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What is Better? Plasma or LCD? What about LED? What is HDMI? What speakers sound the best? How much does Home Automation Cost? ........................

Plasma verses LCD : The Basics ... Plasma TV's generate images by electronically charging phosphorus gas. Light is generated at pixel level allowing Plasma TV's to handle motion very well and with high clarity. Great for Sports or Action sequences. Plasma boasts much greater contrasts between the whitest whites and the blackest blacks in conjunction with smooth motion handling and rich color reproduction.

LCD TV's are known for their brightness best for rooms with ambient or daytime light in the room and boast minimal glare off the screen. LCD's originally came to be as Computer Monitors and thus do well with computer generated images. LCD's are extremely energy efficient flat panel monitors. The New LED Backlit LCD's are profoundly thin due to the use of LED Edge Lighting ... These TV's use LEDs around the edge of the screen to illuminate the picture and can be as thin as 1.5", they deliver a remarkable image.

LED Local Dimming TV's use Full-array LED backlighting with local or regional dimming. On brighter parts of the picture the LEDs are brighter and in darker regions of the same picture the LEDs are dimmer thus improving the black levels beyond any other lighting means. This is a very advanced multi-zone light management backlighting system that is implemented into the set directly behind the image and so the LED Local Dimming TV's are not as thin as LED Edge lit sets. The picture quality is unsurpassed and of the most expensive Flat Panel Displays.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact all in one audio & video interface cable for transmitting uncompressed digital data. HDMI is able to carry a bandwidth of 5Gbps (gigabits per second), more than twice the bandwidth needed to transmit multi-channel audio and video, future-proofing HDMI for some time to come. With HDMI you can now have just 1 cable between audio and video components able to carry full High Definition Video and multi-channel High Definition Audio with No interference. The New HDMI 1.4 cable takes audio and video and adds shared ethernet capability allowing two way communication between your HDTV and Receiver  thus eliminating yet another cable.

With regard to Speakers for your Entertainment or Theater Solution the options are limitless. Here we can look at Budget obviously in conjunction with performance and space. Do you need to install speakers in wall or in ceiling to save on space or reduce room clutter? What genres of music do you most frequent? Do you like the aesthetics of a Sound Bar below your Flat Screen TV mounted on the wall? How much do you like to feel your Sound? Are you a BASS nut? When considering Speakers one must pay close attention to Audio or Audio / Video Receivers to ensure a seamless match of equipment integrity and power handling in conjunction with listening pleasure and control options.

Since 1985 Home Automation Inc. (Leviton HAI) has been the leading manufacturer of home control products for homeowners and businesses around the world. HAI products will keep you safe, manage your energy consumption and comfort, and provide home entertainment, all in a coordinated and easy to use manner. HAI products are Automation Simplified®. Home Automation systems are available for every income level and lifestyle. Just choose the automation, energy management, and convenience features you desire that will fit within your budget. HAI systems may be installed in new or existing homes and may be accessed and controlled over the telephone or over the Internet. In addition to Home Automation we can suggest lighting solutions and offer assistance with all your electrical and lighting needs and wants.

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