TV Mounting Above Your Fireplace Since the introduction of the flat panel television, the idea of having a TV mounted above a fireplace has been the dream of many. Always a great idea in theory, the reality though is that most fireplaces are far too tall to mount a TV above that is able to be viewed comfortably. The average mantel height is 54" above the top of the hearth (which ranges but averages 18"); this puts the bottom of [...]
HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 4K, UHD, UHD Premium, SUHD, HDR, WCG....OMG! The amount of acronyms and numbers associated with new tv’s can be overwhelming and quite confusing. Here is a quick and simplified explanation of what it all means. At the most basic level all of these terms can be broken into three categories. Signal, Resolution, and Color. Hold tight because the acronyms are going to start flying! Signal HDMI, or High Definition Multimedia Interface, is the physical path and connection for the [...]
AV System Troubleshooting It happens; usually when the big game is on or you have a house full of people. At AudioWorks we do everything we can to ensure our systems are among the most reliable out there but glitches occur, power outages happen and the witching hour of AV is very real. Here are the most common issues we see with customers' systems when we go out on service calls. DirecTV Code 771 One of the most common error messages in [...]
How easy is a Control4 Home Automation System? Here is Ryder, who is 4 years old, to demonstrate exactly how to fire up your AV system using the Control4 Home Automation platform. These systems are meant to bring simplicity to all of your connected home devices, including your TV and music. Bringing all of these devices under one operating system allows them to communicate with one another and simplifies how you control your home.
5 Cool Home Automation Trends 5. Geo-events Your smartphone's GPS capabilities are amazing. Why not harness its power to automate your home? Applications include - shutting off all the lights and locking the doors when you leave the home. Turn off the A/C automatically whenever you leave the office. Open your garage door automatically when you pull up to the house and turn on the lights if it is dark. Automatically arm your security system if you are away for a set period [...]
Meeting ROOMS Conference Room systems and meeting rooms have to be simple to operate, reliable and have the ability to adapt to your business on the fly. When business needs to get done the last thing you want to do is troubleshoot your presentation or video conferencing systems. AudioWorks has put together many meeting/conference rooms for local businesses, here is a tour of ours to show just what today's meeting rooms should include. BOLD Statement Your meeting rooms should make a bold statement. Large displays, [...]
Business Music Systems and Licensing If you are not playing fully licensed music in your business you could be putting yourself, and your business, at risk. AudioWorks has teamed up with Mood:Media to make it easy to supply your business with fully licensed, fully customizable music and playlists so you can have peace of mind. Instead of risking paying high licensing penalties Mood allows businesses access to a HUGE library of music for a low monthly rate. Here are just some of the [...]
Security Systems - by AudioWorks In servicing Utah for over 30 years AudioWorks noticed something lacking in the security industry with most providers... great service and reliable operation. Today's home automation systems require all pieces to work in harmony, security being one of the biggest and most important pieces. We quickly realized that most providers only wanted to get you to sign that contract, not concerned about the service they provide or if their system even functions correctly. That presents a big [...]