Today, everything we do is driven by technology. We expect things to be readily available to us at any moment and we want things to be streamlined and efficient. Unfortunately, traditional home audio and video may not offer the kind of streamlined efficiency you are looking for. Most people today not only have a television, DVD player and cable box. Many people have either cut the cord and ditched cable or they have cable as well as other streaming devices such as an AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or other streaming device. And, the last thing you want to do is start watching something in one room and then be stuck there, unable to move, until the show is over. With residential video distribution, you are free to roam your home and never miss a moment of any show you are watching.
With video distribution, there is one central hub where all (or the majority) of electronics and various devices are kept and the video distribution system is able to send it to any television in the home. Control4 takes a closer look at some of the advantages of residential video distribution, “Distributed video allows a single video source, like a satellite receiver or Blu-ray player, to be shared between multiple TVs that are connected to a video switch. This can provide some pretty amazing advantages. The biggest of which is minimizing the amount of sources you would need for every TV in your house. For example, if you have six TVs in your home and would like to watch satellite on all six of them, you will need to have six different satellite receivers, each one requiring a separate monthly fee. And how many times would you actually need to watch all six receivers at the exact same time anyway?…Another great advantage distributed video provides is the ability to hide all of the gear for your TVs. No one wants to spend thousands of dollars on a gorgeous Plasma or LED TV to hang up on the wall but have a tangle of wires running down the wall and into the cabinet below where all the gear lives. Distributed video let’s you hide all of that equipment in the storage closet on the other side of the house or in the basement.”
Now, while we know you are ready to pull the trigger and install video distribution in your home for maximized efficiency, there are still a few considerations to be made. If you choose to install video distribution, it is best done by someone with extensive audio and video installation experience. An A/V installer will be able to help you by correctly installing all components and wiring, programming them, and making your video distribution easy to use!