What are your choices when you want a home theater system? You could go online…but you’ll be on your own for the decision, the installation, integration, and any future problems. You could hit a “Big Box Store” and spend hours trying to find someone to answer your questions who cares about your experience…and you may end up with hidden fees and unexpected add-ons! Or you could reach out to Colorado Sound & Vision, where founder Richard Machemehl will create a personal experience custom-tailored to you! Richard says, “We offer well designed solutions at a variety of price points to help you get the best quality electronics for your budget…and we’ll take you from dreaming of a home theater through installation all the way to enjoying it!”
If you only need a single component like hidden speakers, a Universal Remote or Home Theater Automation you can control from your iPhone, we’ve hand-picked our favorites to offer the best performance at the best price!
Do you need something “outside the box?” Richard got his start doing home theater installation in 2003 and he's seen it all. Call him when your house is under construction and he'll review the blueprints and pre-wire your home for the ultimate flexibility. Richard says, “Getting in on the ground floor means that we can plan your entire home…from the entertainment center to home automation to networking so everything is exactly where you need it. If you’d rather build-out your existing home theater room, we can contract out with builders, decorators and designers. You’ll deal with only one person, while I coordinate every aspect of your dream from the ground up…columns, in-wall speakers, custom leather theater chairs, lighting, soundproofing, or anything you want!”
Getting a home theater you and your family will love can be easy…and it should be fun! Colorado Sound & Vision isn’t some “trial and error” company, they’ve been in the electronics business for nearly two decades. Richard is highly qualified and have years of experience. Whether you pick a ready-to-go home theater package or want something custom-designed, we’ll find a solution that works for your home, your family, and your budget!
If you have poor cell reception in your home or office, did you know you can make calls using your Wi-Fi?
iPhones have a feature called Wi-Fi Calling. When enabled, you can use your Wi-Fi to make and receive phone calls instead of using your cell service.
Wi-Fi Calling Requirements
How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling
Wi-Fi Calling is disabled by default, so you'll need to turn it on.
Anytime you connect to a good Wi-Fi signal, your phone will automatically connect to Wi-Fi calling. You can double check this by looking at the top left of your screen. If you're connected to Wi-Fi calling, you will see AT&T Wi-Fi, Sprint Wi-Fi, T-Mobile Wi-Fi or Verizon Wi-Fi.
Fixing Problems with Wi-Fi Calling
Lighting Scenes show your home off at its best!
With lighting solutions from Colorado Sound & Vision, lighting levels can be preset and instantly recalled at the push of a button – you can even have different lighting levels for different activities. This allows you to light your home perfectly, adding warmth, ambiance and highlighting features.
Large homes can waste huge amounts of energy simply by leaving lights on when they aren’t required. Fully Integrated lighting systems allow you to easily see where lights are on and allow you to control them from a central location. Integration with security alarms can switch all the lights in the home off when the alarm is set or start to replay your usual activity so it looks like you are home.
Having digital dimmers save energy when they dim. Dimming lights by 10% can result in huge savings across a large property without being noticeable to clients. Incorporating dimmed lights into lighting scenes (mentioned above) can save huge amounts of energy whilst a bulb dimmed to its lowest level can add real warmth feeling to a room. Ensuring lights aren’t on and automating light switching can also save huge amounts of energy.
Increase Lamp Life
Lighting control systems have a slow ramp up to full lamp brightness, vastly increasing the life of your lamps. This might not sound very impressive given the low cost of a lamp but our lighting systems regularly control huge chandeliers in double height spaces – replacing lamps involves scaffolding towers, disruption and high labor costs!
You can easily set up scenes
Full integration of a lighting system onto an iPad or controller allows the client to stand in the room and dim lighting channels up and down until the perfect scene is created. These light levels can then be saved down and recalled by pressing a scene button on a wall mounted keypad or the iPad.
We take lighting for granted because it’s so ubiquitous. Most rooms have overhead lights as well as task lighting in specific areas. Almost all houses have exterior lights, some of which are activated by motion controls or light sensors. Just about every room in your house is likely to have multiple lighting options, with several options for dimming. So what’s the best way to manage it all? Contact our professional team today for a FREE consultation.
Your home network needs to be ready not only for today’s technology, but also for tomorrow’s. You don’t want to be one step behind the latest smart home automation technology simply because your home network isn’t capable of supporting more devices. Using the latest standards and advances in home networking technology will ensure that whenever you want to upgrade your smart home automation system, your network won’t hold you back. This is also key when building your home, make sure to pre-wire for the future.
The speed of your home network is directly tied to the speed of your devices. Yes your Internet Service Provider promised lightning speeds, but if your network is throttling your bandwidth, your smart home automation system will never operate at full performance. Colorado Sound & Vision can optimize your home network and remove the obstacles that are causing network throttling. By streamlining your home network, your devices will be able to reach their full speed capabilities.
When you’re streaming television shows on Netflix or watching a movie in your dedicated home theater, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire show without any lagging or delays in audio or video. On the other hand, 4K streaming requires a lot of bandwidth, and your network simply may not be able to handle the demand. In most cases, the source of video lagging during streaming is a lack of strong Wi-Fi. Colorado Sound & Vision can install wireless access points at strategic locations throughout your home to ensure that each smart device has a strong and reliable connection.
A solid and reliable network is essential in today’s modern home with high demands that are put on the network with streaming video, downloading music, playing games online and everyday internet usage. The networks we at Colorado Sound & Vision design are high performance, highly reliable and will handle your needs for today and for the future. This is the backbone of any automation and control system and should not be overlooked or designed with consumer grade equipment. We only use the best small business grade and enterprise grade networks.
We can put together a package of switches, routers, wireless access points, low-profile in-ceiling wireless access points, and wireless accessories to compliment your home automation system, allowing you to have control no matter where you are in your home.
Consumer grade networks aren’t designed to handle the high demands of the modern home automation environment. Using quality networking components results in better wifi reception, jitter-free a/v streaming, and less on-site service calls.