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Toshiba’s Virtual Window

One of the more interesting photos in the CEDIA.net blog article 24 Behind-the-Scene Photos of CES shows an arrangement of 4 extremely high resolution displays which create a virtual window. Toshiba's virtual window, as goofy as this may sound, we have seen and used this application in a few scenarios:Interior rooms that have no natural light or windowsA medical facility or examination room where different scenes evoke feelings of comfortProviding a custom view and mood in one's own home. We recently did an installation like this for our clients who want to display photos of [...]

2016-12-26T22:21:49+00:00February 16th, 2013|

Focal Point

Who wants the TV to be the focal point of a well designed room...

2012-01-04T15:28:49+00:00March 7th, 2011|

3D Update

3D TV capabilities are growing and changing with each passing day

2012-01-19T13:42:24+00:00December 5th, 2010|

Electronics and Aesthetics Coexist

Please enjoy this guest blog from our favorite interior designer, Randy Trainor.  Visit her at http://www.crtinteriors.com/  She provides so much wonderful information through her website, blog and newsletter.  Be sure to sign up, shes worth the click! Many of my clients are making the switch from their old TV’s to the new flat screen televisions.  From an interior designer’s point of view this is wonderful because it means they can get rid of the bulky entertainment cabinet.  Or can they? Once we determine where the flat screen is going and whether or not it will be hung [...]

2012-01-10T03:29:57+00:00December 2nd, 2010|

Outdoor Audio and Video

What an amazing Spring in New England!  We are enjoying every moment we can outside. Like many of you, we are grateful for the opportunity to increase our living area  through outside living space.   There are so many great products that bring all of the comforts of indoors to the outside.  How fabulous it is to have a products that really support out door living.  We love our chiminea for the chilly evenings, out door furniture with fabrics and finishes that with stand the elements, a sturdy grill, a new Kubb court and a simple outdoor audio system [...]

2012-01-10T03:00:29+00:00June 1st, 2010|

Why HDMI?

HDMI (High Definition Multi-Media Interface) is the newest method for hooking up your audio video systems. When properly implemented, you can get the best possible connectivity between your new Blu-Ray player and 1080P TV. It is also the cause of a great deal of confusion, misunderstanding and unfortunately, problems. What is HDMI? It is a protocol for transporting pure digital audio/video signals between devices in a manner that optimizes quality and resolution while also keeping it copyright proof (thanks Hollywood).   In the “old” analog days, you would hook up your equipment with RCA jacks. If the connection was good, [...]

2012-01-10T03:41:23+00:00May 18th, 2010|

LCD, LED, Plasma and Why Do I Care?

By far, this is biggest question we get. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer as each of the technologies offers differences that benefit certain applications. Plasma still provides the best picture assuming you do not have high ambient light or reflectivity. In contrast, LCD is great for those high ambient light rooms.  And "new" LED technology is simply a twist on LCD that enables TV's to become ridiculously thin.

2012-01-04T15:35:59+00:00May 5th, 2010|