whistler home audio & video

helping people get the most out of their favorite entertainment content

To Soundbar or Not to Soundbar?

One of the most popular sound solutions for people with a flat panel television is to add a powered soundbar just beneath the TV.  They’re generally affordable, and offer a major improvement over using the TV’s built-in speakers.  As is the case with all technology solutions, there are pros and cons to going the soundbar route.  In this post I’m going to help you decide if a soundbar is right for your entertainment system. Continue reading “To Soundbar or Not to Soundbar?”

Getting it Right: Front Speaker Layout in a Family Room

In this video I lay out 5 basic rules for proper front speaker placement in a family room situation.  I then go through some real examples to show how to apply the rules and get better performance without compromising your room decor.

The Single Most Important TV Picture Setting

In this video I explain the one setting for picture quality that everyone seems to have wrong, and how to fix it for a major boost in image quality.

Jamming with Alexa! Echo Dot Observations and Integration

Check out this video in which I give my first impressions of the Echo Dot:

After living with the Echo Dot for awhile, I figured out a way to make it much more usable with my system by making some adjustments to my URC Total Control system’s programming.  Here’s a video summarizing what I did:

Welcome to Whistler

You should find some pretty cool stuff here.  This page will soon be filled with various tidbits about home entertainment system how-tos and check-this-outs and such.  Some helpful, some awesome – hopefully mostly awesome.  It’s really great being in the business of fun.  There has never been a better time in history to be alive as a lover of music and storytelling, and I get to help people every day feel great by helping connect them with their favorite means of escape, relaxation, and emotion – life is good.  So scroll around and feel free to comment and share your own experiences and questions.  I bet you and I have something in common: we work hard to make life more comfortable and enjoyable for ourselves and our loved ones.  Guess what?  You and your family deserve to be happy at home, and I know that enjoying great music or a great story makes life at home more fun – period.  Let’s make it happen.

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