Features


Finding the Elusive AV Receiver that Supports 4K-Caliber Copy Protection
By John Sciacca,   March 03, 2015
HDCP. Have there ever been four letters that have caused a larger collective shudder from custom integrators everywhere? More..

Understanding the Basics of Sound Control in Home Theaters
By Peter Janis,   March 03, 2015
Acoustic sound control is one of the most misunderstood elements of our industry. So why do some contractors shy away from this moneymaking opportunity? More..

Upgrading the Lighting, Shading and Automation Systems in a Westchester, NY Contemporary Home
By RS Staff,   March 03, 2015
There’s a life-giving energy in sunlight. More..

Discovering the Mostly Untold Success Stories of the CI Business
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   March 02, 2015
Some of the fresh faces of the custom business began their careers in familiar places and others in refreshingly unique ways. More..

Technologies and Business Techniques that are Making CIs Successful
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   February 02, 2015
As we all continue our quests to charge into 2015 with renewed energy and a conviction toward better business practices and product buying decisions, Residential Systems surveyed a collection of leading custom integrators to see what business lessons they’re carrying into the new year and what products and/or technologies are influencing their buying decisions. More..

Truly Entertaining Audio Demos from CES 2015
By Dennis Burger,   February 02, 2015
I have absolutely no intention of taking credit for this. More..

CES 2015 Offered Many Bleeding-Edge TV Choices
By Michael Heiss,   February 02, 2015
We’ve all seen a movie or TV show where, at some point along the line, someone has only seconds to deactivate a bomb, but they don’t know how. More..

Garth Lobban Looks to Offer Better Sales Tools for Atlona's Integrator and Distributor Partners
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   January 29, 2015
Late last year, Atlona hired industry veteran Garth Lobban to serve as its new senior marketing manager. More..

URC to Combine Total Control and ccGEN2; Sonos Update Coming Soon
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   January 21, 2015
The Harrison, NY, manufacturer is combining its two control systems lines, Total Control and ccGEN2, converging the software in the next two weeks. The move is intended to “make things easier on products, purchasing, training, programming, and marketing." More..

Comparing Over-the-Air DVRs from TiVo, ChannelMaster, SimpleTV, and Tablo
By Michael Heiss,   January 08, 2015
As more and more cord-cutting consumers abandon cable or satellite, their DVRs often go out with them. More..


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