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How Can You Get More Out of Your Home’s Video Distribution?

Video Distribution SystemChange How You Enjoy Your Favorite Entertainment With These Upgrades

Video technology tends to change more than any other technology in your Woodbury, MN home, so it’s important you have a video distribution system in place that won’t become obsolete in a few years. You need one that is easy to use, enhances your home’s style and is primed for growth. Check out some things you can do to make sure your system is built for the long run. SEE MORE: 3 Reasons to Use Control4 for Your Video Distribution Make the Jump to 4K Ultra HD Ultra HD television, with four times the resolution of high-definition TV, is no longer the technology of the future. Most companies –from Blu-ray to Netflix—are now offering premium 4K content. NBC will even offer next-day 4K access to the 2016 Rio Olympics’ top sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Upgrading to this technology is about more than buying new equipment. Make sure you have the right infrastructure in place to get high-quality 4K signals to your new TV. You also need to find source components that offer 4K content so your TV is worth the investment. Check out our blog on 4K video distribution for everything you need to know about this new technology. Optimize Your System for Streaming With quality original content from the likes of Hulu, Amazon Video, and Netflix, streaming video has never been more popular. But if you want to stream 4K Ultra HD video, you’re going to need to beef up your home network to make sure you’re getting the best signal possible while avoiding lagging or freezing. Let us know which streaming services you like to use and where you plan on using them, so we can create a solution that not only bolsters your signal but also makes it easier to access your content. Choose a Personalized Control Solution Install a Control4 system that centralizes access to all your source components –from Blu-rays to streaming services—so you can manage it all from the device of your choice. Some people have grown used to streaming content on smartphones. They can go through the Control4 mobile app. Others are still attached to their traditional remotes. You won't need a different one for your Amazon Fire TV stick, Blu-ray, cable, and Surround sound system. It's all centralized in one universal remote that lets you change sources in a matter of seconds. You can also manage your system from a touchpad or tablet. Streamline Your Video Distribution System By centralizing access, you can also streamline your system. Place all your source components in an AV closet then use matrix switchers to relay the signals to various rooms. There are many benefits to this setup. For one, you don't need a source component in each room so you can open up your home's interior décor. This setup also allows you to get video to areas where source components are impractical—like small spaces or outdoor areas. Finally, centralized access makes it easy to upgrade in the future. Take for example your Blu-ray player. With centralized distribution, you can have one Blu-ray and play it in multiple rooms instead of having to invest in multiple players. So when you have to upgrade from an HD Blu-ray to a 4K one, you only have to replace one piece of equipment rather than buying four separate players and having to go through four installations. Are you interested in upgrading the video distribution system in your home? Contact Lelch AV to set up an appointment.