Get answers to some common questions with our frequently asked questions section. At Advanced ESI, we make the latest technologies for your home or business easy to understand and operate. We integrate state-of-the-art solutions for your entertainment, communications, and security needs into one simple interface.

Our Design and Installation FAQs

CEDIA’s certifications identify installers and technicians who meet industry standards in the fields of environmental control, audio / video, home theater, automation, lighting control, and home network installation and integration.

CEDIA is an international trade association of businesses who specialize in designing and installation of electronic systems. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized industry.

Systems integration unites electronic subsystems such as entertainment, life safety, communications, and environmental controls into one system with a common user interface.

Integrated systems provide you with time-saving conveniences, lower utility bills, and an increase in your home’s overall value.

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In this industry, low-voltage describes technology that uses less than 70 volts or less of electricity. The standard 110 volts that most electrical outlets use are brought down by use of a transformer.

Low-voltage lighting is very versatile by being dimmable, energy efficient, and by offering pinpoint beam control. The bulbs are small, which allows the use of smaller more compact light sources.

Home automation places household electronic systems such as lighting, audio equipment, climate control, and appliances into one common user interface.

The earlier the better during the design process to ensure optimum benefits and savings on the overall project.

Yes! If you can imagine it, Advanced ESI can build it.

No! Home theaters do not take up as much space as you think. Some home theaters utilize a common space like the family room instead of a dedicated room.

Each home theater project is different, depending on the size, scope, and budget of the theater system you have in mind.

Not at all. Advanced ESI will hide and / or blend unsightly cables, wires, and monitors into your decor.

We do not advise that. With systems integration, it is important that the electronics manufacturer chosen for the project be properly integrated into the overall system. We periodically review and test the products we offer to ensure complete system control compatibility.

We do everything possible to integrate our systems without compromising the aesthetic integrity of your home. We utilize options like dropped down TVs that are disguised as a gorgeous piece of framed art, speakers hidden behind dry wall.

We make it a point to design innovative low-voltage electronic systems that are both state-of-the-art and simple to operate.

We provide superior quality products and service as well as star-studded customer service. By subscribing to our monthly contract service option (Red Carpet), we are able to provide around-the-clock support to our clients, seven days a week, long after the design and installation process is over. We call this our Red Carpet Customer Service.

The systems and services we provide are not only considered a luxury but are home investments that can add substantial value to your home for resale purposes. Advanced ESI works with clients to develop and establish a realistic budget based on their individual lifestyles and what they deem to be affordable.

We collaboratively work with your team of interior designers, architects, builders, contractors, and homeowners throughout the entire process to ensure we are all on the same page.

Absolutely! By subscribing to our monthly contract service option (Red Carpet), we are able to provide around-the-clock support to our clients, we are never more than a phone call away – even on weekends!

Yes. You can call us at 941-554-5000 to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified system designers.

General Industry FAQs

Flat panel is a term used to describe thin or flat TVs. Some of those options are plasma, LCD, LED, or OLED.

LCD technology traps a liquid-crystal solution between two sheets of glass that is stimulated by an electrical signal. Plasma uses a combination of electrical impulses and gases encased in cell structures to form a picture.

The exception is OLED. Televisions based on Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology are fundamentally different from LCD TVs. The most basic difference is that each pixel provides its own illumination, while all of the pixels in an LCD TV are illuminated by an LED backlight.

Low-light conditions where the room can be darkened for optimum viewing. Although plasma is now a discontinued product, OLED would be the current replacement in terms of performance for low light conditions.

Depends on your individual tastes. There are a ton of characteristics to consider for each.

Standard-definition TV (SDTV), Enhanced-definition TV (EDTV), and High-definition TV (HDTV).

Resolution quality. Standard-definition TV (SDTV) displays up to 480 lines of resolution. The enhanced-definition TV (EDTV) displays up to 720 lines of resolution and high-definition TV (HDTV) begins at 720 (4K) which is 4 times the resolution of 1080p.

The “i” and the “p” designates how the image is displayed on your screen. The “i” designation is interlaced, meaning every other line is scanned at a time whereas the “p” designation stands for progressive scanning which means the entire image is quickly scanned on your television similar to the way an image is scanned on a computer screen. 4K is progressive and 4 times the resolution of 1080p.

Yes it is 100% necessary and recommended that you get HDTV, today’s premium picture quality is 4K HDR.

High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It is a new audio / video connection that has the ability to carry both audio and video (digitally) in one convenient cable as opposed to having multiple wires and cables to implement surround sound and video. Not all HDMI is equal. Tt is necessary to have the correct equipment and cables to deliver full bandwith for 4K HDR 18 Gig.

The original surround sound audio system setup consists of five speakers and a subwoofer to envelop you in sounds from movies, TV shows, and music. (Dolbe 7.1) which consists of 7 speakers and a subwoofer. And now Dolby Atmos 9-11 speakers plus 1 or more subwoofers.