New UHD Technolody From Television Makers

Photo Credit: http://www.financialexpress.com

Photo Credit: http://www.financialexpress.com

UHD is a new ultra-high definition technology, or 4K, with Pixel resolution 4 times greater than full high definition.
“With a resolution of over eight million pixels and a resolution four times higher than full high definition, UHD is the latest in TV technology. UHD TV enables images which are defined, clear and breathtakingly lifelike,” says Atul Jain, senior vice-president, consumer electronics, Samsung India.
Samsung F9000 series of ultra high-definition TV includes three sets; 55-inch (R3.29 lakh), 65-inch (R4.39 lakh) and 85-inch (R28 lakh) respectively.
Reed the full story by Monalisa Sen in The Financial Express at http://www.financialexpress.com/news/watch-tv-in-a-whole-new-way-with-ultra-highdefinition/1205081

New TV Trends: Outdoor TV Setup

Whether we find this this trend very practical in our climate zone, the idea is very attractive to many people who enjoy outdoor entertainment.
Check out these “10 AWESOME OUTDOOR TV SETUPS” posted by Caleb Denison at http://www.digitaltrends.com

10 awesome outdoor TV setups

Credit: Caleb Denison at http://www.digitaltrends.com

Step-By-Step Installation Of 50” LCD TV

This is one of our installations — 50” LCD TV is mounted on the wall above the entrainment unit. All wires are concealed inside the wall. Full motion mount is used for the corner location to better integrate the TV within the room’s design and to allow watching TV from anywhere in the room. All components are connected to the TV, configured and ready to use.

4K TVs are gaining acceptance across the world

Earlier this year many analysts didn’t think it was likely that 4K TVs would be entering the mass consumer’s homes any time soon. There was an interesting article in http://tech2.in.com by Jamshed Avari, Deputy Editor of the CHIP Magazine. Jamshed made a case that even though the 4K TVs are impressive, the video technology is not advanced enough to allow the happy owner of this new TV enjoy watching movies on it, even if the price is no object. You can read more here.

Credit:  http://tech2.in.com. CES 2013 attendees gather around Samsung's 4K TV display

Credit: http://tech2.in.com. CES 2013 attendees gather around Samsung’s 4K TV display

However according to http://gulfnews.com and their reporter Naushad K Cherrayil, 4K TVs are gaining popularity across the world.
as Taiwanese suppliers are reducing the panel prices and Chinese brands are offering low-priced 4K TVs. “We are seeing shift towards 4K TV acceptance this year. Some of the brands have reduced the prices of 4K TVs in the second half.”, reporter says.
There is still no real 4K content to speak of for 4K TVs, however it is expected to grow next year.

4K TVs are enormous in size and the prices are too high for an average consumer. 2-3 year down the road the disposition will change, as the technology advances and the prices go down making this product more affordable. What would that mean for the TV installation industry? We shall see.

Installing TV Above The Fireplace: Think Again

Have you been to a friend’s house and saw that they installed a flat-screen TV above the fireplace? And now you may be considering doing that too?

There are several good reasons to do it and a few NOT to.

Reasons to wall-mount a TV above the fireplace:

  • The room will look great. If you are in the process of selling your property, it will show better and may result in a faster sale.
  • You will free up a lot of space previously taken up by the TV and the cabinets.
  • If it’s a rec or entertainment room, people helping themselves at the bar or playing pool will be able to see the TV from pretty much everywhere.
  • It will put the TV and the cables away from the reach of children and pets.

Now here are a few things you need to consider before you decide to go ahead with this project:

  • If it’s a new device with a balance of manufacturer’s warranty, that warranty may be null and void the moment you install your TV near a heat source like your fireplace.
  • It’s not as much the heat that is the problem. It’s the swings of temperature that may cause your electronics to malfunction and “die” prematurely.
  • If it’s an older wood-burning fireplace, it produces tiny particles of ash that that get inside the plastic shell of the TV set and form a layer of sediment on and around HDMI posts and interface connectors. When the temperature changes, excessive moisture in the air condensates on your electronics, and that ash acts as a conductor for electrical charge. You may experience all kinds of bad things from signal distortion to having your TV “fry” when you turn it on.
  • Installing the TV on the wall above the fireplace, you may be placing it too high for someone to watch it comfortably from the sofa or the chair without straining their neck. Sometimes it is better to mount the TV on the wall next to the fireplace at a proper height.

Our TV installation consultants will be happy to review your room layout, the type and the structure of the fireplace, and provide you with a plan that addresses some or all of these issues. Call us today for a free TV installation consultation at 647-694-2201.

Wall Mount TV Installation: Avoiding Pitfalls

According to various statistical sources, an average person in North America watches as much as 28 hours of TV every week. Over 65% of families own three or more TV sets. In our lives, we will have spent 9 years in front of our TV.

It’s clear that television has become an important and integral part of our lives. That’s how we learn about what’s going on locally and in the world, check the weather forecast, and catch a recently released movie.

Even though TV has become a big part of our day, your TV set does not have to take up a lot of room in our house. Major leaps in technology in recent years have given us LED TV sets that are much thinner and lighter compared to LCD and Plasma TV sets that seemed so advanced just so recetly… That is, compared to the old CRT-based TV sets that have been around since the beginning of television.

Old TVs required complex and heavy-duty cabinets that took up a lot of space. Now more and more families realize they can have a much better viewing experience when the TV is mounted on the wall. It saves space and makes it possible to get rid of largely useless and bulky pieces of furniture. It makes the entire space look more modern and sharp too. Is it any wonder so many people consider wall mount TV installation?

There are a number of wall mounts available on the market, some that allow you to put the TV up flat against the wall, and some that allow you to adjust the vertical and / or horizontal angle. In some cases, mostly in commercial settings, a TV needs to be suspended from the ceiling.

Wall mount TV installation can be quite a tricky process and requires a fair amount of planning. Even when it comes to a relatively simple studs-and-drywall scenario, you still need to the right tools to mount a TV set properly. You need to know how to find the studs, where to cut the holes for the wires, how many cords and cables and of what type to run, where to set up power outlets — make a mistake there and it’ll sure cost you a lot fo time and money. Fishing the wires can be tricky process too if you don’t have the right tools or have never done this before.

If you are installing a new TV in an area where TV cable hasn’t been roughed in, the task become a lot mroe complex. Now you may need to run the cable through several walls, floors, ceilings, and possibly the attic. And you want to do it in a way that is no going to require you ro re-drywall and re-paint half of your house.

An expert can take a look at the layout and provide you with suggestions. Someone who has been in the TV installation business for a long time and has dealt with a great variety of complex situations, can suggest how to accomplish what you need in the best way possible and how to avoid common pitfalls. TV Installation Experts offers free over-the-phone consultation at (647) 694-2201.