Posts Tagged ‘toronto’

Another wonderful review

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Gonzalo Estay from Etobicoke Sep 09, 2013

I hired Audio Amigos when I was finishing my basement. They wired my surround sound, mounted my TV, connected my apple TV and installed my Sonos system. They were great in educating us with the systems we should be looking for to complement our budget. They also gave us great service with the installation process and had the patience to show us how each system works and their final price was reasonable. I would definitely recommend them.

Basment electrical room cleanup

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Prewire that was done by another company.  But cleaned up/traced and installed by us.

Here is a before and after, after phase one. More to come, as more happens.

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Rogers introduces next box 3.0

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Rogers introduces industry leading PVR for customers

Enhanced PVR simultaneously records eight HD programs and stores up to 240 Hours of HD shows and movies

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications unveiled today its next generation TV experience with the launch of NextBox 3.0 – the evolution of its in-home video offering that will transform Canadian TV viewing. NextBox 3.0 delivers a superior TV experience that gives viewers unprecedented access to record up to eight HD programs at one time and store up to 240 hours of HD shows and movies.

“With NextBox 3.0 we’re taking entertainment to the next level and giving TV and PVR enthusiasts the best home video experience available on the market today,” said Phil Hartling, senior vice-president, consumer segment, Rogers Communications. “NextBox 3.0 opens up a world of possibilities for the ultimate TV viewer, giving them the freedom to watch and record more hours of their favourite shows and movies.”

NextBox 3.0 will offer customers in Ontario a premium television experience like no other, including:

More simultaneous recording power: Customers can simultaneously record up to 8 HD programs at once. NextBox 3.0 Whole Home PVR service allows customers to watch PVR recordings on 8 boxes at the same time.

Double the storage: Everyone in the family can save their favourite programs for a rainy day with up to 240 hours of HD storage. Viewers can record an entire series of a show and save the episodes for a marathon viewing session without having to worry about running out of PVR space.

Boosted fast-forwarding and channel surfing: Viewers can enjoy more TV on their terms by immersing themselves into episodes with the three minute skip tool and slow motion playback features. The latest upgrades also enable rapid channel changes, with no lag time.

The NextBox 3.0 experience includes whole home PVR capability, caller ID on your TV, a localized weather app and offers customers twice as many movies and shows On Demand compared to Fibe. With Rogers Anyplace TVTM Home Edition, NextBox 3.0 becomes a wireless TV experience allowing viewers to navigate their cable guide, use a virtual remote, set PVR recordings and live stream channels all from a tablet or smartphone.

Rogers customers can also enjoy Rogers Anyplace TV live streaming and On Demand video entertainment across multiple platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360 gaming system and LG Smart TVs.

For more information on NextBox 3.0 visit www.Rogers.com/NextBox

Homestars Review from Navaz in north York

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

I was quoted very loft price for installation from the retailer I bought my equipment from so found the Audio Amigos on homestars. They were able to get me in and even worked a little later in the day so that I didnt have to take a full day off work. The guys both are very professional and know their stuff. They were efficient and very helpful with suggestions and just easy to converse with. If I ever have any other audio/video or even computer networking needs they would be my only call.

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Great Homestars review from Anna

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

I had these guys out today and i was so happy, They were on time, and got straight to work, they were very friendly and respectful. They even clean up as they went along.They came across a few problems but worked them through with no problem. We are happy with the finished look, Will hire them again for sure, Thanks guys.

Audio Amigos Now accepting payment by credit card.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Audio Amigos now offers you the ease and convenience to pay your bill (even a portion of it) on Credit Card! Thanks to a neat little company called Square They provide us a no risk, no cost method of billing clients credit cards through our IPhones. For now there is a cost per transaction (3%) but there is an option for us to pay a ‘flat rate’ for unlimited transactions. That would ideal in the long run, but first we need to see if the demand is there! Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover the HST cost if paying by this method.

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Electricians… Will they ever learn??

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The next person that tells me their electrician is doing the audio/video… I’m going to insist they take their car to get fixed at the dentist… I’m not sure who is the stupidest one, the electrician that thinks he can do my job! Or the homeowner who trusts his deceipt?

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Raspberry Pi… ummmm apple TV, move over!!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

What’s a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

READ MORE : FAQs | Raspberry Pi.

**from the xbmc wiki: XBMC can be compiled now to run on Raspberry Pi, but no stable binary is has been released yet from Team XBMC

Waffles.fm Invites!!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A While ago, I asked if anyone had heard about a fantastic recipe site called waffles.fm. I heard of it from a good friend, who is always on the hunt for the ‘source’ of music. Where does it get upped to first?!? Well, I eventually got into waffles, thanks to a friently redditor, who ironically got banned for inviting me :/ But I invited him back. I also got into another amazing and secretive site called what.cd. Both are private torrent trackers boasting the largest collection of music…. ahem recipes rather, I’ve ever seen. What.cd definitely has more content, which makes the ratios (and getting invites) a much more daunting task!!

Well, having a super ratio on Waffles.fm has allowed to me to invite my friends & a few lucky clients to join. Now I’m building up invites quicker than I can hand them out. SO do your research, and next time you see me, ask me to toss an invite your way, and if you can talk the talk, you just may get lucky 🙂

 

XBMC Awww shiiiiiiiiiiitttt. EDEN (v.11) is finally stable!!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

From: xbmc.org

It’s been over a year in the works and today we are excited to announce that XBMC 11.0 is finally ready and available for download. You can find XBMC 11.0 here.

XBMC 11.0 Milestones include Addon Rollbacks, vast improvements in Confluence (the default skin), massive speed increases via features like Dirty-region rendering and the new JPEG decoder, a simpler, better library, movie set scraping, additional protocol handling, better networking support, better handling of unencrypted BluRay content and structures, adjustable display refresh rate in OSX (to match the already available feature in Windows and Linux), AirPlay support, an upgraded weather service with geoip lookup, and much, much more. Check out the highlights in the summarized changelog.

The new Confluence
In addition to our many software improvements, we’ve increased our reach in the realm of hardware support since Dharma was released. Eden marks the first in-sync stable release for the Apple TV2, iPad, and other iOS devices. We’ve vastly improved the method by which we handle input, including heavily upgrading JSON-RPC support, making remote control support much, MUCH simpler in Windows, and enabling unique methods of device communication with hardware. And now even AMD devices are supported for GPU video decoding in Linux to some extent, thanks to the inclusion of VAAPI.

Beyond XBMC 11 for Windows, Linux, OSX, and iOS, we are also happy to announce XBMCbuntu Final.

XBMCbuntu is very similar to past versions of XBMC Live. By default, the user boots directly into XBMC, and if he/she chooses, he or she will never see the underlying OS. However, unlike Live, XBMCbuntu is now built upon a full LXDE desktop environment, which has a web browser (Chromium) with a fully updated (and updatable) version of Flash built-in and a GUI package manager ready to install and update all of the normal Ubuntu programs a typical Linux user might use. The user may now toggle between XBMC, which auto-starts, and a normal desktop if he or she chooses. And, perhaps most exciting for many users, XBMC will now be upgradeable, both from command line and from the GUI package manager, without fear of crashing the XBMC experience.

Naturally, those users who do not want to see the desktop will never need to. When you boot your computer, you will be booted directly into the XBMC homescreen, just as you are right now. The only clear difference is the new power underneath the hood. Those users who have already installed the Beta version of XBMCbuntu can upgrade to final using the apt-get upgrade commands.

There are truly an incredible number of updates and improvements between Dharma and Eden. But don’t take our word for it. Download XBMC 11.0 Eden now.