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Should I Install My TV Above the Fireplace?

Mantel Mounts & Hidden Technology Make the Most of an Audio Video Installation

There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about installing your TV above the fireplace. It looks neat, organized, and ties your décor together into an inviting atmosphere. But depending on the height and dimensions of your fireplace, it may be uncomfortable to crane your neck upwards to watch your favorite shows and movies above the fire. And while convenient, you might not always like the appearance of a large, black rectangle in your living room when the screen is off.

Luckily, we have the technology to address this and more. Continue reading to learn how mantel mounts and hidden technology can make the most of your space, making your audio video installation blend seamlessly with your Northbrook, IL home.

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Limited Space in Your Media Room for Big Screens?

Limited Space in Your Media Room for Big Screens?

Discover the New Options with Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

 A media room is a place where you want to enjoy your entertainment with the best possible audio and video quality for an engaging experience. Usually, that means fitting the largest, highest-quality screen in that space that fits both your viewing preferences and your home’s style.

When it comes to large screens, it's tough to beat the image from a projector for big-screen performance. For some spaces, though, projectors may not be the best fit practically or aesthetically. A projector requires a ceiling or back wall installation for optimal performance, and some spaces are not well suited for that.

In the past few years, a new high-quality large-screen option has emerged: the ultra-short throw projector. These projectors are easier to place and install, can display screens up to 120 inches in diameter, and even work well in rooms with lots of ambient light. 

If you're looking for a cinematic screen with less fuss in your Northbrook, IL media room setup, keep reading to learn more about ultra-short throw options.

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Introducing Human-Centric Lighting

Tunable Lighting Is the Hottest New Feature of Residential Lighting Control

What is human-centric lighting? It sounds like a buzzword, but there is real science behind it. Saying something is human-centric is applying science to benefit the biological and emotional health and wellbeing of people.

As applied to lighting, human-centric means adjusting the color temperature and intensity of electric light sources to mimic what sunlight does throughout the day. Studies show that lighting can have a profound impact on the way we feel. Have you ever felt tired and sluggish on a succession of cloudy days in the depths of a Chicagoland winter?  Can you recall the positive difference the sun makes when it shines afterward?

The thrust behind human-centric lighting is letting technology simulate natural light to keep us in tune with our natural rhythms. It’s the latest smart feature in today’s residential lighting control systems, and we’ll explore why you should consider it for your Glenview, IL home.

 

Read on to learn more about human-centric lighting and its benefits. 

 

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Thinking of Cutting the Cord? Avidia’s Guide to Cable & Streaming

How to Enjoy TV in Your Northbrook, IL Home Without Cable  

Are you sick of dealing with Comcast and its cable services? When it comes to TV, Comcast is not known for being flexible with its options. If you’re looking for new ways to explore TV shows and films, you may have considered abandoning cable altogether.

But before you cut the cord, follow Avidia’s guide to understand your options. We service Northbrook, IL families with custom audio visual services and know the importance of a well-running home network, theater, or media room.

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Introducing: The New Control4 Neeo Remote

How Control4’s Smart Remote is Changing the Game

At Avidia, nothing gets us more excited than the launching of new technology. Control4’s recently released Neeo remote introduces an all-new way to approach smart technology. So let’s dive into what this new Control4 home automation device brings to the table, and how it can enhance your Glencoe, IL smart home control system.

 

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