Audio-Video Distribution: The Key to Simpler Streaming
Control All Your Media from One Smart System
What if you could enjoy downloaded movies, Blu-ray, streaming, and cable TV across your entire house—without having to set up equipment in every room?
A smart system like Control4 or Crestron makes audio-video distribution as easy as pressing a button. We’ve written about the benefits of smart home living, but today, we’re focusing on distributing audio and video sources through your home.
Read on to discover how movies, shows, and music will be easier than ever to access at home in the Palm Beach, FL area.
What Does Audio-Video Distribution Do?
AV distribution links all the ‘zones’ in your home, from the home theater to the patio and bedrooms. We connect each room’s audio-video needs so that they work seamlessly from one system.
Let’s say you live in a 10-room house. With a Control4 or Crestron system, all you’ll need is the corresponding brand’s app or remote to tell your tech what to do in each room. Your system will ping the equipment inside your rack (likely located inside a closet), and it starts performing the action in the room you selected.
When Will I Use AV Distribution?
The possibilities are nearly endless! You’ll be free to quickly play any media you want over speakers, screens, and projectors without waiting for Bluetooth pairing or logging into various streaming sites. For instance, you can listen to the football game’s audio over multi-room speakers, then switch to a downloaded album or stream a podcast in seconds.
On your televisions, you could be enjoying a DVD or Blu-ray disc in the home theater, then switch the movie to a different room. A Control4 or Crestron system puts all of your media sources in one place—including the security system! Pull up surveillance footage on the TV, then switch to a rented movie, Roku, or your favorite streaming service.
What Are Other Benefits?
If you’re upgrading your entertainment, why not watch in the best quality possible? 4K content is finally available for at-home viewing, and new AV matrix switches from Control4 and Crestron let you distribute copy-protected 4K content to every room in your home.
4K video offers four times the picture resolution of 1080p displays. Of course, it requires more bandwidth to stream than standard definition video, but a professionally installed network can ensure your AV distribution is fast and flawless.
With a 4K matrix switch, you can take content from up to 10 HDMI sources and distribute them in up to 10 rooms. The Control4 4K switch, for example, is compliant with HDCP 2.2, so even if the video is copyrighted, you can still share it across your house.
If you’re interested in bringing audio-video distribution to your South Florida home, Definitive Electronics is here to help. Contact our South Florida team here or send us a message below to discuss AV solutions and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to speaking with you!