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From Swimming Pool to Home Theater: The Most Motorized Home Automation System Ever?
London-based home systems integration firm James + Giles uses Control4 home automation to create a magical family and friend entertainment space in the 4,900-square-foot…
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dg123 (Posted on 06/30/15, 02:15 PM)
I’m very interested if anyone has direct experience with this Luxul controller/AP package for use with Apple mobile products.  We recently upgraded a residential network with Luxul products incl. XWS-2500 kit and so far it has…
Peter Farrow (Posted on 06/28/15, 01:43 PM)
Marketing and customer farming at is best. Always find it highly amusing when people flock like sheep onto the “high resolution audio” bandwagon. What high resolution audio does, very effectively is, use more storage…
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 06/28/15, 10:39 AM)
Remember, Don, this survey covers only the CE Pro 100, which skews to the high end.
Don (Posted on 06/28/15, 12:48 AM)
This has much more to do with profitability and price than performance. I love mac stuff, but it’s gotten so expensive that it’s out of reach for most people. I bought a mac preamp when I was a college student in 1972. What college…
Jan Raczynski (Posted on 06/26/15, 03:49 PM)
I think it’s great that Sony and Best Buy are raising consumer expectations for audio again. High resolution audio products will make all the difference in getting a truly immersive experience, especially on 4K TV.
Jonathan (Posted on 06/25/15, 10:47 PM)
Very smart move by Sony and Best Buy. Customers who have never heard or have forgotten what serious high resolution audio sounds like, due to the era of MP3 and low resolution CD’s, etc., will undoubtedly be won over and blown away…
LukeEtal (Posted on 06/25/15, 10:28 PM)
I am with Kevin on this. HomeKit is so buggy and counterintuitive. Lutron always works(ed) great, HomeKit with Lutron not so much. They way Lutron rolled out smart bridge 2 is uncharacteristic of Lutron. Homekit will be beta until iOS 9.1…
fred manny (Posted on 06/25/15, 08:03 PM)
Dear Mr Archer, Why did you even bother to review this lock if you weren’t going to review the z-wave or zigbee connection. What a waste of my time.
Aleks (Posted on 06/25/15, 06:32 PM)
It even designed to keep privacy ... Good Luck !
Todd Nelson (Posted on 06/25/15, 05:27 PM)
Julie,   Thank you for an informative article on an amazing new product. This is the answer to the falling senior who has hurt themselves to the point they can’t push a button to call for help, or who has slipped and fallen…
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