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Home Theatre Design and Installation

Home Theatre Design and Installation: DIY or Hire a Professional?

Home theatres are becoming increasingly popular in homes across Brisbane and they offer a home viewing experience like no other. Modern home theatres incorporate the latest in technology to provide you with high-quality home entertainment and while this is fantastic for you, it does make them potentially challenging to install. When it comes to home theatre design and installation, you have two options: install it yourself, or enlist the services of a professional. In any event, it is far preferable to seek the help of an expert and there are many reasons for this. Continue reading

Why Choose a Professional for Home Automation Installation?

Why Choose a Professional for Home Automation Installation?

Technology has advanced at a remarkable rate over the past decade and this has had a great impact on the convenience of home living. Today, almost all of your appliances are operated by remote control and with a wide range of connectivity options such as Bluetooth your electronics are able to connect with each other like never before. But how can this be used to improve the convenience and ease of living in your home? The answer is simple: home automation.

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The Advantages of TV Wall Mounting

The Advantages of TV Wall Mounting

It is often the little things that make a home entertainment experience truly satisfying and one of these seemingly small details is the position of your television. Conventional TV units or cabinets work well in theory, but can often have your TV sitting in a position that is slightly too low or skewed in one way or another. This can leave you straining your neck or eyes to get a good view and this has a number of negative effects with regard to your comfort and health.

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Live Better – Home Automation for the Brisbane Lifestyle

Live Better—Home Automation for the Brisbane Lifestyle

Let’s face it; Brisbane’s making its move to the front of the pack when it comes to liveability. Chances are you’re waxing lyrical about the subtropical climate, beautiful surroundings and relaxed lifestyle to your interstate friends or family. It’s hard to see how home automation can possibly improve on what’s already so great about living here. But you shouldn’t write off home automation as irrelevant to your lifestyle or the stuff of bad ’60s spy films. Home automation’s come of age. Getting the right system for home automation in Brisbane will give you more time and the freedom to enjoy the sort of lifestyle you’re dreaming about. Best of all, it’s easier and more affordable than you might think.

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TV Wall Mounting Brisbane – What Can Go Wrong If You DIY

TV Wall Mounting Brisbane – What Can Go Wrong If You DIY

Wall mounting TVs is an intricate and detailed process. There are plenty of aspects that need to be taken into account, including the type of walls of the room as well as the brackets and cables needed to mount the TV. A TV wall mounting professional from AV Everything in Brisbane would have no problem in considering all of these important details. However, an amateur DIY installer may encounter some problems which could lead to devastating consequences for their house and even their families.

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Plan Your Media Room – 5 Mistakes to Avoid

So you’ve decided you want to create your own media room. You‘ve picked the perfect spot in your home to set up your home entertainment hub and you’re ready to go. But wait! Before you start refurbishing, be sure to avoid the common mistakes people make when creating a media room. These relatively simple errors can make or break your home of home entertainment! Luckily most of these problems have easy solutions.

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How to Watch Netflix on TV

Having trouble making Netflix work on your older model TV? Don’t worry, there are easy answers! Netflix is quickly becoming the new norm for the average Australian household. This Internet streaming media allows for TV and movies anywhere, anytime. Never again will you have to wait for your favourite TV show to come on. If you don’t have a Smart Television though, you might be wondering how to watch Netflix on TV.

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3 Reasons Why You Need an Automated Home in 2015

Home automation. Unsure of what it means? Okay, imagine this. You roll in after a hard day, tired and weary, ready to sit down and tune out with a few hours of tube. You need to close the curtains, turn on the sound system connected to the TV and turn the TV itself, after getting a drink and a piece of fruit.

You may even get changed first. You move through 10-20 actions before you arrive at relaxation central, harassed by your own home, indulging your too-tired side. Before you bemoan those wealthy guys down the street with their smart homes, it isn’t so far beyond you. You can, in fact, achieve a smart home at a touch of a button through AV Everything. But why should you? Other than you have enough to think about at the end of the day, that those 10-20 actions over the course of a year add up…read on and join the automation revolution. Continue reading

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3 Ways Home Theatre Will Restore Your Sanity

Not everybody loves going to the movies. Finding a park, allocated seating, the line at the snack kiosk, the loud mouths and the chompers…and that’s before the movie starts. When the lights go down, you’re treated to a great flick in the discomfort of decade old seats, where other butts have sweated and the arm rest is usually broken.

Occasionally, you’ll buy a popcorn and a drink, but only after saving your spare change for a month; going to the movies almost demands a second mortgage. If only there was a way to get the widescreen experience at home…home theatre is just that. The widescreen experience in the comfort of your own space, where the snacks are fresh, the popcorn hot and you can have a beer without sacrificing a week’s worth of coffees.

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AirPlay makes video streaming easy

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AirPlay,  allows wireless streaming of video, audio and photos. Developed by Apple, both third party manufacturers and Apple can include the technology within devices, including Yamaha and other devices. AirPlay sends AV content, or receives the content and recreate it through sound systems and TVs.

Any device running iTunes, such as iPads, iPods, iPhones or Mac computers running a new iOS or greater.  Airport express is for audio only and Apple TV works for both sound and vision.

If you have Apple TV, you can wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device to your speakers and HDTV via your Apple TV. You can even display what’s on your mobile device to the big screen. Your favourite movies, holiday photos and even sports — Apple TV and AirPlay  put it easily on your TV.

AirPlay Mirroring lets you show exactly what’s on your iPad,  iPhone,  Mac, or iPod touch screen to everyone else in the room. Show games, photos, web pages, videos, presentations, spreadsheets, and more on your HDTV via Apple TV. You can  rotate from portrait to landscape zoom in and out and your audience will see that too.

By selecting the “Multiple Speaker” option you can have your tunes playing in the kitchen, bedroom and living room or anywhere you have speakers installed, and as it works over Wi-Fi, it’s easily streamable from your home network. Simply connect to your home network, and you’ll be streaming tunes through your entire house, instantly.