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6 Ways To Win Every Game Day

Win The Mancave Playoffs!

6 Ways To Win Every Game DayFace it, life is a competition where the person with the best home entertainment setup wins. You have to stay ahead of the competition if you want to be the one who hosts the big game. Let’s go over 6 things you need to make sure everyone on the block is begging to watch the play-offs at your house. With this guide you will have the best game day party in the lower 48.

1. A gigantic screen to put you on the field

You might be the coolest dude in the office, but if your TV isn’t up to snuff, nobody is going to want to come to your party. The most important thing by far is a proper home video setup. You want the best TV, and bigger is always better. You also want to make sure it can handle the latest video technology. 4K HDR is a must. You also have to make sure it is mounted properly. If you can swing it, the best option is a complete home cinema system with a projector and screen. We’ve got the options for you to make this happen, from the best TV for your budget to elaborate full home theatre installs.

2. A sound system that makes you feel every bone-shattering hit

You don’t just want to hear the sound, you want to FEEL it. Those speakers on your TV aren’t going to cut the mustard. Five speakers and a subwoofer is the MINIMUM to make sure you can drown out Brian from next door when he starts talking about his favorite anime hairstyles during 4th and goal. Ideally, you should to be able to give your guests a heart murmur with the unbridled power of your audio setup.

3. Make sure every seat is the comfy seat

You might have a nice recliner for yourself, but if your guests are forced to sit in camping chairs that you just knocked the spiders off of, you’re going to lose some points. You need the best furniture for serious game watching, and that doesn’t mean the cheapest couch you can find at the thrift store. It means high-end seating that is completely adjustable for every person in the room. It doesn’t matter how good your A/V setup is if your guest has a spring poking into their back. We’ve got the furniture that makes your mancave into THE mancave.

4. Gaming tables to occupy the kids.

Your friends are awesome and their kids are adorable. Most of the time. They are straight-up annoying when they are running around in circles in front of the TV while you are trying to use your force-powers to will the field goal attempt between the posts. This is where the gaming tables come in. Put a ping pong & shuffleboard table a couple rooms away and let them occupy themselves. It will be worth every penny to keep them out of your hair.

5. A second TV for the non-fans

We’ve got an even better option than continually cranking up the volume when your neighbor Brian won’t stop asking simple questions like, “What does first down mean?” Send him to a different room with a TV showing something he’ll understand, or maybe a YouTube video that explains the basics of football. You can even set up a “Basics of Football” training module for him on your Smart TV so that he can come back in a few minutes humbled and happy in his new knowledge.

6. My grandma’s chili recipe.

Just kidding, you can’t have it. I guess you’re stuck with the 2nd best game day party in the country. We’ll still help you with everything else.

Home Cinema Room

7 Reasons Why Having a Home Cinema is Better than Going Out to the Movies

Luxury Home Cinema Room

As we enter the third decade of the 21 st century, home cinema technology often matches and even surpasses movie theater quality. Investing in a professionally designed and installed home cinema system can result in a much more enjoyable movie-watching experience. Let’s go over some reasons why:

1. Visual Quality

Many movie theaters display in resolutions that are actually lower than modern home theater systems. Some even skimp on their screens, which results in large hot spots or flaws in the center of the film. I went to see a movie recently and the entire time I was watching I could only pay attention to the giant flare in the center of the screen.

2. Sound Volume and Quality

Movie theaters never can quite get it right, can they? It’s either too loud, too quiet, or poorly balanced. Maybe I’m just an audiophile, but I always want to jump into the projection booth and recalibrate everything.

Annoying theater patron using a phone at the movies.3. The Other Theater-Goers

I’m the type of person who can’t stand when people talk or look at their phones in a theater. One guy 2 rows down live-tweeting the movie is going to ruin my entire day. Maybe that doesn’t bother you, or maybe you are the one talking and live-tweeting the whole time. If so, do you really want some stranger sitting in the dark stewing in rage at you for 3 hours? That doesn’t sound fun.

4. The Stinky Seats

Even if you are lucky enough to live near a theater with nice reclining seats, they still aren’t going to be as comfortable and customized as what you can have at home. Not only that, but thousands of butts have been in it for hours at a time before you got there. Don’t bring a black light in there either. A study by Good Morning America found that there is more fecal matter in a movie theater seat than there is in a New York Taxi, seats on public transit trains and buses, and even toilet seats. YUCK!

5. The Sticky FloorSitcky Movie Theater Floor

Most of us are going to mop our floor if we spill a half gallon of soda on it. In a movie theater, it will probably sit there for a few hours becoming a sticky mess. Soon it will start gathering popcorn, candy wrappers, and other biohazards. By the time you step in it, it’s going to be a pile of grossness that traps your shoe like a rat in a glue trap.

 

6. Watch What and When you Want

If your theater is at home, you get to watch your movies on your terms. No finding a time that fits your schedule, no waiting in line, no driving to the theater and finding a parking spot. Also, you can pause it whenever you want or just turn it off and switch to something else if you don’t like the movie. You shouldn’t feel like you have to stick around and watch something just because you spent the time and money to go see it in a theater.

7. Everyone Thinks you are Cool

There really isn’t a better way to impress your friends, family, and enemies than to casually show them you have a movie theater in your house. It’s like having a private bowling alley, but you’ll actually use it and you don’t have to worry about anyone injuring themselves in the ball return. You might need to be careful who you show, because they are definitely going to try to hang out at your house every day.

As you can see from these reasons, you need a professionally installed home cinema. There is way too much knowledge and skill required for the vast majority of us to even attempt to do it ourselves. Luckily, SCS Home Entertainment has been designing and installing home cinemas for years, and will guide you from start to finish. Give us a call today to set up a consultation. You deserve it.

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Take Your Home Entertainment Experience to the Next Level—Your Backyard

Make the most of your outdoor space this summer by adding an outdoor TV. This added entertainment will make your backyard the center of the action all summer long. Whether you want to make sure you don’t miss a second of the game while manning the grill or you want to host outdoor movie nights, we can help you select the right television for you.

At SCS, we offer some of the highest quality outdoor television products available today. We are an authorized Séura dealer and also carry Sunbrite TV’s. These TV’s are designed to withstand the elements and provide the optimal viewing experiences for shaded, partially shaded, and sunny environments. Give us a call today and we can help you determine the right choice for your outdoor space.

Don’t Forget the Sound

No outdoor entertainment system is complete without a high quality speaker system. At SCS Home Entertainment, we offer the best outdoor speakers on the market.

Scalable & State-Of-The-Art

We can help you select landscape speakers and systems that are totally scalable. Our state-of-the-art systems deliver perfectly even volume coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout any size space. From rock speakers to subwoofers, you’ll find a variety of options available in natural colors and textures designed to hide in garden beds.  Not only are these speakers easy to blend into your landscaping, they provide jaw-dropping sonic performance.

Pump Up the Garden Jams with 20% Off Martin Logan Outdoor Speakers

Take your tunes outside without compromising the ambiance of your yard. Martin Logan produces speakers known for their superb audio quality and high value, but did you know they produce speakers that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings? This spring, why not pump up the jams in your garden, pool, or on the patio with Martin Logan Outdoor Speakers? Available in a variety of styles, we can help you find the perfect Martin Logan speaker to turn your outdoor living spaces into an aural delight. And right now, for a limited time, all outdoor speakers from Martin Logan are 20% off—but this offer ends on May 31, so you need to hurry on in or give us a call today!

Outdoor Viewing at its Finest

Spring has arrived and summer is on the way—warm weather beckons us outdoors, but the lure of the Cards’ and Royals’ quests for another title might keep us indoors watching TV. We have the solution—an outdoor TV for your patio or garden.

The Perfect Picture

We carry Séura’s Ultra Bright Outdoor TV’s that show off an impressively clear picture even in sunlight. These TV’s are carefully calibrated to optimize brightness and contrast throughout the day, Séura’s Adaptive Picture Technology™ and advanced HDR and 4K UHD capability provide the perfect picture from game day to movie night.

Outdoor TVs Belong Outside

We also carry SunBrite Outdoor TVs. A leader in outdoor televisions, SunBrite TVs are specifically designed to handle rain, snow, dust, insects, salt air, humidity and extreme temperatures. Indoor TVs are made for climate controlled interiors. SunBrite TVs also offer 30% to 3 times higher brightness, reduced glare, and a sharper picture than typical indoor TVs. This provides an ideal viewing experience in brighter outdoor environments.

Maximum Control with Climate Control Options

Advanced Climate Control

Monitor the heating and air conditioning throughout your home with your mobile device or tablet. Our HVAC integration options give you the ability to conserve the amount of energy you use and lower utility bills. Conveniently control and monitor the HVAC from keypads and touchpanels as part of a complete Crestron Green Light™ environmental control solution.

Why Climate Control?

  • Energy Management—Adjust HVAC automatically to respond to the outside temperature, season or time of day.
  • Personalized Control—Enjoy a heating and cooling schedule personalized to your lifestyle that can be activated by a single touch.
  • Remote Management—Control the temperature from any Control4 User Interface whether you’re in the next room or the next state.
  • Flexible—Supports most HVAC system and offers up to 6 set points per day that you get to determine.

Be sure to Contact Us to learn more about taking control of your home climate and improving your home’s efficiency.

Made in the Shade

Make your home even more energy efficient with the addition of shade and drapery controls. These are perfect for every room, putting the ability to control your home’s natural light at your fingertips

Whisper Quiet One-Touch Control

Our lighting control and motorized shading solutions deliver precise, quiet, one-touch control of electric and natural light for years. The motors from Crestron are subjected to rigorous testing at maximum torque. We can also combine automated shades with our advanced entertainment, climate, and security control options to let you you control everything in your home anytime, anywhere, from elegant touch screens or your favorite smart devices.

SCS: Your Home Automation Experts

Spring is on the horizon and that makes this the perfect time of year to upgrade your home for maximum energy efficiency. Stay cool this spring and summer and lower your utility bills with a climate control solution from SCS. Contact Us today.

Home Automation 101: Let Us DIFY (Do-It-For-You)

Automate Your Home

Home Automation is exactly what it sounds like: automating the ability to control items around your house—whether you want to stream music throughout your house, monitor security cameras from anywhere, or put your thermostat on a timer, Home Automation is your answer. There are a wide variety of choices when it comes to Home Automation systems and because of this, it may seem overwhelming. Don’t give up! The majority of Home Automation boils down things turning on and off on their own. At SCS, we offer solutions and expertise to allow you to control every aspect of your house from one app. Or let things happen automatically. Music can stream throughout the house from any source. When it’s game time, have the lights dim, the shades lower and the TV tune to the right input, with one tap. Your security system arms automatically as the lights go out the minute everyone’s safe in bed. It’s that simple and fully customizable for any home, big or small.

Forget DIY, We’ll DIFY

Many dealers tout the Do-It-Yourself nature of Home Automation. But at SCS, we’re here to help you maximize your comfort and security at home without needing to earn a technical degree. In short—we’ll Do-It-For-You, and customize everything to your specifications.

Master Your Domain

Our goal is your convenience. So instead of offering Home Automation solutions that require you to purchase separate systems for home security, entertainment, lighting, climate control, etc. we offer complete systems that are compatible with a variety of operating systems like Apple iOS and Android and allow you to easily and intelligently control every aspect of your house.

Contact Us Today