It’s almost that time of year again, when students head back to school, many moving out and starting college or university for the first time. One of the defining experiences of college is all the new music you are exposed to, from new friends, and maybe from moving into a new city. Here we are going to look at the best speakers for your new apartment, or college dorm when starting school.
Understanding the basics is very important if you plan to incorporate technology into your house. While there are a number of ways to get that technology, install it, and start moving forward with a smart home, it all starts with one basic question:
What is Home Automation?
When you want the best TV for sports, there are several things to consider. First, now is an excellent time to upgrade your home audio setup and your TV, because the NHL & NBA Playoffs are about to start. Second, you need to find the right TV when you upgrade. Fortunately, there are some great TVs available today that provide an awesome sports viewing experience. You’ll want the best possible picture so you can feel like you’re there with all the action, and so you don’t miss anything important if you can’t actually be at the game.
Recently the Cineplex theatre chain has joined with Bell’s controversial motion which would allow internet service providers to block websites that provide copyrighted content. Opponents believe allowing ISP’s to censor this content is a violation of free speech and could be a slippery slope to other types of content becoming blocked. While we will leave the political punditry to the experts, It’s easy to see however why Cineplex would be in favor of this ban.
With the vast array of TV’s, Receivers, Blu-Ray Players, Game Consoles and Soundbars, a popular method of organizing your electronics is to connect everything directly to your TV via HDMI, then have a single audio connection from your TV to your Soundbar, Home Theatre system, etc. Essentially you are using your TV as a switcher, and while this can simplify your connections, there may be a downside you don’t even know is happening. You may not be experiencing true surround sound even if your soundbar, or home theatre system supports it.
One of the most frustrating experiences you can go through is having your wifi speakers cut out right as your favourite part of a song comes on. It’s the audio equivalent of the hated buffering notices on streaming video. But why is it happening? You set up your speakers with no problems, your WiFi seems to be working fine on your phone and computer, yet your WiFi speaker keeps cutting out! Before you end up throwing your speaker into a wall, try some of the following troubleshooting tips to help your connection.
Recently we had the chance to demo the Yamaha WX010 Wireless Speaker. This speaker is part of Yamaha’s MusicCast line of products, which feature the ability to pair & sync speakers throughout your home, utilizing your Wi-Fi connection.
Music never sounds better than when played through a proper Hi-Fi system. A powerful receiver with an amazing set of speakers can bring you onto the stage, or into the recording studio with your favourite artists. It also has the power to bring the big cinema experience right into your living room. Like with anything in life, you get what you pay for, but that being said, this article aims to help you start your Hi-Fi journey down the right path with the best system you can build for under (or around) $1000.
Struggling to choose the best gift for your friends and family as the holidays approach? Then why not give them something they can enjoy throughout the year? No matter their interests or tastes, they’re sure to appreciate a new home audio system. From watching movies to playing video games to catching up on their favourite shows, there’s no shortage of ways a soundbar or speaker set can enhance their lives.
Is bigger always better? There’s always been a sense of pride and accomplishment when purchasing a 50″ or larger screen. While larger screens can help you see the image better, it’s possible they may be overkill when used in smaller rooms. When looking for a new TV, it may make sense to buy a smaller TV that better fits your room for the best viewing experience.