Hear, Hear Elan has a new line of speakers called Theater-Point designed specifically to optimize the home theater. The speakers are available in free-standing, in-wall (shown here), and in-ceiling models and come in Elan's noted “good, better, best” format. Prices for a single speaker range from $300 to $700. A complete home theater package with surround sound runs from $2,500 to $5,500. Visit www.elanhomesystems.com for more information.

On Screen Starting in the first quarter of 2006, Control 4's new 4Sight service will offer online control of the home. The service lets dealers configure, program, and upgrade the system remotely and gives homeowners the ability to check on their homes remotely. 4Sight also sends e-mail alerts for emergencies such as flooded basements or for everyday events such as when a child arrives home after school. The service costs home buyers $99 a year. Visit www.control4.com.