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Electronics Design Group
Take it Outside
Rebecca Day
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With a limited number of warm-weather months on the
calendar, Garden State residents take their backyard time seriously.
This weatherproof family decided to extend their outdoor time.
Thanks to an outdoor TV, a patio heater, a hot tub and a kitchen
that’s the envy of every armchair top chef, this Jersey family enjoys
an all-season al fresco life.
Enjoying electronics outside is the easy part; making sure
that the electronics and cables can withstand the elements is the
challenge. Add the stipulation that audio/video gear must be
concealed and it’s a job best tackled by seasoned pros.
Expanding the whole-house entertainment
system to the backyard was a natural extension for
system designers at Electronics Design Group. The
backyard became another zone in the house-wide
system. But backyard electronics carry different
requirements. EDG installers picked locations for
wires that they knew were dry spots, for instance.
Speaker considerations are different when there are
no walls to reflect the sound. In order to cover the
square space, they used two sets of speakers: one
set of flush-mount speakers mounted in the divider
behind the hot tub and the other set across the patio
in a soffit under the roof of the house. The Sonance
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Equipment List
(1) Control4 C4-HC300-E-B
Home Controller
(1) Integra DTM 5.3 2 Zone, 2
Source Stereo Receiver
(2) Niles Outdoor Speakers
(1) HD Cable Box
(1) Control4 RCZ-SRC2-B
System Remote Control
(1) Sunbrite SB-4610HD 46”
HDTV Compatible LCD
All-Weather Outdoor TV
(1) Nexus21 L39 Motorized
Flat Panel TV
(1) Logitech Squeezebox Duet
(1) Card Access WCS10B
Wireless Contact Switch
(1) Card Access NEP10A 12
Volt DC Power Supply
(1) VUDU VBX-100 DVD
Movie Server
(1) Gefen EXT-HDMI-442-B
4x2 HDMI Switcher
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(2) Sonance Symphony
Extreme XT
Weatherproof In-Wall
(1) Samsung HL67A750 67”
Full HD 1080P DLP TV
(1) Integra DTR-7.8 THX
Ultra2 7.1 Channel
(1) Sony BDPS500 Blu Ray
HD DVD Player
(1) Rotel RLC-1040 Power
Line Conditioner
(1) Salamander SL20C/B
Synergy 20” Triple Base
(3) SD20C/P Synergy 20”
Cherry/Perf Steel Door
speakers are rated for outdoor use, and installers sealed the
speakers with rubber gaskets to keep moisture out.
Since the TV had to be invisible when not in use, EDG devised
a motorized lift that stores the TV in a protected base. Making the
TV operate seamlessly was a combination of sound mechanics and
computer smarts. EDG built drivers for the lift and programmed
macros so that a single button press would set in motion
everything that needs to happen to watch the Sunday game: the
TV rises from the cabinet and switches to the proper input, audio
from the speakers ramps up and the cable box goes to a preset
sports channel.
It takes a special kind of TV to weather the elements. EDG
designers selected the Sunbrite SB4610HD, a 46-inch 1080p
HDTV that’s encased in an all-weather housing that protects the
components from rain, dirt and insects.. A built-in fan system
keeps the unit cool up to 122 degrees and dry so that fog and
frost don’t build up on the screen. A built-in heater protects the
TV to temperatures down to 24 degrees below zero. That came
in handy for the family’s Super Bowl party last winter, which
took place against a snowy backdrop. The weatherized TV is
covered by a window that reduces glare, boosts contrast and
shields the TV screen. For extra protection, the mason added
a rubber lip around the TV opening to protect the TV after it
lowers into the stone housing, and a watertight cover goes on
top for added defense.
To ensure an aesthetic fit, EDG designers matched the base
of the TV housing to those of the cooking area, complete with
aluminum doors that provide access to wire and electrical
conduit for cables from the indoor A/V system. The TV rests
on a swivel base so that it can point to the table, the hot tub, the
grill--and the horseshoe pit in the yard.
The video menu is stocked with viewing options including
the Vudu movie collection, a Blu-ray player and cable TV. Music
comes by way of CDs played on the Blu-ray player, an iPod dock,
FM and Sirius XM Radio and the Rhapsody music service. The
entertainment system is controlled by a Control4 remote with
an LCD screen that provides two-way communication. Users
can see playlists, radio stations and track information for easy
selection of whatever music strikes their fancy.
The Four Seasons anyone?
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About EDG
For more than 20 years, EDG has been an award
winning technology solutions provider of audio/
video, conferencing systems, integrated multimedia
presentation, luxury amenity space entertainment,
cardio theater, screening rooms, home theater,
lighting, shade, and automation control solutions;
additionally, we offer maintenance and service.
We operate in three specific channels: feebased consulting and engineering, project sales
and implementation, and Client Care service,
monitoring and maintenance to business and
affluent residential channels. Our company was
founded in 1987 and has a strong management
team in all operating areas of our business.
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60 Ethel Road STE 5
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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