Lamp vs. Laser Projectors: Which Is Best for Home Theaters?

Lamp vs. Laser Projectors: Which Is Best for Home Theaters?

Compare Laser & Lamp Projectors and Discover Which Provides the Ultimate Performance for Your Home Theater If you’re building a home theater or media room, and you’ve decided to use a projector system rather than a TV, you’ll need two things: a screen and a projector. Not all projectors are built equally—in fact, some models offer tremendously better quality than others. So which projector should you use?  Often the decision comes down to budget. But if you want the best picture quality possible in your home theater, most professionals (including our team at Electronic Integration) suggest investing in a laser projector.  If you’re new to laser projectors, you may wonder what they are and what makes lasers better quality than standard video projectors. Read on to learn how lamp and new laser projectors compare and how they’ll enhance your Denver, CO, home entertainment. SEE ALSO: Immersive vs. Casual: How to Set Up Your Home Entertainment System for Both Lamp Projectors: The Longtime Standard  Until 2015, the only projectors you’d find in home theaters were lamp projectors. Lamp projectors use an internal light bulb to project visuals on a screen. This devices can still be high-quality, displaying HD and even 4K content. But internal lamps can fade over time and require replacing, just like regular home light bulbs.  Laser Projectors: A New Approach  You guessed it: laser projectors use a laser to produce visuals rather than a light bulb. So how does a laser create a movie on the wall? If we get technical, the projector uses laser diodes to shine on a phosphor-coated wheel. The colors are then sent...
How Does Home Networking Work?

How Does Home Networking Work?

How to Get Speedy, Reliable Connections at Home  Whether it’s schmoozing at a cocktail hour or syncing devices to the internet, the term “networking” is all about making connections. In a home network, this usually means connecting electronics to each other and the internet. Many people’s home network merely consists of a router that supplies Wi-Fi to their phones, laptops, and TVs. But a wireless router isn’t the only way to build a home network. In fact, you can enjoy a well-running smart home with speedy connections across your entire house by upgrading your home networking with the right cabling and hardware.  If your Denver, CO home is experiencing slow or unresponsive internet in any area, it’s time for a network upgrade. Here’s how networks work and how we can improve yours! SEE ALSO: 4 Reasons Not to Choose DIY Smart Home Integration  3 Ways to Home Network  Not all home networks look alike. We build home networks in the following three formats:  A wired network, which connects electronics to the internet with cables. A wireless network, which connects devices to the internet over Wi-Fi A hybrid network, which uses both wired and Wi-Fi connections.  All three networks have their advantages and disadvantages. Wired connections are much more reliable than Wi-Fi and are sometimes crucial in hard-to-reach areas. For example, if you depend on the internet in the home theater but you receive weak signals there, it may be more secure and reliable to use wiring instead.  Of course, wiring all your devices may not be a practical option. Wi-Fi is convenient for on-the-go gadgets like laptops, phones, and tablets. But...
Smart Lighting Isn’t Just for Indoors | Landscape Lighting Control

Smart Lighting Isn’t Just for Indoors | Landscape Lighting Control

Imagine you’re about to drive home from an outing and the sun is setting. You take out your phone, tap your smart home app, and turn on your home’s outdoor lights—even from miles away.

We help homeowners automate and intelligently control their outdoor lighting to add beauty and convenience to their lives. If you have low-voltage landscape lighting in your Denver, CO home, have you ever considered taking it a step further with lighting control?

Let us share what makes outdoor smart lighting a helpful home investment.

4 Q&As with the Outdoor Audio Experts

4 Q&As with the Outdoor Audio Experts

Who needs restaurant patios and rooftop bars when you own a high-end audio system in the backyard? Instead, your home becomes your summer oasis as your favorite music wafts through the breeze.

Many homeowners don’t realize a permanent, weatherproof speaker system is an option for their outdoor areas. Instead, they might unplug their indoor speaker and lug it outdoors—or rely on a tinny, portable speaker for all their outdoor listening.

Immersive vs. Casual: How to Set Up Your Home Entertainment System for Both

Immersive vs. Casual: How to Set Up Your Home Entertainment System for Both

Many people think it must be one or the other for home entertainment: a home theater or the living room. Why not combine the best of both? 

If you want to make the most of your home theater space, or if you hope to bring more power to your current home entertainment system, there’s a way to bridge casual and immersive viewing. No matter the room’s design, you can enjoy movies, TV, sports, and music with incredible audio and video, perfectly calibrated and set to your preferences. 

Here’s how we recommend creating a versatile, multi-purpose media room in your Denver, CO, home.

4 Excuses for Installing an Outdoor TV This Spring

4 Excuses for Installing an Outdoor TV This Spring

Enjoy Sports Outside All Spring and Summer A couple of years ago, the sports world was hit hard by the effects of the pandemic. Shortened seasons, rescheduled games, canceled tournaments, and many other issues changed the usual cadence of sport. Fortunately, that all feels like it’s behind us. Sports are back in full swing! With spring in the air in Colorado, we get warm, sunny days and lots more time to spend outside. And there are lots of sports to keep up with, too! We have a solution for combining both pastimes in your Denver home – an outdoor TV installation. If you need an excuse (maybe you need to convince your spouse), we’ve got four of them for you below. These excuses should work, as long as they’re sports fans! SEE ALSO: Home Entertainment Takes the Fun Outside NBA Playoffs The NBA playoffs have just started, and they seem to go on forever. That’s good news, especially if you install the new Samsung Terrace TV. The Terrace brings Samsung’s class-leading QLED brightness and richly saturated color and contrast outdoors – exactly what you need in an outdoor TV. You can enjoy many evenings outside with multiple games at the beginning of the playoffs. Even if the Nuggets don’t advance this year, there will still be a lot to enjoy if you’re a basketball fan. Tennis The good news: 40-year-old Roger Federer says he can come back from knee surgery. The bad news: It won’t be until after Wimbledon. Regardless, the French Open is coming, and so is Wimbledon, followed by the U.S. Open in early fall. Can Rafa do...