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 [...]
The OmniMount PLAY40 flat panel wall mount offers some of the most versatile and smooth TV positioning available in TV wall mounts. You use your TV for many purposes throughout the day. With this mount, you can adjust the positioning of your TV for the specific activity. Gadget expert Scott Steinberg named OmniMount's PLAY products the best tech of 2012. this short video provides an excellent preview of its versatility!
Seura has done it again with another innovative TV application. This one is for outdoor viewing. Now this sounds like a great way to stay tuned in. "Meet Storm, the perfect partner for behind the tiki bar to watch the championship during your picnic. Storm is a beautiful complement to that focal point outdoor fireplace. Play with the kids in the pool while catching up on today’s headlines. Soak up the sun while enjoying your favorite flick. Don’t miss a moment of the big game while tending the grill. Storm is expertly engineered to protect against harsh [...]
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.
On any given Sunday there will be a flyer showing the latest sale prices on a TV. This past weekend I saw a 42” plasma on sale from Best Circuit for $475. Wow. Just five years ago a 42” plasma was nearly $5,000! Now it would seem that the installation shouldn’t be much more right? I mean after all, it’s just a TV. No, not really. Even a “simple” installation requires thought, planning and good supporting products. Let’s start with the TV. The one on sale is probably not all that great. It is there to catch [...]
The capabilities of audio and video source gear have exploded in just the past year. Someone with a sweet home A/V system used to have a VCR, DVD player, cable or satellite receiver (or both), Tivo, reel-to-reel, CD changer, cassette player, and phonograph. This took up a lot of space, had a mess of wires, and required extreme dexterity to operate all the remotes, or one really well programmed universal remote. Today, the consumer can get a Blu-Ray player with Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, weather information, and access to local computer files. TV’s are available with similar [...]
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