New 125 Watts per channel Digital Living the preferred Sonos Dealer for San Francisco Area

What does 125 watts per channel mean to you?

More speakers less clutter! We now have the ability to install more speakers to one Sonos bar giving you more power and speakers, speakers everywhere!

Read on and get the scoop straight from a tech about how this new baby performs:

“My first hours with Amp.  I immediately connected Amp to a pair of Legacy Audio Focus SE speakers to see how Amp performs in 2 channel mode.  The sound was very detailed and full. Bass impact was impressive. Imaging was also very impressive. I found myself searching for more songs to play as I couldn’t believe how well Amp was powering these monster tower speakers!

I then proceeded to do an A/B comparison of Connect:Amp and Amp. Same speakers, volume, and demo tracks. There is no comparison. While the Connect:Amp sounded pretty good, it only lasted a few minutes before shutting down in protection mode. I immediately noticed that the detail, impact, and clarity of the music was now missing.  Another interesting find was the amount of heat, or lack thereof, that Amp produced. After about 4 hours of music at about 80% volume, the Amp was warm at best. Very efficient power supply!”

-Sonos Team Tech

Call Digital Living today to order the new Sonos Amp. Let us install it and we will make sure all that power doesn’t go to waste.

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It’s no big secret that technology is creating modern-day advantages in the work environment, but what about in the home? The question most people ask is, how? How will technology help me in everyday home life? What advantages will I gain by integrating my home?

Join me on a quest to discover new ways Digital Living and technology can help you smoothly transition throughout your day.Digital Living - CEDIA Member is the preferred custom electronics, audio video, home theater, smart home provider in California digitalliving.com

I have to admit I have been living in the dark ages. (Insert eye roll emoji here.) I am a child of the 80’s. If we wanted to hang out with friends, we had to find them first. I remember riding my bike from my home to my friends home only to discover she wasn’t there. So on to the park downtown… again, not there. Where to now? Where could she be? If only there was a way to find her without having to ride my bike all over the town. Enter the cell phone.

I am reminded of a great movie, “Desk Set” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. It’s a 1957 flick where Katharine’s character, an extremely knowledgeable research clerk for a television network, is in danger of losing her job to a computer.  People call her and the other women in the department and ask random questions much like we ask Siri today. What are the names of Santa’s reindeer? How many inches in a mile?  The computer in this movie takes up almost the whole entire department she works in. Today we hold in our hands, smartphones that contain more power than any one of the late 50’s would have thought possible.

So what’s my point by all this? Like some of you out there, I was not aware of all the possibilities that living in a smart home could offer. I was living the life of Katherine Hepburn in Desk Set, thinking technology was my enemy. It is here to help.

Remember how I mentioned seamlessly enjoying life? Every day we go through many transitions. Let Digital Living help you integrate your home to perform for you making some of these transitions feel less stressful and more, seamless.

Here are some suggested ways your Digital Living Certified Smart Home can help give you back the gift of time helping you seamlessly live life.

Start your morning off right.

Imagine warm soft lighting set to turn on with your morning alarm that gradually brightens as you wake up. Helping to smoothly transition you from sleep to wakefulness in a peaceful way. The floor starts to warm under your feet as the in-floor heating kicks in on those cool winter mornings. As you make your way to the shower your favorite song is cued when you open the door, encouraging you to have a great day. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the coffee, your coffee maker was set to go off with your alarm and has fresh brew waiting for you.

Join me each week as I post new ways your Digital Living Certified Smart Home will help make your life seamless.

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Thanks to Democrats, Wednesday the Senate voted to restore the Net neutrality policies that were previously repealed by the FCC. Only three Republicans, Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) broke rank in the Senate’s 52-47 vote.

Senate Democrats had pushed for a vote to enact the Congressional Review Act, or CRA, to halt the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of Obama-era rules governing the open internet. Well, they got the vote Wednesday, and it went their way.

New FCC Hurdles
The FCC now has some new roadblocks to abolish the rules.

How did your senator vote on the successful last-ditch effort to maintain net neutrality? Find out below. Senate votes to restore net neutrality: Here’s how every senator voted

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5X WINNER - Digital Living Has Received the 5th Mark Of Excellence

Digital Living Receives the 2018 “BEST OF” Award From HomeAdvisor

Digital Living is the 5X Winner of the BEST OF Award for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Call us Today 877-415-4158 digitalliving.com
Digital Living Contractor of the Year Voted Best Smart Home Automation, Home Theater and Security company 4 Years running
Digital Living - Smart Home and Audio Video Winner of the HomeAdvisor "BEST OF" 2014, 2015, 2016
Digital Living - Sonoma Napa Marin - Home Theater- Audio Video Contractor of the Year Winner 2015
May 18th, Sonoma California – Digital Living® is pleased to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award for both Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and Sacramento Regions. 

This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries.

“Digital Living’s deep industry knowledge and experience is second to none in the industry, However, it is our priority to offer the best customer service experience in the industry and we have forged trusting and lasting relationships with our clients,” – Owners Derich Marsh & Dave McGovern.

Digital Living Inc. ®, a full service Audio Video, Smart Home and Security technology integration company serving the Greater Bay Area and the Sacramento region, has been part of HomeAdvisor’s network since 2011. This is the fifth year Digital Living Inc.® has been recognized with this award. Continue reading “Digital Living Awarded 5th Consecutive Best Smart Home-Audio Video Co. 2018” »

Savant is ramping up its efforts to be the leader in the Smart Home control industry with the release of several products and software upgrades. Savant 8.3, includes a new more powerful single-room controller, garage door entry system and music server. Also, what is exciting for integrators is that Savant has increased the flexibility for both integrators and end users to customize the interface.

“This is the first major release since I returned as CEO,” says Bob Madonna. He outlined how the Cape Cod, Mass.-based company overhauled its entire beta testing processes to get even more dealer investment in testing. The goal is to produce the highest quality luxury home automation products in the marketplace,” says Madonna, noting that many of the products spent months in beta tests with hundreds of integrators. “Quality is king…”

Hardware:savant 8.3

Savant Simple Host + Pro Remote –A $500 control system that is highly configurable can be used  for up to two zones and It includes the controller and a Pro Remote.

Music Server 1 –  The Savant Music Server 1 supports multiple streaming services, including Spotify, Tunein, Pandora and SiriusXM.  The server goes hand in hand with the recently announced Savant Pro Audio 4 IP-based switch and is powered by the Autonomic Mirage OS.

Dedicated Garage Door Entry UI – The new dedicated garage door entry UI not only controls the door, but also indicates the status of the door (open/closed), accommodates a surveillance camera view of the garage, and sends notifications to the homeowner.

Software Upgrades

Ability to Reorder Scenes 

Ability to Reorder Services in Blueprint

Ability to Customize Savant Pro App

read more at cepro.com

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Adding IFTTT is a Game Changer For Control4 Users

Control4 the leader in complete home automation solutions is now offering IFTTT to the their customers will now blend the best of professional and DIY home automation with a new feature called When/Then, which allows consumers to personalize their own smart-home systems after a professional installer sets it up. Think IFTTT (if this, then that) but for 10,000-plus devices that Control4 supports.

“We’ve been hearing for a long time that home owners want to make adjustments after they’ve lived with their systems,” says Brad Hintze, senior director of product marketing for Control4. “We think we’ve struck a good balance between the quality and reliability of a professionally installed system with the hands-on capabilities that consumers have wanted.”

Once the installer walks away, users can make adjustments like creating lighting scenes, setting up automation schedules, or programming text alerts for certain events and more…

Users can program thens to be as simple as sending a text message when the door is unlocked, or as complicated as launching a morning scene that ramps up the lights, opens the shades and turns the television on to CNN.

Read More…

Digital Living is an Authorized Control4 Dealer serving the Northern California region including the greater Sacramento area.

Digital Living Contractor of the Year Voted Best Smart Home Automation, Home Theater and Security company 4 Years running

Digital Living Receives 4th Consecutive Mark of Excellence Award

Digital Living Receives the 2017 “BEST OF” Award From HomeAdvisor

Digital Living Contractor of the Year Voted Best Smart Home Automation, Home Theater and Security company 4 Years running
Digital Living - Smart Home and Audio Video Winner of the HomeAdvisor "BEST OF" 2014, 2015, 2016
Digital Living - Sonoma Napa Marin - Home Theater- Audio Video Contractor of the Year Winner 2015
May 7th, Sonoma California – Digital Living Inc is pleased to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2017 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries.

“We strive to offer the best customer service experience in the industry and we have forged trusting and lasting relationships with our clients,” – Owner Derich Marsh. Digital Living Inc., a full service Audio Video, Smart Home and Security technology integration company has been part of HomeAdvisor’s network since 2011. This is the fourth year Digital Living Inc. has been recognized with this award. Continue reading “Digital Living Awarded 4th Consecutive Mark of Excellence” »

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Home Burglary Stats

1. Many Burglaries Take Place During the Middle of the Day

Burglaries represent crimes of opportunity so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that thieves prefer to target homes between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The reason for this is that people are at work or school, lessening the chance of witnesses seeing the burglar.

Here are the best ways to stop a burglar:

Surveillance Cameras, Smart Door Locks, Automated Lighting, and More

2. Thieves Target Homes Without

Burglars look for homes without lawn signs..period. They assess risk and if they don’t see cameras or a lawn sign, they see opportunity!!

3. The Majority of Thieves Live Within Two Miles of the Crime

Unfortunately, thieves study you and if you have some deterrents they may think twice.

Read More Here: Best Burglary Deterrent: Surveillance Cameras, Smart Door Locks, Automated Lighting, and More – Electronic House

Get the Pros to install your video surveillance system today!! Digital Living – Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Sacramento 877-415-4158 Sacramento 916-919-8100

Digital Living Your Smart Home Experts

Fluorescent lights, computer screens, neon signs—there is certainly a lot of peripheral light in our lives. And to your circadian rhythms, that light can read like a lot of excess noise.

Fortunately, smart lighting and scheduled scenes can help you cut back on the effects of unwanted light—at least in your home—keeping you alert throughout the day and helping you fall fast asleep at night.

Having a lighting professional help you with your home’s lighting is imperative and will no doubt pay off with years of enjoyment…and possibly health – Contact Digitalliving.com today and have a professional lighting system installed.

Using Light Warmth to Wind Down at Night

Scientists who study light’s effects on neurology have noticed one clear through line: cool, white light seems to make the mind more active and productive, while soft, warm light induces melatonin, a precursor to sleep. Color ‘temperature,’ in essence, the amount of blue (‘cool’) or yellow (‘warm’) wavelengths in a light source has been shown to have a definite effect on our sleep—and by extension, our overall health. In fact, Harvard research linked lower melatonin to Type 2 diabetes.

Read More Here: Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits | Home Automation Blog

 

A new version of HDMI is coming soon, and there are some big changes — including support for resolutions up to 10K as well as a new cable. Here’s the skinny on fatter AV bandwidth.

OK, let’s get this done up front. Yes, there’s a new cable with HDMI 2.1, but you don’t need to upgrade. At least not yet.

HDMI 2.1 brings new features and a lot more bandwidth to the venerable cable and connection. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the main audio/video connection for TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, video streamers, sound bars, computers and more. It carries both video and audio in one cable, allows digital encryption, and generally delivers perfect video and audio quality without any degradation.

Today’s devices mostly use HDMI version 2.0, but in 2018, many will likely transition to version 2.1. How does that affect you? Not much. You can’t upgrade your current TV to 2.1 spec, but in reality, you won’t need to. This update is quite forward-thinking and takes into account formats and resolutions that won’t be widely available for years.

Source: HDMI 2.1: What you need to know – CNET

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