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Mobile Devices for your Bay Area Home Theater

Our San Francisco home theater installation professionals pay keen attention to how consumers like to get their content.

By Jeremy Keith (Flickr: Cuddling with multiple devices) [CC-BY-2.0 ( ], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s no secret that our society has witnessed an explosion of platform diversity over the past decade. This new infrastructure allows us to interact with video and other content in astonishing ways — e.g. tablets, computers, traditional TVs, cell phones, game consoles, you name it.

Nielsen’s now considers many consumers to be “Zero TV homes.” In 2007, Nielsen’s reported that approximately 2 million U.S. households were “Zero TV” homes. By the fourth quarter of 2012, that number had skyrocketed to 5 million.

95% of Americans still access their content mostly through traditional channels, like satellite and cable. But the Zero TV wave is starting to swell, and undoubtedly Bay Area consumers are on the leading edge of it.

So how do these Zero TV homes get their content?

  • Via computer (37%)
  • Via the Internet (16%)
  • Via smartphones (8%)
  • Via tablets (6%)

If you’re on the verge of becoming a Zero TV home — or if you just don’t use your TV in “traditional” ways — be sure that your home theater solutions mesh with your preferred channels, platforms and habits.

The means by which you consume content can influence key decisions, such as where to position your subwoofers and projectors, how to “wire up” your system, and how to maintain and upgrade it over time.

To the extent that you understand your own content consuming habits is to the extent that you can make your system more efficient, less expensive, and more enjoyable to use.

The team here at Karbon Home Theater can help you figure out whether you are a Zero TV frontiersman (or frontierswoman) or a dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist. Call us today, and let us solve your problems. We’ll help you figure out what systems to get, what components to install and how to troubleshoot and maintain your home theater or home automation set up with the least amount of stress.

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