What is the Difference Between Store-bought and Custom Audio?

What is the Difference Between Store-bought and Custom Audio?

Discover the Benefits of Custom Home Technology   When you go online to buy an outfit, sometimes you find that millions of other people have the same shirt, dress, or suit. Who want to show up at a party and find out someone else there is wearing the same thing as you? In those situations, sometimes it’s better to get a custom-made outfit. If someone makes the dress or suit for you, then it will be a one-of-a-kind garment that shows off your personality and style.   Whole house audio can do the same thing when you work with a local integrator. Your audio system will be installed according to your preferences and based on the house you live in. It won’t look like anyone else’s home in Noblesville, Indiana because it will be made for you. Here are some ways that custom audio solutions are different from out-of-the-box music systems.   SEE ALSO: Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Home?   Hide Everything   Buy a basic speaker from a store, take it home and then you have to figure out where it goes. First, you locate an outlet to plug in the speaker but if you don’t have a table or a shelf you have to re-arrange your furniture. Then there are those ugly wires. You saw an ad online for this cool, hip speaker but it doesn’t look the same in your bedroom. When it comes time to have friends over for a party, you discover you can’t play the same song in every room at the same time to provide the...

Digitech Attends CEDIA EXPO 2011 in Indianapolis

Digitech Custom just returned from CEDIA EXPO 2011, an annual tradeshow for the residential electronic systems industry, held this year in nearby Indianapolis. And we’re happy to report we saw some very compelling products while there! The conference featured many of the brands and products we use everyday in our home theater installations and audio/visual solutions. We stopped by several of their booths including Sony, Crestron, Control4, Lutron and JVC to see the latest and greatest products they’ll be offering in the near future—and we were pretty impressed. One of the new products that really caught our eye is Lutron’s Battery-Powered Shades. While Lutron is generally regarded as an expensive provider of motorized shades, these new battery-powered shades are moderately priced, beginning at just $299. We think these shades will be the perfect finishing touch for any home theater. Other new home theater products and topics from CEDIA EXPO 2011 –    New CinemaScape update from Kaleidescape –    Sony and JVC unveil new 4K resolution Home Theater Projectors –    Control4 revealed a host of new products –    Creston’s digital media trade program –    APC’s network controlled surge Digitech Custom also mingled with some new companies as we walked the tradeshow floor and we can’t wait to introduce some of their products and technologies soon—it will be worth the wait, we promise! But the conference wasn’t all work and no play. At the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet on the final evening of the event, attendees were treated to a special performance by Alizma, a group featured on the hit reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” Overall, we’re very excited about...
Taking TV to a New Level: Inside the New TiVo Premiere Elite

Taking TV to a New Level: Inside the New TiVo Premiere Elite

Over a decade ago, TiVo hit the market and blew everyone away with their unparalleled digital recording device. It was unlike anything people had seen before and it completely changed the way people consumed TV. It didn’t take long for cable and satellite TV companies to build their own recording devices—and soon DVR and TiVo became the norm. But TiVo is back—with an even bigger and better product sure to impress even the most discerning television viewer. Introducing the new TiVo Premiere Elite. It’s the only product on the market with four digital tuners. What does that mean to the consumer? You can record up to four different shows while viewing a fifth recorded program! Not only that, the Elite’s industry-leading two-terabyte hard drive allows up to 300 hours of HD programming. For all those following along at home, that’s more than two times the recording space offered by TiVo’s competitors. Not too shabby. Tuners and recording space aside, one of the most impressive features of the new Premiere Elite is the best-in-class user interface. In addition to a new HD, wide-screen interface, the Elite also includes an unmatched integrated search. This means you can instantly browse across all channels and sources including TV, Video on Demand and available Internet content to find something to watch or record. So, if you already have a DVR through your cable company, why should you invest in a new TiVo Premiere Elite? The answer is simple: better, advanced-yet-easy-to-navigate features and an intuitive user interface. Here are just a few of the unique features of the TiVo Premiere Elite: TiVo Premiere Elite Features...
The Pioneer Elite TV Is Back… And Better Than Ever

The Pioneer Elite TV Is Back… And Better Than Ever

After a notable four-year absence in the TV category, the Pioneer Elite TV is back. And while it’s not plasma like its well-received predecessors, the LCD LED set is just as attention grabbing. The new Elite TV is setting the standard again in the high-end television industry, providing the highest caliber picture and technology available today.  The groundbreaking flat panel is available in 60” and 70” class. A great set to research if you’re thinking of installing a new home theater. Elite LED LCD sets boast a unique and powerful set of features that result in deep black levels, huge depth of color, high brightness and smooth images. Bottom line: it’s the best LED LCD picture on the market. The Elite TV utilizes FluidMotion, a combination of an advanced frame creation system and scanning backlight technology. What does this mean to the viewer? Incredible picture clarity and smoothness. It also employs Full Array LED that creates a more uniform and brighter lighting versus the traditional edge-lit LEDs. And there’s more! Elite’s proprietary RGB+Y technology, adds a yellow sub-pixel to the standard red/green/blue palette. This extra sub-pixel enables Precision Color Plus to create more than eight million dots per screen. What’s that mean in layman’s terms? You’ll be watching an unbelievably detailed picture. But Elite’s shining differentiator is its Intelligent Variable Contrast. Developed specifically for Pioneer Elite TVs, Intelligent Variable Contrast technology automatically controls brightness and backlight to create an unparalleled depth of color, brilliance, detail and dark areas. Additional Pioneer Elite TV Features –    Brushed aluminum finish –    Connectivity to Netflix, YouTube, and others –    3D functionality and two...

Why a Custom Home Theater Is Right for You

Want to experience the energy and excitement of the cinema from the comfort of your own couch? Ready to watch your favorite NFL team play from what feels like the sideline of the field? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions, Digitech Custom has a home theater solution for you. Perhaps all you want to do is upgrade your flat-screen and add some surround sound audio to your current set up. Or maybe you want to take your home movie viewing to a whole new level—either way, we want to design the best home theater experience for your home. From the very first consultation to the design through the completion of the project, Digitech’s sales and engineering staff will help create the ideal entertainment environment for you and your family–while remaining within your budget. The possibilities of what we can do are limitless. We proudly carry the most up-to-date technologies, highest quality brands, and high-end enhancements to give your home theater system that “wow” factor. Here are some of our most innovative enhancements and options. Digitech’s Custom Home Theater Components: –    Video Projection Systems –    Audio Surround Sound –    Custom Seating –    Acoustic Paneling –    Lighting Design –    Automated Shading –    Climate Control –    Complete System Control We specialize in audio and video reproduction—our designers and installers have been trained to create the most compelling and engaging home cinema experience for each individual customer. We want you to be amazed at the clarity and quality of the audio and visual components of your home theater. Call us to schedule a consultation to see our showrooms to see your...