AV Installation – helping you work, rest and PLAY

So here we are – our final installement in the monthly series where we will be looking at the audio-visual industry and looking at ways which it can help us work, rest and play. This month we are looking at the world of play.  If you missed our previous installments then you can look back and read all about work and rest.

We’ve heard about how AV installation can help businesses strive, can help people relax but how can it help you play? Well, the answer is any way that you want it to!

TIME TO GAME

There are  alot of gamers who love to step into a virtual world and AV Installation can really enhance that experience. Wide screen digital TV’s to give your picture quality and clarity, adjustable TV mounts set up to optimise your viewing experience as well as integrated sound systems all give the user the best possible experience.

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TIME TO PARTY

More of a social animal? Well background music systems can add whatever atmosphere you want to any party. Ramping up the volume? Looking for something a little more classical? Wanting something which blends into the background allowing you to focus on your guests? All are a possibility at the set up of a playlist and the push of a button.

Subtle and able to blend into it’s surroundings, in ceiling speakers allow you to pump music into every room in the home giving you a solution which keeps you and your guests as the focus and topic of conversation….unless you want to flash the tech that is!

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TIME TO HOST

Parties not quite your thing but still want to be social? Then what about a movie night? Well a home cinema installation provides professional wall mounting and positioning of speakers as well as cable management solution which hides away those unsightly leads. It includes system setup and calibration as well as the connection of all devices. All this means your home cinema is set up and ready to go giving you the best possible experience.

Want something a little more attractive? Then what about a CINEWALL®? This is a decorative panelled feature wall which offers an attractive solution to wall mounting flat screen TV’s and concealing all the interconnecting leads without the need to chase out and replaster.

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That not enough for you? Then what about motorised speakers that sit flush to the ceiling or wall when not in use but then whirr into the place when required to diffuse the sound evenly throughout the room: a perfect option for a home cinema solution.

Be it gaming, movie nights, a good house party or dinner with friends, there is no doubt that AV equipment can help enhance your enjoyment by providing the best quality picture, the best quality sound and overall, the best possible experience.

To discuss your needs and how installing AV equipment can help you, please do not hesitate to contact our experts on 0800 669 6600.

Photo credits: Ugur Akdemir & Adam Wilson both available at @unsplash

Background Music Systems

As touched in our last post: AV Installation – helping you work, REST and play – there is more to the world of AV than just TV’s. For those who prefer audio entertainment as opposed to visual then there is a whole world of background music systems for you to discover.

There are three main areas that this area can be optimised to enhance your business or home:

Background music systems for retail

Comsumers today are not simply just buying a product; if they wish to do that they can do so online very quickly at the post of a button. If they are shopping in your store then they are also buying the experience and music adds to that. Ther can be no doubt that people are influenced by music and you can easily use it to capture the attention of your demographic and draw them into your store. If they enjoy their experience with you, they will come back, and if they come back then they buy more.

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Background music systems for hospitality

A well designed music systems in pubs, bars, cafe’s, hotels and restaurants creates a good atmosphere for your clients and if they are happy and comfortable in your establishment then the likelihood is that they will stay longer and therefore spend more money in your business. Like with anything else, people are buying the experience as much as a product so the music will add to this: encourgage people to relax in spa’s, burn energy in gyms, de-stress in your bar or relax in your restaurant – all can be helped by the gentle influence of music, encouraging people to stay longer and most importantly come back.

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Background music systems for you

A music system is not just for comsumer use though, they are for enjoyment so why not invest in one for your home? Being able to control music at the push of a button. With the ability to pipe it through your entire home using  in ceiling speakers you could be playing something upbeat in the kitchen while making dinner, some classics in the living room as you unwind after a long day, something more up tempo when friends come round for dinner, some gentle white noise into the baby’s room to help them sleep, or something soothing as you relax in the bath – bubbles and wine completely optional! The options really are endless.

 

To discuss your background music system needs and how installing AV equipment can help you, please do not hesitate to contact our experts on 0800 669 6600.

 

Photo credits: Clem Onojeghuo & Ashim d Silva both available at @unsplash

AV Installation – helping you work, REST and play

So here we are – our second installement in the monthly series where we will be looking at the audio-visual industry and looking at ways which it can help us work, rest and play. This month we are looking at the world of rest.  If you missed our first installment ‘work’ then you can catch up here.

For rest we’re going to look at the truest form of relaxing….watching TV. Which as you can guess is right at the heart of AV Installation. The service we can provide is all about setting up your TV and home entertainment system to enhance your viewing experience whilst optimising the space available to you within the home, and there are so many options available to you.

Short on space? Then what about an under the bed solution which allows you to relax in bed and watch TV but then hide it away when not in use. Similarly what about a ceiling lift which allows you to hide your TV in your loft cavity.

Looking for a solution that has a little more style? Then what about a TV that can be hidden behind artwork, or within a mirror or even within furniture all of which only become visible when you are ready to use it.

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That’s not all though: what about a wall bracket that can swing out at a 90 degree angle which means you no longer need to be confined to a stationary TV set? That’s an option you have available to you. Also what about a bracket that allows each family member to set their favourite viewing position? You could have a setting dedicated to watching movies, another for gaming and a setting specifically for the kids – or maybe settings optimised for every seat in the room meaning that no matter when you sit, you can be sure of your best viewing experience. All at a push of a button.

Now if that isn’t resting then I don’t know what is…..

Now this post has been all about TV so far but there are of course other means of relaxing that people enjoy such as listening to music, and don’t worry we have that covered in the form of in ceiling speakers.  Imagine being able to pipe music into any room in the house: glass of wine in the bath while a little easy listening plays in the background …. sounds great to us and all a possiblilty with good quality audio visual equipment.

That not enough for you? Then what about motorised speakers that sit flush to the ceiling or wall when not in use but then whirr into the place when required to diffuse the sound evenly throughout the room: a perfect option for a home cinema solution (more on cinema’s next month for our ‘play’ installment of the series).

Be it watching TV – movies or otherwise – or listening to music, there is no doubt that AV equipment can help enhance your enjoyment by giving you the best possible experience. In short, it helps you to rest by allowing you to relax doing some of the things that you enjoy in the AV world.

To discuss your relaxation needs and how installing AV equipment can help you, please do not hesitate to contact our experts on 0800 669 6600.

Product Spotlight – CINEWALL® TV Wall

Imagine the scene, you’ve bought a new TV or have reorganised your living room and you want to wall mount your TV. You’ve done the work and now your faced with an ugly bunch of cables hanging down the middle of your wall….now this wasn’t the look you were looking for!  This is where TV walls and specifically CINEWALL®  can help as they offer very latest in wall mounted flat screen TV solutions.

Basically what this is, is a decorative panelled feature wall which offers an attractive solution to wall mounting flat screen TV’s and concealing all the interconnecting leads without the need to chase out and replaster. In short it is an ornamental panel system on top of an existing wall which allows customers to hide unsightly cables in an elegant way while providing a sleek and professional finish.

Sounds good right? Well it looks even better!
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Not sure what option to get, well that’s ok as the wall kits come in 8 varieties of surface styles including multiple wood tones as well as a striking red and a beautifully elegant Marbella white so plenty of options to choose from.

How it works is that the TV wall is mounted using a series of wooden batons and aluminium rails which the decorative panels slide into: the wooden batons stand out from the surface of the wall by 60mm – not too far to look odd but far enough out to cover anything that is already there but still needs to be used such as electrical and aerial sockets. It also provides enough space behind it to run all the required interconnecting cables meaning they are no longer seen without the need to chase them into the wall and then plaster over the top of it.

The wall is suitable for screens up to 60 inch or maximum Vesa 600mm x 400mm and with a maximum weight of 60kg and although we stock 2 standard size options (200mm x 1920mm & 1920mm x 1920mm), the design of CINEWALL® is modular which means that you can purchase as many kits as you like and build a wall which suits your exact needs.

That’s not all though; the wall does a great job of mounting your TV and hiding all those cables, but what about everything else?  The SKY box, the DVD player, the Playstation, what do you do with those? Well, in addition to the basic TV wall set there are also a range of accessories to turn it into a complete media centre including a range of shelving and cupboard solutions designed to house anything else you may use.

There is even a decorative LED light system which can be attached to the inside of the side panels producing a soft gentle elegant lighting effect, imagine that on movie or games nights with the lights down low!

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In summary the CINEWALL® is an excellent option for customers who are looking for an elegant, coordinated designed solution which is able to incorporate all their home entertainment equipment. TV Walls are suitable for installation in any room and offer a stylish finish that is flexible to meet your needs.

To discuss our CINEWALL® range or any project you may have in mind, please do not hesitate to contact our experts on 0800 669 6600.

AV Installation – helping you work, rest and play

Welcome to a new monthly series where we will be looking at the audio-visual industry and looking at ways which it can help us work, rest and play. This month we are starting in the world for work.

The first thing that most likely comes to mind when we imagine AV equipment in the workplace is rows of monitors, laptops and PC’s in an office environment. However, in the same way that not every workplace is the same, not every workplace has the same AV needs. Yes, there are offices but consider that office is a contact centre; dealing with the needs of incoming calls with customers. What these workers need is information; how many callers do they have waiting on the line? What is the average call length? How close are they to meeting the targets set for them by their employers? Well, we could help deliver this information by installing flat screen TV’s throughout offices in locations to provide optimum visibility to workers. Give them the information they need, and this will help them meet the needs of their customers and in turn will help the business.

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Does Santa wall mount his TV?

There are many pressing questions this festive period: Have we been naughty or nice? Which company has won the battle of the TV ads? Will we have room for Grandma around the Christmas table? And of course our favourite here at AV Installs HQ: do we think Santa has wall mounted his TV?

Lets be honest, as much as we love him, his physique does loan itself more towards time spent on the sofa versus time spent on the treadmill so we are in little doubt as to whether he owns one. The question is where we do think he has put it?  Looking back to our post in September where we discussed the benefits to wall mounting your TV, we need to consider whether Santa is the kind of person who would want to capitalise on all of these benefits? Continue reading

Introducing Lithe Motorised TV Mounts

Ever had the desire to view a TV from a different room? Think CBeebies to pacify a toddler or Strictly on a Saturday evening as you cook dinner. Could you benefit from adjustable viewing positions? Preferences based on your needs be it for TV or gaming. Do you have limited space where you need to store a TV out of the way in a room? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then Lithe may hold the answer for you.

Our new Lithe range is exactly what the name represents: thin, supple and graceful. Whatever your needs; be it a bracket which will allow you to view your TV across two areas of a room, to adjust your TV’s viewing position at the push of a button or space saving requirements met by flip down technology: Lithe Audio has a mount to meet your needs. Continue reading

Motorised Ceiling TV Lift System

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Picture the scene: you want a TV in your bedroom for those Sunday morning lie in’s – or early Saturday morning cartoons if you have kids – but you just don’t have the room.

This is the situation we had recently at AV Installs when we were approached to provide a TV mounting solution for a client’s bedroom. There was no wall space available in the room and the client had built in wardrobes at the end of the bed with very little space between, therefore traditional mounting solutions such as an end of bed TV lift cabinet or an under bed TV Lifting system just wouldn’t work. This presented a challenge but one we were determined would not beat us!

It seemed that the only feasible solution would be to install the TV in the ceiling, lowering it vertically down into the room using a motorised TV lift. However, it wasn’t quite as easy as all that as the installation now was dependent on which direction the joists ran and how much space was available in the roof void.
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The Evolution Of The Flat Screen Televison

The modern television has undergone many revolutionary changes since in first appeared on the scene more than one-hundred years ago. While the products around in the early 1900s bear little resemblance to the flat-screen HD product you own today, the same basic concept was there. We’ve created a stunning infographic that contains all the information you could ever want to know about the evolution of televisions. We hope you will enjoy checking it out and increasing your education. Most people spend at least ten hours in front of the screen each week these days, and so it makes sense to find out about how it came to be that way. Continue reading