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A weekly look at the residential AV market. Including lighting, automation, IoT, video, and audio distribution.

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A weekly look at the residential AV market. Including lighting, automation, IoT, video, and audio distribution.

    ResiWeek 207: Get Your Hardware Right

    ResiWeek 207: Get Your Hardware Right

    Yes, But Also No



















    We share the floor with recent television star Joe Whitaker to discuss what’s going on in the world of residential AV.



    Google Nest makes an exclusive deal with the Nationwide Marketing Group and their Home Technology Specialist Nationwide (HTSN) division. Is AV big time now? Looking at what this could mean for the industry.



    Looking at where voice control has come with the advent of the new year. Besides Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, is there anybody we should be looking out for? What about Josh.ai? Bixby? Or will voice control get slowly pushed under by some unforeseen tech that’s going to come up?



    Vantage is awarded by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) with a Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Award for their human-centric lighting. Yes, that means we get to discuss biophilia again. Is this a niche product, or does it have the power to go mainstream?


    Host: Matt Scott
    Guests:

    Joe Whitaker – Thoughtful Integrations
    Tim Albright – Tim on Twitter



    Links to sources:

    CE Pro – The Google Nest Prime Retail Program courtesy of HTSN
    Residential Tech Today – Voice control in 2020
    Hidden Wires – Vantage wins CTA award



    Notes: 

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
    CEDIA accepting entries for the 2020 CEDIA Awards




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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    ResiWeek 206: What’s Real Now

    ResiWeek 206: What’s Real Now

    Two Ears For A Reason



















    One veteran and one newbie join forces to find out what’s going on. No, it’s not a police procedural, it’s the latest episode of ResiWeek!



    CES 2020 has come and gone, and brought forth some very interesting things for the smart home of tomorrow. Breaking down what was on the floor, and what this show means for integrators and the residential market at large.



    With the start of the new year, it might be time to reboot your referral program. Breaking down what makes a solid referral program that benefits both integrator and consumer.



    Talking tech is one thing, but how do we sell the smart home? When it’s time to be reactionary and listen to your client’s needs.


    Host: Matt Scott
    Guests:

    Jamie Breisemeister – Integration Controls
    Dennis Holzer – Powerhouse Alliance

    Links to sources:



    The Verge – CES 2020 in a nutshell
    Residential Systems – Referral programs for integrators
    Residential Tech Today – Selling a Smart Home



    Notes:

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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    ResiWeek 205: Muscle Memory Matters

    ResiWeek 205: Muscle Memory Matters

    Like A Howitzer To A Field Mouse



















    It’s time to get the latest news from the residential side of AV, and then discuss it with some expert integrators and friends in the business.



    Discussing what architects need from integrators for their projects. Can we reach a point where the two can co-exist peacefully? Solving that knowledge gap.



    Looking at 9 tips to get your videos properly calibrated. Calibration itself is important, but is it worth fine-tuning or just going through the pre-ordained calibration setup?



    Big box stores have tried to sell smart home solutions, but have failed. How can integrators take advantage of this potential in entry-level clients?


    Host: Matt Scott
    Guests:

    Jeremy Glowacki – Residential Tech Today
    Henry Clifford – LiveWire
    Mark Feinberg – Home Theater Advisors



    Links to sources:

    AVNation – Frank Sterns joins Sound United
    Residential Systems – Bringing together architects and integrators
    CE Pro – Calibrating your video content
    Residential Tech Today – How big box stores have failed in smart home solutions



    Notes:

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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    ResiWeek 204: Everything Is Awesome

    ResiWeek 204: Everything Is Awesome

    Where’s My Jetpack?



















    Matt is here with his tribe, or family (but don’t you dare call it a squad) of compatriots within the AV industry about the biggest news stories to come out of the residential side of AV. This includes but is not limited to the new CEDIA board elections, big mergers & acquisitions and more. We also discuss what could be down the line in the next year, and possibly the next decade for the residential market.


    Host: Matt Scott
    Guests:

    Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV
    Joe Whitaker – Thoughtful Integrations
    Steven Brawner – ProAudio Georgia
    Rich Fregosa – Rich on Twitter



    Links to sources:

    CE Pro – CEDIA’s new board of directors for 2020-2021
    AVNation – SnapAV and Control4 merger
    CE Pro – AV and wellness



    Notes: 

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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    ResiWeek 203: 2019 In Review

    ResiWeek 203: 2019 In Review

    Your Standard Recap Episode



    On this very special episode of ResiWeek, we look back at the biggest stories to come out of the residential side of the AV industry. From SnapAV and Control4’s merger to trade shows like CEDIA Expo and more.



    Host: Matt Scott

    Guests:

    Jason Knott – CE Pro
    Mark Corbin – Vanco
    Avi Rosenthal – CE/IoT Partners
    Joe Whitaker – The Thoughtful Home
    Mark Feinberg – Home Theater Advisors
    Ted Green – Strata-gee
    Kordon Vaughn – Control4
    Margie Duffy – Control4
    Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV
    Seth Johnson – BlackWire
    Tony Savona – Residential Systems




    Links to sources:

    ResiWeek 154 – Ring violates customer privacy through doorbells
    ResiWeek 158 – Control4 acquires NEEO
    ResiWeek 171 – SnapAV and Control4 merger
    ResiWeek 189 – CEDIA Expo 2019



    Notes:

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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    ResiWeek 201: The Golden Chalice

    ResiWeek 201: The Golden Chalice

    I Laughed, He Laughed, Alexa Laughed…



















    The gang’s all here to talk about the latest in the new for the residential side of the AV industry.



    Looking at the approaches to Remote Management Services. What steps integrators can take to make RMR services like these a successful business venture.



    The FBI (Yes, really) is warning consumers about the dangers of smart televisions and cybersecurity. How to keep your devices secure, and keeping your clients and consumers aware of potential risks like these.



    NAD showcases their M10 streaming amplifier. How does it stack up to other streaming amps?


    Host: Matt Scott
    Guests:

    Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV
    Tim Albright – Tim on Twitter



    Links to sources:

    Residential Systems – Selling Remote Management Services
    CE Pro – FBI warns about smart TV vulnerabilities
    Residential Tech Today – NAD’s M10 streaming amp



    Notes: 

    AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.




    ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.



    Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at tim@avnation.tv





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