Nothing is more astounding than to see a brand new home or newly remodeled home that lacks even the basics in home automation or distributed audio and video. Maybe it just sounds complicated, but it’s like having a cell phone…once you have it you can’t imagine life without that convenience. And, ONE great sound system instead of sticking radios and stereos everywhere in a home is pretty affordable and looks a lot more impressive.
I know that I have a bias; however that doesn’t change the facts that if you listen to music, watch TV, have lights or entertain outside, that your life can be significantly enhanced by even the simplest of home technologies. For example, when people see the little keypads on the wall in our home, I know it just doesn’t compute…it can’t. It looks way to simple for what it does. That little keypad on the wall plays four different sources of music. The first one is constant streaming music from Pandora on my computer, the second is an iPod, the third is connected to the TV and with that, the gaming system…anyone want to listen to the football game EVERYWHERE in the house? The fourth is the radio. Anywhere in the house, in any room, somebody can press a button to turn any type of music on that they desire. While in the next room a family member can be turned into an entirely different type of music on a different source.