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The Best 4k TVs of 2021

Shopping for a new television can be overwhelming. Looking at the different options you may find yourself looking at near identical models, not knowing which is going to be the better buy. Smart features have become a highlight in new television models with different processors ranging between models and manufacturers. We have done our research…

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Whats the Deal with Amazon Sidewalk?

  What is Amazon Sidewalk? Amazon Sidewalk is a program that has launched in June with a controversial immediate opt-in for all users of Amazon products such as Ring and Echo. Essentially Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network between these Amazon products that allows for better communication and signal reach. Here is Amazon’s link for…

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Séura Outdoor Televisions

Introducing Séura Outdoor Televisions The best outdoor television on the market     Warmer weather is approaching and many clients are seeking to expand their entertainment outdoors. Advanced Integrated Controls has partnered with Séura to bring the best weatherproof outdoor televisions to the Low Country. Séura’s line of outdoor televisions are the only IP rated…

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2021 is the Year of the Mini LED

Mini-LED technology has been around for a few years, but mostly for commercial applications; however, this year the Mini-LED TV comes to the consumer market at an affordable price. Samsung and LG have both announced their own mini-LED televisions at CES2021. In this blog we will take a look at this emerging technology and why…

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How do I become a Smart Home Contractor?

I love that this post presents a two sided question right from the start. It gives us a chance to ask ourselves a fundamental question.  Are you a “Smart” home Contractor or are you a “Smart Home” contractor? The simple answer is you cannot be one without the other and understanding what makes a home…

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Zen Outdoor Shades.

Screen Innovation’s Zen Series extends your lifestyle to include a new and exciting home area   The Zen Series Outdoor Shades gives homeowners an outdoor living space that feels like a part of the house. Zen is perfect for complementing outdoor home theaters, outdoor bars and verandas. The extra space created also makes a perfect…

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The New Ultra High Speed HDMI is Here

HDMI standards are being raised again to keep up with today’s technological advances. This year the latest HDMI standard 2.1 is finally here with features such as dynamic HDR, eARC, and game mode VRR. All three of these features are going to benefit the user providing an even more fluid and detailed experience. Now you…

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How High Should I Mount My TV?

Mounting TV’s and the variables it takes in doing so. For years, Mounting TV’s have become a common practice in most homes.  Television Mounting helps perfect the viewing angle, it also helps create a clean, modern and minimalist look. After buying a new television many clients at AIC want to know how high they should…

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Sonos VS Denon

The Wireless Music System has become a popular choice for audio streaming.  The ability to easily customize audio over WiFi throughout a home has made wireless music systems a staple in audio streaming. Wireless Music Systems, such as, Sonos and Heos have become well known for their name. Traditionally wireless speakers used Bluetooth to transmit…

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How COVID- 19 Has Slowed the Internet

In the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed things moving a bit slower online. Perhaps you’re having login issues or certain services are loading at a snail’s pace. Video calls may be dropping and the work you normally accomplish at the office is taking longer to do at home. A lot of people…

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Stop Hiding Your Router

Hiding your routers…We need to discuss something very important. Recently I have come across numerous life hacks on the internet on how to hide your router. Life hacks are a very trendy topic and everyone is jumping ship to show off how useful they have made ordinary products, or in this case how well they…

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Cable TV is Dying

Cable VS Streaming: Cable VS Streaming: Times have changed and I never thought I’d give up cable. I’ve had it most of my life. The bill seemed like a normal utility, comparable to the water or electric bill. You couldn’t run from it. It was just a necessary commodity. When I bought my first house…