

Streaming Music at Your Workplace. Is it Legal?

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Business owners with great reason love streaming music for their clients and staff.  Music changes the consumer experience by a great deal.

A PROPER MUSICAL SELECTION INCREASES THE TIME SPENT IN THE STORE

  • 40% of clients spend more time in the store if they feel the music is well chosen.
  • Better music = more time spent = more sales.

THE ADEQUATE MUSIC INCREASES FIDELITY TO THE BRAND

  • 21% recommend you if they felt good with the music
  • 31% come back if the music is appropriate

MUSIC CREATES IDENTITY

  • 97% of general managers of the best retailers in the world say that music strengthens the brand personality.

Notably, these facts from snail music are a powerful statement. With that said, streaming music companies such as Pandora or Spotify in a workplace has complications and legal limits. Our goal is to break down legalities of music in a business setting and help you avoid any mishaps or penalties.  In addition to, providing you with reliable options of streaming music legally.

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Streaming Music Services are Usually Limited to Personal Use.

When a song plays, you may find yourself using the expression “this is my song!” However, while we may have emotionally adopted the song, it still legally belongs to the songwriter who created it and the music publisher who markets it. To use their property in a public setting, you need to ask permission. The term for commercial licensing is “public performance” that is, a gathering of people in a public place not including social settings of a small circle of family or friends. Licensing agencies like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC actively seek out businesses using unlicensed music and assess fines and penalties. These agencies are actually enforcing U.S. copyright law by collecting royalty fees and paying them to the musicians and songwriters that created the music.  Therefore, a public performance license is required in order to stream owned music.

Old school boombox

What about CDs, Tapes, Radio or TV?

Permission is needed to play records or tapes in your establishment. Interestingly, the ASCAP highlights permission for radio and television transmissions in your business is not needed. A problem to consider with radio or television is the annoying commercials in between that could drive consumers out of your business.

What About Streaming Music Just For Staff?

There is a bit of a gray area on playing music for your staff.  It’s important to note that, licensing is not required for the “private performance” of songs. There have been many lawsuits that stem from the disagreement of what constitutes as a public or private performance.  Nevertheless, one can convincingly argue that a group of fewer than five co-workers listening to streaming music within the confines of their office is a private performance.  As the number of employees grows, the closer you get to the threshold of a public performance.

Commercial Licensing vs. A  Music Service.

More often than not, a commercial license is limited to mood music. This mood music you hear in the background at a doctor’s office, hair salon, or grocery store. A commercial license doesn’t cover service for music used to accompany dancing (including ballrooms and dance studios), bowling, skating or instructed health club classes; or for music used in a location where a cover charge is charged. (Guide Through Legal Jungle)

In comparison, the benefit to obtaining your business music via a service is that all the licensing is in their hands. Your company will not need to directly interact with the Pros.

Elite A/V Recommends SiriusXM for Business.

At any rate, the cost of worry can be compared to a heavy load.  Lifting that burden and getting a quality service is what we recommend. SiriusXM for business requires a low monthly fee and a one-time purchase of The Grace Digital Business Music Player or Sonos wireless products.  This option allows you to play music directly from the internet over your business stereo or phone system. It’s perfect for anything from medical clinics to hotel restaurants, streaming over 50,000 stations with high-quality digital sound for your listening enjoyment.

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sonos product and full line of speakers

In conclusion, We would be happy to help you figure out what music choice is best for your business. Call us today to find out what streaming service and equipment we recommend for your specific needs.  A well-respected technician would be happy to answer any of your questions.

RIVA FESTIVAL The Mother of a Multi-room Wireless Speaker

The last article featured RIVA ARENA, the more compact version of the wireless speaker from the RIVA Wand Series. This article will highlight RIVA FESTIVAL a larger and more dynamic version in this series.

 The Quality of Design is Remarkable for Such a Small Speaker.

First and foremost, this bad boy is upgraded with an elegant wood enclosure surrounding three woofers, three tweeters, and 4 passive radiators. Can you believe all that fits in 14 x 7-inch speaker?  This design reproduces more of the musical spectrum than any comparable product currently on the market. That’s impressive!

The RIVA Difference!

The FESTIVAL audio design utilizes high-performance acoustic components to deliver an audio quality that truly reciprocates live audio.  Additionally, their patented 3-channel audio technology Trillium™ captures stereo imagining in the finest and most sought after way.

You may wonder, what is stereo imaging? Imaging refers to the aspect of sound recording and reproduction.  When sound is recorded in a professional studio, the placement of instruments, artist, and microphone in the sound booth make all the difference.  RIVA speakers are designed to highlight those unique locations and depth.  Moreover, an image (placement of sound) is considered to be good if the location of the performers can be clearly located. On the other hand, the image is considered to be poor if the location of the performers is difficult to locate.

Stereo and Ambisonic Recordings

According to one reference, a well-made stereo recording, properly reproduced, can provide good imaging within the front quadrant; a well-made Ambisonic recording, properly reproduced, can offer good imaging all around the listener and even including height information.

Envision you are sitting in a room with a band behind you and the artist in front of you. It’s as though music is 3D, that is the type of amazing quality you can expect from these wireless speakers.  Immersive sound with deep, powerful bass is key to a pleasing experience.

Other Specs:

With a whopping 200 watts of power, this wireless speaker can charge your tablet or phone with its’ USB port.  Endless hours of fun with connectivity options including Wi-Fi, DLNA, DDMS, AirPlay, and Bluetooth. Stream unlimited audio content through Chromecast built-in and Spotify® Connect. FESTIVAL supports high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz so you don’t miss any detail.

Why Elite A/V backs up This Brand

All things considered, As of 2017, RIVA Audio has received some of the highest awards in the world of high-performance wireless audio. No doubt, we had to jump on board with such a high standard of sound.  It’s no wonder our customers in Las Vegas love this product.  See for yourself in person how powerful a compact wireless speaker can be!  When given the choice, choose professional options over consumer products out there.

Let us help! Call today 702.997.4108 to visit our fully remodeled show rooms to gain home theater inspiration.  The speaker choices will surely impress any listener.

Cover image of Riva Arena by the pool.

RIVA ARENA – Wireless Speakers that Pack a Punch!

The lives we live are fast-paced. Having a speaker to take on the go reaps great benefits.  For this reason,  there is much to consider when purchasing a compact speaker to fit the role of many jobs. We are happy to boast about these remarkable little wireless speakers that are packed with innovative technology.  First, let’s take a journey in time back to the early 70’s to see why these speakers exist.

The Roots of RIVA

The founder is regarded as a true “Golden Ears” throughout the music industry with a deep passion for delivering the real truth and joy of music. Beginning his career in the UK, Rikki Farr, was in the heart of the music industry.  He hosted the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight, which was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. With estimates of over 650,000, this event surpassed the attendance at Woodstock. The line-up featured some incredible artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and The Doors.  Ricky later developed a touring company and produced 4,700 shows with leading artists Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Bob Seger, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, and much, much more.

In addition, Ricky is no stranger to live music. His experience drove the passion to create the “Riva philosophy”.   The philosophy basically is to design and produce speakers and technology that can reproduce music and sound so pure you can hear the future.

Why Elite A/V Recommends this Wireless Speaker

As of 2017, RIVA Audio has received some of the highest awards in the world of high-performance wireless audio. Of course, we had to jump on board with such a high standard of sound.  So what are the specs of this roaring lion packed in a little body?

This two part article will feature our favorite two wireless speakers: RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL Let us see which one is right for you.

The Small but Powerful RIVA ARENA

Arena speaker on kitchen counter

A compact multi-room wireless speaker that delivers stereophonic sound. What exactly is stereophonic? It is a sound reproduction using two or more separate channels (Arena having 3)to capture the dimensions of a performance. The depth is separated into the performer and their acoustic surroundings. This elevates your experience and allows your ears to resonate with a realistic sound of a live concert.

Pretty incredible huh? Not to mention lightly, the speaker doubles as a USB charger and is equipped with Spotify connect and Chromecast built-in for unlimited streaming capabilities.

Designed and Engineered from the Inside Out.

  • 50 watts of power
  • The Arena connects with Wifi or with Bluetooth, Airplay, DDMS, and DLNA.
  • It supports High-resolution audio up to 24-bit/ 192kHz
  • Play all of your favorite audio hassle free, from any source and anywhere you want. No Wi-Fi required!
  • Optional battery pack allows 20+ hours before recharging.

All things considered, this speaker from the wand series of Riva audio is an exceptional choice if a compact speaker is a huge asset you want to have.  If size isn’t the most concerning feature, you may like the RIVA FESTIVAL. Keep a look out for the next article.

5 Ways to Cool Your Electronics

For those of you that live local,  summertime in Las Vegas, NV is no joke. It’s so hot sometimes I feel like we are in one of those movies where you’re trekking through sandy hills trying to just stay alive. As we take measures to keep cool this summer, we should also protect our electronics.  After all, they provide us with hours and hours of fun! In this article, I will teach you 5 basic tips to keep your gadgets cool and working smoothly for the long run.

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How to Keep your Home Theater Electronics Cool

#1 Give your electronics room to breathe.

Stacking gadgets on top of one another is a common mishap with entertainment centers.  Each device has a venting system and the little fan inside of it is most likely working overtime when you are enjoying some relaxation.  Seeping out of the vent is a lot of heat. As we are familiar, heat rises. If your apple tv is stacked on top of your gaming equipment and that’s on top of your DVD player, chances are there is some overheating happening. So words of advice to the wise: spread your equipment out about 2-3 inches apart and use shelves to stack your devices neatly. Double check all of the vents around each item are completely clear and not obstructing the airflow.

If your equipment is stored in an enclosed area, hot air tends to cycle through it making it hotter the longer it is running. Fans and cooling devices are great for areas where the ventilation is not available.  Salamander A/V furniture is a brand we highly recommend for shelves and ventilation.  It helps that they are really sweet home decor statement pieces too.

Salamander audio video cabinets

#2 Keep the sunlight from shining directly in on your gadgets.

It makes sense right? Direct sunlight has the potential cut the life span of your theater devices in half. It’s common to have the entertainment center in a well-lit room.  Just monitor if the windows allow the sun to peer in and heat up your electronics. Sheer curtains help to ease the harsh sun.  To take it a step further, you can strategically place the vents from the a/c to point in the direction they are.

To take it a step further, you can strategically place the air vents to point in the direction of your entertainment center.

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#3 Dust your electronics often.

Ever wonder why your tv gets dusty so quick? Electric and magnetic fields from your TV, stereo, and receivers attract and draw dust in. When dust makes its way into your components, a swirling mob of dust bunnies dancing around the fan could trap heat inside rather than letting the heat escape easily.  If you do a little cleaning this can significantly prevent overheating and make your electronics last much longer.

 

#4 Power Down when not around.

There’s no need to keep your electronics running 24/7.  Powering the TV or Projector down will help keep the house cooler and save the lifespan of your expensive equipment.

 

#5 Know the signs of overheating.

Lastly, if you sense something is wrong with your electronics such as too hot to touch or the fan is extra loud, shut them down immediately and disconnect the power source.  Each device has a built in cooling protocol.  Just allow them to cool down completely before powering up again.

So, that’s it! Common sense right? Hope this helps and you learned something new today. Try to make these little changes to assist your home theater in providing many years of enjoyment to come! Keep cool but keep your electronics cooler! Visit our website or call to learn more about how we can help with many solutions to solve heat issues including fans, cabinet coolers, ventilation products & more.

 

 

 

Elite Now Offers Super Sleek Audio Video Furniture!

Salamander is no doubt leading the industry with well built audio video Cabinets.  We wanted to offer these gorgeous designs with our services.  Check out some of the looks and features below that are on display in our showroom here in Las Vegas.  Explore what style speaks to your personality.

Each cabinet is engineered specifically for the purpose to satisfy the functional requirements of professional AV Integrators and AV enthusiasts. It’s no wonder Salamander earned the title of #1 Brand of AV Furniture by CE Pro Magazine. Elite A/V LLC in Las Vegas is happy to offer such an outstanding home theater cabinet.

Are you wondering why the need for a special Audio Video Cabinet?

Consider all of your home theater gadgets, cords, and speakers.  Housing these items under the right conditions are crucial to making your expensive equipment last.  For instance, proper ventilation can significantly decrease malfunction, extending the life of your components.  A/V cabinets ensure proper storage with the ability to tailor accessories to your families needs.  Your cabinet should reflect on your preferences in technology.

Furthermore, high-end electronic components are typically deeper and heavier than standard components.  As professional audio video installers, we suggest to rack-mount your devices on an industry compliant cabinet frame for the best support.

Finally, these cabinets assist with the look and feel of your home decor, having a place to hide your electronics and give a clean overall classy look to your home theater. So lets look at designs, shall we?

Which Style do you gravitate to?

Are you Contemporary, Urban, Metropolitan?

Barcelona would be a fit for you! With a clean cutting edge design, beveled edges and precision miter joints, this beauty is highlighted with a Natural Walnut finish and Gloss White doors.  Variations are also available in Natural Cherry finish and Smoked Glass doors.

Are You a Contemporary Minimalist?

Then the Chicago Salamander Design is right for you! Lightly textured, black oak doors with black, tempered glass on top, this beauty is sleek and exotic just like a salamander itself.

How about Rustic Contemporary?

If you like a warm cozy home, then the Dever style is for you! Deeply embossed, horizontal grains resemble wheat stalks. The simplicity of the natural wood is clean, rustic and enhances the chocolate brown glass top. Variations of this cabinet are natural light oak instead of the walnut finish.

The size and shape variations are extensive too! We want to help you as we educate all our customers how they can enjoy their home theater in the very best way.  Reliable, sturdy furniture is a great start.  As a home theater installation company in the heart of the entertainment capital, Las Vegas we expect the best of the best in the products we offer.  We especially like how Salamander Designs walk the walk and back up their pieces.  Take a look at their guarantee.

Learn more by visiting our website at www.LVAVS.com and Call Elite A/V LLC today for audio video needs in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Green Valley areas.

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Martin Logan’s Speakers

Martin Logan is sweeping the speaker design nation with elegant modern and unique looking high fidelity speakers.  They sound fantastic and they rock in the home décor department.  So what’s with the panels and how do they work? Let’s take a deeper look at the technology behind the static electro panels and become mad scientists together.

Electro Static Panels

The Martin Logan speakers have an innovative curved translucent panel that is equipped with an electrostatic transducer.  We have all experienced static electricity before.  You know, when the hairs on your head go straight up and float around in mid space.  Yeah, that kind of static.  If you can’t recall I’m giving you a reference of this cute kid.

 

Moving on.  So What is Electrostatic?

It has to do with the movement of positive and negative electricity through a conductor. Take a look at this diagram below.  An electrostatic transducer has three basic components- stators, a diaphragm, and spars (non-conductive spacers) – assembled as a sandwich.  The diaphragm is made out of a ultra-light plastic film, infused with an electrically conductive material and stretched taut between the two stators, which are perforated steel sheets coated with an insulator.

When the speaker is operating the diaphragm is being charged with a fixed positive voltage from the power supply and the stators charging one negative and the other charging positive from the amplifier through a transformer.As the magic of electrons grow, like charges repel and opposite charges attract, the diaphragm’s positive charge will force it to move forward or backward depending on the stator charges.

This is how an electrostatic transducer translates an electrical audio signal into diaphragm motion to produce sound waves in the room.  Whew!  It can be tricky to understand.  Hopefully, I haven’t lost you yet.

To help stiffen the panel (it’s very important that only the diaphragm move) and to prevent the diaphragm from ever coming too close to a statornon-conductive strips called spars are placed width wise at intervals along each stator’s length.

What are the Advantages of Electrostatic vs. the Conventional Loudspeaker?

The drivers in a conventional loudspeaker have diaphragms attached to coils of wire, called voice coils. See diagram below. Current from an amplifier flows through these coils, creating a fluctuating electromagnetic field that interacts with the field of a fixed permanent magnet to cause diaphragm motion, and thus sound. The diaphragm has very little movement and needs to be 100% rigid.  If the diaphragm flexes or bends at all, the result typically causes distortion of some kind and an uneven response.  Tweeter diaphragms especially need to be light to be light and precise. It is nearly impossible with real materials and this design to make the sound flawless.

In comparison, the electrostatic diaphragm is light as it needs to be, flexible and driven uniformly over its entire surface.  In fact, the diaphragm (ultra light plastic) is so weightless that the air it moves is heavier than the diaphragm itself.  hat, together with the transducer’s distortion-canceling push-pull mode of operation, enables the diaphragm to trace even the most delicate sonic details with absolute precision. Martin Logan clearly has a unique twist on conventional audio technology.

 

Furthermore, controlled dispersion is a key factor in making this product outstanding. As a home theater guru, you want the sound waves rippling out toward the sides of the transducer to meet at the speaker’s edge and cancel. Conventional loudspeakers generally, minimizes side-wall reflections that tend to muddle sonic detail and stereo imaging. While the reduction in output to the sides contributes to the astonishing clarity for which electro stats are revered, the energy reflected off the wall behind the speaker opens up and deepens the sound.

A Company that will deliver.

All and all, these bad boys are a force to be reckoned with. Our company Elite A/V LLC loves being able to offer such a killer high-quality speaker installation coupled with an understanding of the product and why it is so valuable for your home.  As we like to break down the driving technology, understanding all of this is not required for you to enjoy the sound! Hearing these speakers really speaks volumes for themselves.  Schedule an appointment to come test our Martin Logan’s on display at our office located at 3611 S Lindell Rd Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Let us help you get started on a high-quality home theater system installation that is right for your budget and desired needs.  We have the experience to back up quality home theater work and we have the right partners to ensure you get the highest quality standards with any budget.  We are also skilled in hanging televisions, hiding cables, in-ceiling speaker wiring, projectors and more. Why not see for yourselves? Give us a call to make an appointment today in sunny Las Vegas. 702.997.4108

 

For those of you that want an in-depth understanding of electrostatic panels, hop on over to Martin Logan’s write up on the theory of electrostatic.

4 Ways Control4 is for the Modern Living

Whether we choose to accept it or not, life with technology is here to stay. There are benefits to jumping on board with modern technology. One of which is the convenience. I’d like to take a moment to share with you four ways that control4 remotes are for the modern living.

1) Less is more.

Imagine this scenario. You’re watching TV looking for the volume remote which happens to be different than the TV channel remote in some cases. Or possibly you get a little cold and want to change the fan to a lower speed that is also remote that you’re searching for. Now I know we have all experienced digging for a remote control in the couch. It’s not fun and it’s not for modern living. Having a remote control that is central and large enough not to get lost, yet condensed into one application to control multiple functions is incredibly convincing to get on board.

2) Safety.

Let’s entertain another scenario. You come home after a long physically demanding day, you’re sitting in front of your TV completely glued. The thought crosses your mind that the alarm system is not activated. You say to yourself “in a moment I’ll get up.” The house could be on fire and you may not even want to move! So you don’t turn it on. Fast forward an hour in time to falling asleep on the couch, you finally get up and go to bed. This particular night you forget to turn the alarm on. Control4 solves this problem because with the touch of a button you can set your alarm. And of course, if you were watching TV the remote control would be close by. You never know, the one night that laziness gets the best of you could be the night that you compromise your safety. Not to mention, that you are able to check your security cameras at any given time right from your remote control as well. That old wise saying “better safe than sorry” has never been easier in modern living technology.

3) Experience.

Life gets complicated and let’s face it, so does technology at times. But when you have a centralized remote control that you can use to create a mood in your home it makes for a unique experience. To lie back and be able to control your music, watch your favorite movie, turn off the lights, it’s all right there at your fingertips. How incredible is that! Experiences are even more important in today’s society because we are so engulfed in work and being occupied by daily minuscule tasks. Anyone of our clients in Las Vegas that has ever owned a control4 remote has never said: “man I wish I had separate remotes again for all my gadets.” Hence, the experience speaks volumes for itself.

4) Be one of the cool kids!

No more wishing, be the one to set the standard of modern technology in your home. Trust me when I tell you, your friends will be impressed! When they see how easy it is for you to enjoy all your electronics with one convenient, really cool touchscreen application, they will definitely be jealous! They may even be like a little kid in an elevator pressing all the buttons! For movie night pull out your control4 and see everyone’s eyes light up in amazement that you can turn off the lights, play the movie, change the volume up and down, and even set the thermostat just right for a very cozy night in with awesome company!

If these reasons haven’t convinced you that control4 is for the modern living then it’s true, you may be living in the last century. But sooner or later technology will creep up on you and you will have to jump on board. Be the first! Set the standard. And really get the benefits and convenience of control4 remotes connected to your home theater system.

Elite A/V LLC in Las Vegas would be happy to help you with your home automated theater system. Give us a call for a quote. We would be happy to help install smart home technology and explain how to use your new controls. We can also install alarm systems. Let us know.

HDR is the Future of TV.

HDR What is it?

In light of all the latest craze in the television market, the acronym HDR keeps popping up.  What is it? What does it stand for? HDR means High Definition Range.  It stems from a term in photography.  As the human eye interprets vivid color in multiple layers the camera, however, lacks justice in capturing all the nuances of the scene. An SDR Standard Definition Range is most common in home theaters.

In comparison, High Definition Range refers to a technique that heightens a picture’s dynamic range – the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The approach is that the higher the dynamic range, the more a picture resembles a real life view.

Think about a time when you saw a spectacular sunset. Now consider the layers of glowing fiery red, orange and pink pastel colors enhanced by bright white clouds in the forefront.  In this scene painted for you, there should be distinguishable degrees of brightness. However, on the TV the layers look flat and dull with white levels smashed and layers that are virtually impossible to tell apart. There are multiple reasons for this.

Why the need for HDR?

The first reason is your TV’s limited dynamic range, it is not capable of reliving the real view picture in the finest differences in brightness.

In addition, the video you are watching has gone through multiple stages of processing and converting data to match what your Television is capable of. This ultimately takes away the quality in its end result.

In recent breakthroughs, TVs are much more capable. When our Elite A/V team attended the CES 2017 (consumer electronics show) we were in awe at the levels of brightness in newer TVs. Check out this video out we shot there!

A normal TV puts out around 100-300nits of brightness whereas an HDR TV is working on the capability of 10,000nits.   It’s not just sheer brightness we are after.  Too bright and it can be blinding.  The combination of luminance, color gamut, and color range all have to co-exist to give you the darkest dark to the whitest white on the screen.

Modern LED screens appear dim and dark blacks look gray because of their pixels being backlit. When you glance at a screen with the milky way you want the richest black color you can get to enhance the brightness of the stars and their glow.

At Elite A/V LLC, we all consider ourselves quality television lovers.  We want your upgraded home theater installation in Las Vegas to be the most knowledgeable choice you make this year.   HDR is the future of home theaters. Let us Hang a TV for you today that will allow you and your family to experience endless enjoyment for years to come.