icon toolbar2 linkedin      icon toolbar2 houzz      icon toolbar2 pinterest      icon toolbar2 facebook      google plus grey vector logo copy      twitterlfw copy

Control Designer, Inc.   |   Offices: Orlando, FL (407) 243-9440  |  Steamboat Springs, CO (970) 744-4444

Home Automation Products

Has Apple changed the way we watch TV?

on Thursday, 01 October 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

In the past in order to have TV content, you had to either get Cable, Satellite or install this big dish in your back yard. Today, we have the Internet. With services like Hulu and NetFlix we got our first taste of streaming movies and past TV shows. Then, we got AppleTV. With Apple TV we had the same Hulu and Netflix but we had Apple Movies, Music, our Photo Libraries and other individual TV channels. Apple was providing us with movies before NetFlix and even before HBO and Showtime. They provide movies to our home earlier and with better resolution than Movies on Demand

Here we go again...HDMI 2.0

on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

Now, 4K resolutions comes with the latest in HDMI technology. HDMI 2.0 is the next generation of one of the most commonly used formats in home audio/video systems. This upgrade is designed to increase both frame rates and color for your 4K viewing. There's been a lot of confusion as to if you will need to switch out the old HDMI cables with new ones. After some research, it seems like the most recent version (HMDI 1.4) only needs an upgrade with its internal microchip on your devices and sources, not the cable. I think the sky is the limit with the newest technology coming out. It's crazy to know that TV technology has come so far from the original 16 frames per second rate.

Has Apple done it again?

on Thursday, 18 June 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

Apple is no stranger to innovating products to make them more advanced. The Apple Watch is not a new innovation since other smart watches are on the market from Samsung, LG, and others, but how different is it from its competitors?

Dolby Atmos: A new era of audio for the perfect media room

on Monday, 04 May 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

Dolby has been around for 50 years and they have innovated how we watch movies in our homes. With the newest line, Dolby Atmos, being released into home theater systems, your movie-watching experience will sound better than ever before!  Atmos uses a system of sound objects rather than their old sound channels optimizing how you hear details in your movies, such as car horns or a whisper right behind you. The system now allows sounds to travel around the room instead of directly at you like with older speakers.