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Top 31 Home Automation Projects

  1. 1. Ultimate Media Room Technology

    DIY Network uncovers 10 hot new innovations to give you the home entertainment experience you crave.

  2. 2. Hollywood Hi-Tech (00:15)

    Catch an all-new Hollywood Hi-Tech, Wednesday at 9:30p/8:30c, on DIY.

  3. 3. Home Automation Part III: Install a High-Speed Wireless Computer Network and Security Camera

    Link all of your home's computers and peripherals, and add a door camera for convenience and security.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. Home Automation Part I: How to Install a Wireless RF Lighting System

    Begin by replacing your ordinary light switches with control units.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Get Clarity on Speaker Wire (00:01:00)

    Janna breaks down the key differences in home theaters speaker wires.

  6. 6. Decorating for Sound Quality (00:01:00)

    See why a home theater's decor has a huge impact on sound quality.

  7. 7. Get Great TV Picture Quality (00:01:00)

    Dramatically improve your TV's picture quality with this easy step.

  8. 8. The Best Speaker Set-Up (00:01:00)

    Tips for speaker purchase and placement for optimal performance.

  9. 9. CES 2014: Top 3 Tech Trends (00:01:55)

    Carley Knobloch shares her top three favorite tech trends from CES 2014.

  10. 10. HDMI Cables: Splurge or Skimp? (00:01:00)

    Janna explains why it's important to invest in a good HDMI cable.

  11. 11. How to Program a Sprinkler System

    Learn how to water a lawn even when nobody's home by installing a programmable irrigation system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How To Build A Custom TV Lift

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to learn how to build a remote-controlled TV lift. See the how-to project and helpful step-by-step project with ph...

  13. 13. HVAC: Install a Programmable Thermostat

    Improve your home's comfort and efficiency with a unit that allows multiple settings.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Home Automation Trends

    Find out what's new in smart home technology from DIYNetwork.com

  15. 15. Home Automation Part II: How to Install a Wireless Home Security System

    Add door and window sensors for protection all around your home.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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