Ring Video Doorbell

Let Future Home install a Ring Video Doorbell to enable you to watch over your home and answer the door from your smartphone, tablet and PC.  You'll get instant mobile alerts when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers the built-in motion sensors.  When you answer...

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Inside Wiring

Did you know that cable companies no longer wire a new cable outlet, phone line or computer network?  That is why you need Future Home Technologies.  We can help you by moving a cable outlet to the other side of the room or just cleaning up the ton of wires in your...

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Wireless

As always, we do a lot of wireless upgrades in our clients' homes.  Verizon, Xfinity and Optimum provide cables modems/routers that don't provide full wireless coverage across a home. There is a new class of wireless routers and extenders based on "mesh" technology...

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Another reason to love Sonos!

With the Trueplay app by Sonos, the listener always knows that they are hearing the purest sound. Using the app, the microphone on an iPhone or iPad, and a special tone emitted by by the Sonos speaker, the system analyzes the acoustic profile of any room to determine...

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Smart View App

Did you know that the new Samsung 7000 and 8000 series TVs support the Smart View App? This app enables you to view your photos and videos from your smartphone on your TV. We love this app! We were able to show pictures and video from spring break to an elderly...

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My Recent Best Buy Experience

I was in Best Buy last week picking up a GoPro camera. I knew that this video camera was on sale from checking the Best Buy website. There was a couple ahead of me buying the same camera and they were at the register. I saw that the salesperson was ringing them up at...

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Troubleshooting

Has this ever happened to you? The picture or sound on your TV magically stopped working? Your internet is down and your kid needs to print out homework for school? Speakers are not working in one room but everywhere else? Well, with Future Home Technologies as your...

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No more dropped calls in your home

If you are dropping calls in your home or have poor service, the AT&T or Verizon 3G MicroCell can dramatically improve cellular reception and reliability. The MicroCell works like a mini cell tower. You plug it into your home broadband network, through which it...

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What screen size is right for me?

Although this is personal preference, the most widely accepted formula states that your viewing distance should be approximately 2.5 times the diagonal measurement of your TV screen.  Therefore, you should be sitting 10 to 15 feet back (120-190") when watching a 60"...

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Sonos SUB Subwoofer

We love the Sonos subwoofer.  It will fill any room with deep, clear HiFi sound.  It seamlessly integrates with your Connect:Amp, Play:5, Play:3, Play:1 or Playbar.  The coolest part is that it can be placed anywhere in the room--even lying flat under a...

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Turn any TV into a Smart TV

Most TVs you buy now are “smart” TVs. What does that really mean? In simple terms, a smart TV has built in Apps that allow you to go access designated websites like Netflix or YouTube. I like Smart TVs, especially since they are charging less of a premium for these...

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Introduction

Welcome to the Future Home Technologies blog. We’ll use the blog to pass along information on new technologies, offering and projects. Let’s talk today about wireless service. Your home is a network that communicates over the Internet. All of us download more and more...

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HDTV Flatscreens

HDTV Flatscreens High Definition TVs (HDTVs) are the newer LED, LCD and plasma TVs. They have great brightness and high resolution. You can even see blades of grass on the screen. To be considered an HDTV, the TVs must have at least 720 lines of resolution (720p). The...

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3D TVs

3D TVs High Definition 3D TV is available now and it is more affordable than you think. If you enjoyed watching 3D movies in the theater, than prepare yourself for the ultimate 3D experience right from your living room. No more red and blue glasses required. This new...

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Why own your music?

Apple just bought Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats is primarily known for their cool headphones that most recording artists, athletes and teenagers have hanging on their necks. Apple didn’t buy Beats for their headphones. They bought them for the Beats on-line...

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Choosing an HDTV

Choosing an HDTV The following is a description of the major TV technologies and some of their advantages/disadvantages: Plasma (37"-70") In general, plasma TVs tend to have far better contrast ratios due to their ability to produce deeper black levels. Blacks are...

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Outdoor A/V

As we’ve reached spring, it may be time to think about ways to utilize your back yard more this year. Outdoor speakers for music are obvious, especially if you use them along with a Sonos music system. This way, you can sit on your deck, patio or by your pool and...

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