Technology Lifestyle Trends
A monthly newsletter published by IDS Audio/Video & Technologies
Volume 3 Issue 3     March 2019
Be Careful Before Switching!
With increased competition among cable providers and all the options to “cut the cord” with various online services, you may be tempted to switch providers for better deals.

If you have a professionally installed Wi-Fi network, Home Automation System or music throughout your home, be careful before changing companies!

Some of these systems like Altice One (the new Optimum) and the new Verizon Fios system use very basic cable boxes and they no longer have the proper functionality needed for the integration of the current systems you might have in your home. In addition, some of these systems require relocation of your router or main junction point which can affect a host of functionality that will leave you with various issues that might be impossible for us to correct.
We are constantly learning through our clients and their experiences about these new products, and we will always keep you in the loop so you can make the best choices.

If you have questions or experiences that you would like to share, please reach out to us and we can help each other gain valuable insight and avoid any pitfalls.

Feel free to call me with any questions--516-625-6060. I'm happy to help.


Scott Boxenhorn
Schedule Your Outdoor Projects With IDS
If you haven't already started, now is the time to think about the outdoor entertaining you'll be doing all spring and summer. Cool lighting and music? Check. Outdoor TV? Yep. Automated fire pit? Check. Security system? Check again.
Wait, what--you haven't begun?
We can have you up and running for the season in no time! Call IDS for a free consultation and learn how easy and affordable it is to create the entertaining space of your dreams! 516-625-6060. Learn more today.
A Game Changer
The world of video gaming has exploded over recent years. For gamers with disabilities or limited mobility, however, it was difficult if not impossible to participate in this huge pasttime. Xbox's Adaptive Controller was designed through partnerships with several disability organizations. The result is an accessible controller that works with a range of external devices. Now, passionate gamers can join the fun regardless of ability. Read more here.
Update Chrome!
Google is advising anyone using their Chrome browser to update it immediately, due to a security flaw that is already being exploited. The easiest way to upgrade is to click the three vertical dots in the top right of your screen, where you can then click on the update command. Read more here.
Shopping for a Big-Screen TV? Call IDS!
If you're in the market for a 55", 65" or 75"+ OLED TV, call us today! We'll explain the difference between OLED and other TVs, and we will help you find the right TV for your watching style (movies? sports?), your room lighting (bright? dark?) and your room layout (straight? angled?). Our pricing is more competitive than Amazon or Best Buy, and we offer 10% off installation of any TV purchased from IDS. Contact us at 516-625-6060 or  by email.
An affordable way to maintain your systems
If keeping your home technology systems up and running is important to you, let IDS help you maintain your electronic lifestyle and avoid significant down time. A Peace of Mind Service Plan will make sure those products keep performing like the day you purchased them!
Contact  us today to learn more.
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