NFL Home Theater TV Install

The Home Theater Dream 2

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Its another Sunday, your game is on and your prepared. You have your drinks, chips and dip. How could this get any better, well it just did. The install of  4 42″  TV’s and a 138 inch screen projector for one loyal fan. Fixed with Lutron lighting and a 7.1 surround sound, its the perfect home theater for your visual needs. Its even set up with two levels of seats and full motion mounts as to make it as comfortable as possible for anyone watching.

The projector that we installed was the Epson Home Cinema. Epson has outstanding projectors with amazing picture. They also give you so many options that they fit most any budget . Very user friendly and easy to install. An all around good choice for this project.

Just for added measures, we also installed four 42 inch LG TVs to bump up the “shock and awe” factor. Its also nice to be able to watch 5 things at once. The picture quality that you get from the TVs is jaw dropping. The attention to detail that they give you makes the experience that much greater. With the reviews that the TV’s get, i couldn’t think of any other unit that i would have rather put up there. When it was all said and done, It was a good choice.

This home theater was more than just a regular install, it was a piece of art. As corny as that is, it is what people dream of. Its the definition of “Man Cave”. Nothing compares to quality you receive from something like that and even more, the acknowledgement of possessing such a incredible arrangement of devices. In the end, that home theater install is something that i pride myself in and am proud to say i could be apart of it.

Invisible vs Trim less Speakers

Is there such thing as having an invisible speaker with great sound? Not yet. When it comes to speakers, one of the biggest arguments is usually with the interior decorator i.e. the lady of the house in most cases. The look and size of a speaker is what usually gets it all started. With the advances in flush mounted speakers, some of that (but not all) have been resolved. Just like with TV’s, speakers seem to get thinner and smaller which makes them less noticeable. One of the big advances is trim less speakers.

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 As speakers have become thinner and in some cases smaller it has made them easier to camouflage.

There are companies that make “Invisible speakers” such as Stealth acoustics, Solid Drive and Sound Advance. They are placed within your wall behind a cut out layer of sheet rock fitting the size of your speaker. It must be installed, taped/bedded, textured and painted into your wall, not a very complicated process but may require outside assistance from multiple installers. If your speaker is to be in need of repair, there would be no other way than to cut the wall again and take it out, once again requiring your time and the assistance of multiple professionals. These products are also utilizing materials that are not acoustically designed to be speakers (sheet rock, wood and glass).  With flush mounted speakers  repairing them is as simple as popping it off and changing out parts or the whole speaker all together. In the end, it just depends on how far you’ll go to hide a few speakers.

Home Theater and TV Installation

Our home theater and TV installations

We have not posted in a while. Some of it has to do with work and the rest the holidays. Here are a few of our home theater and TV installations.

This is a TV installation at the Nestle Toll House kiosk in the Allen convention center.

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The next four pictures are of a board room TV, two office TV’s w/DirecTV and cell phone boaster that we did in Frisco.

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NFL Home Theater

How do you watch Football? Our NFL Home Theater!

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If you are a fan of the NFL then there are a few things that may bother you. First are these Refs (COME ON!!!) and the next is how many games can you watch at once. It may not happen a lot but every once in a while you have those 2 games that are on at the same time. Me personally, there are a lot of games that come on at the same time. Last week there were three for me. With a single TV and/or projector in my home theater I would have been stuck doing one of three things.

  1. Pick a game and toggle to the other during commercials.
  2. Watching the NFL RedZone and wait for the games I want to get into the red zone.
  3. Watch the Game Mix channel and see them all the games in tiny little boxes.
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None of these appeal to me. So what do I do? As of right now I have four images at once. A single projector in the center and three 42” TV’s (the forth to come) which will give me two on each side. Most that see this home theater think that it is out of reach but you would be surprised to find out it is not that bad. One thing to remember is that the TV’s that you are using on the sides do not have to be the full 1080p/240htz. The TV’s shown are all 720p plasmas. The main game I want to watch of course goes on the 1080p Mitsubishi home theater projector and the games I want to just keep up with are on the smaller 42” TV’s. Now I do have a friend that likes the NFL RedZone and so when he comes to watch I do put it on one of the 42”. We also have instances that a baseball game is on and it ends up on one of the TV’s as well. In the picture included in this article if you look the top right TV was on the US Open the Sunday that Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka for her fourth championship at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall. The bottom left is the NFL RedZone, the top left is a live game and so is the center (projector).

Let us help you build you NFL Dream Home Theater, we can help it become a reality.

 

 

Home Theater Projector, DLP or Flat Panel

Home Theater Options

With the sizes of TV’s and DLP’s getting bigger and bigger more people are looking to change things up. You no longer do have to have a projector to have a home theater. Sharp now has there 90″ flat panel and Mitsubishi has there 92″ DLP. Mitsubishi is also looking to make there DLP’s in the 100” to 110”. The great thing about that is that they will be using there LaserVue technology and if you have seen the LaserVue then you know that it produces one of the most amazing pictures. Now with that said we are also getting into the age of laser projectors. The home theater will never be the same.

RedRay Home Theater Projector

RedRay 4K home theater projector

REDRAY™, the first choice for bringing RED into every home. Representing the ultimate in home theater playback and offering RGB HD, 2K and 4K playback to projector or panel through its consumer friendly HDMI connectors, REDRAY™ supports CF card and SSD media, USB-2, Firewire 800 and e-SATA. With 7.1 channel 24-bit audio and on-screen menu overlay, REDRAY™ will be the standard for digital cinema delivery in every environment.

Sharp 90″

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Sharp, the maker of LCD panels and other consumer electronics products, just broke the consumer LCD HDTV size and price barrier with the New York City debut of its 90-inch set. This giant TV beats all of its competition, which currently top out at just 65 inches. It’s also the most expensive, with a retail price of $10,999.99.

The LC-90LE745U is a highly featured television with Full HD 1920 x1080 resolution, Smart TV with movie and TV content from Netflix, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and Vudu. It is also 3-D capable and includes two pair of active 3-D glasses

Mitsubishi LaserVue

Mitsubishi LaserVue for home theater

Mitsubishi revolutionizes large screen television with groundbreaking Laser Technology. LaserVue® Laser TV sets the new standard for large screen television by delivering pure, cinema-like color at a fraction of the operating power consumption of similarly-sized flat panel TVs. LaserVue® harnesses the power of the world’s purest light source to deliver up to two times the color of many of today’s flat panel TVs. Laser beams provide an extensive range of rich, complex colors, truly distinct clarity, and immersive depth of field. This DLP will be the envy of any home theater.

 

 

 

 

 

1080p Projector LED Laser

Acer Debuts World’s First 1080p Projector Hybrid LED-Laser  - Unique mercury-free technology improves brightness, color, and light-source lifetime

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The Acer K750 is the world’s first 1080p projector equipped with a hybrid laser-LED light technology, improving color saturation by 55% to deliver outstanding, energy efficient projection.

The K750 projector uses both LED and laser light sources, which is not only hazardous substances free – like mercury of halogen gases – but also significantly improves color brightness when compared to high-pressure mercury lamps. This technology also increases the light-source lifetime to 20,000 hours in ExtremeECO mode and enables as much as 90% power savings, helping to reduce TCO over its life, thus positioning the K750 as one of the most environmental friendly 1080p projectors.

What’s more, this innovative hybrid light-source technology enables flexible color settings and a wider color gamut to deliver better color saturation up to 85% NTSC and offers superior color fidelity through a system of three independent color lighting sources.

With a brightness of up to 1,500 lumens and a contrast ratio up to 100,000:1 projects perfect and crispy content, while the 1080p projector Full HD resolution allows enjoying HDTV and watching Blu-ray movies in fantastic clarity and detail.

The HDMI® port delivers uncompressed digital signals and multi-channel audio, providing easy connectivity to high-definition presentation and entertainment. In addition to it, the K750 projector is equipped with at least two connectors for multiple-PC source input, including D-Sub and HDMI®, offering more flexible connectivity and instant switching.

In order to empower usability, the K750 features instant on/off capability, which means no cool-down period is needed after turning the projector off. This is an important productivity feature especially in the business and education world. Moreover, the Acer SmartFormat technology instantly synchronizes with wide-format displays without any resolution adjustments from the notebook, while supporting multi-format for instant projection.

This 1080p projector sports an elegant gray-and-white portable design: the control pad is embedded on the sleek gray and metal surface, reflecting Acer’s premium craftsmanship; the sculpted lines on the ventilation grill add sophistication to the design, while the smooth, rounded contours provide a comfortable touch.

 

1080P projector at its best.

3D Home Theater

3D Home Theater D-ILA 4K Precision Projector

DLA-X90R home theater 4K projector

4K Precision shatters the high definition barrier for home theater, taking two-million pixel 1080p HD images and up converting them to eight-million pixel 4K images. That’s four times the resolution of Full HD! Using JVC’s exclusive e-Shift technology, the DLA-X90R delivers 3,840 x 2,160 resolution from any compatible 2D input signal. This eliminates any visible stair-stepping or pixel gaps, and lets you get closer to the action than ever before to see detail like never before, making your home theater the envy of the neighborhood.

The THX 3D Display certified DLA-X90R includes all the performance you’ve come to expect from JVC. The X90R benefits from three hand-selected D-ILA devices and specialized final adjustment for the ultimate in precision performance. It projects a 4K precision image with amazing black level and 120,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio. “Native” means JVC does not use a dynamic iris, making it possible to reproduce the deepest blacks and vivid peak whites at the same time, for the most impactful images in each and every frame. Befitting its top-of-the-line status, it includes a three-year warranty. All new JVC Procision projectors are 3D enabled, and feature a wide range of 3D enhancements, including improved 3D picture quality and improved 3D functionality. A 3D I/R Emitter (PK-EM1, included) syncs the projected image with JVC’s Active Shutter 3D Glasses (PK-AG2, two pair are included) for a superior 3D experience, no matter what type of screen is used or how the home theater has been configured.

JVC offers impressive installation flexibility with a 2X Optical Zoom featuring motorized focus, zoom & lens shift settings. All new JVC Procision projectors add a Lens Memory function with three memories that allow those settings to be stored for different picture formats. This makes it easy to view multiple picture formats, such as 16:9 HDTV and Cinemascope movies, at a constant image height on a Cinemascope screen, without any annoying black bars.

 

The Competitive Advantage Projector Home Theater

  • 4K Precision with e-shift for 3,840 x 2,160 resolution
    • 2D 1,920 x 1,080 digital signals are up-converted to 3,840 x 2,160
    • Reduces or eliminates anti-aliasing and stair-stepping
    • Improves edge transition and enhances contrast in detail areas
    • Allows for closer viewing with no visible picture structure
  • Highest NATIVE Contrast Ratio in class (120,000:1)
    • Provides deepest blacks and vivid peak whites at the same time
    • Does not use a dynamic iris
  • THX
    • 3D Display certification
    • THX Calibration mode
  • ISF
    • ISF Certified performance
    • ISF Calibration mode
  • New 100% “Frame Addressing” 3D mode provides brighter image reproduction in 3D
  • Hand selected parts, specialized final adjustment, 3 year warranty
Performance Features
  • 4th Generation Wire Grid Optical Engine construction minimizes light leakage
  • Up to 255 Mode Screen Adjustment
  • High Precision Pixel Alignment System
    • Enables adjustment down to 1/16th pixel
    • Adjustable on 121 points on the screen
  • 7 Axis Color Management
  • Advanced Color Profiles including Xenon Lamp Modes & Adobe RGB
  • User Settings can be exported to PC
  • 120Hz Clear Motion Drive
  • 20dB ultra low noise design (normal lamp mode)
  • 1,200 lumens
3D Features
  • 2D to 3D Converter
    • Developed from JVC’s experience in broadcast 3D conversion systems
    • Allows 2D content to be converted to 3D in real time
    • Works on broadcast as well as packaged media
  • Enhanced 3D Input supported though HDMI
    • Frame Sequential: 1080 24p/50i/60i
    • Frame Sequential: 720 50p/60p
    • Side by Side: 1080 24p/50p/50i/60p/60i
    • Side by Side: 720 50p/60p
    • Top and Bottom: 1080 24p
    • Top and Bottom: 720 50p/60p
  • Direct access to 3D modes from remote control
  • No special screen needed for 3D playback
  • Optional 3D Glasses and Emitter
    • Glasses: PK-AG2B
    • Emitter: PK-EM1
    • Compatible with previous PK-AG1B glasses
Convenience and Set-Up Features
  • Automatic Lens Cover
  • Wide Lens Shift functionality (V: 80%, H: 34%)
  • 2X Zoom (1.4 to 2.8 throw ratio)
  • 3 Position Lens Memory for easy Cinemascope and 16:9 HDTV setup
  • Motorized Focus, Zoom & Lens Shift
Inputs & Outputs
  • Dual 3D enabled HDMI v1.4a input with Deep Color and CEC
  • Component Video
  • RS-232C
  • RJ45 LAN Connection
  • 12V Trigger
  • Wired Remote Input
  • D-Sub, 15-Pin PC Input

From a Home Theater installer:

This is a great projector. There are a couple of things you do need to know before deciding if this is the projector for your home theater. First it is not the complete 4K resolution and second there is very little 4K content. Good luck with your home theater.

New TV for TV Installer

TV Installer

This post will be a little bit of information and a little sigh on the TV installer and home theater installers of the world. I am an old TV installer and I remember when a 37” in tube TV weighted more than a 65” flat panel. Now a day installers could install most of these flat panels if it wasn’t for their bulk. Samsung has a 55” that weighs 33.5 pounds. Well to my dismay the old heavy TV’s may be coming back. Not because they are getting thicker just bigger. We have seen the Sharp 70” & 80” and now they have the 90”. A little off topic, in the past few years I have seen the decline of clients putting their large TV’s upstairs. With my luck as they get heaver more and more will want them installed in the upstairs game room instead of in the downstairs living room (sorry just a little rant). The LC-90LE745U weighs in at 141.1 without the stand and 150 with.

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Sony & LG 84″

Now with that said here come all the other TV manufactures with their bigger and bigger TV’s. Sony and LG have announced their 84” 4K TV’s. Do not get too excited, they are around and a little over $20,000. Also from what has been seen at CEDIA if you are not playing something in 4K it is like watching a 480i picture on an HD 1080p screen. They are also not the 4096 x 3072 that we were expecting they are 3,840 x 2,160 (“Quad Full” HD).

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Opinion: as an old TV installer I look forward to putting a lot of these up. I do think as they keep growing we are going to see the decline of projectors and DLP’s. Sharp is predicting they will build a TV more than 100” in the next few years and I imagine others will follow. Good luck to individual TV installer, I think you are going to have to hire a helper.

 

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Home Theater and Home Entertainment

Home theater and home entertainment comes alive

The Denon AVR-2113CI awakens the lifelike surround sound that’s waiting for you with Blu-ray discs, DVDs, HDTV programs and video games. High-powered amplification and state-of-the-art surround sound processing let you experience the kind of sound once available only in the theater. Now you can be drawn into the engulfing experience — the roaring blasts of action films, as well as the subtle dialogue of your favorite actors — but the best seat in the house is your own sofa, the theater becomes your home theater.


Free your iTunes® library with Apple AirPlay®

Convenient direct-digital connection of iPod (not included)

AirPlay lets you stream music from your iTunes library directly to the receiver, either from a networked computer or right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Not only do you get a fast and convenient way to listen to your favorites, but anyone in your home can stream from their player to share their latest find. And thanks to a free app, your Apple® or Android™ device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote.Requires a wireless home network. Receiver requires wired connection to the router.

Internet streaming — a treasure-trove for a home theater

The AVR-2113CI home theater receiver offers a myriad music choices when you connect it to your broadband home network. Internet radio stations from all over the world appear at your fingertips. Broadcast and web-only stations come in loud and clear. Explore Pandora® Internet radio and SiriusXM® Internet radio where millions of songs are at your command (registration or subscription may be required). You can even view favorite photos through the ’2113CI from your home network or visit albums on Flickr using your HDTV.


Versatility is this receiver’s middle name

5.1-channel home theater receivers deliver an immersive experience. But a 7.1-channel receiver takes it a few steps further. With the added dimension of back channels, you get a clearer sense of movement with every screaming jet flyover. Or you can set up a pair of front “height” speakers and use the receiver’s built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding, so you’ll feel like you might want to duck.

If you decide to stick with 5.1-channel sound in your home theater those two extra channels can be used to feed compatible, bi-ampable speakers what they crave — more amplifier power to give you greater clarity, definition, and dynamics. Or you can use them to drive a pair of speakers for stereo sound in a second zone instead. Listen to music on your outdoor speakers, while the movie keeps running in your theater room.

Precision auto setup at the touch of a button

For the most accurate home theater sound possible in your room, Denon equipped this receiver with Audyssey MultEQ® XT, a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system. Watch a video on how Audyssey MultEQ improves sound in your room.

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The ’2113 CI uses the included microphone to analyze sound then automatically adjusts individual level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers in your home theater. You’ll hear precise, uniform sound across a wide listening area instead of just a single “sweet spot,” so everyone in your home theater room can enjoy optimized home theater sound.

Highlights:

Power and Processing:
  • 7-channel amplifier
  • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIz, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • Audyssey Laboratories’ MultEQ® XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
Digital Music Options:
  • built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient iTunes® music playback
  • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
  • optional streaming services include Pandora® Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio (registration and subscription may be required)
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod®
Multi-room Audio:
  • dual-room/dual-source output
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
    • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd room
Audio Performance Features:
  • high-current, low-impedance amp design
  • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
  • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
Connections:
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching 6 in, 1 out (including 1 front-panel input)
  • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
  • analog-to-HDMI video conversion to 1080p
  • analog audio/video inputs include:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite video
    • 3 rear-panel inputs (2 composite, 1 component)
  • 1 audio-only input
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you’ll need to add a phono preamp
  • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • line-level output for powered subwoofer
General Features:
  • first-time setup wizard for easy operation
  • intuitive on-screen menu via HDMI
  • Denon’s free remote app lets you use your iPod touch, iPhone or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • receiver remote
  • 17-1/8″W x 6-9/16″H x 13-3/16″D
  • weight: 21 lbs.
This is one of the best all around home theater receivers around!

 

Home Theater Receiver

 

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Features

Upgrade Available for our Flagship Receivers AVR-5308CI & AVP-A1HDC bringing these already incredible products the following feature enhancements:

  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (including Audyssey Pro)
  • Audyssey DSX Surround Processing
  • Dolby PLllz Surround Processing
  • 3D Video Pass-through via HDMI

 

 

Setting the reference standard for sound and video quality, the AVR-5308CI(A) is packed with all of the latest technologies for the ultimate home theater experience. Featuring THX Ultra2 certification, the AVR-5308CI(A) features Denon’s legendary D.D.S.C.-HD surround sound decoding, employing no less than 3 high speed DSP processors, along with precision Burr-Brown DACs in differential mode on all output channels (12). Able to decode the latest high definition audio formats, such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio via the latest HDMI v1.3a specification. Video sources, regardless of resolution or format, are upconverted to high definition via the top-performing Realta HQV video processor, all the way up to 1080p. The versatile multi-zone functions include independent high definition and standard definition outputs. A host of digital media connectivity features includes network audio and photo streaming, via Ethernet and built-in Wi-Fi, along with internet radio stations, built-in HD radio, and XM satellite-ready capability. This latest “A” version now includes Audyssey Dynamic Volume, and is also Sirius Radio Ready.

 

Availability -
Depth (inches) 19.5
Height (inches) 8.4
Width (inches) 17.1
Weight: In Pounds 52.8
Finish Black
Power Output; Watts Per Channel 150
THX Ultra2-Certified
XLR Analog Output -
Personal Memory Plus
Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits
Auto Setup Calibration
Auto/Manual Room Equalization
Auto Setup Microphone Included/Type Y
Dual Surround Mode Spkr. Selector
HDCD Decoder
Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital+ Decoding
Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding
dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding
dts ES Matrix 6.1 Decoding
dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Mode
dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing
Dolby Headphone
THX Ultra2 7.1 Cinema, Music and Game Modes
THX Surround EX Decoding
Pure Direct/Direct/Stereo Modes on Digital/Analog inputs
Stereo/Direct Modes w/Pure Analog Path
Multi-Channel Stereo Mode
Video Game Mode
Wide Screen 7.1 Mode
Mono Movie Surround Mode
Rock Arena Surround Mode
Matrix Surround Mode
Jazz Club Surround Mode
Virtual Surround Mode – For 2 Speakers/Headphones

 

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Best High End AV Receiver

  •  Audioholics CE Award
  •  Home Theater RAVE Awards AVR-5308CI
  •  EXCITE Awards