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Brian Hill

Brian Hill

President

Brian Hill is a home theater enthusiast who has an extensive background in sales. His interests include music & movies, F1 & NASCAR auto racing, hot rods (he has a '56 Nomad) and hockey – Go Sharks!

He's in charge of sales and installations for Next Step Audio Enhancement. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and are looking for home theater products, advice or help with an installation, send Brian an email or give him a call at (510) 473-2887

brian@nextstepae.com


Articles by Brian


Five Reasons to Upgrade Your Current Router

Routers are one of those things that most of us don’t think too much about. Right up until something goes wrong and we can’t access the internet. Then we think a lot about routers. Right now, you're thinking on whether you should upgrade your current router (Your...

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Fixing a Sony TV dimming problem

Our company recently installed a new Sony Smart TV (model # XBR-75X900F) for one of our clients. While going through the settings to get everything just right for our client, I noticed a Light Sensor setting. I’ve seen this before! This is just like the Eco setting...

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Back to basics: The AV Receiver

You have heard the term AV Receiver. You may have heard it from your kids. Maybe you heard it around the water cooler or coffee pot at work. Maybe you just picked the term out of an overheard conversation at Starbucks. Regardless of where you heard about an AV...

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5 Reasons for Using a Home Theater Integrator

Using a home theater integrator might not be your first thought, but if you're like me, you better understand the value of time as you get older. We cannot put a dollar value on time, and we would be foolish to try. Think about it. No matter how much money you have,...

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Better Router Solves Music Streaming Problems

A new customer’s MusicCast speakers kept dropping Pandora – A better router fixed this annoying issue. She loved the Yamaha MusicCast speakers in her home – when they worked. After one frustrating day of the speakers dropping Pandora about six times, she had as much...

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3 Ways to Hide a Wall Mounted TV

We have all seen flat screen TV’s mounted on walls. It’s a great way to maximize space in a room and free up space on furniture. Aesthetically, however, having a great big flat screen dominating a wall in your house isn’t the most pleasing proposition. If this is one...

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New TV

It’s the Christmas buying season and you want to get the best deal you can on a new TV. Just imagine the looks on the kids’ faces as they open the family gift. There are sales everywhere, but are they the best deals for you? How do you navigate through all...

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Moving a Home Theater System

Getting a new place to call home can be an exciting adventure. The act of moving, not so much. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of moving. Because of this, I do everything I can to make the experience as painless as possible. Just to be...

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