Sonos One Review by Data Wire Solutions of Westchester NY

Sonos One Review: Great Sound From an Alexa Powered Smart Speaker.

Many audiophiles and casual listeners are already familiar with the Sonos range of speakers, not only for their snazzy names but also for their incredible quality in both sound and build.

It’s no surprise that the new Sonos one received lots of attention before its refresh. But the question lingering on most people’s mind is, does it live up to all the hype?

With the advent of wireless home speakers and worthy competition from tech giants like Apple’s Homepod and Google’s Home MAX, the Sonos One may have to deliver much more than just impressive sound from a compact build. Read more

drawing of entertainment unit

Upgrade Your Home with an Entertainment Room

One of the most rewarding home improvement projects is creating an entertainment room for both your family and your guests.

While in the past this was seen as something only the rich and famous can afford, now anybody with little extra space and time can install one.

Some people may be able to add a brand new entertainment room to their home, while others may need to go with a remodeling route to transform an existing space. Read more

Outdoor Entertainment System Guide - Data Wire Solutions Westchester New York

Get Your Outdoor Entertainment System Ready For The Summer

Spring is on its way, and so is the warmer weather!

How do you plan to use that outdoor space at your Westchester home?

Maybe a BBQ or two, throwing a party, having a few guests over or just the family. Anyway, you choose to use it; we can help you make it more fun.

At Data Wire Solutions here in Westchester, NY, we can help supply your outdoor space with the audio, video, security and connectivity to turn a backyard, deck or patio into an extension of your home. Read more

AV Receiver Setup Guide

How to Setup Your Shiny New Home Theater Receiver in 9 Easy Steps.

So, you got a home theater system? Awesome! Listening to music, playing video games or watching movies on a home theater system can be both magical and exciting. The most important thing when it comes to having a quality home theater is not only spending huge sums on buying it; properly setting it up is just as important. We will provide a step-by-step guide on how to best set up a home theater receiver.

How long will this take?

Actually, it doesn’t require long hours to set up a home theater receiver. To set it up perfectly, you’ll need about an hour in most cases.

What you need to get started

Before we go further, here is a list of what you’ll require

· Speakers

· Speaker wire

· A string or tape to measuring wire runs

· Wire cutters

· Speaker connectors

· HDMI and A/V cables

Planning:

Take note of the parts you will connect to the receiver (such as cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and Wii). Don’t stress yourself much on where to place your speakers, because receivers come with automatic speaker calibration, making it easier to get the perfect sound even if the speaker is not perfectly placed. Read more

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Installing a Wired Whole House Audio System

The days when people listened to music using 2.1 speakers or single speakers in their living room are almost over. These days, pretty much everyone seems to be upgrading his or her home audio system to something more fun and special – whole house system. Whole house audio systems have the ability provide audio in more than one room simultaneously. The installation process of such a system is not too hard; however, you must have definite answers to these 4 questions before beginning installation:

1. How many rooms does the system need to cover?

Essentially, this question is the most important one you need to tackle. Having the right answer to this question is absolutely crucial to take further steps. Do you want to listen to music only in your living room and your bedroom? Or, is it important for you to hum along with your favorite song in the kitchen, too? Do you like to listen to songs while bathing? If yes, then you may want to dedicate one speaker in your bathroom. Depending on your budget and needs, you can decide to cover only a few rooms with speakers or you can cover every corner of the house. Read more

organized cables

Getting Your Cables In Line

That terrible bird nest behind your TV might just become a home to real birds soon if you don’t do something about it. The first and most important step to take would be getting the right cables. A big part of the reason why your cables are all tangled and coiled up behind your TV is the fact that you use wrong cables. Don’t just spring for any cable on sale, the right cables usually produce the right results and would be far easier to manage. Read more

Home Theater Installation

Getting Started With Your Very Own Home Theater

There are many different pieces that make up a home theater, and each will bring something to the table. You’re going to want to plan out what qualities you’re looking for in your theater setup, and decide which brands you want to purchase from there. Blu-ray players, gaming systems and stereo receivers are some of the common components that are used in modern home theaters. Blu-ray players are a must if you’re into high definition video, and they are best paired with a nice sound system. Read more