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Thinking About a Home Theater Projector?

Here’s a Quick Guide to the Basics

Thinking About a Home Theater Projector?

For a long time, for a genuinely big-screen experience in the home, a projector was the only game in town. Before the era of flat-panel TVs, large screen TVs that stretched to 65 inches were large, bulky boxes that weighed over 200 pounds. Of course, 65 inches might be fine for a home theater in a smaller room, but realistically that might seem a little small with today’s technology. Indeed, current flat-panel TV technology stretches screens out over 80 inches, which makes a compelling case for a cinematic experience in some rooms. Flat-panel displays are easier to mount, are very bright, and aren’t as demanding about controlling light in a room.

However, for the real cinematic experience, nothing matches a projector. Projectors can work with screens from 100 to 120 inches in size, which can deliver the immersive movie experience in a large room. Here in Texas, bigger is always better, right? But there are some things you need to consider when going with a projector for your home theater installation in Frisco.

Read on to find out what you need to know to get the most out of your home theater.

TAGS: 4K HDR | Home Cinema Projector | Home Theater Screen | Sony Projector | Ultra Short Throw Projector

What is Digital Wayfinding?

The Modern Way to Navigate Anywhere

What is Digital Wayfinding?

Have you ever driven into the University of Texas at Dallas, parked, and had no idea how to get to a building? Have you ever gotten frustrated looking for the restaurant at Richardson’s City Line where you were supposed to meet your friend for lunch 10 minutes ago?

While we have our smartphones with mapping apps to help us navigate to places, navigating at large places – like college campuses, retail malls and shopping centers, and airports, stadiums and entertainment venues – is often not that easy. But there is technology today that can change all that. Rather than just using static signage, today’s commercial audio video systems let venues simplify navigation – making it interactive, engaging, and offering commercial possibilities too.

This new technology is called Digital Wayfinding. It’s really applications that put together a variety of available tech to make navigation easier – touchscreen displays, video, audio, and Internet-connected software – to augment or supplant simple paper maps and confusing signage.

Let’s explore some of the benefits of applying digital wayfinding applications to commercial audio-video systems here in Richardson.

TAGS: Digital Signage | Digital Wayfinding | Interactive Display

Make Collaboration More Interactive

Add Touchscreen Technology to Your Meeting Spaces

Make Collaboration More Interactive

The nature of work and collaboration is changing.  More powerful portable devices and new communication and collaboration software have radically changed the way information can be accessed and shared, speeding up decision making and changing the nature of workspaces as well.

We have discussed in the past the benefits of conference room technology and interactive displays for a variety of business and educational applications.  Interactive displays can also improve collaboration.  Just about everyone has a touchscreen smartphone, tablet, or other devices, and that has made the use of touch and gesture as common a way to interact with a computing device as a mouse, trackpad, and keyboard.  Microsoft had also made touch interaction a standard part of the Windows operating system, popularizing desktop touchscreen monitors and displays on laptops that can double as tablets. 

TAGS: Business Collaboration | Conference Room Technology | Inking | Interactive Display | Zoom

How to Transform Your Home Audio With McIntosh

The Audiophile Choice for Over 60 Years

How to Transform Your Home Audio With McIntosh

Are you an audiophile?  Whether you consider yourself one or not, chances are that if you love music, you can appreciate what great sound is when listening to it in your Highland Park home.  Music can transport us, invoking emotions, memories, and feelings in a way that few other experiences can.  We go listen to live music because that experience is immersive and memorable, even if you have heard all the music many times before. 

While some say that live music is much better than listening to a recording, we beg to differ.  Both are great but in different ways.  On the best recordings, artists, producers, and recording engineers have the luxury of mixing and recording tracks until they achieve the result they envision; in a live performance, they have one shot to make it sound right.  With a great recording, you can listen to that perfect track over and over; it will always sound the same as you expect. 

TAGS: Hi-Fi Audio | High-Performance Audio | Lossless Streaming | McIntosh