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I purchased a new Home Theater System a little over a month ago, and have been greatly satisfied with the overall product that Innovative provided.

Innovative provided me with many options for a new home theater system with affordable costs. They gave good thorough info and knowledge of their products.

Their installation was done carefully, with a clean look once completed. I will be using Innovative to further enhance my home technology.

-Michael F. 
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UltraViolet and You

What is UltraViolet? 

An easy and convenient way to store your movies and shows while enjoying access to them anytime, anywhere.  

 

How do I watch my movies?
You can watch anytime, anywhere on your:
-    TVs
-    Computers
-    Tablets
-    Game consoles
-    Set top boxes
-    Blu-ray players
-    Internet TVs
-    Smartphones

My family can never agree on what to watch together. Can we each watch our own show at the same time?
Yes. 3 online streams and unlimited downloaded versions are allowed at the same time. Up to 6 people can be on the same account - each account can be organized and have it's own security rules.

  

Is UltraViolet a fly-by-night company?
Not at all. UltraViolet has been around since 2010 and is backed by leading entertainment companies. You can purchase UltraViolet movies and shows from Universal, Paramount, Sony, Nook, Kalidescape, CinemaNow, M-Go, Wallmart and Target. There are over 9 million UV accounts and over 12,000 available titles.
Please know that Disney and MGM are currently not releasing any of their titles to UltraViolet.  

 

Can I make backup copies of my UltraViolet movies?
Yes. Once you download your movie or show, you can make copies and even save backups to cloud storage.   

 

Fine print:

Streaming of a given title from the selling UltraViolet Retailer more than a year after its purchase, or at any time via Streaming Services other than the selling UltraViolet Retailer, may incur fees and if so any such fees would be presented to the consumer in advance of streaming titles, with the consumer having the option to accept the fees or not use that Streaming Service.
See your retailer for their rules and regulations.

 

February 11, 2014
   
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Innovative Spring Cleaning Ideas

 

We've all heard the saying - Out with the old and in with the new. Now let's have fun with that and apply it to our devices. Don't just throw them away, you can trade or recycle them and make a little money too.

 

Microsoft is having a buy back event. You can get up to $350 back for your device.

 

Step 1 - Buy a new Windows 8 Tablet, Phone or PC

Step 2 - Get a Quote for your old device

Step 3 - Mail in your old device to Clover Wireless

Step 4 - Enjoy your Visa prepaid card

 

You can get an easy quote for one or multiple devices prior to purchase as well.  See details here.

 

If you don't want a Windows device, don't worry. Apple is looking out for you too.

 

The Apple Recycling Program offers an environmentally responsible way to part with your computer, Mac or PC, working or not.

 


Step 1 - Tell them about your device

Step 2 - Get your estimate and ship your device

Step 3 - Receive your Apple Store Gift Card 

 

You can use your Apple gift card online or in their store. See details here

Innovative News

Solar Power your Home Theater

     

The desire of fed-up homeowners to lower their utility bills, enticing fed and state tax incentives and increasing concern over dwindling natural resources, has caused Solar's popularity to go through the roof.


In the past five years, the industry has become more architecturally savvy, offering up solar-powered shingles that blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials.


These systems-called "building-integrated photovoltaics," or BIPVs-combine solar cells with

slate, metal, fiber-cement, even asphalt roofing. One shingle by itself doesn't produce a whole lot of power-between 50 and 200 watts, enough to run a window fan-but harness hundreds of square feet of them together, and you can generate enough electricity to power a whole house.   

 

The shingles get installed over new or existing roof sheathing, then an electrician (or trained roofer) has to wire the units together and tie them in to your home's electrical system.  The cost of generating solar electricity has fallen 95 percent since the 1970s according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But that doesn't mean it's cheap: The economics of whether or not to install a system depend heavily on where you live. Solar payback is strongly affected by local electric rates.

Ascent Solar Technologies has also pioneered flexible solar panels that can be used in tents and wrapped around poles to provide power in various off-grid scenarios. Dow received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop these shingles.  The U.S. military is also exploring similar solar-powered tent-applications called Power Shade, TEMPER Fly and QUADrant. 

 

You can use Solar to power your Home Theater and be good to the environment.      

Eye Opening Development for the Blind

In the near future, people who were born blind may have a way to see. An image generating bionic contact lens has been developed. This new Israeli device still needs to pass clinical trials. But prototypes have been tested on healthy people. After a few minutes of learning how to associate actual images with the sensations they felt on their fingertips, they could actually "see" using the bionic contact lens.

The mini device consists of a camera that receives visual information from the environment and transmits signals to a bionic contact lens. The lens transfers the signals by way of electrodes to the cornea and from there to sensory brain areas which stimulate the simulation of visual information. The sensation is similar to feeling a person's face with one's hands to understand how they look. Head researcher, Professor Zeev Zalevsky, states "We can do the same by touching projected images from the camera onto the cornea of your eye."

This was developed by the Electrical Engineering and Nanophotonics team at Barr-Ilan University in Israel. Zalevsky is quoted as saying: "The new technology attempts to deal with the problems of existing bionic eye technologies to enable even people who are blind from birth, in whom the brain region that processes visual information is not developed, to see."
 
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