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.
What does it mean to be CEDIA certified?
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.
What is CEDIA and what does membership mean?
What does systems integration mean?
What are the benefits of having electronic systems integrated?
What is an Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC)?
What does low-voltage mean?
What are the benefits of low-voltage lighting?
What is home automation?
Can you retrofit an existing home?
Yes, in most cases.
If I am building a new home, how soon should I get an ESC involved if I decide to install low-voltage electronics in my home?
Can you do a custom home theater based on a particular theme?
Does a home theater have to be in a dedicated or committed space?
How long is the installation process for a home theater?
Will I see unsightly wires and cables?
Can I purchase my own equipment?
Will any of this technology interfere with the aesthetics of my home?
Are your systems easy to operate?
Why should I choose Advanced ESI as my Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC)?
Are your systems affordable to the average homeowner?
Do you work closely with interior designers?
Do you service what you install?
Do you offer product demonstrations?
What does flat panel mean?
Flat panel is a term used to describe thin or flat TVs. Some of those options are plasma, LCD, LED, or OLED.
What is the difference between LCD technology and plasma?
What is difference between LED and OLED?
Where are plasma TVs best suited for?
Which is better: LCD or Plasma?
How many forms of digital TV are there?
What is the most popular of the three forms of digital TV?
What is the difference between SDTV, EDTV, and HDTV?
With HDTV there are 4 different formats available, what are they?
720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4k.
What is the difference between the 1080i and the 1080p?
Do I need an HDTV?
Why are HDTVs rectangular in shape as opposed to the square shape we are accustomed to?
What does HDMI stand for and what is it?
What is a Surround Sound System?