Swap EA-1 to EA-3 +$900
to C4-MDU-Lite +$1100
to EA-5 +$1900
RRP: $99 - Link
How and Why do I need/want/use 'voice control' in my smart home?
Amazon Alexa can work with Control4(C4) to give an amazing experience for 'high-end' ($30,000+) AV and home automation systems
Google Home offers you many of the same (as above) functions for a cost from under $900...
How to decide?
1. Is your existing 'AV Room' running gear that costs more than $13,000? (If so, consider Control4 + Amazon Alexa)
2. Do you want your lights all running from an app on your phone/iPad? (If so, consider Control4 + Amazon Alexa)
3. Do you want to just add a few items at low cost to make your existing $3,200 TV and $2,400 HiFi do more and 'work as a smart system'? (If so, buy Google Home and Chromecast devices)
Things to consider:
A). Do you want to cast from Apple iPhone with Apple Music (paid streaming account)? (If so, you will need AirPlay as part of your AV system)
B). Will you be happy to spend $145 per year on a new music streaming service for your home? (If so, you may want to buy a Spotify account for only your Google Home devices to use - there are several reasons that a 'new account' can make your experience 'better')
C). Do you have children under the age of 15? (If so, you may want to include several Google Home mini devices for 'education and entertainment' - testing conducted by us, indicates that this will be the dominate 'family' platform [in our opinion].
Apple TV 'Shopping list'...
1x Apple TV
1x HD HomeRun
(to get free to air TV on Apple TV)
TOTAL Cost: (from) $450-AUD!
AV King 'How-To...' Page --- (Set up C4/Alexa/Google-Home)
RRP: $229 - Link
This 5min video shows Control 4 in use with Voice Control via Amazon Alexa in a fully automated US Home.
[Pre and post sales info]
Value 49" 'Bedroom TV' with 3-year warranty - RRP: $749 (AVK $590ex):
Value 65" 'Main TV' with 3-year warranty - RRP: $1,699 (AVK $1,340ex):
Samsung 65" 'Main TV' with 1-year warranty - RRP: $2,399 (AVK $1,970ex):
'Value' 49" & 65" Screens (as per above links) for $1,900+gst total with free shipping**
(**Priced as package deal - I.E. AVK install must also be booked for this quoted 'promo' cost)
1x NUC PC
(to play your downloads)
Cost: (from) $475
We (AV King) support and recommend the: www.epic-systems.com/products/amazon-echo-driver-for-control4 - driver for Control 4 in Australia.
To understand why, see above linked page...
AirPlay 'mini box'
(HDMI = Sound and Video)
Q3-2018 is the perfect time to make your home SMART!!!
Amazon and Google now have 'full support**' for voice control of your home in Auatralia.
Our team (AV King) can help you install and understand the new way to control your home or business AV (you should never need to touch a remote control again - you do it all by voice and by app on your phone or iPad)
We have done more testing than many (if not all) other AV installers in QLD (Brisbane), we have rates that are much lower than others with comparable skills and best of all, WE LOVE AV (so, you will find our enthusiasm to help you solve any issue will be 2nd to none.)
Our Half-Day rates start from UNDER $500
Please call us on 07 3170 3706 to book an in-home consultation - Click-Here for more info...
AV King - Video Set-1:
(3.5mm jack = Sound only)
<-- 5-Button wall pad
(back lit 'custom named' buttons)
Innovative solution proposals
Dynamic adoption of
Client outcome focus
with NO NEED to be
with our explanations of
(we want our clients to clearly
understand the solution in plain English!)
MusicCast & AirPlay
Yamaha - 2.1Ch Soundbar System - YAS-107
RRP: $349 (AVK, From $245)
This 6min video shows Control 4 in a home, video made by a USA based AV Company (that offers similar product and services, as we [AV King] offer for our local SE-QLD clients here in Australia)
RRP: $59 - Link
**there are still some geographical limitations for media and other 'smart home' functions in Australia - however 95%+ of the 'smart home' experience can now be achieved in Australia with the correct 'know-how' - this is what we provide...
RRP: $109 - Link
3x Google Home mini
2x ChromeCast units
TOTAL Cost: (from) Under $300-AUD!!!
Any home owner that wants to have smart lighting with hard-wired dimmer wall switches should consider adding Control4 to any 'smart home' plans (new home and up-grading of an existing home) - this solution starts from $1,600 for one C4 'box' and 3x light switches. The install cost for a 'basic' C4 system like this would be $1,240+gst (AV King, 2-man team, 10HRs C4 'starter kit' install work).
Any home that only wants 'smart and voice' control functions on AV systems (TV & HiFi) should look at keeping the solution to just 'Google Home & Casting' devices.
NOTE On Smart lights: Philips sell many 'DIY' smart lighing solutions in Australia, this 'domestic grade' gear ends up costing as much or more than a C4 'hard wired' solution, when you look at 'total home and life of service' costs. We do not recommend 'DIY' smart lighting solutions.
Notes on C4 and Google Home; C4 can work with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, the reason we recommend Alexa with C4 is because the driver that works with it is ideal for business clients and domestic (the way Google Home works with C4 is not ideal for business use, in our opinion)
WHAT YOU NEED:
We recommend a Yamaha AV AMP with MusicCast for any AV system - the below is a good 'low cost - under $750*' system (2-Zone);
Below is the '2-video-zone' option - RRP: $1199;
You will also need Google Home and ChromeCast devices ($300~$900 approx cost for the average home)
[OR: See above for C4 items and costs]
AV King can book an in-home consultation to work out what systems will work best in your home, we advise you on how you can use you existing paid streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, Netflix etc.) and we will help you plan how to add these items to your system that will best suit how you will want to use your new AV systems.
In-Home AV consultation cost: $220+gst (call (07) 3170-3706 to confirm we can service your location)
Please call us on (07) 3170-3706 to book an in-home consultation - Click-Here for more info & 'FREE' offer...
This 2min video demonstrates Control 4 in use with Voice Control via Amazon Alexa - now available in Australia!
AVK Promo items:
In-Wall [dual 5.25"] speakers (for L/C/R in 5.1Ch rooms) - RRP: $329 each
[from $700ex total for 3x as part of AVK package quote] - PDF
IC800 Yamaha in-ceiling speakers - RRP: $549 per pair
[from $300ex for a pair, as part of AVK package quote] - PDF
Samsung 82" [UA82NU8000W] TV - RRP: $7,999
[from $4700ex, as part of AVK package quote] - PDF
This 1min video provides a quick overview of the Control 4 range of products for home and business deployment
Ph: 07 3170 3706
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