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This summer, get the BEST of both worlds!

Spend this summer outdoors…and never miss your favorite shows!

Thinking about getting an outdoor TV again this year?

It crosses most of our minds every year and then we start thinking about how to get it all done and suddenly its falls to the bottom of our “to do” list.

Here is where SCS can lend a hand at getting this off the “to do” list and putting it on the “done” list.

Most people struggle with the option of spending the extra money for an all-weather TV versus taking a chance on a regular TV and hoping it can hold up to the elements. The truth is there are a few applications that a standard TV might work out however, these are far and few between. Perhaps you have a fairly dry and secure location that you are considering. You may not be aware that there is a pretty good selection of weather resistant TVs these days. These are designed to handle all the heat and humidity of summer along with the frigid temperatures over the winter at a fraction of the cost of a full-on all-weather TV.

Most consumers overlook the fact that an outdoor TV has a significantly brighter image to help overcome ambient light so the image can be easily viewed day or night. Another common issue is sound. Indoor TVs have tiny speakers that are barely audible in an outdoor location. Outdoor TVs are designed to provide audio to open spaces so you can easily hear your program even in larger open spaces.

Finding solutions for these situations is part of what we do at SCS. Making sure we have proper power provided to the TV and getting all your favorite sources ready to go. So, you can enjoy the big game or take in an outdoor movie, even stream your favorite program. We can even allow you to control the entire setup with an all in one solution from your smart phone or provide a simple remote that handles it all with a simple press of a button.

Give us a call at 417-887-9558 and we can help you get this project of your “to do” list.

There’s Music in the Air..

but is it right for you? We have a few suggestions for you…

Online Steaming

There are many benefits to online streaming services. These services offer a vast catalog of music from which you can stream any song on demand when you want it. Rather than pay for each song, you pay a monthly subscription fee to be able to access these catalogs instead of downloading and buying albums, Millions of songs are available to be added to a personal online library or playlist.

Some music streaming services even allow you to sync music from your computers music library with your online virtual library. With all your music available in your virtual library, you can play all of the music that you like in one place, including creating playlists.

Top Music Streaming Services

There are a number of music steaming services: Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon etc. Each of these services offers music-on-demand and some sort of library or playlist to save the songs you like to listen to most. While they have the similarities mentioned previously, each has its own specialties that may make one service stand out for you among the rest.

How To Choose a Streaming Music Service

It is unlikely that you’ll want to subscribe to more than one online streaming music service. Here are some things to consider when reviewing:

  • Do you just want to create favorite stations based on artist or listen to complete albums?
  • Would you take time to create favorite playlist?
  • Do you want to listen to local radio stations?
  • Do you want to be able to listen to your music on portable devices?

Quality

Sound quality will vary from 128k basic good sounding quality to uncompressed CD quality.The better your system the better you will want, they all sound good but CD quality services (IE: Tidal) will sound better on a good home system.

We are here for you for nearly 30 years and counting. Give us a call for any of your home or office audio, video, safety or automation needs.