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Installation Tips and Techniques

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How to Measure Window Shades

Inside Mount Start with the inside mount. For an inside mount, measure in three positions to make sure the plan is square: Top, middle, and bottom. Bracket-to-Bracket Next, a bracket-to-bracket measurement will be done for this shade, which is to fit inside the window at 31", leaving 1/8" on either side. Outside Mount For an outside [...]

02/09/2017|Installation Tips and Techniques|

The Best Time to Buy a TV

When to buy a TV Data shows that now is the best time to buy a TV – just in time for the biggest game of the year. A lot of consumers think that Black Friday may be the best day to purchase a new television, however data is proving otherwise. The days and weeks leading [...]

01/31/2017|Installation Tips and Techniques|

Installing a Lutron Radio RA2 3-Way Switch

We recently filmed a video for training purposes on how to replace a set of standard three-way switches with Lutron Radio RA2 three-way switches. Let's start with the basics. What is a three-way switch? Three-way switches control lights and receptacles from two points. For example, a light in a hallway that can be operated from [...]

New Speaker Install

Project Description  Starr Systems Design was hired to handle the audio part of this project, as the client needed a sound system to provide background music for a tavern. The tavern has two floors, two bars, a game area, and a private dining area. FEATURED TECHNOLOGIES Sonos PLAY:3 and Sonos PLAY:1 speakers Flexon wall bracket [...]

da Vinci 8.1

Savant Pro 8.1 is now available for download! Look forward to: Multi-zone music distribution: When controlling volume with a ProRemote, the Remote can now control all grouped zones. Soft power button confirmation pop-up for Pro Remote: Now has a prompt to turn off just the A/V or everything in the room. Improved connectivity: With Remote, [...]

10/19/2016|Installation Tips and Techniques|

Replacing the rechargeable battery in an RTI remote control

After charging for years, the rechargeable battery in your RTI remote control can likely no longer hold a charge for an extended period of time and is ready for replacement.  This sounds like a simple process, but the battery connector in the T2c remote control is especially fragile and can be damaged in the process.  Our project manager, [...]