TerraCom helped us create a wonderful home theater

June 30, 2014 Category :home theater| home theatre installation| hometheater3 Off

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Check out the room that used to be dubbed the “man cave”. It is now a fully functioning, high tech, top of the line home theatre installation that was done by TerraCom. The only reason I include the name of the installation company so quickly in this post is because I wanted to write and give them thanks for helping to create such a wonderful movie and entertainment room that our entire family gets plenty of enjoyment out of. Ever since this room was finished it has bee the place to be in our house. The guys at TerraCom set it up so you can watch TV, movies, play games or even just listen to music. There is a curtain that draws closed (or open) in front of the screen and the lights can be dimmed or set to fade between several color options. There is more than enough room for everyone here but I’m afraid this room has been so popular we can’t all seem to share it. That seems to be the best problem we could have hoped for considering how much money went into this room. However I have always dreamed of having my own home theater and now we not only have one, but we have the best around thanks to TerraCom.

There are a few reasons why I have decided to come online to endorse this amazing home automation company. The first, is obvious and is shown in the picture above. Our home theater system is beyond our wildest dreams and expectations and we couldn’t be happier with the final product. However, you have to take into consideration that there is much more than just the final product for you to see that experience. As a homeowner you have to think about the installation process itself and how to work collaboratively with a company. We felt that after all was said and done we got the highest quality work we could possibly imagine for a very fair price. Our home theater looks as if it costs 10 times more than it does and that makes us very proud whenever we hear compliments on it. So yes I am excited about the final product but I wanted to share my experience with you all so you could hear about what being a customer of Terracom is like.

First, you have to understand how much the owners of this company love their job and love what they do. Between the two of them they have over 30 years experience in audiovisual installation and can provide a number of services with unparalleled quality and expertise. They both share the same love and passion for electronics and each of their installers feels the same way. As they say on their website and as they will tell you you in person, they are not satisfied until you are. They know that to gain an edge in this market you have to be excellent every time so they don’t take any jobs for granted.
In addition to the home automation controller we have installed, there are a number of other services that this company offers such as security, surround sound, home lighting and phone data.

 

 

 

The Best Denver Home Automation Store

June 18, 2014 Category :home automation| home theater| hometheater3 Off

A smart home or a home automation system is no longer just a figment of science fiction. In fact, because of the rise of smart phone and mobile connectivity, it has become much easier for companies to manufacture smart home technology. One of these companies is Quality Audio Video, which offers Denver home automation solutions to both residential and commercial consumers.

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In a simple home automation installation, the effects may be straightforward. For example, the lights can be switched on automatically when it detects that a person has entered the room. In an advanced installation, in addition to sensing the presence of a person in the room, it can also be set to provide music or turn on the TV, depending on the set schedule. For example, you can walk in to a room with advance home automation installations on a cold evening after work, the room can set the temperature higher and make the lights a bit brighter so you can feel warmer.

Quality Audio Video features three major benefits to their Denver home automation solutions. Specifically, these are smart home technology, whole home integration, and simple control. The company offers automated home control systems that allow homeowners easy control of their technologies. Using their mobile devices as remote controls, they can manipulate the lights, heating and air conditioning, TVs, and a variety of other smart home appliances.

Plus, Quality Audio Video’s automated control systems solutions are very easy to use. The interface used is primarily that of the Apple iOS. So, if you know how to use your iphone, then you can operate your home controls easily. The simple control system will do anything you want done as long as it is synced to your Apple device, which you will use as a remote control. From the home screen, you can already select a song or play a movie. You can dim the lights or turn on the air conditioning unit. You can operate your home theater system and enjoy entertainment customized to your preference.

For example, if you have a Denver home theater by Quality Audio Video, you will definitely be able to enjoy the sweet luxuries of convenience in your hands. You can dim the lights when you watch a movie of your choice and lounge on the couch as you play romantic music from your theater system’s speakers. You can set the mood during a dinner party as you play heartwarming music on the background. Indeed, home automation is the next generation system to vie for.

Colorado, Denver-based Quality Audio Video is reputed as a company that provides exceptional home automation and home theater installation services while also providing excellent customer service. What makes them a good service company is that they are dedicated to educating their clients and ensuring that they understand the home automation system being installed in their property. For clients who have yet to decide on what they need or have little knowledge about this next generation system, the company also provides in-home consultations and estimates free of charge. Quality Audio Video is a top notch choice for Denver home automation and Denver home theater needs.

I had a friend growing up who had a Home Theatre System in their house.

May 24, 2014 Category :HoemAudio System| Home theatre seating| Home Theatre System| hometheater3 Off

My best friend when I was growing up came from a very wealthy family. His parents both worked very hard to provide a life for their kids that left them wanting for nothing. Most of their money came from the crops on their land that they were able to sell for a great profit Eventually my friend’s dad was offered a new job and they sold their farm to move to a home closer to the city. They searched for months to find the perfect home before they realized that they may not be able to find exactly what they were looking for in the neighborhood where they were hoping to live. They decided to build their own home and one of the things that they decided to build in their custom home was a Home Theatre System. My friend and I couldn’t wait until the construction was completed so that we could enjoy going to the movies without having to leave the house!

The new home was completed after a few months and we had decided weeks before what the first movie was that we wanted to watch in their new home theatre that had a custom Home Audio System as well. We decided to watch an animated movie to see what it would look like on the big screen. We were certainly very impressed with the picture quality and the quality of the sound. During the first week that they lived in their new home we must have watched a new movie every night! The Home Theatre Seating was so comfortable that we fell asleep in there most nights and would wake up in the morning to the DVD menu playing on repeat.

My friends and I spent a lot of time enjoying movies in the home theatre. I was always captivated by watching the huge projector screen roll down from the ceiling. Many of the other kids at school were jealous of my friend’s home theatre and wished that they could be invited over to watch a movie with us. That year for my friend’s birthday his parents threw a big party at their house for all of my kids in my class. We ate pizza and played games and then ended the night watching a movie in their awesome theatre. Everyone was so excited to get to see a movie on the big screen in the house and my friend’s parents even rented a popcorn machine and a cotton candy machine for the party!

I have so many great memories of watching movies in to the early hours of the morning while hanging out with my best friend. I hope that one day I can provide something so fun in my home when I have children. I know that staying up late to watch movies at my friend’s house definitely helped to keep us out of trouble! Right before my friend and I both left for college we had a movie marathon in their theatre to commemorate all of the great times that we had there together.

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Home Automation Can Relieve Stress

April 30, 2014 Category :home automation| Home automation controller| home theater| hometheater3 Off

The green movement is an interesting and exciting one. It’s really just about sustainability and efficient use of our resources, in all of their forms. Whether we’re talking about recycling plastic or glass bottles or turning out the lights in rooms where we’re not using them, it’s all with the same idea in mind. As technology progresses, different industries adapt to make it work for them as it starts to make economical sense. There are some trendsetters and front-runners out there though who are particularly passionate about the idea of green design and practices. These are the people who you know that are always on the technological edge. They typically have a serious amount of compassion for those in need and a particular disgust for those who live in excess. In my experiences these people come from affluent families and are often bestowed with just about every opportunity in life. Everyone has someone in their life that this description reminds them of, heck, it might even remind you of yourself and if it does, this article might be of interest to you. Have you ever come home after one of those weird days in Colorado where there happened to be a 50 degree temperature swing and you come home and your home is either too hot or too cold? Yeah, I know that your home’s thermostat should be able to handle what’s going on just fine but how often does it? How about this, do you live with your family or do you have roommates that can’t seem to remember to turn off a light? If you answered yes to any of these questions then maybe you ought to think abouthome automation home automation. There are home automation systems that exist that can fully integrate your entire home from a temperature control standpoint, to interior and exterior lighting, to your home theater. Even your home security system can be fully automated to do exactly what you want, whether you’re home or away from a remote computer or even your phone. You’ll of course want a home automation controller and that’s usually a part of whatever automation package it is that you choose. Having a controller to handle every facet of your home is convenient, but being able to do it from your phone if you’re out to dinner or at work, that’s just downright awesome. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you talk about technology and all of the possibilities, but home automation systems are setup to be as absolutely user-friendly as possible. What good would all of these options be if they weren’t easy to use and who wants to feel like anything in their life is more complicated than their ability to handle it? Home automation isn’t about adding stress to your life, it’s about subtracting it regardless of how. Saving you money on energy and heating/cooling costs can in itself, relieve you of some of the financial burden in your life, and that of course can help you enjoy yourself a little more.

What is New in Home Automation and Home Theatre Systems

April 24, 2014 Category :home automation| hometheater3| wireless home theater system Off

A wireless home theater system sells like pancakes as much as the entertainment industry is concerned. A lot of benefits and advantages have taken the wireless home theater system the lead for the preferred type of entertainment system in homes and even in offices and schools. Several problems and old TV dilemmas have now been addressed with the rise of the wireless home theater system. What are these old TV problems you mean?

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It addressed the issue of a single user conflict. If you ask any average family, a TV is the most valuable appliance a house can have. It saves everyone from boredom for one. It connects you to the outside world and makes you still in the loop is another reason. But for most of the time, the TV in the living room is the glue that lets everyone stick around, TV time is family time as they say. But, here comes the problem when father wants to watch football, mother wants to watch her favorite drama series and each of the children wants a totally different channel from the two. Before, there is your one and only TV that can even make conflict out of thin air. But, now wireless home theater systems have solved that problem by providing multiple panels in a single screen. Now, watch Nickelodeon, Discovery, NBA and Home channels all at the same time, and there would not be any problem at all.

Also, it addresses the issue of time slot conflicts and missing TV shows because of other tasks to be done. With the old TV sets, the channel controls the timeslot and no matter how hard you want it changed, it has always been the network’s prerogative (unless you own the network). But with the new smart TVs in a wireless home theater system, one can record and replay his or her favorite shows and even if you replay it a million times, nobody can take that away from you. Using the power of internet, it can record the shows you want to watch and just play it instantly the moment you are most available to watch. Isn’t that amazing? Problem with time conflict is solved.

A lot of other issues has also been addressed with the new smart TVs, such as providing health reminders if someone is watching too much TV for prolonged hours already. You can also just type in keywords you need to Google instantly if you do not understand something that a character in your favorite series said or elaborate and research on something mentioned in one of the TV shows you are watching. An energy reminder to make the viewers conscious of how much energy they have been consuming watching TV shows all day long and the like. These are customization additions and programs to a home automation theater system.

All of these developments and innovations has improved each family’s TV experience and wireless home theater systems has been a big help to that existing problem. Now, do you want to improve your home TV watching experience? Solve your TV problems with wireless home theater systems.

When to spend and when to save on your home theater

March 28, 2014 Category :home theater| hometheater3 Off

Having your own home theater is approximately the epitome of luxury living. With how good the technology has become if you are able to put together a decent system the quality can quite easily compare to that of what you could find in an actual movie theater. The biggest and best differences being that when you have your own home theater you can use it when and as often as you would like without having to pay any extra and if you want you can watch all of your favorite movies and not even have to put pants on. Home theater systems are not super cheap and so for me they fall into the category of “if you really want to spend your money on this thing, you better do it right.” Why spend thousands of dollars on all of the bells and whistles of having your own home theater system if it isn’t going to be high quality and last for years, if not decades, to come. There is not point in making that big of an investment only to purchase something that may not last more than a few years without breaking or needing to be replaced to keep up with the new “it” technology. Of course some things you buy are going to be worthless and phased out soon enough no matter what you do like a DVD player or even Blu-ray. home theaterDeveloping technology is just going to replace that stuff in a few years no matter what you do so you might as well buy one that will do the job for a few years. Don’t buy one that it s going to kill you inside to have to get rid of it in a few years because you will be getting rid of it. On the other hand, items such as good speakers or even a good TV can be long lasting and important pieces in your home theater system. If you do enough research and buy some of the best speakers you can find they can last you a lifetime. My dad still has the speakers that he bought while he was in college and they still sound fantastic and work wonderfully. The trick to a great home theater system is to put your odds on items that are going to last and are worth the money such as furniture, speakers, a TV or whatever else you want to retrofit your home theater with and then try to restrict your budget on things that you will have to replace in a few years such as a media player (VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray players) and on gaming systems (PlayStation, Nintendo, Wii, Xbox, GameCube) which are probably going to come out with a new version before you even get the old one home and set up. This way you can afford to spread your budget around and be able to get the most from your home theater system and be able to enjoy any movie you want, any time you want, straight from the comfort of your own home.

TerraCom Customizes Your Home Theater

March 8, 2014 Category :home automation| home theater| hometheater3 Off

A home theater can be just the addition to your home to make it the perfect hang out place. You can bring the silver screen experience to your own home. Imagine going to a movie theater but instead of those dirty, old seats, you get to sit on your own couch, eat your own food, and start and stop the movie whenever you want. That is what you get with a home theater. Imagine going to a bar to watch your favorite team’s big game, but you get to ask the bartender to put the volume wherever you want, flip the channel over to another game as you please, and all of the drinks are always on special. This is your home theatre. TerraCom will install your home theater in no time, giving you the home theater experience that will make you the envy of your friends. On top of this, TerraCom systems specialize in home automation. This goes far beyond just movies and sports. Your whole house will be online, metaphorically and literally. Home automation connects all of your lights, heating, and other electronic, remote-sensitive devices to a single program. This means that you can control them all with a single remote control. Additionally, the home automation system includes getting your house’s systems connected to the Internet, so it will also literally be online. With all of these things, however, you need to hire the right company in order to get the most bang for your buck. What I mean is that all of these things lend themselves to custom design. A house can have a home theater and home automation installed when the house is built, but most people have it installed after the fact. So the house is already be designed with different limitations in mind. If the home automation system or the home theater is being put in later, it needs to be adapted, or customized to the house. The home theater is a good illustration of this point. The difference between a home theater and a room with a big TV is the design of the room. You want the room to be designed as such to accommodate for the acoustics of the theater. The lighting needs to be installed as such that it is like a movie theater. A professional with TerraCom will be able to re-design your room to transform it into a home theater. TerraCom can customize your home theater the specifics and details of your house. This also applies home automation. Home automation must necessarily be customized. If you are going to invest in a home theater, why would you want to settle for a company that is going to just give you some standard, default setting for your home theater and home automation system? Whether it is watching the game or staying in for a movie night, the benefit of a home theater is that it is you own. So truly make it your own by hiring a company that is able to customize it to your preferences.

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Home theater systems are even better than the movie theater nowadays

February 25, 2014 Category :home theater system| hometheater3| wireless home theater systems Off

custom home theater For the longest time, my favorite thing in the world to do was going to the movie theater. I have so many memories associated with movie theaters. Theaters were always the location of choice for dates with my first girlfriends, I used to go to them with a group of friends for my birthday, and my brother and I used to walk to the theater on boring summer days when we were out of school. I certainly have a lot of nostalgia associated with the movie going experience. Lately I haven’t really been enjoying it like I used to. There are just so many things that get to me. For example, I invariably end up sitting next to noisy and annoying people who ruin my movie watching experience. Also, the theaters are usually really messy, with stale popcorn littered all over the place and sticky floors underneath the seats. It really disgusts me and takes me out of the moment. Due to all these negative factors, I’ve begun looking into getting my own custom home theater installed in my house. I have the perfect spot for it in a room in my basement that I recently finished. I can just imagine how great it would be to have a movie theater within my access at any given time. I’ve been looking at all the advantages of having a home theater system over going to the theaters, and I think I’m pretty much sold on the idea.

I think one of the most attractive things about having your own theater in your home is that it is such a versatile experience. When going to the movie theater, your choices of what to watch are extremely limited. Your only options are current movies that have just come out, and these days movies don’t stay in the theater for very long before they get released on Bluray and DVD. With a home theater, your viewing options are virtually endless. You can watch any movie that you own, and unlike the theaters you can pause at any time if you need to use the restroom or grab a snack. Another reason I really like the idea of having a home theater is that it will allow me to take full advantage of all the streaming video services that are available these days. It is much cheaper to sign up with one of these services rather than build up a huge DVD collection, and with a home theater I could use these services with the proper setting and atmosphere.

One thing that always made me hesitate to finally get a home theater was thinking about all the wires that would be all over the place. This problem has been solved, however, as wireless home theater systems have really taken off. I can’t stand having a mess of wires in my home entertainment systems, and with a wireless home theater system I would fully eliminate this annoyance. All in all, I think home theaters are much preferable to actual theaters.

Building a Home Theater Room on a Budget

January 27, 2014 Category :home theater| hometheater3 Off

If you are considering adding a new room in your house to turn into a home theater room, knowing the best elements that will make your new room a great entertainment area will give you more bang for your buck.

The shape of the room is one of the most important elements of your home theater area. It will spell a difference between a room with good acoustics and a room with audio problems. Even if you get the best sound system, an improperly shaped room will just degrade its sound quality, or worse you and your audience will find it difficult to understand the dialogue in the movie or show you will be watching.

Fret not. You don’t need a fortune to get such great room, nor would you need a degree on acoustical science. You just need to follow a few simple steps.

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Avoid Square

To begin with, do not make your room into a square. A square-shaped room will just build up the sounds and bounce them off its walls. Hearing the sound of the show you are watching will be just like you are singing in a shower.

If you are stuck with a square room, however, because you will be using an existing room or that you are limited by existing room design plans, do not worry. There are still solutions you can follow to still ensure that have good acoustics on your home theatre room.

Place furniture in strategic locations all over your room to help absorb the sound. Pad the other surfaces of the room. Place acoustic panels and, of course, use carpet. Avoid having hard, flat surfaces. They will just aggravate bad acoustics.

A Rectangular Room

If you can do a rectangular room, take note of these ratio: 1 height: 1.6 width: 2.6 length. The width of your room should be 1.6 times its height. The length of your room should be 2.6 times its height. This is considered as the perfect ratio in terms of acoustics. Deviations should be as small as possible.

Trimming or padding your room so that a portion is narrower helps to lessen the surface area of flat surfaces. You can also add risers or providing levels on your ceiling and floor.

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Your home theater installation should be handled by professionals, though. There are several stores who can provide to you the service when you purpose their home theatre system.

There are home theater in a box packages available for those on a budget. It is relatively less expensive. It bundles a player (whether DVD or Blu-ray), a set of speakers, and a multi-channel amplifier. The speakers package includes: surround sound speakers (at least five), speaker wires, connection cables, remote control, and a sub-woofer (low-frequency).

You could also have your home theatre set-up use a home PC and some media center software that has music playback and video features. This system has a 10-foot user interface design that can be used on a living room television with a remote control.

Our wireless home theater splurge

December 27, 2013 Category :hometheater3| wireless home theater system Off

We have always talked about getting ourselves a wireless home theater system installed throughout the house, but we really have never been able to budget properly for it and get it all sorted out with the rest of the bills that we have to pay every month. But this year, we finally decided to make it a priority, and we just saved and spent a lot less than we would have otherwise, and we were able to save up enough money to actually get the system installed. It was somewhat perfect, because we discovered that we knew someone who was trying to get their audio visual business started and he needed some great work to show as a portfolio of past projects. So he was willing to cut us a bit of a deal in order to get the work done in time for the trade show that he was scheduled to show off his work at.  And in the process of giving him photos and work to show off as a business, he gave us a really great discount on all the work that he did. We essentially ordered all the wireless home theater system parts ourselves, and had them delivered over the course of a few weeks to our home.  Then we did the work of moving everything out of the way and procuring all the tools that are necessary to install a job like that. And then he took the weekend and came over and did all the wireless installation pieces of the work for free. So while we have the system that we have always wanted, we really did get it for a great deal. And we are excited that we were able to help our friend get his business off the ground with some great work that he can show he has completed already, and we are hoping that this really starts to draw up some business for him, because he did a great job for us.

We now have speakers in every room of the house, and they are attached to our wireless network. That means that we can use our computers or even our phones to play music or radio programs through our wireless home theater system.  We can play music in the kitchen when we are preparing dinner, and then we can play the tv show through the house sound system so that it sounds like we are watching our regular shows in a movie theater. That has been the coolest parts for me, that I can play really great music while I’m working away on dinner in the kitchen, and then that I can watch my favorite shows while I’m feeling like I’m sitting in a movie theater. My son loves the system too, because he can put on his shows and listen to them through the speakers in his room, and we can all enjoy music while we are hanging out on the outside patio. Or even listen to the foot ball game while we are doing yard work in the fall.

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