Digital Living Awarded 4th Consecutive Mark of Excellence

Digital Living Receives 4th Consecutive Mark of Excellence Award

Digital Living Receives the 2017 “BEST OF” Award From HomeAdvisor

Digital Living - Smart Home and Audio Video Winner of the HomeAdvisor "BEST OF" 2014, 2015, 2016
Digital Living - Sonoma Napa Marin - Home Theater- Audio Video Contractor of the Year Winner 2015

May 7th, Sonoma California – Digital Living Inc is pleased to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2017 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries.

“We strive to offer the best customer service experience in the industry and we have forged trusting and lasting relationships with our clients,” – Owner Derich Marsh. Digital Living Inc., a full service Audio Video, Smart Home and Security technology integration company has been part of HomeAdvisor’s network since 2011. This is the fouth year Digital Living Inc. has been recognized with this award.

“Millions of homeowners across the nation trust HomeAdvisor to help them find a dependable, qualified professional for their home improvement projects,” said HomeAdvisor’s President Craig Smith.

“Between outstanding work practices, excellent customer service and overall value, the service providers that receive our “Best of” award consistently demonstrate this sense of quality.”

Award recipients were selected based on positive reviews earned in quality of work practices, customer service and value. To qualify, they must have a minimum rating of four based on a scale of one to five, be active members in good standing and have at least three verified reviews submitted within the last six months. Prior to joining the HomeAdvisor network, all service providers are subject to a comprehensive screening.

Upon successfully passing the screening, professionals are given a HomeAdvisor seal of approval to display to their customers. HomeAdvisor’s digital home services marketplace connects millions of homeowners with prescreened home improvement professionals, and provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Customers can view average project costs using True Cost Guide, and instantly book appointments online with HomeAdvisor’s award-winning app, and through Smart Home devices like Amazon Echo. For more information about HomeAdvisor, visit HomeAdvisor.com.

Stop Burglars In Their Tracks With…

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Home Burglary Stats

1. Many Burglaries Take Place During the Middle of the Day

Burglaries represent crimes of opportunity so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that thieves prefer to target homes between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The reason for this is that people are at work or school, lessening the chance of witnesses seeing the burglar.

Here are the best ways to stop a burglar:

Surveillance Cameras, Smart Door Locks, Automated Lighting, and More

2. Thieves Target Homes Without Security Systems

Burglars look for home’s without lawn signs..period. They assess risk and if they don’t see cameras or a lawn sign, they see opportunity!!

3. The Majority of Thieves Live Within Two Miles of the Crime

Unfortunately, thieves study you and if you have some deterrents they may think twice.

Read More Here: Best Burglary Deterrent: Surveillance Cameras, Smart Door Locks, Automated Lighting, and More – Electronic House

Get the Pro’s to install your video surveillance system today!! Digital Living – Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Sacramento 877-415-4158 Sacramento 916-919-8100

Smart Lighting: Keep Cool and Away From Sleepy Tones

Digital Living Your Smart Home Experts

Fluorescent lights, computer screens, neon signs—there is certainly a lot of peripheral light in our lives. And to your circadian rhythms, that light can read like a lot of excess noise.

Fortunately, smart lighting and scheduled scenes can help you cut back on the effects of unwanted light—at least in your home—keeping you alert throughout the day and helping you fall fast asleep at night.

Having a lighting professional help you with your home’s lighting is imperative and will no doubt pay off with years of enjoyment…and possibly health – Contact Digitalliving.com today and have a professional lighting system installed.

Using Light Warmth to Wind Down at Night

Scientists who study light’s effects on neurology have noticed one clear through line: cool, white light seems to make the mind more active and productive, while soft, warm light induces melatonin, a precursor to sleep. Color ‘temperature,’ in essence, the amount of blue (‘cool’) or yellow (‘warm’) wavelengths in a light source has been shown to have a definite effect on our sleep—and by extension, our overall health. In fact, Harvard research linked lower melatonin to Type 2 diabetes.

Read More Here: Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits | Home Automation Blog

 

HDMI 2.1: What you need to know and will it affect you

A new version of HDMI is coming soon, and there are some big changes — including support for resolutions up to 10K as well as a new cable. Here’s the skinny on fatter AV bandwidth.

OK, let’s get this done up front. Yes, there’s a new cable with HDMI 2.1, but you don’t need to upgrade. At least not yet.

HDMI 2.1 brings new features and a lot more bandwidth to the venerable cable and connection. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the main audio/video connection for TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, video streamers, sound bars, computers and more. It carries both video and audio in one cable, allows digital encryption, and generally delivers perfect video and audio quality without any degradation.

Today’s devices mostly use HDMI version 2.0, but in 2018, many will likely transition to version 2.1. How does that affect you? Not much. You can’t upgrade your current TV to 2.1 spec, but in reality, you won’t need to. This update is quite forward-thinking and takes into account formats and resolutions that won’t be widely available for years.

Source: HDMI 2.1: What you need to know – CNET

Need help with your home audio or video system…Digital Living (((Get Connected))) ..Now serving Sacramento 916-919-8100

 

Affordable Green Technology | Digital Living

We all want to do our part to help the environment, but sometimes our budgets simply don’t allow it. Here are some eco-friendly changes you can make around your home that won’t break the bank.

Smart Thermostats

Have you ever realized how crazy it is to leave the heat on after you vacate the house? That’s a bit like our ancestors cutting down all the neighborhood trees to heat an empty cave. Most people have access to technology that allows them to program thermostats to shut off at certain times of day and therefore reduce energy waste. But the traditional programmable thermostat can only do so much.

The Nest, by contrast, is a smart thermostat capable of learning your behavior and modifying its settings accordingly.5 If you come home from work and typically adjust your thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and then dial it down to 65 degrees at bedtime, the Nest eventually catches on and makes the change for you. And when you leave the house, it automatically turns itself down.

It has other impressive features too. For example, when the Nest “sees” you approaching, it automatically illuminates itself so the screen is easier to read. It can also be controlled remotely so you can adjust the temperature of your home via a cellphone or laptop.

The Nest, which was designed by former Apple engineers and is owned by Google, is a fairly pricey device at $250. But it’s absolutely worth the investment. And if you think you have insufficient expertise to replace an existing thermostat, the company offers straightforward installation tutorials that should boost your confidence.6

For a little bit less money (and, dare we say, style), there are several other smart thermostats on the market. Honeywell’s Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, for example, won’t learn your temperature habits, but if you have different temperature preferences for different times of the day, it allows you to program them down to the hour for up to seven days.7 It has a user-friendly screen, is easy to set up, and features the kind of built-in flexibility most homeowners appreciate. Plus, this device acts as a small weather station that provides indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity readings, and warns if a storm is coming your way.

Want to learn more?…Contact Digital Living Today and Have Your smart Thermostat Installed Today. Sonoma Napa Marin 877-415-4158 Sacramento 916-919-8100

Source: Affordable Green Technology | Fix.com

LG OLED65B6P 65" Smart OLED 4K HDR Ultra HD TV

Digital Living Insider Secret – LG OLED65B6P 65″ Smart OLED 4K HDR Ultra HD TV

Digital Living Insider Secret: LG OLED

LG’s flat-screen “B” series OLED models like the OLED65B6P are priced much lower than the company’s top models, but here is Digital Living insider secret:
All of LG’s 2016 4K OLED TVs use the same panel and video processing. So if picture quality is your top priority, and you dont want to spend the extra money for the “top of the line” LG, the 65″ OLED65B6P stands with the best you’ll see this year.

Product Highlights:

Picture:
  • 64.5″ screen (measured diagonally)
  • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) with Dolby Vision™ for extended picture contrast and brightness with streamed and external HDR sources
  • self-illuminating OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel produces infinite picture contrast and absolute black
  • 4 Color Pixel technology adds an unfiltered white sub-pixel to the traditional red, green, and blue, for vivid colors
  • 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
  • Perfect Mastering Engine and 4K Upscaler enhance standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
Video Source Compatibility:
  • HEVC/VP9 decoding for watching streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
Smart TV Features:
  • WebOS 3.0 with built-in web browser
  • fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone as a remote control
Connections:
  • 4 HDMI 2.0a
    • all inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to a 4K video source
    • to view 4K and HDR content from connected sources, use a compatible high-bandwidth HDMI cable
  • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 3 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
General Features:
  • built-in 2.2-channel Harman/Kardon-designed down-firing speaker system (40 watts total)
  • Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
  • motion-sensing Magic Remote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • detachable stand (stand “footprint” is 22-1/8″W x 8-15/16″D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 57-3/16″W x 33″H x 2-1/4″D (34-3/4″H x 8-15/16″D on stand)
  • weight: 56 lbs. with stand; 48.7 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service

Control Spotify From Your Sonos App | Digital Living

 

Love Spotify? Now enjoy all of your personalized Spotify playlists without ever opening your Sonos app. Cool Right?

Sonos just announce that you can now stream Spotify to your Sonos speakers directly from within the Spotify app.

Your music follows along.

Send the music from your headphones to any Sonos speaker in your house. Very convenient and allows for ease of control outside of the Sonos app.

You are Sonos master..Control rooms and volume

From the Spotify app you can group all Sonos rooms together, adjust volume and set the mood..Be a Sonos Master!!

Share your Sonos.

So your friends that don’t have the Sonos app?? Really?? Well they can easily send their favorite songs and playlists to your Sonos speakers, right from their Spotify app. Very Cool!!

Sonos – Your Music, Your Way, Now Just Better with Spotify

You’ll still use your Sonos app for adding new speakers, setting musical alarms and such. And yes, it’s still a great way to manage and play music. But if you really love how the Spotify app works, you can now use it to send your favorite songs and playlists directly to any Sonos speaker in your home.

Digital Living are your Sonos Pros. We have installed thousands of Sonos systems, from a single room to the entire property. Contact Digital Living and have your Sonos system installed today!! 877-415-4158 Digital Living is now serving the Sacramento region 916-919-8100

Source: Spotify on Sonos | Sonos

White Sonos Subwoofer Available | Digital Living

Sonos White Subwoofer Will Tastefully Accent Your Room

SUB is the Sonos wireless subwoofer, an invaluable addition for any wireless music or home theater setup demanding enhanced low end.

Call Digital Living The Sonos Pros – Digital Living is Sonos Authorized and is the Most Preferred Sonos Installation Company.

  • Layers on jaw-dropping bass to any Sonos speaker.
  • Uses your WiFi, easy to set up and expand your system over time.
  • Two force-cancelling speaker drivers positioned face-to-face offer deep sound with zero cabinet buzz or rattle.
  • Place it anywhere in the room – even lying flat under a couch.
  • Works with all Sonos amplified components: CONNECT:AMP; PLAY:5; PLAY:3; PLAY:1; PLAYBAR.

Digital Living will transform your entire property with an easy to use and affordable whole property Sonos system.

Call Digital Living – The Sonos Pro’s @ 877-415-4158

Source: SUB – Wireless Subwoofer | Sonos

Apple Music Now on Sonos | Digital Living – Sonoma, Napa, Marin

Enjoy Apple Music on your Sonos speakers. Stream music selected from over 30 million tracks by artists, deejays and Apple Music experts. Have it installed by Digitalliving.com – The Sonos Pros

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Songs handpicked for you.

Get just about every song ever recorded—and the experts to recommend the right ones for you, based on what you already listen to and love. Plus, get the world’s best new music with Beats 1 – broadcasting from Los Angeles, New York and London – along with curated radio stations.

Digitalliving.com Professional Sonos Installations - Sonoma, Napa, Marin

From Sonos
Sonos has announced that Apple Music is now available on Sonos systems worldwide. Music fans worldwide will have access to Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, and My Music, and will also be able to stream the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of their homes.

Get Your Sonos Professionally Installed by Digital Living – The Sonos Pros 

Apple Music on Sonos was tested by hundreds of thousands of listeners through a successful beta program that started in early December. To stream Apple Music on Sonos, customers simply select “Add Music Services” from any Sonos controller app, scroll down to the Apple Music icon, and login.
“The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Sonos plus Apple Music provides an amazing listening experience at home – and we’re excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting tomorrow.”

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“This partnership has been an excellent example of two companies that truly care about music coming together to deliver a great listening experience,” said John MacFarlane, Sonos chief executive officer. “Working with Apple gives us the opportunity to share Apple Music throughout people’s homes in a way that’s easy, intuitive, and sounds great.”

Digital Living makes Sonos wireless hifi system even easier and with professional installation. Call today for your Sonoma, Napa, Marin Sonos 877-415-4158

Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music, from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. A Sonos station on Apple Music, curated by artists in collaboration with Sonos, is also launching tomorrow. New users can sign up for a free, three-month trial membership of Apple Music.

Professional Sonos Installations by Digital Living – The Sonos Pros – Sonoma, Napa, Marin

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Listen out loud, in the place you love most.

Sonos brings Apple Music home–with smart speakers you can control on a room-by-room basis from one simple app. Speakers you can tune for any room to make sure every one of those personal recommendations sounds amazing. Wherever you love to listen.

Novato jobDigital Living is an Award Winning Home Theater and Automation company that serves the San Francisco bay area and is the Preferred Sonos Installers by home owners.

Digital Living Service Area Includes:

Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Vallejo, San Rafael, Novato, Cotati, San Anselmo, Rohnert Park, Napa, San Francisco, American Canyon, San Quentin, Angwin, Corte Madera, Sausalito, Kenwood, Larkspur, Sebastopol, Mill Valley, Greenbrae, Fairfield, Nicasio, Eldridge, Forestville, Belvedere Tiburon, Deer Park, Calistoga, Fairfax, Glen Ellen, Oakville, Yountville, Sonoma, Windsor, Graton, Ross, Boyes Hot Springs, Guerneville, El Verano, Saint Helena, Fulton, Rutherford, Vineburg, Healdsburg, Penngrove

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Apple Music Coming To Sonos

Apple Music is Now Available on your Sonos speakers. Join the public beta program and stream music selected from over 30 million tracks by artists, deejays and Apple Music experts on your Sonos System.

Digital Living is an award winning Sonos Integrator in the San Francisco Bay area.

A public beta of Apple Music on Sonos is now available, allowing those who own Sonos wireless speakers to use them with Apple’s streaming music service for the first time since it launched in June.

 

Songs handpicked for you.

Get just about every song ever recorded—and the experts to recommend the right ones for you, based on what you already listen to and love. Plus, get the world’s best new music with Beats 1, broadcasting from Los Angeles, New York, and London, and listen to curated radio stations.

How to join the Sonos Apple Music beta program:
1. Open the Sonos app
2. Tap “Settings” then “Advanced Settings”
3. Tap “Beta Program”
4. Tap “Join the Beta Program”
5. Update your Sonos system*
6. Add Apple Music from the “Add Music Services” menu

*“Update Now” prompt may take up to 15 minutes to appear. Tap “Online Updates” in the Settings menu to update immediately.

Listen out loud, in the place you love most.

Sonos brings Apple Music home–with smart speakers you can control on a room-by-room basis from one simple app. Speakers you can tune for any room to make sure every one of those personal recommendations sounds amazing. Wherever you love to listen.

Digital Living Sonoma – Napa – Marin is an award winning Sonos Integrator in the San Francisco Bay area, providing whole house, whole property, and commercial Sonos installations. 877-415-4158