Control4 Puts the Home Automation World on Notice
The New Control4 EA-1 Controller is a Game Changer
At a mere $600 retail price, the EA-1 Controller and SR-260 Remote bundle is the perfect starter automation system. This is the package that has us at Audio Den REALLY excited! At it’s core the EA-1 Controller and SR-260 Remote bundle is an easy-to-use interface that lets you and your family operate any TV in your house. With a few simple button presses you’ll have total control of your TV, Blu-ray player, cable box, AppleTV, Roku4 – you name it – you can control it.
Finally, Audio Den has a solution for our clients who “don’t want to go crazy” with a fancy automation system. A lot of folks who walk into our Lake Grove showroom simply want to enjoy their new TV without navigating through a stack of remotes on the table – or spending a small fortune to make things easy.
Prior to the release of the EA-1 Controller and SR-260 Remote bundle, this level of intelligent control had a price tag close to $1000. With the cost of TVs and many other home entertainment products dropping, the concept of spending that kind of money on a remote control seemed out of whack. The problem was the only other options on the market were DIY programmable remotes. These “dumb” remotes were functional but if something went wrong, it was up to the user to figure out where things went awry. “My TV went on – I hear sound – but I have no picture! Now what?”
With a Control4 remote, there is logic built into the system. If something gets mixed up (perhaps the surround sound receiver failed to turn on), simply hitting “Room Off” and restarting the process usually fixes the problem. After a long day at the office – when all you want to do is relax on the couch and watch the game – this kind of assurance is a priceless luxury.
Beyond simplified control of your home entertainment system, the really cool part about this “entry level” smart remote is its scalability. Don’t let its compact size fool you. The EA-1 is powerful enough to control other systems in your house – such as lights, thermostats, IP cameras, window treatments and door locks. Dim the lights, lower the temperature and check on your kids, all from your TV or wireless tablet. How cool is that?
We invite you to visit the Audio Den showroom to experience the power, ease and sophisticated elegance of the new Control4 EA controllers. Simply stop in or give us a call at (631) 585-5600 for more details. No matter the size of your home, Audio Den and Control4 have an automation solution that is a perfect fit for you and your family.